Greetings from the lair of a shimmer-loving beholder, fellow rogues!
As you may know, I’ve recently been adventuring my way through a couple of rather nice palettes from Sleek – the Storm palette (permanent) and the Arabian Nights Smoke and Shadows Palette (Limited Edition But By The Gods They Better Make It Permanaent Because Simbad’s Seas Argh!). I promised to do a few looks with these palettes, and here they are! I’ve included a couple of everyday wearable/minimalist options, one lovely can be day can be evening look, and one fabulously flamboyant celebration of the colour blue. I hope you enjoy them – if you do, let me know and more shall be forthcoming! One small disclaimer – I apologise of some of the ‘blending’ is a little zany – as usual, I only used my fingers for this exercise (I have a brush arriving soon, I promise!). :-).
Let’s get started, shall we? Remember, you can click on any of the images to expand them.
Everyday Options for the Minimalist or Office Rogue
You always need a couple of trusty go-to options for your day at school/the office/swashbuckling astral sea piracy, so here are some choices form the Arabian Nights Palette:
The Champagne and Chocolate Rogue: Scheherazade’s Tale (peachy champagne shimmer) all over the mobile lid and blended up into the crease. Urban Decay Demolition liner (matte chocolate brown) on the lash line and both waterlines. Sephora brand waterproof mascara. This is a very understated look for fair skinned rogues – if darker skinned adventurers fear a too-pale/shimmery effect, they need only substitute their favourite ‘MLBL’ (My Lids But Luminous) shimmer eyeshadow, and perhaps a black liner! 🙂
The Stealth Sorceress a favourite trick of mine, in which you apply a tame eyeliner and the smoosh a bright eyeshadow into it! Here we have UD Demolition again (yes, I am obsessed) on the lash line and both waterlines, with Simbad’s Seas (<3 ❤ <3) smooshed into the outer corners of both lash lines, and blended on the lower one. Yes, smooshed is a technical term.
The Mystical Woodland Nymph (Could be Spring, Could be Autumn!)
This is basically the look I was dying to do with the Storm Palette as soon as I opened it up! Here’s how it works:
Inner Corner: Thunderstorm (pale true gold)
Centre Lid: Perfect Storm (gorgeous rose pink)
Outer Corner and Crease: Firestorm (pink copper shimmer)
Lower Lash Line: Outer corner = Dust Storm (rust shimmer); Centre = Perfect Storm; Inner = Thunder Storm (true pale gold)
Brownbone and Edge Blending: Snow storm: (pale champagne shimmer)
Liner: Urban Decay Stash (golden shimmered moss/khaki green) on upper and lower lash line, and lower waterline. Upper waterline = UD Demolition (matte chocolate brown)
Mascara: Sephora Waterproof (as above).
I love how this look is evocative of both Spring and Autumn, with the pink and green being simultaneously fresh, but a little muted. The colour scheme really makes me think of a woodland nymph-y, druid-y, dryad-y vibe; like tree trunks overgrown with moss, and shimmering rosy flowers with golden centres. Stop looking at me like that ;-).
The Magical Flamboyant Egyptian-y Peacock Butterfly Thing!
As soon as I swatched Simbad’s Seas, I knew I had to use it, preferably with gold, preferably in a dramatic, vaguely Egyptian themed way. This (for better or worse) is the result! Not an everyday look, perhaps, but it is a lot of fun!
Inner Corner: Gold Souk (scattered glittering gold)
Centre Lid: Simbad’s Seas (stunning, perfect sapphire blue shimmer! Augh!)
Outer Corner: Hocus Pocus (deep green/grey iridescent shimmer)
Crease: Sorcerer (hazy dark grey with multicoloured sparkle)
Lower Lash Line: Simbad’s Seas, Gold Souk
Brownbone and Edge Blending: Scheherazade’s Tale (champagne shimmer)
Liner: Urban Decay Ultraviolet (basically Simbad’s Seas in liner form!) on upper and lower lash line, lower waterline and mystical dot. Upper waterline = UD Zero (matte black).
Mascara: Sephora Waterproof (as above).
I had a lot of fun with this look (as is probably evident). I have many more plans for Simbad’s Seas, which include more wearable applications like the one at the top of this post. In the meantime, who doesn’t want to look like a magical Flamboyant Egyptian-y Peacock Butterfly Thing? :-D.
What do you think, fellow adventurers? Would you wear any of these looks? What would you like to see next? Have you ever wanted to be a Magical Flamboyant Egyptian-y Peacock Butterfly Thing?
FYI: Sleek Palettes cost US$11.99 for 12 x 1.1 g (i.e. 12.12g, i.e. 0.43 oz) of total stuff, and may be acquired from www.sleekmakeup.com. Urban Decay 24/7 liners cost $20 each for 1.2g /0.04 oz, and may be acquired from www.urbandecay.com (These links aren’t affiliate, just here for your convenience!). If you are a Rogue of Middle Earth, Sleek’s shipping is insanely reasonable direct from the website, and Urban Decay is readily accessible via YouShop!
Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!
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