Saturday, 11 July 2015

FOTD | Black Opal Makeup Look

This post is kind of an extension from my June Glowwbox post as a couple of you wanted to see swatches of the Black Opal goodies that were included.

I'm wearing the Black Opal Colour Splurge Patent Lips in Orange Blaze (£8.95)* and the Black Opal Colour Splurge Eye Colour in Dusky Glow (£6.95)*. Both work well together to create a beautiful bronzed summery look. The lip colour is not something I would have initially picked for myself but it's not as bright and much more flattering on the skintone than it looks in the packaging. It's very pigmented, delivering a beautiful colour result with a few swipes and there's gold flecks in the formula for a pretty shimmer. I used both shades of the Eye Colour duo, sweeping the peach-y gold tone from the inner corner of my eyes to the centre. I then used the darker bronzed shade for the outer corners to tie the eye makeup together. For the rest of my face I stuck to my usual makeup routine, with a little bronzer.

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)

Black Opal Colour Splurge Eye Colour (Dusky Glow)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (Black)

Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel London Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Rimmel London Sunshimmer Bronzing Powder (Medium)

Black Opal Colour Splurge Patent Lips (Orange Blaze)

This is a bit of a side note, but in case you're wondering, I'm wearing a wig in these snaps. I was sent this unit by Divaswigs and it's been my project for the last few weeks as I mistakenly chose it in a honey brown colour which completely didn't work with my skintone. I haven't worn it properly yet but I'm planning to protective style my hair in wigs again soon.

*sample - the Opal products were provided courtesy of Glowwbox. See my disclaimer here.

Have you tried any new makeup looks?

Lesley x