I was reluctant to put up this look because one of the palettes I used is by a small brand you can’t really find easily. Their palettes are $3 on Juno.co though, and a few other retailers carry them as well. For that price, you really can’t lose, but I ‘ll give you a full lowdown on the palette below. I love it for Valentine’s Day or any night out and it can easily be recreated with any pink shadows and gold metallic shade you may have . 😏💕
The brand is called Coopwins and I found it at my local Sidecca. Coopwins’ packaging reminds me of The Balm’s but that’s okay with me as it’s incredibly cute, like enough to display on your shelf or vanity if you’re blessed with one.
If you’re not familiar with Sidecca, it’s a chain of stores in the U.S. that sells cute quirky clothing for girls who are into retro clothes, quirky offbeat clothes, rockabilly dresses and accessories, pins, gifts, Mod Cloth type clothes, and just cute stuff in general. They also sell very fairly priced makeup that is often deeply discounted. As you can imagine, I can’t really help myself when I go to this store. I’m a fiend for their cute accessories and cheap makeup.
I used The Natural Palette by Coopwins. I was instantly drawn to the pink shades and thought of a few romantic pink looks. All the shades performed decently well except for the purple shimmery shade, which was very patchy and dusty.I was kind of excited/rooting for it but oh well. The deep brown wasn’t as deep as I would’ve liked either.
I really dug the pinks though, but they required some building up and the rusty brown which is an ideal crease color. For $3, it’s perfect for throwing in your purse and the small size makes that so easy. Since these shadows aren’t incredibly pigmented, I’ve been using them a lot for work for quick easy looks. The Smoky Palette by Coopwins, below, seems enticing too. Might have to part with $3 for it.
Though I initially intended to do a smoky purple eye look, the purple wasn’t working with me and E.l.f. came through with their Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in the rose gold shade. I was not mad about that as I attempted my first semi successful halo eye!Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Rose Gold. $4.
I’m truly a sucker for all things rose gold. The Aqua Beauty line by E.l.f. is bomb by the way and these shadows are pure fire in a tube, especially considering they’re $4.
To begin I primed my lids with concealer as usual. I used the Wet N Wild Photo Focus concealer. In the crease I used the rusty brown color from the Natural Palette and went over it with the second and third shades in E.l.f’s Golden Goddess eyeshadow quad, below, blending them into a gradient each time I added a new color. I feel like I’m lying to you now, but this quad is only $2. It also is incredibly useful.
I dipped into the pink shades and first used the bright fuchsia shade on the outer corner blending it into the crease. I did the same thing on the inner half of my eye to prep for the halo. I then deepened both areas with the deeper more purple-y pink. I also intensified the whole look with Glamour Dolls x Lisa Frank’s single eyeshadow in Heartthrob which I’ve literally been using for every I look I do. I love it as a bronzer too.
(I wish it weren’t sold out. I’d buy five more.) 😪
I layered enough orangey rust and pink until I was sufficiently happy. I then created the halo eye E.l.f’s Molten Liquid shadow by dabbing it in the center of my lid with my finger. I also used it in the inner corner and browbone.
For lips I tried out a few options but settled on So Susan’s Liquid Lip in Raisin Flesh, which I got in my Ipsy bag as you may recall.
I them layered J. Cat’s Beauty Liptonix Extreme Shimmer Topper in Magnon, which is $4.99 at Ulta and Jcatbeauty.com.
These lip toppers are super iridescent and so gorgeous over almost any lipstick and on their own as well. I love layering them over pinks and nudes. They kind of remind me of Mac’s Grand Illusion Liquid Lipcolour. $21 though is not worth it to me. I’ll stick with J.Cat for Lip gloss.
I’m liking how this looks turned out. Though it was unexpected, that’s what makes makeup so awesome and fun to do.
Love you guys and hope your week is coming along fabulously