Recreating: Smoky Mauve EOTD by TheCinemaScoper Ft. L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2

I'm ashamed to admit it, but I have so many eyeshadow palettes that sometimes I forget about them. Case in point: the beautiful L'Oreal La Palette Nude 2. This and its sister, Nude 1, were all the rage last year and I made my wedding planner run around to multiple stores for me when were in Hawaii to find it for me. If you love mauve, plums and pinks as much as I do, then you'll love this palette. A mix of mattes and satin finishes, the Nude 2 is surprisingly pigmented for a drugstore palette and the warmer purples in this palette suit me much more than the cool toned purples I used to wear when I was a teen and makeup noob.

Today's makeup recreation is of a beautiful makeup pictorial by Kate of TheCinemaScoper, a beauty Instagrammer. This girl has crazy perfect features and always dons a perfect sculpted eye. I've been curious to try doing more of a defined crease, so I decided to try this look of hers on myself:

Unfortunately, I kinda suck at doing a defined crease! Firstly, my brow bone barely sticks out at all. Second, I don't have much eyelid space. Thirdly, well I kinda suck! My first attempt at faithfully following Kate's tutorial were a huge failure. I looked like I had a big mauve bruise. Thank god for micellar water! Time to reset and try again.

This time I opted to keep true to the spirit of Kate's look, but interpret it in my own way. I used all the same colors as her, but I modified some of the steps:
  • On step 1, Kate instructs to use a pencil first and then to go over it with shadow. I didn't have any pencil that matches the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Ruse, so I opted to just use the shade 1 shadow to define my crease. I also didn't accentuate the inner half as she did, but concentrated my color on the outer third. 
  • I didn't find the highlight shades light enough to give me enough light, so I used Dust from my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette in the inner corners on top of shade 6
  • I forgot to use a black pencil and shade 5 to line my eyes and instead just opted for liquid black eyeliner. I also gave myself a little duo wing
Here's my finished look:

smoky eyes with the loreal la palette nude 2
Inside lighting

smoky mauve eotd with the l'oreal la palette nude 2

makeup of the day with l'oreal la palette nude 2

smokey eyes with mauve
Outdoor lighting

Other products I'm using: 
  • Face: Burberry Fresh Glow foundation (read my review here!)
  • Contour and highlight: Charlotte Tillbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
  • Blush: Too Faced Love Flush in Baby Love
  • Brows: Clinique Pretty Easy Brow (review here) topped with Marcelle Perfect Brow Gel in Medium to Dark Brown
  • Lips: Bite Amuse Bouche in Pepper

Even though I kinda failed at this recreation, I still liked the finished look and it reminded me of how pretty this palette is! For sure, next time I try this, I would use a smaller brush to blend out the plum shade on the lid as it just went over my whole lid and the highlight shades in this palette aren't pigmented to show up over top of it.

Now, time to go watch some Youtube tutorials on how to get that cut crease look!

What are your favourite ways to wear these types of colors?

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