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A brand I’ve been following on Instagram for a while, and really wanted to try out was Ace Beaute. And when I recently got promoted at work, I decided to treat myself by getting a few of their palettes one of which was the Oceanic Palette. Which is filled with blue and green shadows, if you look at my Instagram you would know when I’m not doing creative looks I have one something in this color family. Not always but a good majority of the time on the weekends. So, I had to start off my adventure with this palette in particular.
The Oceanic Palette includes 15 shades with a Net Weight of 24 G/0.84 oz for $38.99. The formula is both cruelty free and vegan. Shades included in the palette are:
- Bora Bora (metallic)- Light Cornflower Blue
- Jellyfish (metallic)- Golden Green
- Mykonos (metallic)- Aquamarine
- Blue Clam (matte)- Cobalt Blue
- Pacific (matte)- Deep Teal
- Bali (matte)- Cornflower Blue
- Fiji (matte)- Aquamarine
- Turtle (matte)– Deep Forest Green
- Marina (metallic)– Blackened Teal
- Bay (metallic)- Medium Blue
- Anemone (metallic)-Olive Green
- Algae (matte)- Bright Green
- Seaweed (matte)- Olive Green
- Seagrass (matte)- Medium Green
- Lagoon (matte)- Deep Navy Blue
I really enjoyed this formula, every shade was pigmented and blended effortlessly while staying true to color from what was in the pan. Often times blues in particular don’t as they turn grey or change in some way during the blending process. The metallics are also stunning! I do recommend wetting your brush after picking it up from the palette to get the most payoff (usual trick I use for metallics). There also isn’t a lot of kick back in the pans when you’re picking up the shadows. Overall, I really enjoyed this palette. I’ll try not to use this in literally every photo on Instagram but honestly this overall color scheme is something I really enjoy.
Green Halo Moment
The first look I did using this palette was a first impressions for my YouTube channel. If you want details on how I achieved this look as well as me recounting the time I had Red Eared Sliders (turtles), check out the video below:
Into the Marina
The next look that I did using this palette was a colorful cut crease moment using a good majority of this palette. Starting off with the shade Seaweed high in my crease then using Fiji on the lower inner half of my crease and Pacific in the lower outer half of my crease. Next I used a touch of Lagoon in the outer corner before cutting the crease. Then I used Mykonos, Bay, and Marina to create a gradient lid. To finish off the eyes, I took the matte shades from the crease to smoke out the lower lash line as while as a touch of Algae. Applied ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Teaspoon to the water line, created a wing using NYX Epic Ink Liner, and popped on false lashes by House of Lashes in the style Luna Luxe to complete out my eyes. I have ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Growing Pains on my lips.
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