The Ace Beaute Flair Palette has been one of my favorite palettes in my collection since I purchased it at its launch. Liv loves it too; it was my gift to her for her birthday last year and we texted a LOT about how much we love it. So, when we saw that it was a part of the onTUWI program* that we are participating in in partnership with Indie Beauty Expo, we both got super excited. I proposed a 3 Looks 1 Palette series to Liv, starting with this palette, and now here we are!
By the way, if you want to see me do a 3 Looks 1 Palette post and IGTV video for any other palette, let me know! If I own it, I’ll do it!
*I purchased this palette myself. onTUWI links* are affiliated when you use code Theindiemood20 (and you get 20% off!) and are marked with a (*). onTUWI links* and the code will no longer be live after the end of March 2020. This post is not sponsored.All opinions are our own.
A few words on why I love this palette: The Flair palette* has all the colors I love to wear when I wear color. It’s a very fall-toned palette, which I find works best on my skin tone (to be clear, I play a lot with colors that are not fall tones at all, but if I could only choose one color range to use it would be this one). The formula is really nice as well; the mattes are easy to blend and the shimmers are wonderful. They have a bit of a thicker formula to them, which actually makes them quite versatile, as you will see in Look #1. I do usually layer the shimmers over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, which makes them particularly metallic, but I didn’t do so for this post because I wanted to just show how the palette performs on its own.
It’s also just a very inspiring palette to me. I feel like I can create countless looks with it; case in point, for these three looks – all very different looks – I only used 7 of the 15 shades in the palette. That’s less than half of them! I’m not typically a fan of rainbow palettes – I prefer palettes with focused color stories – but again, this color story just does it to me. This palette* quelled my desire for many other super colorful palettes, actually, because it basically took all my favorite shades and put them together.
I really tried to create more “wearable” colorful looks. Of course, I use the term “wearable” tongue-in-cheek, because really any makeup look is wearable. But, I think a lot of people do struggle with feeling like color is “too much” – I certainly experienced this myself when I was really struggling with my skin in particular. I felt like I “couldn’t” wear color because it would draw too much attention to my acne; I didn’t feel comfortable with it. So, I wanted to create looks that are simple to do and a dip into color.
All that being said, I’ve also just been really enjoying playing with more simple looks and color pairings. They are quick and easy to do, and they exercise my creativity in a different way than more complex looks do. Simple colorful looks ask me to figure out ways to make an impact in a subtle way, in a way that might not be obvious right off the bat and is beautiful because of its simplicity.
So, without further ado, here are the three looks I created!
Shimmery Red and Orange
I used to hate shimmers, but now that I learned to take them above my crease I have been absolutely loving them, so I decided to do an all-shimmer look. I took the metallic orange, IOIOIO, and patted that all over the lid with a finger. I then blended it all out with a brush creating an almost-matte transition shade. Next, I took the metallic red, IOIOIO, on a brush and used that to create that outer corner shape. Again, I gently blended out the edges. I went back and forth with adding shadow and blending it out until I was happy with the intensity of the colors!
Wash of Green and Yellow
For this look, I used a technique I learned from Lauren Mae Beauty. Basically, you take whatever color you want and you focus it right under your inner brow and then blend it up into the brow. This gives a very interesting accent to a look while still keeping the overall look neutral if you have neutral shades on your lids. However, I ended up using Cider, a beautiful mustard, all over the lid. Somewhat neutral, but not quite. For the pop of color, I used Sherbert, the stunning acid green in the palette.
Liner and a Pop of Color
This method is a nice way to add color while keeping it very subtle. Use whatever liner you like along the top lashline, and then choose a shade – I used Forest Pine, a teal-y blue – and run it along your lower lashline. I ended up blowing out the blue quite a bit, but you can keep it tighter along your lower water line in order to make it a little less intense. I actually ended up really enjoying this look and I want to try it with different pops of color for sure!
And there are just three looks that you might create with the Flair palette!* What looks would you create with a palette like this? I really feel like the options are limitless! Let me know if you’d like me to create another 3 looks 1 palette for this palette eventually. The Ace Beaute Quintessential Palette* will be next!
If you’re interested in purchasing the Flair palette* through our onTUWI shop, please remember to use code THEINDIEMOOD20 for 20% off! Thank you so much for your support!
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