I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Oh So Special palette! A sweetawesomesexyhilariousfantastico person sent it to me! It is SO pretty. I decided to do some swatches and review it for you! I would first like to start off by saying that I am glad that Sleek labels the shades (sort of) now. My other 3 palettes don’t have any descriptive words to define any of the shades. The fact they have names will help me remember what shades I like. I am a name kind of girl.. I can’t remember a random place in a palette…
I swatched in the exact placement that they are in the palette.
I for one think that these shadows are pigmented. Some are silky smooth while others are creamy. Both are textures I enjoy. Each of these swatches was done with just a couple swipes. I think this may rival the Storm palette as my favorite… Not sure yet.. but we will see. I played around with it for the first time today! The sweet Anastacia asked me to do a picture tutorial with the palette so here it is. Hope you enjoy! (It is my 2nd one.. I think it is the first decent one that I have done though!) If you like these picture tutorials PLEASE let me know in the comments below. I would like to do them if you enjoy them. If you feel like it is something you can figure out on your own let me know that too. I don’t want to fill my blog with content that my viewers find useless. On to the tutorial.
First, prep the lids by applying your favorite primer. I used Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat.
On the lid, apply the shade called Gift Basket.
For the crease and outer v I used a mixture of Boxed and Wrapped Up. I also applied it on the outer 2/3s of the lower lash line.
I blended the top part of the crease with The Mail and I highlighted the brow with Bow. I highlighted the inner corner with Organza. I did meet the Organza color up with the darker colors along the bottom lash line.
I used a Bare Escentuals retractable liner on the outer 1/3 of my upper and lower lash line and applied mascara. I applied it to the outer 1/3 because it can help define your lash line without closing the eye up. I like to emphasize/enlarge my eyes as much as possible. The mascara I used in this tutorial is Mally Volumizing. I also applied a nude liner to the waterline to give my eyes a wide awake, fresh appearance.
I really hope you liked the tutorial! Now for a full face shot! Or two…
It wouldn’t be a LauraJean396 FOTD without some crazy stray hair in front of my face, now would it?
Shu Uemura Stage Performer
Missha Perfect Cover in 21
R&R Pressed Powder in Silk
R&R Blush in Lust
Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
Sleek Oh So Special palette
BE retractable liner in Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express palette
Hope you enjoyed this post! Please leave a comment below letting me know what you liked or didn’t like. Also any requests are welcome as well. I have lots of palettes and if you want a fresh take on a certain one I would be happy to concoct something.
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I'm Laura!I am a Navy wife and mother of two.I am passionate about all things beauty.I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on.I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time!So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!