I used the NARS Ramatuelle Palette, to see how it translated on my warm skin tone. I was not disappointed. The colors are very flattering, although sheer. I imagine with a primer they would stand out more. But I am content to wear them as they are…
How can blue be neutral? Well, it likely can’t. But I paired dark blue with neutral beige (lame) to see what would happen:
I understand there’s been some terrible ratings about this thing. So I thought I’d go ahead and put it to use, and see for myself. I started on VERY oily skin… more than normal. I let my skin just get as oily as I could stand, before using the palette.
I used the black and the orange colors (noir and hot wired) as a base for two powder shadows. The sleek creams grabbed my lids (despite their excessive oiliness) and worked just fine as a base.
I used Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear on the lids and Sislet blended up to the brows. The Sleek creams grabbed the shadows and set them. No creasing.
Now, in the defense of anyone who’s trashed this palette, I did NOT wear this all day. So I can’t speak on how it wears during a full day of application. But I still find the formula drier than Illamasqua Liquid Metals and Sleek Molten Metals. It’s not as dry or as strong as MAC Paint Pots, which are still my favorite.
I like the palette… especially for the price. I was never expecting miracles, but I believe that it performed better than the average cream base.
This is for my little sister:
Rock & Republic Fatalistic (crease)
Make Up For Ever #71
Clinique Gel Liner
Ardell False Lashes
I should be asleep. Really. I have to get up early tomorrow and face the world all bright eyed and bushy tailed…
Instead, I’m up… practicing my eyeliner application:
I just set the canvas with the Sleek Contour Kit in Light. I ran highlight color all over the lid and then put the matte contour color through the crease. I darkened by brows with Rock & Republic eyeshadow in Fatalistic. The liner is a Clinique Gel Liner in True Black. Mascara is Buxom.
I can always use more practice in the eyeliner department. I tend to miss more often than hit… so I’ll keep at it until I change those odds.