California Rolls are more than just delicious bite-sized morsels you dip in low-sodium soy sauce and then pop in your mouth… they are deliciously pigmented limited-edition sextets (haha, I said sex)!
For those of you who need to consult Google (me), a “sextet” is a grouping of six, as exemplified in the image below:
How fun, right!?
Anyways, if this Wet n Wild sextet looks familiar, it’s because I swatched a butt-load of them (including this one) for you last week [here]. Not only did this little guy end up being the best quality of the 5 I swatched, it’s also the one that the most of you requested FOTD’s of. So over the course of this past week, I took it as a personal challenge to come up with a variety of looks using JUST this palette (and a 99¢ cream colored single from Wet n Wild that I used to clean up and blend rough edges).
If you already subscribe to me on Instagram, you may have seen a sneak-peak of one of the looks I’ll be featuring today, and if you don’t then you should! But first, let’s check out what you can do with this puppy!
So I don’t repeat myself in every look, I primed my lids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion for all of these looks. After letting that set a moment, I then used the Wet n Wild cream colored shadow that I mentioned earlier and swept that all over the lid and up to the brow-bone to create a smother canvas for shadow application (and I also used this same shadow to blend out any rough edges once my color application was complete). Finally, I topped off all looks by highlighting my brow-bone with shade #1 from the California Roll palette 🙂
I thought we should start off with a personal favorite 🙂
First, I applied shade #4 all over the lid. Then I cut the crease with shade number #6 and blended it upward where I faded it out with shade #5.
Finally, I lined the lower half of my lashes with shades #5 (inner half) and #6 (outer half).
I threw this together really fast on a morning that I was in a rush to get to work; I first applied shade #1 all over my lid. Next, I swept shade #3 all over the outer half of my lid (focusing primarily on the outer V), and then did just a little blending up into the crease.
Finally, I used shade #5 in the crease and about half way up to my brow-bone.
Any of you recognize this one from my Instagram!? I ran into Ulta to make a return wearing this look last week and the lady at the counter actually complimented me on my eyeshadow! When I told her it was all Wet n Wild eyeshadow (after thanking her, of course) she said, “you did all that with drugstore makeup!?” I was like, “Hell yeah, go get you some girl!”
Anyways, this is another favorite look of mine, and even though I used EVERY shade in the palette, it’s actually quite easy to replicate!
First I applied shade #4 all over the lid. Next, I used shade #6 to cut the crease. Then I blended shade #5 into the cut-crease I had created with shade #6 and upwards.
Finally, I lined the lower half of my lashes with shades #2 (inner half) and #3 (outer half). Bam, done.
I’ve got to admit that I felt really uncomfortable all day at work with the look that I created here. It was for sure wayyyyyy more color than I’m used too and it doesn’t help that I was wearing a bright-ass green shirt… I looked like a freaking leprechaun!
Looking back, I like the look… I would just advise you wear black with it if you try it, haha 🙂
First I applied shade #3 all over the lid. And last, I blended it out into the crease with shade #2. That’s it.
This last look that I created is another one that I can totally see myself rocking again. All I did was cover my lid and crease with shade #5, and then define my outer V (and half of my outer crease) with shade #6.
Finally, I lined the lower half of my lashes with shades #1 (inner half) and #6 (outer half).
TAG YOUR IT!
I had so much fun challenging myself to ONLY use this palette and to come up with different ways to use the shadows (instead of going for the same ol’ colors and creating the same ol’ looks) that I thought it would be fun to challenge you all to do the same! We’ll call it the “1 Palette, 5 Looks” Tag.
1. Create 5 looks using only one palette, and then toss them all together and tell us how you created them so we can replicate!
2. Link the person who tagged you when you share so they know you did the tag!
3. Tag more people cause why the hell not!?
Inspired by Jessica Anderson