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3 Looks, 1 Palette: WnW Comfort Zone Look 3

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Look 3

This is my final look in my Wet n Wild Comfort Zone 3 Looks, 1 Palette series.  To see my previous looks, refer back to Look 1 and Look 2.  Today’s look is a small tweak on the regular neutral look that the palette suggests.  It’s not too dark, but it’s not too light either.  When I go through the step-by-step tutorial, I will explain how you can augment this look to lighten it up if it is too dark for you.  Again, I should note that all of these pictures were taken with a flash because of our stormy weather, so the shimmer is more apparent than it normally would be.  I hope that you enjoy.

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Look three of this series shows how you can easily do a neutral look that is good for any occasion.  To recreate this look:

  • Prime lids, I used Too faced Shadow Insurance
  • With a flat shader brush, apply brown crease shade on both the inner and outer corners of the lid.  Leave a space in the middle of the lid.  don’t worry if this looks crazy, we’ll fill it in later.  We are trying to create dimension.  Bring the shade up and blend it into the crease.  If going for a lighter look, leave the inner corner blank too.
  • With a small pencil brush, use the dark brown Definer shade to deepen the crease and on the outer most corner of the lid.  We’re not exactly going for a cut crease, but you don’t want this shade too wide.  Blend it out as dark or as light as you prefer.  For a light look, skip this step entirely.
  • Ok, time to fill in the lid.  With a flat shader brush, pack the icy pink eyelid shade on the lid overlapping the brown.  It’s okay to completely cover the inside corner if you want to, but try to leave the outside corner alone.  The brown shades underneath really add something to this lid color and center of the lid pops because leaving it blank makes this the lightest part of the look.  Lightly blend out the edges so there isn’t a harsh line between the lid and the crease.
  • Highlight the brow and inner corners with the yellow browbone shade.

I lined my eyes with CoverGirl Ink It Perfect Point Plus eyeliner in Cocoa Ink.  I finished off with Maybelline the Rocket mascara in brown black.

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Look 3

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Look 3

I hope that the three looks in this series have shown you how versatile the Comfort Zone palette can be.  Of course you can also do the two standard looks that Wet n Wild suggests by following the instructions on the palette itself.  I think that the 8-pan palettes from Wet n Wild are a fantastic deal.  The shadows are of very good quality, and with a little creativity, there are a ton of looks that you can do with each palette.  I didn’t want to stray from the palette for the purposes of this series, but there are a lot of fun looks to create by using a color cream base.  I Maybelline Color Tattoo, or a NYX Jumbo Eye pencil can go a long way to giving you even more options.  I hope that you enjoyed the series.  Let me know what other palettes you would like to see me do like this.

3 Looks, 1 Palette: WnW Comfort Zone Look 2

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

This is my second look in my Wet n Wild Comfort Zone 3 Looks, 1 Palette series.  For more information on why I chose Comfort Zone and to see my first look, refer back to this post.  Today’s look is definitely a night out look.  It’s bold and sultry, using the awesome duochrome definer shade.  Again, I should note that all of these pictures were taken with a flash because of our stormy weather, so the shimmer is more apparent than it normally would be.  I hope that you enjoy

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

Look two of this series spotlights the duochrome Definer shade on the bottom right side of the palette.  To recreate this look:

  • Prime lids, I used Too faced Shadow Insurance
  • With a flat shader brush, pack on the duochrome definer shade all over the lid and blend out a little into the crease.  This is partly to defuse the shade, but also to help the crease color blend.
  • Use the brown crease shade from the left side of the palette liberally in the crease.
  • With the blackened olive crease shade from the right side of the palette, deepen the crease and the outer corner of the lid.  Try not to bring it too high because you still want to see that brown shade that we laid down.  Be careful because a little goes a long way with this shade.  It’s better to use too little and need to add more than to use too much and end up with a black eye.  I went really light with this shade, but if you want a smokier look use a bit more.
  • Highlight the brow and inner corners with the yellow browbone shade.  (normally I would use a matte highlight like Brulee with all of these shimmer shadows, but I didn’t want to stray from the palette.)
  • Finally, use the duochrome definer shade on the lower lash line to give your liner added dimension and really pull the look together.

I lined my eyes with NYX Slide-on liner in Jet Black, and yes that is a wing you see.  Crazy, I know.  I never wing my liner, but I felt this look needed it.  You don’t have to go so thick with your liner if you don’t want to, but I like thick liner.  I used Physicians Formula Organicwear Fake Out mascara because I am trying to use it up.  This look would also work really well with fake lashes, which I am still working up to.

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I love this look.  I think it’s sexy and unexpected from a $5 palette.  Though I don’t have it myself, the duochrome definer shade is supposed to be a dup for MAC’s Club eyeshadow.  If you don’t have Club and want it, you can save a lot of money by picking up Comfort Zone instead.  I hope that you liked this look.  Stay tuned for Look 3.  Also, let me know in the comments below what other palettes you might like to see featured in a series like this.  I already have a request for the WnW Petal Pusher palette.  Any other suggestions?

3 Looks, 1 Palette: WnW Comfort Zone

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This is the first of three posts that I am calling 3 Looks, 1 Palette using Wet n Wild Comfort Zone.  If you like this series, then maybe I can do it again with some other palettes.  Maybe I can alternate higher end with drugstore.  I figured that I would start with Comfort Zone because it is so easy to come by and so inexpensive.  Many of you probably already have it in your makeup collection.

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Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

I love how user friendly WnW palettes are for beginners because they impress into the shadow which shades are used for brow, crease, lid, etc.  That’s awesome if you aren’t sure where to start, but it may also deter inexperienced users from getting creative.  You can cross the center line and use any of the shades in unexpected ways.  I’m trying to show how versatile the palette is by doing these looks.  I should note that all of these pictures were taken with a flash because of our stormy weather, so the shimmer is more apparent than it normally would be.  I hope that you enjoy.

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Look one of this series spotlights the green lid shade.  To recreate this look:

  • Prime lids, I used Too faced Shadow Insurance
  • With a flat shader brush, apply the green lid color all over the lid
  • Use the taupey gray browbone shade high in the crease as a transition color
  • With the brown crease shade from the left side of the palette, deepen the crease and the outer corner of the lid.
  • You will probably need to go back into the green lid color so that it pops again.  Don’t be afraid to layer if the colors lose their vibrancy.  Layering just adds dimension.
  • Highlight with the yellow browbone shade.  (normally I would use a matte highlight like Brulee with all of these shimmer shadows, but I didn’t want to stray from the palette.)  Don’t forget the inner corners to brighten your eyes.

I finished the look with NYX Slide-on liner in Golden Olive and Physicians Formula Organicwear Fake Out mascara.  This look would also work really well with brown liner.

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I hope that you liked this first look using the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette.  Check back soon to see the other two looks in this three part series.  Also, let me know what other palettes you may be interested in seeing used in a multiple look series like this.