Friday, August 17, 2018

Creating Looks with the Violet Voss Flamingo Palette

While the first day of fall may be officially over five weeks away, summer has come to an end around here: school has started up! This even includes my oldest child who started kindergarten yesterday. In spite of the start of school and the days noticeably cooler than they were just two weeks ago, I am clinging to the brightness of summer. After all, it felt like the summer season was never going to start for awhile there, and I intend to enjoy what is left of it!


It has been a little over a month since I shared my swatches of the Violet Voss Flamingo palette, and I am still enjoying playing with the shades in it! For today's post, I wanted to share photos of some of the looks I have created utilizing this beautiful palette. Let's jump right on in!

If you've been reading my blog recently, I'm sure this look is awfully familiar! I shared this look previously when I wrote my review on about the Danessa Myricks Beauty Waterproof Cushion Colour. While the eyeliner certainly took the lead in this look, the Flamingo palette made for the perfect supporting shades to really complete the look.

This is another look I created where the Flamingo palette played the role of supporting actress (in this case, to a vibrant lip  Ella+Mila Lips in It's Complicated), but in truth, this look was more a proof of concept. When you first look at the Flamingo palette, or at least when I do, it's so easy to see all the vibrant colours and not treat this palette as something that can be used for soft every-day looks. Obviously your every-day look preference may be more subtle or far more dramatic than this, but here I wanted to show my muted eye look using this palette and to show off the versatility. A soft peachy pink with a sparkled center halo is my kind of everyday look when I just want on a touch of colour without having to worry about blending and packing on shades. This look works really well for my extra early mornings when I choose sleep over complex makeup!

I loved every shade in this palette when I first saw it, and I knew I would wear just about every colour in it. The one exception, and a little confession on my part is, while I love the shade Bikini in this palette (the light-medium purple shade), it is a colour I never wear and knew I would never use. Naturally, after playing around with this palette, I just had to break my normal rules for myself and do something, anything, with it. This particular look was inspired by that shade and my desire to break out of my normal colour comfort zones. I'm so glad I opted to push myself outside my usual colour tendencies as I just love this eye look! I'm not crazy about the combination with the lip colour (Kokie Cosmetics Lip Poudre in Infamous) although I do love this lip shade when paired with a different look.

Have you picked up the latest Violet Voss Flamingo Eyeshadow Palette this summer? What colour combinations are you enjoying the most? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!



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22 comments

  1. I absolutely adore those bright pops of color!

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    1. I do too! They are so much fun and more comfortable for me for every day rather than lots of colour at once.

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  2. You're so pretty Jen! I love these colors on you - you definitely rock it!

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    1. Aww, thank you!! I've loved playing with the colours in this palette!

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  3. I’ve been wanting this palette, it looks so much softer on the eye than I thought it would though! I love that last eye look - perfect makeup look!!!!

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    1. It's my technique that makes these look soft I think. I usually go in with a lighter hand and blend blend blend to a soft finish rather than building up. Also, my skin tone is a little darker than yours and I don't use a pale base so that mutes the effect as well.

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  4. I don't have any Violet Voss yet but I know I will eventually. These shades are a little bright for me but I think they are great for the rest of summer and early fall.

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    1. Violet Voss is a great brand for quality that isn't really expensive. I have several of their palettes, and they have more natural shades too if that is what you would prefer.

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  5. That purple looks so amazing on you! (School started here 3 weeks ago!)

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    1. Thank you! And 3 weeks ago?!? That's crazy early!

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  6. I love all of your looks, but the neon orange eyeliner is an unexpected and flattering option!

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    1. Thank you! I've never worn neon in makeup looks before, and I'm really enjoying using it!

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  7. That is the most beautiful lilac color. Really pops those baby browns!

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    1. You know I think of you whenever I see purple, right? I can totally see you using it!

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  8. So many looks in one palette! I love the variety of colors.

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    1. And these are just a small number of look you can do with this palette! I love having so many options!

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  9. I loved that look with the orange liner you created — so pretty! I just picked this up at Sephora and can’t wait to dig into it!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have fun playing with it!

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  10. I love this eye palette! I wanted to win the giveaway haha but I will need to go add it to my cart!

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    1. It's so pretty! I'm sorry you missed out on it on the giveaway, but I think it is totally worth picking up!

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  11. all of these looks are pretty! The purple one is my fave!

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    1. Thank you! The purple is definitely a fun one for me!

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