Sunday, 29 July 2012

Front Cover Matt + Metallic Summer '12 Collection

I have a lot of admiration for the ladies behind Front Cover, they really know their stuff and tirelessly bring seasonal collections hot off the heels of the catwalks from London, Paris, Milan and NYC for the loyal, beauty hunters at a good price in an informative, approachable and rather fun way.
This Summer they did not skimp on creativity and I know many bloggers have posted some fantastic, in depth reviews about their latest Summer '12 make up sets, which are more than likely flying off the shelves.  Well, sorry if this one is low on stock but I couldn't let this kit (launched in May) Matt + Metallic,creation pass by without a pic heavy post.
Due to so many elements included in this kit ie.  Satin and Matt finished pressed eye shadows plus 4 Cream Eye Shadows I thought I'd focus on the latter; they are ultra creamy, with immense staying power AND so versatile.  Let me show you...

Copper Cream Eye Shadow:  Hot flush of a colour for eyes and wearable for cheeks too.

Gold Cream Eye Shadow:  This metallic outshines the lot.

Cool Brown Cream Eye Shadow:  A seemingly dull shade but accurate for smudgy shading and depth.

Cream Cream Eye Shadow:  Supremely sparkly and a great highlighter around eyes, brow and cheek bones.

My fabulous friend, Vic was willing to be my model and allowed me to experiment with 3 extremely speedy looks.

The first look:  Sultry Metallics: Gold applied as a base colour, over lids and around the eyes.

Cool Brown used to shade inner sockets and blended.

More shading with Cool Brown under eyes and extended to outer edge.

Cream added to accentuate and highlight the centre of the lids and inner duct.

Finished look that would have even more drama with a few coats of mascara.

The second look:  Intense Copper Eyes: Copper blended over eye lids with Cream used to highlight lower lashline.

Brown eye pencil lined upper lash line.

Smudge and extend liner to create a subtle flick.

Then brown liner along the waterline (of course, a layer of Brown Mascara would complete this).

The third look:  Speedy Smoky Eyes:  Cool Brown blended over the eye lids to sockets and imperfectly smudged lower lash line.

Blend will into sockets right up to brow bones.

And there you have it, 3 wearable looks for any occasion, again to finish the 3rd look you could add a coat of Black, Purple or even Khaki mascara (very on trend) and/or line the waterline with a coloured eye liner.

I am eager to try more and already anticipating the truly brilliant A/W '12 collections!


  1. These shadows look so pigmented! Loving speedy smoky eyes look! x

    1. They are really well pigmented and super smooth, no dragging at all plus surprisingly long lasting! x