Almost every palette that I buy comes with some sort of look book, or eyeshadow guide to give ideas on color combinations to use, and I usually ignore them and they eventually end up in the trash. But in TheBalm Balm Jovi Palette, the color combination ideas are on a panel attached to the palette. I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to actually use the ideas they came up with and do a look for all for of the "Top 4 Smoking Hot Looks."
The first look says to use the Alice Copper and Third Eye Blinded eyeshadows, which are cranberry and light pink shades. I immediately thought to do a soft, romantic eye look with these shades.
I used Alice Copper, the cranberry shade, on the inner corner and outer half of the eye. I also took this shade into the crease. Then Placed Third Eye Blinded, a light pink, on the center of the lid to highlight. After blending the two shades I used Allegro, a medium brown, to blend the edges of the crease, and I used Adagio, a cream shade to highlight.
On the lower lash line I used Alice Copper again by smudging it onto the area. Then I finished the look off with a black pencil eyeliner on the upper lash line and lower water liner, and applied mascara to the lashes.
And I added the Don't You Want Me? blush to my cheeks (which is really theBalm's Frat Boy Blush), and Milly is on my lips in the picture above.
I'm really looking forward to trying out the other looks! What do you do with the look books and guides that come with your makeup palettes?