The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks


My dear Hubby got me this eye shadow palette for Christmas… and it is be-autiful! It has some gorgeous neutral shades, as well as some fun pops of cranberry and orange! As you’ll see in my looks below, you can create some that are more natural and subtle or dramatic and smokey. This palette contains shades that are matte, shimmery, and glittery.

 The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

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The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

My eye was drawn to the beautiful, metallic rusty red shade called Tiger Lily right off the bat. I knew I wanted my first look to focus on that eye shadow. 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. I started with Cherry Blossom as my brow bone and inner corner highlight. Apply this with a fluffy eye shadow brush.
  2. Next, I applied Tiger Lilly all over my eye lid. 
  3. I used The Silk Road to lightly blend out Tiger Lilly. This is my transition shade between the lid color and the highlight shade on my brow bone.
  4. Then, I took Sake Plum and deepened the outer corner of my crease with a round crease brush.
  5. Lastly, I applied Smoked Tea along my lower lash line.

 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

I wanted to go a little smokey with this look, so I used the warm, chocolatey brown tones. I added Tiger Lily to the lower lash line to make this look a bit more special. 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. I started by applying Smoked Tea all over the lid and a little up into the crease.
  2. To add some contrast and darken the look, I applied Sake Plum into the crease.
  3. I applied the shade Tiger Lily along the lower lash line for a fun metallic pop of color. 
  4. To finish, I applied Cherry Blossom as a highlight along my brow bone and in the inner corner, near the tear duct. Add some black eyeliner and mascara. 

 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

Kyoto Kimono is a matte, mid-toned mauve shadow that is absolutely lovely. I wanted this all over my lids, along my lower lash line, my cheeks… my lips… anywhere I could smear the gorgeous shade.

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. First, I applied Kyoto Kimono all over my eye lid and up into the crease.
  2. I deepened the look and added some contrast with Sake Plum in the crease.
  3. Last, I applied Princess of China as a highlight in my inner corner near my tear duct. Finish with a little black liner and lots of mascara.

 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

This look is cozy… smokey and warm with chocolate browns and orange. Hmmmm…. makes me want some hot cocoa. 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. I started by applying Sake Plum all over each eye lid.
  2. I used the shade Smoked Tea in my crease to blend out the dark Sake Plum. This creates a softer transition between the dark shade and my brow bone highlight. 
  3. To finish the look, I applied The Silk Road along my lower lash line. Add some black eye liner and lots of mascara and you’re all set!

 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

This look is as deep and dark as it gets! I saw that black, sparkling shade, and knew that it would make quite the statement if I applied it heavily to each lid. Time for a night out!

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. This look is very similar to the one before it… but uses different shades. Start by applying Cherry Blossom with a big fluffy brush to the crease and the brow bone. 
  2. Next, add Meiling to each eye lid using a stiff eye shadow brush. Make sure you tap off the brush to get the excess color off the brush before it lands all over your cheeks!
  3. Apply Kyoto Kimono to the crease and use a fluffy brush to blend out the Meiling shade. Add this shade to the lower lash line as well. 
  4. Lastly, I added Princess of China to the inner corner, near my tear duct to highlight. As usual, I finished the look with black eye liner and mascara. 

 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

I knew I needed at least one more look featuring Tiger Lily, since it is just so pretty. This eye shadow look is super simple! 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. Apply Tiger Lily all over each eye lid.
  2. Now, add Meiling to the outer corner to add some dimension and contrast. 
  3. Next, apply Smoked Tea along the lower lash line. To finish, add some black eye liner and lots of mascara! 

 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

This look is the most natural and simple… and is also one of my favorites. A great makeup look for a busy day. The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. First, I applied Cherry Blossom all over my eye lid, crease, and up to my brow bone.
  2. Then, I added Kyoto Kimono into my crease with a fluffy crease brush. I finished the look with some mascara. Skipped the eye liner on this one, because I felt like it. ;) 

 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

For this last look, I knew I needed to be more brave with that pretty orange shade, so I applied it right to the middle of each eye lid. 

The Exotic Lotus Palette: One Palette, 8 Looks

  1. I started with a shimmery champagne cream eye shadow on the inner 3rd of my eyelid because I really wanted to make Princess of China pop. 
  2. Then, I went in with The Silk Road and added that to the rest of my eyelid. I blended the two shades together where they meet in the middle so there wasn’t a distinct line between them. 
  3. Lastly, I added Smokey Tea to the outer corner of my eyelids to add dimension. I also applied this color along my lower lash line. I finished this look (let’s say it together) with some black eye liner and plenty of mascara!

 

my rating 5.5

jessica @ frosting&facials

Which look is your favorite? Do you have a palette recommendation for my next post?? 

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