I've been continuing on my quest to shop my stash and use something different everyday. Yesterday, I picked out the Circus Palette I was very lucky to win in Beauty Begins blog giveaway. I have used this a couple of times now, only really using the safer colours like the navy, lilac and purples. I decided to apply one of the pink colours on my lid, just to see how it looked. Before I knew it, I was really going for it, adding different colours and playing with shapes. I used loads of different brushes and it was very enjoyable.
On the lid I applied the lightest pink colour and pulled it out on towards my temples. I shaped the crease a tiny bit using the pinky-coral. The dark purple is applied under the eye and winged out. The navy/indigo as you can see is above the crease and winged out also to follow the pink and purple. I added a small amount of the yellow around my tear duct and there's a little of the white eyeshadow on my brow bone. I lined all around the eye using a black kohl liner. I wish I'd picked a better pencil or used gel liner as it's not as sharp as I wanted.
I wasn't sure whether to go for a nude lip or a bold colour. In the end, I plumped for a dark purple lipstick. It's one that I was given by my Mum and I'm not even sure what brand it is! As it looked a little flat on it's own, I added some of the pink eyeshadows from the palette and patted it on to the centre of my lips. On the face I did a small amount of contour using MAC Strada. I should also say, the foundation I used here was Lancome Teint Miracle in 02 and I used RMK Super Basic liquid concealer under the eye.
So, what do you think? A worthwhile experiment? I feel very shy sharing this on here but I really enjoyed having a play with colours. I hope to try my hand again at something more creative and I've even started looking at the Illamasqua courses which sound very interesting. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed looking even though it is a break from the norm for me.