How are we all? Guess who was asked to play with more Younique makeup? Me! This time, I was asked by my friend Kerry to give the Splurge cream eyeshadows and the Moodstruck Addiction shadow palettes a try.
It was mega fun playing with Younique makeup back in November 2015 (see HERE) so I was keen to explore new makeup ideas & techniques.
Here is everything I borrowed from independent Younique presenter Kerry Widera for this blog post! I also used some of my own makeup, including Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation in Scarlett and the 3D Fibre Moodstruck mascara.
First things first, here are the Splurge pots! These are cream eye-shadows, in shimmery shades, which glide on beautifully, and blend together easily. The formula also means the more layers of colour you apply, the more vivid the results.
As someone who is used to the traditional pressed powder eyeshadows, I was keen to see how these cream shadows that have an almost jelly-like consistency are applied.
I dabbed an ordinary eye shadow brush into the cream eyeshadow, then gently pressed the colour onto my primed eye lids (important to dab/pat, instead of applying in a wiping motion), and this meant I had full control of the results. The creamy formula also meant there was no fall-out on my cheeks to clear away!
This is "Majestic": a deep Cadbury purple, with lots of shimmery blue, mauve & lilac tones. A stunning colour that immediately caught my eye!
Here are the three Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes. All three have a mix of matte & shimmer colours, that can be used all together for a blendable smokey eyed look.
As someone who has an oily skin type, I do have problems with my eye makeup creasing and not lasting very long. As well as making the eye makeup last longer, the Eye Primer does a fantastic job of creating a smooth, even & neutral base.
Viccy's Tip! Don't forget to also apply a small amount under the lower lash line if you like applying a smudge of eyeshadow there.
One of the bonus items I was also asked to play with, was the Beachfront Bronzer with the co-ordinating Powder Puff Brush. As I'm naturally very pale, I don't often use bronzer as it's rarely the correct shade, but this one was a soft golden colour. And with one half being matte and the other side shimmer, I could apply a small amount of the matte colour for a subtle sunkissed glow.
Here is look #1 using the Moodstruck Addiction Palette #3
Colours: Tickled, Cheeky & Smitten
I applied Tickles all over the eye lid, followed by Cheeky in the crease area, ensuring it's well blended. A tiny smudge of Smitten was applied on the centre of the eye lid, followed by another smudge of Cheeky on the lower lash line.
Here you can see Look #1 in more detail. The colours simply melt into each other beautifully, creating a subtle smokey eye effect.
I then went on to explore the Splurge combinations, and decided on Dainty, Tenacious, Dreamy and Elegant, for a golden bronzey look.
You can see Look #2 in more detail over on my Instagram at Viccy Vlogs
Next up I tried something a little out of the box, by using Splurge cream shadow in Fickle as an eye liner! I simply applied Fickle using an angled eye liner brush to both my upper and lower lash line, using several thin layers to create the pop of blue around the eyes. I kept the rest of my face neutral with foundation (I'm Younique shade Scarlet) and the Beachfront Bronzer, plus eye brow pencil and black mascara.
This is a simple yet vibrant summer time look, and paired with my blue flower crown, I'm ready for a whole season of fun & frolicking!
Want to know more about Younique products, or want to make an order?
Contact Kerry via her Younique website or Facebook page, and do tell her Viccy from Jelly Rose blog sent you!
If you are local to South Gloucestershire, you can host your own Younique party with Kerry! It's a great way to earn free makeup, as well as some girly bonding time with all your friends. Or have a 1-1 with Kerry where she'll come to you with her giant makeup box.
Looking to join the Younique brand as a presenter? Join Kerry's team! Read all the benefits here.
Also, today marks the first day of a brand new Younique product: The Sculpting Trio!
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