Monday, 2 September 2013

Heavy Metal

One of my current favourite eyeshadows is 'Heavy Metal' from the Motives by Loren Ridinger eyeshadow collection. I'm obsessed!

This shadow immediately stood out to me when I was taking a look at all of the different colours and I couldn't wait to use it as it has such a gorgeous pearlized finish. This shadow also particularly reminds me a lot of MAC's 'Blue Brown' pigment once it's applied.  

I love how edgy and grungey it is, but the sparkles keep it looking very pretty and feminine at the same time. This eyeshadow definitely lives up to it's name!

Do you love it as much as I do?

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in 'Absynthe' all over lid as a base
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sienna' eyeshadow (from the 'Lavish' palette) blended into crease
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Heavy Metal' eyeshadow all over lid and lower lash line
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Blizzard' eyeshadow to highlight brow bone
  • Motives by Loren Ridinger 'Onyx' eyeshadow to lightly deepen crease
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in 'Lavish' along lower waterline 
  • Eyeko Skinny Brush mascara
  • Eyemimo #NTR04 false lasges 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Caramel'
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in 'Caramel'


  1. OMG!!! Nicola, you are gorgeous, and your makeup work is AMAZING!! My name is Lucy, and I'm so so inspired by your beautiful creations! :) I added you to my blog roll, and I'm now a follower! If you want, you can visit my blogs:
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    Thanks! Keep on doing what your doing! :D

    1. Thanks for the kind words, Lucy. I'm so flattered that you like my looks!

  2. Loooooove. Blue Brown is one of my favourite eyeshadows and I definitely see the resemblance, but Heavy Metal is definitely more grunge.

    Ada | thespianxx

    1. Completely agree! It definitely lives up to it's name. Thanks, Ada!

  3. MAC's Blue Brown pigment is one of my favorites! I love using it for different looks and playing with the duochrome in it and trying to pair it with different things. This look is sooo nice!

    1. I've actually yet to try Blue Brown, but I seen it used A LOT online and I love it. I need to get it! But this definitely reminded of the swatches that I've seen online.