Now that Spring is here (well, the “April showers” are, anyway, I’m longing for more color both in my wardrobe and in my cosmetics. If you’re creative with color, and would love a pro-style pressed powder palette that lets you blend colors you create in your mind, then the Theatrical Palette $50.00 by Starlet Cosmetics, is an instant “must-have” for your cosmetics collection.
This large, slim, black plastic palette, opens to offer you 15 large, round pans of bold color ranging from bright red, orange and yellow, to blues, browns, purples and even black and white. You can apply each as-is for wild looks, or blend them together in infinite varieties. The color is easily applies and is very long lasting. It’s a true fantasy “paintbox” that will dare you to dabble with it’s colors. Stage-y or subtle, the world of color is yours in one box…you can’t help but covet one.
The shadows are silky, easy to blend, and long-lasting. You can use most of these colors as-is, but in case you’ve always wondered how in the world you really use colors such as red, orange or black, consider them as “paints.” Blend them as you would any primary colors, to create new hues that are all your own.
For starters, even bold and bright colors such as Red and Orange can add “POP” and dimension to your eyes, left intense, or blended into a softer, more subtle look with a soft, blender brush.
You can use Red or orange as-is, or blend Orange over White to make a beautiful Peach, or add the Red to Orange, maybe with a bit of Brown or Yellow, and apply to your eye crease for a dramatic, warm eye look. You can also use Orange and Red as a blush on the apples of your cheeks (blend out very well with a big, soft brush), or mix it with white and create a blush you can’t buy in the store, but that is perfectly suited to you. Try these bold colors mixed with a bit of shimmer or glitter for evening, too. The key is to experiment first and have fun with it.
…and what about Black? It can be used as a powder liner, or to create a smokey eye that’s intense or fairly sheer. It’s easy…and if you experiment and don’t like the results, simply wash them off and start again until you’ve gotten the look you love.