Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Week with 1 Palette. Part 1: 5 Looks Using Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

5 Looks Using Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

Today I feel like starting a new series of posts, which will be on the looks you can create using your palettes. Some people feel a little lost when it comes to figuring out the different possible looks you can do with one palette, so I want to help you in this, and show you that even the seemingly small palettes, which don't look like they can offer a lot of diversity, can actually be very versatile and ofer a lot of different looks for many occasions. Hopefully, this will inspire you to get the most out of the palettes you own and give you some new ideas. Also I want to point out that this series will not be the series of consecutive posts. The posts might be scatterred in time and between other posts, in fact, this series might never end but keep evolving over time :). I hope you enjoy it.

I thought of starting with the palette that does not look that exciting at first glance. It doesn't look like you can get a whole lot of different looks from it, but if you turn on your creativity you'll see that it hides a lot more options than you could have imagined at first. It is Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming.


Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

It is a lovely palette that mostly consists of matte/semi-matte shades (with only 1 really shimmery shade), therefore it is a great basic to have in your makeup wardrobe.

Below I've marked the shades with numbers to make it easier to explain the looks I've created, since they don't have the names.

Also, one thing to note is I've used the brown shade (#4) for my brows in one of the looks, but I don't remember in which one :), sorry. Anyway, just to keep in mind: if you have dark eyebrows similar to mine this shade can work great as a brow color when used with a light hand.

Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

Here is look 1 - an all-occasion matte look - and what I used to create it:
- shade #2 blended all over the lid and into the crease
- shade #4 added a little bit in the outer corner and blended just slightly into the crease
- same shade #4 is smudged at the upper and lower lashline
- shade #5 is added as a liner to top and bottom lashlines just between the roots of the lashes and winged out slightly
- shade #1 is used as a highligter in the inner corner and under the browbone

Look 1. An all-occasion matte look using the Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

Look 2 - super natural daytime look:

- shade #1 applied all over the mobile lid
- shade #2 blended into the crease and built up slightly more in the outer corner
- shade #4 is used to line the roots of the lashes in the upper and lower lashline
- shade #1 is used as an inner corner and under-the-browbone highlighter

Look 2. Super natural daytime look using the Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

Look 3 - bronzy eye:
- shade #3 applied on the lid and blended out into the crease
- shade #5 added and blended just slightly in the outer corner
- shade #2 is blended a little bit in and above the crease
- shade #1 is used as an inner corner and under-the-browbone highlighter
- shade #5 is applied and slightly smudged at the roots of the lashes on the top and bottom lashlines

Look 3. Bronzy eye using the Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

Look 4 - classic winged eyeliner:
- shade #2 used all over the lid and blended out into the crease
- shade #1 is used to highlight the inner corner and browbone
- liquid black eyeliner is used on the top and in the outer third of the bottom lashline
- shade #2 is used to blend the eyeliner on the bottom lashline into nothing

Look 4. Classic winged eyeliner using the Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

Look 5 - classic drammatic smokey eye:
- shade #2 is used in the crease
- shade #4 is used all over the lid and blended slightly into the outer corner of the crease
- black cohl eyeliner is applied to the upper and lower lashlines as well as the waterlines and smudged with shade #5
- shade #5 is blended out in the outer part of the crease
- the lashlines are slightly softened by smudging shade #4 especially on the bottom lashline
- shade #1 is used to highlight the inner corner and browbone
- shade #3 is ever so slightly dabbed and blended in the centre of the eyelid (just a tiny bit)

Look 5. Classic drammatic smokey eye using the Chanel Ombres Matelassées De Chanel Eye-shadow Palette in Charming

There you go. Hope you liked the looks. See how much a small palette of just 5 basic colors can do?

I hope now you are inspired to try out new combos and techniques using your palettes. Please, let me know in the comments how you are using this palette, if you own it, or any other ones. I'd love to hear your thouhts and ideas. Thank you for your time. Have a lovely and productive day.

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