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ColourPop Cosmetics, on March 21, released their brand new Disney Villains collection. The collection included Super Shock Highlighters in six shades, one for each villain highlighted in the collection.
Six jelly much shadows were in the collection also to go along with each villain, Six Creme Lux Lipsticks, Six Ultra Glossy Lippy’s, two glitterly obsessed pots and an eyeshadow palette.
The pieces could be purchased individually, the lipsticks could be purchased as a bundle, the entire collection could be purchased or you could purchase the villain sets.
The six villains that were highlighted are Hades, Ursula, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, Evil Queen or Cruella. Each villain package includes a highlighter specific to that villain and the lipstick and gloss for that villain. The price for each villain collection is $25.00
To purchase the entire collection is $200 and you could also purchase the entire collection as the PR set that was sent out to influencers for $249.00.
Each lipstick is priced at $8.00, each gloss at $7.00 and the lipstick bundle with all six lipsticks for $48.00.
The only piece that I have currently purchased is the Misunderstood palette which is priced at $22.00. This is a fifteen piece eyeshadow palette with a wide variety of bold and vibrant colors as well as several neutrals that work really well as transition colors.
The shadows are all pressed powders and are a mixture of matte’s, duochromes and metallics. If you aren’t sure what exactly a pressed powder is, it is simply a highly pigmented shadow that is literally pressed into the pan. It is the most typical and widely used form of eyeshadow.
A duochrome shadow is a shadow that can appear to be different colors depending on how the light is hitting the shade. Duochrome shadows are great for adding dimension to the eye.
So! There are several looks that I am looking forward to creating with this palette but the first one I wanted to do was using the incredible blue shade called “The Fates”. So, for this look, I decided to go a little more dramatic. This is not something I would wear everyday but you do you boo.
Let’s cover all of the products used to create this eye look before we get into application. If you are interested in many of the products I use for the rest of the face, be sure to check out my post from my Twinning With Minnie post.
Alright, that’s what we have to work with for this look but feel free to sub in products you have on hand.
Let’s take a look at the swatches for the palette. This first row has the white called “No Spots”, which is a true white and is nice to have that in a palette. Especially since one of the whites I typically use smashed to pieces on my bathroom floor a couple of weeks ago. I am also really intrigued by the metallic green shade, “Diablo”.
On the second row, we have “The Fates” which actually didn’t swatch well but looked amazing on the eye and was really easy to work with. Another reason why swatches are great to see what colors look like out of the pan, but never judge a shadow by its swatch.
Also, on this row, “Underworld” and “Pain and Panic” were great and I’m excited to do another look using this entire row of shades because I love them so much.
On the final row, we have a matte black which is an interesting shade and we also have a shimmer black called “Revenge”. Also, check out “Sing”, “Jetsam” and “Facile”. I love these colors. I absolutely love them.
One thing I really like about this palette is that the colors are really different but actually work really well together when you dive into them. It’s a bit out of the box from a lot of other palettes that are being released and it’s a great palette if you are just starting to branch out into bold colors because the colors are bold but work together in an easy way.
Okay, let’s dive in.
First, prime the eyes. I use my original Primer Potion for this just as I would every day.
For our first color, I’m doing something outside of the box for me. Rarely do I use a shimmer as a transition color but today, that’s what we are doing. Go ahead and dip a fluffy brush into “Flotsam” and work that into your crease and above the crease to get that transition going.
Next up, and I didn’t even realize I was doing this until just now as I write this but dip a smaller blending brush into “Jetsam”. In case you aren’t sure what these reference, Flotsam and Jetsam are the eels from The Little Mermaid.
I did not wet my brush for this shade and I didn’t pack my brush either. Just get a little bit of color on the brush and start to work it into the crease. I keep this color a little closer to the crease and did not take it as far up as I did the “Flotsam” shade.
I take my brush and work it into the outer corner of the eye and into the entire crease. I took more color toward the outer parts of the eye to build dimension.
Now, we are going to take this into a new direction. With a clean, smaller brush, I’m using a tapered brush, again, we are going with a little less fluff here. We are going to take the color “Forest of Thorns” into that outer third of the eye again and work it into the “Jetsam” and above the crease. Be I have incredibly hooded eyes (it’s annoying), ad I don’t have as much area to work with above my crease as a lot of people, so judge by your own eye shade and size how high to take it above your crease for the desired affect.
If you take the same shade, “Forest of Thorns” and take it onto the lid and work it and blend it into the lid creating a a nice gradient with the other shades used, you can also take the “Flotsam” shade and work it into the inner half of the lid. This will create a more muted tone that is more suited for a daytime look. I show an example of what that would look like here.
If you are going to complete this toned down look, I would take an angled or detail brush and buff “Forest of Thorns” under the waterline on the lower lash line.
But, that’s not what we are doing today! We are going all in with the brilliant colors. That means, it’s time to cut the crease. We are going to take our Primer Potion in Freebase and dab that on a brush ad work that along the lid to quite literally cut your crease. We are just priming to cut our crease but a cut crease is a technique that creates a distinctive line on the lid with little to no blending. It is really important to blink as little as possible when doing this because otherwise the white is going to get up on the upper part of the eye and you’re going to have a mess.
Spoiler alert, for this look, we are going to go in with a couple of colors so if you don’t get a firm line on your cut with your primer, we’re going to go over it. This is a great opportunity to practice this technique though because it is a tough on to master.
Next, We are going to go in with a bit of the white color “Without Spots”. You can skip either the primer portion or this portion, but I find that using both will create a more brilliant color transfer onto the lid.
The point of this to have a blank canvas free of color for the bright color we are about to apply. This ensures that the color will be true and will not muddy at all by the tone of the skin or any color that was on the lid.
So, now we are going to take a flat shadow brush and wet it. You can either use a spray such as Mac Fix + or you can just use a distilled water. I have a small bottle that I put distilled water into and use that. It’s free. But, Fix + is great too.
Wet your brush and then dip it into “The Fates”. This is the deep blue shade. Now, we aren’t going to spread the color, we are going to pat the color onto the lid. This is going to pack more color evenly onto the lid without creating a lot of fallout, streaks and decreasing the patchiness that can sometimes come from bolder colors, especially mattes.
I have a lot of additional skin on my lids, I was born that way, what can I say, so it is harder for me to pack color properly without causing streaks and lines but patting the color helps a lot. You may have to re dip the brush several times to get the correct amount of color and be sure to pack it onto the entire lid.
We are now going to go in with “Facile”. I did not wet my brush for this but we are going to take a clean flat brush and work this color into the crease, blending the shimmer green shade into the deep blue and purple above the lid.
This will be where we blend into the cut crease we created several steps ago. If you want to keep that crease clean, skip this color and step.
Take your NYX Glitter Primer onto a small angled brush then dip it into the blue loose glitter. We are going to drag this along the upper lash line in a thin line.
Lastly, take a small flat brush and “The Fates” and buff it into the lower lash line to round out the look and create a full look.
I finished it off with Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.
If you are worried about fall out, there are strips that you can purchase E.L.F. Mascara and Shadow Shield. These come in a pack with multiple single use shields that help decrease fallout under the eye. You can also take clean tape and use it under the eye to do the same thing.
Another tip is to do the eye look first. This helps you to better be able to clean up the under eye area when working with bold colors.
That’s it! This is a great look for a night out or a fun night at the parks or even a day in the parks. Be sure to set the look with setting spray to ensure the humidity doesn’t ruin your handywork.
I love the depth of this look. I love how the colors work with and not against each other and flow into each other. These shadows worked really well for blending, for packing and worked well wet and dry. These shades are highly pigmented and the pigment transferred well onto my eyes.
Have you checked out the new Disney Villains collection from ColourPop? What do you think? Stay tuned for more daytime looks from this palette and additional tips and tricks. We want to see your looks from this palette so share those with us over social media!
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