I am a huge fan of discovering makeup that is unknown, or makeup that is a hidden gem among the big names. Strolling through my CVS yesterday afternoon, I stumbled upon a palette from The Color Workshop, called “Essential Eyes.” The palette holds nine eyeshadow shades in it, and since it was so inexpensive, and hidden in a display, I decided to try it out. Being pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation, I came up with a dramatic blue eye look with hints of purple in it. The end result reminded me of the blue and purple portion of a peacock feather, hence the name. To see the palette I used, as well as how to achieve this look,
First, pat down the light sky-blue shade over your entire eyelid, focusing especially on the inner corners. Also apply this shade lightly to the inner corner of your bottom lash line to open up your eye.
Second, lightly pat down the medium blue shade (2nd row, middle) over your eyelid, stopping at the crease. The idea is to brighten and intensify the blue shade on the eyelid, but not overpower the light sky-blue we just applied over the entire eyelid.
Third, apply the dark purplish-blue (last row, last shade) to the outer third of your eye and into the crease slightly, blending well. Also, apply this shade on your entire lower lash line, except for the inner lower lash area, where the light sky-blue shade should be.
Fourth, apply a black eyeliner to your lower waterline. Also, apply black liquid or gel eyeliner to your upper lash line to intensify the entire look.
Last, curl your eyelashes and apply your favorite mascara. I applied false eyelashes to intensify and thicken my lash line. This step is, of course, optional.
Viola! Royal Peacock Eyes. Wow with gorgeous, dramatic shades of blue and purple.
For my lips, I used Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal Sun in 472 Island Guava.
For my cheeks, I used MAC’s “Sunbasque,” blush, a bronze-brown, neutral blush.
It is my understanding that The Color Workshop is a makeup brand sold in various drugstores, as well as major retailers such as Walmart. I have heard great feedback from the beauty community regarding their products, especially their eyeshadow. It was difficult for me to find any further information about this brand online, such as a website, or a specific area where you can purchase their products. I personally purchased my palette from CVS for $3.99. If you are interested in purchasing this palette, I would check your local CVS or Walmart to see if they carry this brand. The pigmentation and wear is definitely worth the price, and I personally feel this is a great hidden gem in the beauty industry.
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