3 Color Challenge week 5

It was time to roll out Dusty Trails from Sydney Grace and choose my next color. My random number generator picked something from the BH palettes finally!

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But, that’s an awfully dark color scheme to work with! The sparkly blue color that the generator chose for me is the baked color Cancer from the Zodiac palette. I was so uninspired about this that I didn’t even bother to try to create a look with it yesterday and instead gave myself two weeks to complete this 3 color challenge.

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It’s the blue at the bottom of the above photo.

I was feeling a bit more inspired this morning. To begin with, I reminded myself that I don’t actually have to use all the colors in the challenge to create my look. And in fact, I spent a little time doing some swatching last evening before bed just to see what I might come up with and actually like.

Here’s what I ended up doing. I predominately used the zodiac palette for my look. I began with the matte Virgo color as a transition and then placed the matte Leo color in my crease. I also used that on my outer corner. I then went in with the baked Cancer shadow on the inner 2/3 of my mobile lid. I wanted a little more depth so I took the Sagittarius baked color from Zodiac Love Signs (the blue at the very top of the photo above) and used that on my outer 1/3 of my lid. Under the eye, I used the Virgo matte all over and the Leo matte on the outer corner. I highlighted my inner corner with the large baked highlighter in the middle. I lined my waterline with my urban decay gold eyeliner. Then, I brought in a second color from the 3 color challenge. I used the black, Tempting, from Sweet Peach palette, as a liner for the outer 1/3 of my upper and lower lash line.

I could not be happier with this look. It’s sparkly and fun and colorful and interesting and deep. I genuinely thought, even while I was applying the shadow, that I would end up hating this look but that I’d do my post and get through the day and that would be that. This is not at all what happened. I ended up with a look I would absolutely create again just for the fun of it. The blues are so dark that they are almost grey and that translates really nicely on the lid. I paired it with colorful earrings (sari silk yarn) and a nude lip to pair it all together. I am thrilled with this look!

And now I can’t wait to see what I come up with tomorrow!

3 thoughts on “3 Color Challenge week 5

    • Hah, thanks but no! I used to choose shadow according to what I was wearing, but these days it’s more grab whatever I can find out of the closet in the dark and then start my 3 color challenge. I probably would give more thought to it if I weren’t busy challenging myself.

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