Sunday Stash Shopping #15 featuring LORAC Garnet

Today’s stash shopping is more of me experimenting with the shade Garnet in the Lorac Pro Eye Palette. If you haven’t read the review or seen the swatches, please click here to have a look first. I also made it convenient for you so here are the swatches again.

 

swatches

 

Many of you love Garnet and so do I, so I feel obligated to create a couple of ways to use it. I was a little ambitious with the first try, and used quite a few colours. I used some complementary shades, and since Gold is also a favourite, I paired them both together. I used Garnet at the center of my lids, Gold on the inner corners and Deep Purple to add definition on the outer corners of my lid. I then used a green liner (Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner in Jade) to line my lower lash lines before using Gold on the inner half and Garnet on the outer half. I also used a black pencil to draw on my waterline before finishing off with mascara.

The green liner really brought out the brown in my eyes.

 

garnet

 

After the colourful attempt and tedious blending, I wanted something simpler so I tried Garnet with Black. Basically, it is Garnet on the inner half of the lid and Black on the outer half. On the lower lash line, I pulled the black nearly halfway in and added some highlight on the inner half with Lt Bronze. Then line with black liner and finish off with mascara.

 

garnet_black

 

How would you use Garnet? Which one of the above do you prefer? I hope you liked today’s little experiment!

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

  • Both are GORGEOUS looks Lily! You should wear green liner more often-your eyes look so brown and beautiful!

    • Thanks Tracy. I really need to use more green liners for sure!

  • Oh gosh! You are making me want this more and more! Looove! For me it would work well all over or as an accent, outer corner. Both looks are beautiful but since I think the 2nd would work best for me I guess it’s my favorite. 🙂

    • Oh, I hope you’ll try it, whether or not you have the Lorac palette!

  • i agree with Tracy. both looks are gorgeous!!!
    i think garnet is too warm for me to easy to pull off, but the second look suggests a great possibility. 🙂

    • Thanks Lena. I thought Garnet would be too warm too, but turned out it’s quite flattering. I wouldn’t have thought that red based shadows actually look good. LOL! I’m now obsessed with shades like this.

  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    OOOH PRETTY!!! What a quintessential autumn look 😀

    • Thanks Catherine 🙂 Garnet is a very fall appropriate colour.

  • Both looks are gorgeous but the first one is just pure autumn on eyeballs! <—I should be a copywriter, huh?
    But I love the kind of complex blackened brown shade made when Garnet shades into the black, too.

    • ROFL! Pure autumn on eyeballs. You have the best descriptions 😛

  • Wow this is amazing! It’s actually not THAT neutral of a palette! Love both looks, but I don’t own this one 😉

    • I know right? I think it’s Garnet that made it pop. That burgundy reddish brown is heavenly!

  • Liz

    I love both but the second is hot. Love the pop of Garnet against the smokiness. 😀

    • And the second one is so much easier to create. LOL!

  • Beauty! I love both looks; the top one is artistic and advanced and beautiful and the second one is va-va-voom! Love what you did!

    • Thanks Kristen. I personally like the second one better 🙂

  • Love both looks and love the palette!!! I really shouldn’t buy another palette! LOL!!

    xx

    • LOL… I shouldn’t have bought another palette either 😛

  • Ting

    Wow!!!! Loving both looks!! Heart warming colours. Your eyes are so beautiful! 😀

    • Heh heh heh… thanks Ting 🙂

  • Damnit, you may have convinced me that I need this palette, Lily! These looks are both gorgeous! They remind me of sunset, and then an hour later, when darkness really creeps in.

    • Oh, I love how you interpreted both the looks 🙂 And yes, this palette is great!