Viva la romance!

WHEN I was a youthful (slightly goth) student I experimented a lot with make-up, especially reds and pinks on my eyes (this was the year 2000) and ended up with some fairly dodgy results.

I was enamoured by Urban Decay and had a wonderfully bright red toned eyeshadow that I’d swathe round my eyes, or a vinyl pink lipstick which I would apply onto my lids and would look fantastic for about five minutes and then smudge everywhere and I’d look a mess!

Fast forward almost 20 years and red/purple-toned eyeshadows are back on trend, and this time around I’m determined to wear them well.

to create this look, I used Sleek’s i-Divine palette in Vintage Romance. I dipped my brush into the golds nestled along the top row to create a glowing base across my eyelids. I then used a MAC brush to blend in some of the purple toned shadows from the right bottom row (ignoring any blue toned shades) to wing out and create a romantic eye.

I actually got my inspiration from a Charlotte Tilbury palette and tutorial and was determined to recreate the look using products that I already had in my beauty cupboard.

I’ve always been impressed with Sleek’s quality for the price (this palette is just £9 from Superdrug). It has a great range of colours perfect for this old school glamour look and the colour pay off is strong.

Does it beat the creations that I came up with as a teen? I can definitely confirm that this beauty look is a million times more wearable and pretty than my attempts at university when I was 18! So a definite success.

Buy Sleek’s Vintage Romance palette for £9, here.

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