Hi everyone! Sorry for the huge gap in posts, but I’ve been so busy lately! Okay, not that busy…I just haven’t felt like blogging. Whoops. Anyway, I’m back with a Beauty Blurb about some of my new favorite eyeshadow. It’s a Wet ‘n Wild product, which means it’s well priced and easy to find! This eyeshadow palette is from the Fergie line and is called Desert Festival. I found mine at Walgreen’s, and it was only $4.99! Plus, I had a coupon, so I snagged it for just over $3. Not bad at all.
I read recently that wearing eyeshadow colors that contrast with your eye color, makes your eyes look brighter and more vibrant. I have blue eyes, so according to a color wheel, oranges contrast most with blues.
Now, I’m not saying if you have green eyes, you should go out and buy some bright red eyeshadow (or do…live your life). However, shadows with hints of red or plum would probably complement your eye color. That being said, I was excited to find some positively reviewed, inexpensive, orange shadow! Also…ummm, sorry brown-eyed girls…guess you got the shaft on the color wheel…
The Desert Festival palette contains five colors and a sponge applicator. I’ve never been to a desert festival (I doubt Fergie has either), so I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the colors. As a non-desert festival attendee though, I can safely say they are heavily pigmented and have great application.
1. This shadow is a light tan with a hint of shimmer. It’s great to use as an all over base color.
2. This is my favorite color in the palette! It’s a bold red-orange color that goes on so bright and colorful. It’s unlike any other shadows I have in my collection for sure.
3. This shimmery brownish orange would be a great color for someone who doesn’t want to cover their eyelids in bright orange like a crazy person (AKA me).
4. This is a dark shimmery brown that is great for a crease color or an all over lid color.
5. This dark matte brown is my second favorite color in this palette. It can be used in several different looks. I’ve used it as both a crease color and to pat over eyeliner to make it look softer.
In this look, I used color #1 all over my lid and up to my brow bone, color #2 on the outer 3/4 of my lid, and color #5 in my crease and on my outer corner. I also added a light cream matte shadow to highlight my brow bone.
Did it make my eyes extra blue and vibrant? Um, I doubt it. I do love the fun mix of the orange though instead of the simple browns I usually wear. I think with a simple lip color, this shadow palette is perfect for fall. And at under $5, it’s not like you’ll go into debt trying to recreate this look. If you have blue eyes and want to try out some orange shades, you could also try out a bronze brown as it will have some orange tones without looking like you colored your lids orange with a crayon. If you’re loving the Desert Festival look as much as me, grab your own here!
As always, it’s best to wear a look that makes you feel your best! Happy November, and I’ll do my best to start blogging more often…I have several posts waiting to be written!
Love your makeup blogs!!!! You describe everything so perfectly and your pictures are amazing!!!!! I only wish I had your beautiful eyes! Can’t wait for your next blog!!!
Thanks Mom! Your eyes are beautiful! I am your daughter after all!