Three Makeup Looks feat. Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette | XONADIAH

Thursday, 25 January 2018

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It's not Bash writing today.

Instead, a newcomer to the blogging world, a fitness junkie, makeup fanatic and med student studying in Cardiff, Nadiah Hamid.

Today, I want to talk about makeup. Specifically, the thirty-five-colour Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Morphe Brushes.

I have created three eye looks with three different colour schemes solely using this palette to really showcase its versatility. I hope you enjoy it!

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1. Sultry golden-brown half-cut crease:

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Everyone loves the classic black and gold colour combination.

I blended Creamsicle into the crease, darkening the outer corners with Central Park and a touch of Abyss. I would be careful with this black though. Build it up slowly because there is fall out with this shade.

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Cutting the crease can be as stressful as trying to get your eyeliner even, but patience is key. I used MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre to cut my crease, layering the beautiful golden foiled shadow, Queen, on top. A dry, flat brush is perfectly adequate to apply these foiled shadows, as most of them are super pigmented.

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Left to right: 
Creamsicle, Central Park, Abyss, Queen, Beam

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To complete the eye look, I took Creamsicle and Central Park on my lower lid and highlighted my inner corner and brow bone with Beam. I quickly applied some eyeliner with Kat Von D Beauty's Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I decided not to apply wings because I really wanted to focus on the half-cut crease. But if this look were to be recreated with a winged liner, it would still look stunning.

Although black and gold would pair beautifully with a classic red lip, I decided to couple this eye look with a slightly more edgy lip colour, using Kylie Cosmetics' Metal Lipstick in Reign.

2. Cranberry Halo Eye

Warm, reddish tones are my absolute favourite colours. They exude passion and make me feel bold and valourous every single time I wear these kind of colours. Hopefully, you will too.

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For the crease, I blended in M.F.E.O. before darkening the inner and outer corners of my lid with the shadows, Hunts and Jacz, leaving the centre of my lid bare. I would constantly go back and forth between my crease colour and the deeper shadows to ensure that everything was blended seamlessly.

For the centre of my lid, I used Little Lady to achieve that bright, shimmery halo effect. But I also used a bit of the foiled shadow, Cranapple, to help blend Little Lady with the darker corners.

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On the lower lid, I blended in Hunts and Jacz to even out my eyes. I finished this look off with a fierce black winged liner and paired it with the Kylie Cosmetics' Matte Liquid Lipstick in Candy K, layering their Gloss in Literally on top.

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Left to right:
M.F.E.O., Huntz, Jacz, Little Lady, Cranapple

This is undoubtedly my favourite eye look between the three, because of how often I gravitate towards these colours when I put on my eyeshadow.

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3. Datin Crease Eyeliner

Have you ever been out during Raya and you bump into that one aunty that packed on bright blue eyeshadow on their lids and paired it with an even brighter orange lipstick?

Well, this palette screams to you with a Tiffany blue shimmer, Pool Party, that is arguably the palette's most unique shade. And I had to use it for an eye look.

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I started off by blending Butter and Pooter into the crease. Despite this look focusing on the blue and green, I always like to have a neutral crease to allow better blending of the brighter colours.

Next, I took the matte shadows, Jada and Enchanted, to darken my outer corners. As you can see, I attempted the crease liner with this look. This meant that I had to be careful not to blend these brighter shadows too far up my crease.

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Left to right: 
Butter, Pooter, Jada, Enchanted, Pool Party, Twerk

The star of the show, Pool Party, was applied all over my lid.

For my lower lid, I used the shimmery dark blue shadow, Twerk, to contrast with the brighter blues and greens.

This eyeliner look was super intimidating when I decided to give it a shot. Don't worry if you feel that too, I have faith in you. I started off with a regular winged liner, using Tarte Cosmetics' tarteist Clay Paint Liner in Navy. I chose a navy blue liner instead of black to really emphasize the blue hues of this eye look.

The tricky part: drawing a fine line from the point of your winged liner to the centre of your lid, along your crease line.
Take your time.

If you're thinking, "a regular winged liner already stresses me out, Nadiah. How am I supposed to do a crease liner?"

Just be reminded that I was shockingly terrible at applying winged liner a few years ago. And the best advice I can give to you: practise, practise, practise. You will eventually learn from muscle memory the amount of pressure you need to apply, and where on your eyes the wing should end to suit your eye shape.

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Finally, as promised, the bright orange lipstick I am wearing is the Matte Liquid Lipstick in 22 by Kylie Cosmetics.

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Now you, too, can be a Datin.

Makeup is just fun and games, and is my favourite art form to express myself. At the end of the day, you can wipe it all off.

I hope you have been inspired, and I hope you continue those vibes to inspire others with your creative makeup looks.

Be sure to check out my Instagram, and visit my blog here.

Thank you for having me!

xo, nadiah