I'm back with yet another attempt at a halo eye, time with the Revlon ColorStay 16 Hr Palette in Wild Sauvage! This was another pick from my recent CBB makeup swap and I chose this palette since how often do you get to play with such bold colors as what this Wild Sauvage palette offers?
I have no idea why, but this season I'm way more curious about color eye shadows than I have been in a long while and I fell in love with the lush, tropical tones of Wild Sauvage. As part of the summer 2014 Revlon Rio Rush collection, Wild Sauvage is a vibrant eye shadow quad consisting of:
- a sparkly snow white highlight
- a tan slightly shimmery lid color
- a matte turquoise green
- a matte red-orange
Each shade has decent pigment and although the pans are a bit hard, they were pretty easy to work with and very blendable with little fallout. I think if you don't have very oily lids you could even forgo primer, but since I wanted to ensure solid color, I opted to put on my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion before beginning.
There are a variety of ways to wear this quad. You can actually go quite neutral as the orange shade comes off sheer. For an everyday look, I like to apply the tan-gold shade over my entire lid then sweep the orange across my lid up to my crease and lastly bring color to my outer corners with the green. For today's look though, I wanted to take things up a few notches!
As opposed to a true halo, this look came out as a bit more of a trio of blended stripes. I love the result though. One thing when attempting this type of look is to keep faith. Midway through, I had serious doubts about myself as it just looked so clown-like and bright, but once I applied mascara and some generous amounts of eyeliner, it pulled together.
Here's how to get this look!
- Apply the tan shade across entire lid up to brow bone.
- With a fluffy blending brush, apply the red-orange shade from lashline to above the crease. Take the color a little higher than normal since you want the orange to still peek above the green.
- With a flat brush, load up on the green shade and then start patting it from the outer third area of your crease working inwards, making sure to leave a generous gap between your crease and the lashline. You kind of want to make a rainbow shape across your lid with the green, with the color more concentrated on the outer edge. Only after you've patted down the color can you do some gentle blending of the edges
- Take a small, tapered brush and spritz with water. Then take your more shimmery gold (I'm using the highlight shade from the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow palette) and dab gold highlight all up on that gap you created in step 3. Layer it on thick as you really want that gold to pop!
- This is the point where you're going to feel really weird. Take a deep breath.
- With a black kohl eyeliner, tight line your upper and lower lash lines. If you want, wing your liner out for a more playful look.
- Load up on your favourite black mascara.
- To balance such a vibrant eye, go a bit darker with your brows. I applied brow powder then a tinted brow gel on top (I'm using the Marcelle Perfect Brow Gel, which I reviewed before here).
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- Apply a medium-full coverage foundation to give yourself a clean, flawless base. I'm using the Stila Stay All Day Foundation in Light.
- Take a warm bronzer and generously contour your cheekbones.
- Go to town with your favourite gold highlighter. For both step 2 and 3, I'm using the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow!
- Neutral lips are the answer here, but I wanted some with a bit of summery warmth. First, go nude with your favourite brown nude. Here I'm using the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in Rosetto.
- Then layer in some coral warmth with fun, coral-pink lipstick. My current summer go-to is The Body Shop Colour Crush lipstick (reviewed here).
- Lastly, a look like this does not deserve matte lips! Dab the centre of your bottom lip and your cupid's bow with a shimmery gold gloss. Here I'm using MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold.
I'm glad I went a little out of my comfort zone with this look. Since I have hooded lids, this type of look doesn't actually look that crazy on me and it's the perfect amount of drama for a night out. I hope this encourages you to try out colors you wouldn't normally consider!