A couple of weeks back, I asked if you might have any ideas as to how to wear the Revlon Summer Suedes eyeshadow palette. I usually shy away from red or orange colours on my eye area. Its that whole pink eyed look that I fear. And coral on the eyes is a very hard colour to work with! Very VERY hard.
First off, some quick thoughts on the Summer Suedes eyeshadow palette from the Revlon Daydreamer collection for summer 2010.
The texture is quite smooth to the touch and it isn’t very chalky or powdery. The colours do swatch quite strong, if you use your fingers. Good and bad, depending on how you like your eyeshadow shades.
I think the least favourite color of mine is the duo toned brown that has reddish tones. I have never been able to work such types of browns and to be honest, I’d never been able to work a palette like this! But I was game to give it a shot. The silvery light blue is a little off in this predominantly warm palette and I thought the light pink a strange addition too since both have very little colour pay off. Still, lets be a bit adventurous and see where it goes.
I tried a couple of looks which I’ll show you below.
Look #1 – Coral eyeshadow with blue accent
I took the coral eyeshadow as an accent colour, and used the light blue on the lower lashes to balance out the reddish top colour. Sorta looks like the sunset over an ocean now I think about it :P
I used all 4 colours in the palette as follows:-
- Brown on lashline blended upwards
- Coral on outer lid
- Light pink on inner lid
- Blue on lower lid
Look #2 – Black and Coral eyes
I decided I did not like the brown in the palette. So I used a black eyeshadow with the coral layered on top. Personally, I think it looks more interesting because the black tempers the coral somewhat. I used a white shadow to highlight. If I were to continue using this palette, this is likely the only look I’d duplicate for the eyes because the coral adds a touch of oomph to the look.
- Black eyeshadow close to lash line and blended upwards generously
- Coral on outer lid blended with black
- White eyeshadow on inner lid and on outer edge to highlight
Look #3 – Coral eyeshadow as blush
To shake things up a little, and as I was unable to get the coral eyeshadow to work very well for me, I decided to use it as a blush instead. I used the brown, blue and pink on the eyes and coral eyeshadow on my cheeks.
The coral is very pretty as blush. I’m not sure if I’m keeping this palette yet, but if I do, this might be all I’d use it for. I’m not keen on the rest of the colours at all.
Overall thoughts on the Revlon Summer Suedes eyeshadow palette
Personally, I think this palette is a little bit of a mish mash of colours. The coral is a strong colour but I feel the brown has too much red tones in it so the overall look is very red (see Look #1 above). On darker skintones, or more tanned skin, this might be a good look. On fairer skins, it’s hard to pull it off unless you mix in other colours like in Look #2 where I used black to smoke things out. The 2 pastel shades are meh. Yes, “meh” is an acceptable viewpoint :P
Pros: Coral eyeshadow makes a gorgeous blush
Cons: Coral eyeshadow is hard to work with for newbies, Pastel shades are too sheer, Brown has too much red tones
That said, if you think out of the box a little, and use the coral as a blush or as an accent colour, mixing it with colours outside of the Summer Suede palette, the palette becomes quite workable. Get this if you are adventurous but otherwise, you might not like it.
How would you wear this eyeshadow palette? Would you even attempt coral eyeshadow on your eyes? :D
Revlon Summer Suedes is part of the Limited Edition Daydreamer summer collection for 2010 and is available at Revlon counters at RM49