Hey! So, as you may know from my recent MUA Burning Embers review, you’ll know how much I adore that palette and because of that, I obviously had to go and buy the Tropical Oceana one too! This palette out of the two is much more colourful, filled with oranges, pinks, purples, greens and blues. I had to use this palette as soon as I got it and so I thought why not try and do a mermaid inspired look? I’ve always seen this floating about but I’ve never actually tried it for myself. I hope you enjoy!
This was the finished look. I adore how it turned out and it’s a lot more wearable than I was expecting! The purple and blue shadows really compliment each other and I think this look would look absolutely stunning on someone with brown eyes.
As always, I started by priming my eyelids using my Maybelline Anti-Age concealer and set using my face powder. For my initial crease colour, I went in with Rapture on a fluffy Zoeva brush and buffed this into my crease using wind wiper motions. This is an absolutely gorgeous light purple shadow, I have nothing that compares to this in my collection. When I was happy with how that looked, I then used another fluffy blending brush to buff in Delight, a darker purple, very very lightly into my crease. I didn’t take this as far up as the initial crease shade as I wanted there to be a slight gradient. This shadow is very pigmented so you only need a little at a time.
For my lid colour, I initially went in with Surf, a very light matte blue shadow, and packed this onto my eyelid using a flat shader brush. I then decided I wanted to have a shimmery lid colour so I went over this using Waves, a stunning shimmery blue shadow. As I knew I wanted to add lashes after, I lined my lash line using my Loreal Superliner, not winging it out.
At this point, I felt like the look was missing something, and I immediately knew I wanted to add some glitter. I recently managed to get my hands on a couple more shades from the Collection Glam Crystal Gel Liners and so I thought I would use those. For today’s look, I used the blue one, 5 Le Freak, and packed this onto my eyelid. I know I keep using these but I literally love them so much, especially if you’re too lazy (like me) for the mess of glitter.
For my lower lash line, I first went in with Nautical, a dark matte blue shadow, and then buffed this out using Rapture. I also decided to apply Nautical onto my waterline for a more intense effect. For my inner corner and brow bone highlight, I decided to use Sleek’s Solstice Highlight palette and I used the purpley-toned highlight, Hemisphere. To finish off the eyes, I added my Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and applied false lashes.
I’m really impressed with how these shadows blended together. Makeup Academy have definitely stepped up their game with these palettes! They are literally amazing for the price and I definitely need to do more looks using this palette.
That’s it for this post! I’m really enjoying stepping out of my comfort zone and creating looks that I wouldn’t usually go for.
If anyone would like a more in-depth post about the Tropical Oceana palette then just let me know in the comments!
Thank you so much for reading!