How are we all today? ☺ Who is happy that Spring has begun?…well let’s be honest we don’t actually get the Spring season in Australia, it just goes Winter – Summer! Ugh, I am not a fan of Summer…too hot for moi haha. Ok ok so there are a couple things I like about Summer – the warm nights and I can wear lots of pretty and colorful makeup!…although I do that whatever the season haha it just feels more right in Summer ☺
Today’s tutorial has a Spring feel to it whilst keeping the drama of winter with a more dramatic eyeliner. I was actually inspired by a fellow Arbonne consultant who also does makeup tutorials (her YouTube account is Sammis Secrets). She did a purple smoky eye which I loved and so I’ve recreated it but added my own twist to it.
I wanted to do a one brand makeup tutorial. I chose Arbonne because I own most of the Arbonne Cosmetic range and it’s a vegan, natural, plant based range which I love. Plus I wanted to put the shadows to the test to see what combos I come up with – so expect a few more Arbonne only tutorials to come ☺
I hope you like this tutorial! ♥
Arbonne Concealer – Light (as eye primer)
Arbonne FC5 Mattifying Powder (to set concealer)
Arbonne Eye Shadow – Divine Plum
Arbonne Eye Shadow – Smoke
Arbonne Eye Shadow – Linen
Arbonne Liquid Eyeliner – Black
Arbonne Eyeliner Pencil – Ebony
Arbonne It’s A Long Story Mascara
Arbonne Liquid Foundation – Honey Beige
Arbonne Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige (to contour)
Arbonne Cream Concealer – Light
Arbonne Blush – Blossom
Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter
Arbonne Eyeliner Pencil – Toffee (to fill in brows)
Mash Botticelli’s classical painting with the rebellion of the early 90s, and you get VENUS: The Grunge Palette. In a sea of nude palettes, VENUS emerges with 8 game-changing, unconventional newtrals and rusty-reds. Full-sized, recklessly pigmented eyeshadows mesh flawlessly for a nu-grunge look with a soft, painterly finish. Beautiful mirrored box with kitschy artwork makes this palette the ultimate collectible artifact!
Can we please just spend a minute frothing over this packaging!!! ♥♥♥♥ It’s sooooo beautiful. It’s so classic but with a grunge twist.It doesn’t feel cheap and plastic-y, it’s actually quite solid and has some weight to it. I love how Limecrime even framed the mirror inside the palette! Even better is the fact that LC placed the palette in a plastic box so that they sit lower down in the outer box (a box within a box…inceptionnnnnnn), this helps prevent the mirror and the beautiful packaging from being covered in eyeshadow dust plus it ensures the gorgeous shadows remain unharmed.
Swatches and thoughts:
VENUS: The color of bruised fruit AKA ‘marsala’ (velvet matte)
I haven’t used much of this shade yet however I love it and will be using it in future looks!
SHELL: Opalescent shell-pink (glow)
As above 🙂 soft pink-y tone with a pretty sheen. Probably not a color that I will use that often but still love it.
AURA: Pearlescent ivory (glow)
My least favorite color from this palette – it swatches beautifully but when applying to the eyes it’s quite chalky, falls out on the cheeks and comes out a bit too yellow for my liking…I still use it for a brow bone or inner corner highlight but defs not my go-to highlight. I haven’t used it a lot – I’m going to try placing it on my lid and see if I like it better 🙂
CREATION: Rust brown (matte)
Love. It’s the perfect red/rust brown. I use it in my crease either on it’s own or underneath Icon or Muse.
ICON: Dark brown (matte)
Another favorite. This is great alternative to black for darkening up your crease.
REBIRTH: The color of an over-ripe nectarine (matte)
Again I haven’t used this colour much and it is a pink-y tone which I rarely use. Need to play around with it to see how I would work it into a look.
DIVINE: Dusty stone (matte)
This is my favorite! I’m in love ♥ Im not a big fan of greys and cool tone shadows (red, browns, bronzes all the way! 😛 ) but this is the perfect grey/taupe as it has a slight brown undertone.
MUSE: Deep burgundy red (matte)
As with all the other shades, this one is super pigmented and creamy. I adore burgundy reds, this one has scooted up to top of the fave list. I haven’t used it much yet but I know I will! ♥
5 out of 5 ♥
Would I buy again?
Yes I would! At $42 it is a little pricey but I think it’s worth it – the shadows are so creamy and so very PIGMENTED. Most likely the palette will be discontinued long before I need a replacement anyway as a little bit goes a long way. I hope that LC end up selling the colours individually so that I can stock up on my favorites hehe.
Let me know if you have this palette and what you think of it! Or are you planning on buying it? I would love to hear from you guys x
Is anyone else as obsessed with this show as I am? Ugh! I have become disgustingly addicted to it haha. I just finished season 3 today! So many more hours to go :O
Aria’s makeup and fashion is one of my most fave things about PLL (yes I am one of those hard core fans ahaha 😉 ) Her fashion is so daring and sometimes odd, it is totally up my alley. I’ve been told by my bestie that sometimes my clothing choices make her think “what the heck, I hate that” but I always pull it off 😛 I feel Aria is the same sometimes, bizarre combos that just work on her. So who better to kick off my PLL makeup series than Aria 😀
I hope you enjoy the tutorial! If you do, please let me know by commenting!
MAC Paint Pot – Painterly
MUG – Brown Sugar
MUG – Glamorous
MUG Bada Bing
Tamanna Palette – Gilded
Limecrime Venus Palette – Aura
Revlon Color Stay Eyebrow Pencil – Blonde
Sukin Face Moisturiser
Australis Cya L8ter Pores
Arbonne Liquid Foundation – Honey Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – Light
Matte Bronzer (cant remember the name sorry!)
MUG Blush – Love Affair
MUG Blush – Bliss
Models Prefer Lipgloss – Casablanca
Crown Angle Brush
Smitten Cosmetics – Blending Brush
MAC 239 Flat Brush
Angle eyeshadow brush (From eBay)
MUG Small Crease Brush
Smitten Angle Eyeshadow Brush
Real Techniques Shading Brush
Real Techniques Accent Brush
Sigma E05 Eyeliner Brush
~My Aria Inspired Outfit~
Dress – Retro Vinnies Fremantle
Socks – Sandys Shop (StoreEnvy)
Shoes – Betts Shoe Store
Who is your favourite PLL character? I think Spencer is my favourite character, she has the best one liners and those crazy eyes haha but Aria is my favourite fashionista haha. Hope you all have a great week!