It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post. I’ve been so busy recently with my marketing and social media apprenticeship: completing exciting new projects and being set deadlines which has subsequently resurrected my determined, self-goal setting mindset. Ok so I’m trying to tell myself that’s the reason behind my lack of posts and dormant makeup Instagram.. or maybe that’s just my poor excuse because actually I’ve been so poor that the last time I stepped into a club was 28th May and so no good makeup has been produced. Until last weekend. Which my mum funded. With a £20 note. And my taxi was a tenner so yes I had the best night ever with £10 and my makeup cooperated: resulting in the perfect start to a fabulous night rekindling friendships with a fab group of girls from college. Anyway. Tickled Pink:
THIS EYESHADOW IS FANTASTIC.
I’ve had this eyeshadow palette for a while and I’ve always spent an absolute fortune on them, only to then stop using it when my favourite colour hits the pan *shameful*. No in all seriousness, I have to suggest this palette to you. Its beautiful mixture of matte and glitter pigmented shadows is exquisite. Not only does it consist of beautiful burnt oranges and tan colours, the glittered pressed pigments are pink, green, red, orange, gold and white. This palette has the whole lot and the pigmentation is mouth-watering: very aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The eyeshadow palette is the Violet Voss X Laura Lee Palette: available at BeautyBay for £34. Ok I have literally just gone onto BeautyBay to link you guys to it and it’s £43 lmao that’s like 2 day’s wage for me that’s so vile but still here is the holy grail. Ironic because she actually does do another palette named the Holy Grail which is far more sunset, burnt orange and maroon shaded. It gives off a very Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance vibe. It’s gorgeous but it’s been out of stock for a very long time and thus I have not been able to get my little greedy hands on it. I am trying to ironically sell this palette to you by telling you how heartbreakingly, beautifully expensive it is and I am failing as I trail into a rant of expenses and pricing in comparison to my apprenticeship wage. Let’s allow the pictures to do justice for you. Please, just feast your eyes on this…
Twenty different shades. Twenty shades for £43 which to be honest is fantastic. Considering the Urban Decay Naked palettes are between £34-£38 and consist of 12 shades I think. Anyhow, I know for sure UD Naked palette’s consist of less shades than this product. My favourite colour in the Violet Voss palette was Britches: the queen shade of blending. This colour is the root-cause of my recent lack of use of this palette as it has hit the pan and is now a grade II listed eyeshadow. It was however, absolutely divine on the crease; forming a perfect base for you to get stuck into with the likes of Alabama, Wiskers and Bubs for the really dark nooks and crannies of the eye. Can you spot the shade I used in my look? The clue’s in the name of the blog post.
I used for my look Tickled Pink all over the lid. For the crease, I used Mama Bird and Raga Muffin. Although, many of my brushes are extremely old: dating back to 2013. And so, their blending capabilities have subsidised massively in the past 4 years. So, I use Priss Pot to do the blending for me. It is a fantastic shade which I call the invisible shade. It blends my eye makeup underneath my brow bone when my brushes fail on me and I have no money to buy new ones at an extortionate £16 per brush from MAC (die). However, it does sometimes reduce the pigmentation as it is very pale. I am always careful to only apply a small amount. I also used Alabama and Wiskers for the corner of my eye. These colours are fantastic for really defining the shape of the eye. I really do love this palette and I genuinely would whole-heartedly recommend it to you. I wish Violet Voss did pan re-fills. That would be revolutionary.
This blog post has kind of become more of a complaining post about my financial state. I am sort of remembering how I used to have no commitments, no car, no petrol to pay for, no boyfriend and me buying 3 curries a week and how once I actually walked into MAC and spent £248 in one go on makeup… and I did not feel the slightest bit poor after it as I walked out, arms bulging with bags and smugness that not even the toughest makeup wipe could banish off my horribly orange 16 year old face.
Anyway, please enjoy the look I created with this palette! Tickled pink was a beautiful colour and really made my blue eyes pop for the night! (Lashes are Huda Beauty Lana). Any questions? Just ask me!
As for now, enjoy.