Hiya dolls and happy Valentine’s Day!
I am back with a second lookbook with another palette from JSC, Blood Sugar! The one that started it all! If you missed my previous lookbook, I used the Blue Blood palette, so go check it out if you like blue shades.
Since February is all about love, I thought it would be fitting to show you guys looks using this palette because the palette has pinks, red and purples (as well as some neutrals) and I thought it was the perfect palette to play with this month. I got this palette such a long time ago and I honestly didn’t play much with it until December when I got a lot of use out of it while doing Christmas looks.
Here’s what the palette looks like to refresh your memory:
Look #1: The Colors of Christmas
This is the only look I’m using from my Christmas Lookbook and even though I only did one eye using this palette, I’m still counting it. The gold shade on top belongs to another palette too but I thought to include this look anyway so you can see what else I’ve created with this palette..
Shades Used: I don’t remember, sorry! 😦
I really love this two-toned look and the shades were really striking.
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Look #2: Purple Dream
One of my favorite looks using my favorite color, purple. When I started creating this look I didn’t think it would turn out this good, honestly. It just looks so so good and I had no problem blending the shades together.
Shades Used: Coma, Root Canal, Cavity, Candy Floss
I really am loving this shape of cut crease, so I’m sorry if you guys are tired of seeing these. I’m trying to master it before moving on to more complicated looks. I don’t know what I like more about this look—the colors, the lid gradient, or the fact that it’s my favorite purple monochromatic look I’ve done to date. The shades are brilliant and so pigmented.
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Look #3: Red Smoke
I don’t remember where I was going with this look, and I also don’t remember if I set my eyeshadow primer or not. Either way, I think these reddish shades have amazing color pay-off.
Shades Used: Fresh Meat, Prick, Tongue Pop, Candy Floss, Extraction, Sweetener
My husband said it looks more like “emo makeup”, I don’t know. But I like it. It reminds me of Pale Waves’ frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie’s amazing and bold makeup looks; which I eventually want to recreate.
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Look #4: Gold Mine
This palette has an entire row of neutral shades and the range is amazing. Shades to set, for transition, and to deepen the crease. I couldn’t wait to try a look with some of those shades. Really love this look too.
Shades Used: Ouch, Cake Mix, Intravenous, Donor
I usually complain about the same kinds of neutral shades being included in many warm palettes, but I feel like these were slightly unique than others I’ve tried. They were also such a pleasure to work with, which made creating a look really fun and exciting. I used NYX’s Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Downtown Beauty which is a walnut brown, and I fell in love with this eye and lip combo.
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Look #5: Cotton Candy
The second row of this palette has a few pinks, so I chose the pinkest shades and a purple to deepen the crease and used it as a liner as well. While I’m not super happy with this look, I really like how the shades look together.
Shades Used: Glucose, Sugar Cane, Cavity, Root Canal, Candy Floss
I used Root Canal on the crease and as a liner over some concealer to make it a bit bolder. I wish I would have smoked out the wing a bit and cleaned it up a bit underneath but it was getting late lol. Still, I like it and I want to do more of these cut creases that leave a bit of negative space below the crease.
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Look #6: Luxury
Another favorite! This look is actually a recreation of this Pinterest post. I wanted to find other color combinations than what I was previously doing, and thought this one was fantastic. I really like how the purple, red and gold tones shine on their own but together as well.
Shades Used: Cavity, Intravenous, Tongue Pop, Sweetener, Blood Sugar, Fresh Meat
I couldn’t find a name for this gorgeous look and when I looked up “red, gold and purple” on Google images, I got lots of wedding color schemes and the majority were attached to the word “luxury” and it honestly feels like it. These colors together are great!
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Look #7: Blood Sugar
I know, another half cut-crease. I just really wanted to make a look like this with only the reddish shades and I really like it. I literally bought this palette because I was attracted to the red shades and hardly any palettes have true* red shades, so this palette was a perfect addition to my collection and it’s a unique palette too.
Shades Used: Cherry Soda, Prick, Tongue Pop, Fresh Meat, Intravenous, Blood Sugar
These red shades are seriously such great quality and they made the palette more than worth it. I like the shade range in the bottom row and as I keep saying: they blend easily into each other. I was able to layer a few shades to get a slightly darker shade or more “burgundy” tones if you will. I really did fall in love with these red shades.
That’s all the looks for today loves. I really enjoyed creating with this palette. Even though I did put it off for a very long time, I’m glad I finally decided to use it because I love it so so much and would love to create some more looks for you in the future.
I also really appreciate that even though this palette leans more “red”, the fact that there are some purples, pinks and even neutral shades makes this palette really versatile as you can see above. I was able to create a good range of looks so I think if you’re into these kinds of shades, it’s definitely a palette that you should have in your collection.
Which looks do you like best?
Are you into these kinds of shades?
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