A simple eye look with the Sleek ‘Vintage Romance’ palette

A few people have expressed an interest in seeing a look created with the Sleek ‘Vintage Romance’ palette so I thought I’d give one a go. I’ll be honest from the outset – I can’t make my mind up about the photos I’ve taken. Sometimes I don’t like them and I think that it wasn’t the best look I’ve created, sometimes I look at them and go ‘hrrm I quite like them’ – So I’ve just decided to bite the bullet and upload it – I think this shows a nice, very simple, look that can be created with this gorgeous palette and I may try to do another one in the future (but it takes me So long to get photos of eye looks that I can’t promise anything!) 
Here’s the palette, just so you know what I’m talking about when I mention the shades: 
L-R we have: ‘Pretty in Paris’, ‘Meet in Madrid’, ‘Court in Cannes’, ‘Lust in LA’, ‘Romance in Rome’, ‘Propose in Prague’, ‘A Vow in Venice’, ‘Marry in Monte Carlo’, ‘Honeymoon in Hollywood’, ‘Bliss in Barcelona’, ‘Forever in Florence’ and ‘Love in London’.

And, without further ado, here’s the look:

I used an eyelid primer for this look and it was the MUA ‘Pro Base eye primer’ – I also used a little bit of concealer around my eyes and have a little pencil in my brows but they’re still a little haywire. Other than that there’s no mascara on my lashes and nothing else on my skin.

For the look I started off using my Real Tecniques base brush to apply ‘Court in Cannes’ all over the lid. With the same brush I added some of the shade ‘A Vow in Venice’ into the crease and then I blended it in with my coastal scents blending brush, I also added some of that shade to the outer part of the lid and blended some more. Lastly, to add an extra touch of berry/purple I used the shade ‘Marry in Monte Carlo’ over the top of the Venice shade, on the outer part of the lid, in a ‘v’ shape – ‘A vow in Venice’ added a lovely depth to both the crease and the lid but then adding ‘Marry in Monte Carlo’ brought an extra dimension of colour to the outer v – This was also blended quite a bit, but not too far onto the lid as I wanted to keep the definition there.
This is my first actual ‘look’ post as I’m still a relative newbie when it comes to make-up and as much as I love trying and reviewing products I’m still, very much, working out the best ways to put looks together. I hope you like the look, it’s something I’ve been really enjoying as a beautiful berry toned, autumn/winter look but without being ott.

And don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win the ‘Nude ‘tude’ palette by The Balm – See the top right of the page; click the photo to access the page.


  1. Kate Musgrove November 18, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    We need to see your mua look for the comp xx

    • admin November 18, 2013 / 12:42 pm

      Haha, if I actually decide what to do and manage to make myself look less like a spotty mess in order to wear it!

      Does this eye look look ok, though? I'm such a newbie with all this stuff, I like the look (though it's not the best I've done) but no idea if others like it too xx

    • Kate Musgrove November 18, 2013 / 4:47 pm

      Of course it is you silly bugger ha. It's a neutral smokey eye. I LOVE smokey eye 🙂 xx

  2. Nicola November 18, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    This looks great, I wish I was more adventurous with my eyeshadow looks! I have this palette but I'm never brave enough to mix the eyeshadows up. I always worry that I'll end looking like a clown haha! It is such a lovely palette though.

    • admin November 18, 2013 / 4:01 pm

      Oh you won't end up looking like a clown with this palette – the colours complement each other so well and even the brighter shades can be made more subtle depending on the way you use them – Experiment with it, honestly, you'll be very pleased with your outcomes!

  3. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt November 18, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    I'm almost ashamed to admit that I've had this palette for almost 2 months now and I still haven't got around to test it. It'll go on the list of photos that need to be taken for tomorrow :o). It's so beautiful and you've really used the shades well :o). Xx


    • admin November 18, 2013 / 4:02 pm

      Charlotte, how naughty! Hehe, definitely add it to the list, it's just stunning – I'm sure you'll love it

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  4. Gemma T November 19, 2013 / 3:47 am

    Oh you did a gorgeous job! I have just bought this palette and I can't wait to get creative with some looks like these xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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