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Deck of Scarlet – new makeup subscription is a bi-monthly makeup subscription for $29.95. It was started by the same people bring us Scentbird. Every other month you get a palette with three eye shadows, two lip colors, two face colors, a lip pencil, and an eyeliner. It allows you to create a multitude of looks with one easy to store palette. I’ve been subscribed to Scentbird since early last year. When they revealed that they would be adding a makeup subscription I was excited!
I was lucky enough to get Palette #00 last year to test out. After one use I knew I was going to be hooked. The colors are so pigmented and long lasting. I was hesitant because of the price point but I’m glad I decided to try. I’m not saying that I thought it was over priced. Actually I was concerned over the quality of the makeup. However, the makeup turned out to be worth it!
Each palette is curated by an Artist In Chief that can range from professional makeup artists to beauty bloggers. I think this is phenomenal because you’re going to get so many different styles that it will be hard to have two palettes that are similar.
These palettes are so perfect because they are lightweight, easy to store, and easy to take with you. One of the things I love is the top cover. It’s separated with a mirror on the larger side and a small flap over the lip colors. It gives you quick access to just the lip colors if you need a touch up while keeping the rest of the palette closed.
I can see myself packing a Deck of Scarlet palette with me the next time I go on a trip and be set! The variety of the colors in each one gives you so many possibilities for different looks. If you’re in need of inspiration, the website provides tons of looks and tutorials from beauty bloggers using the palette.
At first when I saw this palette online I was a little concerned that the only difference from the first one was the eye colors. Once I opened up the palette though I realized how wrong I was. The Artist in Chief for this palette is Sonjdra Delux.
The colors in this palette exude a warm and winter vibe. This was a big of a challenge for me because I typically go toward cooler tones. I feel like they match my skin tone better, but it’s more likely they’re easier for me to apply as I did have to spend a little extra time with these colors the first time I applied them.
The three eye colors go really well together and I can see some really creative looks coming from them. There’s a really nice shimmery pink, a matte one that I can only describe as cranberry wine, and a black. The cheek color is a beautiful bronze while the highlighter has hints of peach in it that compliment the two pink shadows really well. The two lip colors are wildly different from one another. One is a peachy nude color while the other is a deep burgundy like wine. The eyeliner is black and the lip liner is a burgundy that compliments the darker lip color.
All of these products are super pigmented therefore they are also easy to build on but a little can go a long way. You can go from a simple daytime look and transform it to a dramatic night time look by just adding more color.
- Maya – light and shimmery pink
- EH! – medium cranberry wine in matte
- Black Roses – matte black
- Scrumptious – nude cream
- Wu – wine cream
- Montego Bay – bronze cheek color
- Shimmy Shimmy Ya – peach highlighter
- Anarchy – black eyeliner
- Heartless – wine lip liner
I probably should have taken pictures of the lip pencil and eye liner but I completely forgot. I’ll have to remember that for next time!
This look was inspired by itslikelymakeup‘s YouTube look. I went with a little more of an understated look for work. I was able to use everything in the palette except for the lighter lip color although I could have probably combined it to create an ombrè look.
As you can see, I use a minimal amount of foundation and concealer since I wanted this to be an every day look. I also didn’t contour because I don’t do that daily since I sit behind a desk all day.
Like in the video I used Shimmy Shimmy Ya as a base and the Montego Bay in the crease and lining under the eye before putting the eye colors down. I also used Black Roses to fill in my brows.
I used EH! to go over the crease again and over the outer corner of the eye, then lining underneath with it. After that I used Black Roses in the outer corner of the lid and under the eye to smoke it out some. Then I filled the inner eye with Maya and used a little to line under the eye as well. Unlike the video, I added some of the highlighter under my brows.
Finishing off my face I used the Montego Bay blush and highlighted above it with Shimmy Shimmy Ya. On my lips I used Heartless to line and shade the inner corners of my lips and topped it with Wu.
Overall this was a really fun and different look for me. I can see myself playing around with this palette a lot and trying out some different looks as well as combining them with the first palette. I’ll be sure to post more looks on Instagram so be on the lookout!
Here is a list of everything used other than the palette. I am a Perfectly Posh consultant so the bulk of my skin care routine does come from there.
- Never Grow Up Serum $22 – Perfectly Posh
- Moisturize 911 Caffeinated Face Crème $19 – Perfectly Posh
- Zit Zapper $16 – Perfectly Posh
- Caffeinator $14 – Perfectly Posh
- Impish Eyes $16 – Perfectly Posh
- Dawn On Me $18 – Perfectly Posh
- Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC15 $34 – MAC
- Pro Longwear Concealer in NC15 $22 – MAC
- Studio Conceal And Correct Duo in Pale Yellow/Pale Pink $26 – MAC
- False Lashes Extreme Black $23 – MAC
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