NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman | 4 looks with one palette

nyx beauty school dropout freshman

If there’s one makeup product I love beyond anything – it’s eyeshadow palettes. I love eyeshadow palettes and I own quite a few of them. I love how they offer countless opportunities and give room to creativity – you can’t say the same of a foundation or a lipstick.

 

One of my biggest palettes with tons of colours is NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette. It has 32 eyeshadows and 12 colours for face (blush, highlight, bronzer). It’s perfect for someone, who loves big palettes with lots of different colours. It’s also great for someone, who appreciates a palette, that does it all – eyes, face and brows – because obviously you can use the eyeshadows on your brows too.

I thought it would be fun to use this palette four days in a row and combine all the makeup looks in one post. It was also a challenge for myself – owning so many palettes I sometimes forget to use some of them or I don’t give the palettes their opportunity to show their full potential. So here are my four makeup looks done with the NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette.

If you are looking for tutorials, you can find my tutorials done with the palette HERE and HERE.

nyx beauty school dropout freshman

Look 1 – Classic look with neutrals

nyx beauty school dropout makeup

nyx beauty school dropout makeup

Basically a very classic look with neutral colors. I love that shimmer color on my lid! The red lipstick is my go-to.
(I listed all the products I used on all of these looks below the photos.)

Products
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, 21 & 27
Innisfree no-sebum powder
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
KikoMilano Desert Dunes Baked Blush, Gypsy Pink
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle
mad4eyebrow, Blonde

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

IsaDora Perfect Matte Lipstick, Red Carpet

Look 2 – Green halo eye

nyx beuty school dropout freshman palette

nyx beuty school dropout freshman palette

My favorite look out of these four! Green halo eye with a peachy transition color on the crease, paired with a nude glossy lips. Also – my curls were on point that day.

Products
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, 21 & 27
Innisfree no-sebum powder
LA Girl Pro Concealer, Medium Bisque
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
Lumene Nordic Girl Lip&Cheek Creme, 2
mad4eyebrow, Blonde

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

BareMinerals Matte Liquid Lipstick, Swag

Look 3 – Lilac & cool-toned

nyx beuty school dropout freshman makeup looks

nyx beuty school dropout freshman makeup looks

This was actually the first makeup I did for this challenge. Very cool-toned, lilac look. I love purple any day. My skin looked worse here, because I used a very light coverage on that. And also, it looked particularly red that day, thanks to being a woman.

Products
Zuii Organic Makeup Powder, Creme
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Vanilla
Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit, Cool
Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, Taupe
Essence brow gel, Blonde

Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

Look 4 – Peachy with a touch of lilac pink

nyx beuty school dropout makeup

nyx beuty school dropout makeup

I wanted to pair warm peach colour with a lilac pink – and I love how it turned out. I think these colors look very nice on me.

Products
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, 21 & 27
Innisfree no-sebum powder
IsaDora Face Sculptor, Cool Pink
Lumene NordicGirl Lip&Cheek creme, 4

mad4eyebrow, Blonde
Urban Decay Primer Potion, Original
NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman palette

Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

nyx beauty school dropout freshman makeup looks

What is your favorite look out of these four?
And what do you think – should I do this challenge with my other palettes? I probably should… I might have bought another palette last week, you see…

NYX Beauty School Dropout Freshman Palette

Makeup for blue eyes

blue eyes makeup

makeup for blue eyes

I’m always one to say, that whatever your eye colour is, use whatever colours you like. And many colours actually do suit different eye colours. But for someone just starting with makeup and eyeshadow, it can be helpful to know a little something about eye colours and how to pair them with the best suitable colours.

In this post I will give you makeup tips for blue eyes. I love blue eyes – there is just something mesmerizing about them – no wonder my man has beautiful big blue eyes. Blue is also an easy colour to bring out, and you can enhance your eyes with eyeshadow colours.

Basically you just need to use some knowledge you have about colours and pair them accordingly. Also an important note is this: Is your eye colour more warm or cool -toned? If it’s cool, you can use warm colours, to get the biggest impact – or cool colours, if you want your look to be more harmonious.

What colours suit blue eyes?

complementery colours for blue

The complementary eyeshadow colours are bronze, golden and orange, so basically you can’t go wrong with warm brown shades. Blue as a colour is somewhat cool, so pairing it with warm complimentary colour really makes it stand out.

analogous colours for blue

You can also try analogous colours, such as blue or purple eyeshadow for blue eyes. That doesn’t make the eye colour stand out as much as using complementary colours, but it looks really nice and harmonious.

grey colours

Another great colour for blue eyes is grey. It makes your eyes look super icy blue and it’s great for those, who prefer cool tones.

What if my eyes are blue AND green?

I feel you, and I’m one of those people. Basically you can bring out the blue in your eyes using these same tricks and you can also follow the rules for green eyes, to bring out the green in your eyes. It’s a win win! I find that since my eyes are blue-green and leaning more to warm than cool – I can make the blue in my eyes stand out the most with cool tones such as purple (maybe that’s why it’s also one of my favorite eyeshadow colours).

Makeup for blue eyes

This makeup tutorial is a very basic tutorial for blue eyes – I’m using warm brown colours with gold and bronze. These colours really make the eye colour pop! I also paired this look with a fun blue liner (I just couldn’t  help myself, since I got this new liner as a present and I’m obsessed with blue), but you can obviously skip that or replace that with a regular black liner.

makeup for blue eyes tutorial

Step 1: First, apply a light warm brown shade on your lower lashline and on your crease-area as shown in the photo. Take a darker shade and deepen that colour. This is your eye shadow ‘base’. Blend these colour well.

Step 2: Apply a bronze and a golden shade on your lid, half and half. Pat it on to get the most pigment.

Step 3: Apply some light shimmer in your inner corner and line your eyes.

And there is that! Any blue-eyes ladies out there? What is your favorite eyeshadow colour? Any favourite palettes?

best makeup for blue eyes

This makeup and my photo with the visible acne/scarring got a lot of likes on my insta (@charlottaeve). I’m still proudly wearing my imperfect skin – and didn’t want to edit it for this tutorial either. Makeup is about so much more, than being perfect. For anyone suffering from acne: don’t let it stop you from playing with makeup and enjoying it.

blue eyes makeup tips

PRODUCTS

Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
NYX Perfect Filter Palette, Golden Hour
NYX Vivid Brights liner, Sapphire

Brows
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow, 02