Today I'm going to talk about this wonderful Studio Gear Holiday Smokey Eye Palette I was able to try from BrandBacker.
This palette comes in a sturdy cardboard type case with a magnetic closure (not unlike a ZPalette). The magnetic closure is pretty strong so this would be a great little palette to travel with.
The top part of the palette includes easy to follow instructions on creating a simple smokey eye look. The palette itself includes 4 eye shadow colors and a blush.
Snowy Glow - This is a peachy pink blush and is such a pretty color on the cheeks.
Frost - Shimmery white
Coal - Dark gray/black
Platinum - Shimmery light gray
Glimmer - Shimmery gold
These colors go wonderfully together for different shades of smokey eyes. I love doing a nice dramatic smokey eye for the evening and this palette is going to be perfect for the holiday parties I have coming up!
I created this shimmery smokey eye, by first dusting Platinum from lid to brow. I then added Coal all over the lid and then used Frost on the inner corners of my eyes and the inner part of the lids. I added Glimmer above the crease under my brow bone for a nice highlight. To get some added shimmer on the lid I sprayed a flat shadow brush with my Urban Decay setting spray and dipped the brush in Frost and packed on a few more layers on my inner lids. I then blended everything to soften out any lines.
I also used Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Zero, Jesse's Girl black liquid liner, and Starlooks eye pencil in Topaz (this is the silver liner you are seeing). I finished it all off with YSL Faux Cils Mascara.
What a great palette for so many festive smokey eye looks, and it's only $25! You can get the palette for yourself or a gift HERE. Not only is it reasonable priced, but my readers can also use the code SGHOLIDAY for 10% off your entire purchase on the Studio Gear website!
Note: Although this was a sponsored post, these are my 100% honest opinions. I will always be 100% honest with my thoughts and opinions with you guys!