I am fully aware that this has done your head-in for about 2 weeks now, I’ve had people in school ask me, people in my DM’s ask me, one person in the street ask me! It’s alllll been going on, trust me. It’s been as annoying for me to keep it a secret as it has for you to have not known what it is! BUT, it has now come to a time where I can finally tell you all about my little project, and I really hope you love it just as much as I do (but somehow I don’t think you will!)
THE GIRL POWER EYE-SHADOW PALETTE!!!!!!!
Whaaaaaaat?! I KNOW RIGHT! I honestly could not be more excited, like I am on.the.roooof! I have been working on this for just over a month and I love it so much.
So some background info:
Basically, I wanted to make something that everyone could enjoy, not just a select group of people, sort of like a “one size fits all” kind of thing. Make-up was the perfect thing to express that and so that is where it started. I don’t know if you have realised by now, but eye-shadow is my favourite make-up product to use. I just think you can be so creative with it and it’s so fun to apply!
Next I needed to choose a theme, it started with Autumn because as you’ll see in a little moment, the shades in the palette are very seasonal. It then came to me that I wanted something that people could use all year round, not just a particular season. We then went with the idea of self-love because that’s everything that I stand for and shout about. It wasn’t until I looked at my home screen on my phone, that I realised what the theme needed to be! GIRL POWER! Obviously, why didn’t I think of that before?!
So I then moved onto colour schemes and shade names popped up in conversation. Because the whole palette is based around girl power, I didn’t want it to be all my work, I wanted to get some really cool women involved and I think it’s safe to say that I did just that. So I came up with the idea that I should choose 6 really inspiring, kick-ass women that I either know or know of to name an eye-shadow each in the palette.
I know SO many girl bosses, the list was almost impossible! But I finally came up with a list I was happy with and here they are with their chosen shade names:
My mum- Sassy
My Auntie- Visionary
My Best Friend Eve- Empower
Nicole Williams (from Nicole’s Journey)- Bare and Bold
Me (obvs!)- Femme
AND THE BIGGY, Saira Khan- Esteem
I first got in touch with Saira, not thinking that in a million years she would respond to me. But I was wrong because she was so on board with the idea and has been SO supportive ever since! Obviously she is a massive deal but so are all the other amazing girls on that list. My Mum, like the biggest inspiration to me, my Auntie who is just the kindest person ever, My bestie Eve who can be an arse (joke, we are NEVER nice to each other!) but is actually supa cwl, and of course Nicole who is the most genuine, lovely girl you could ever wish to meet!
Funnily enough, the design didn’t take me that long at all. It started out very mediocre, quite unprofessional. I then took a little step back and just re-thought the whole concept. I started working on a new design that I actually LOVE and that ended up being on the front of the palette. Obviously that is a very broken down version, it was not that simple! I’d say the design took me three/four days, if that really. I’m no graphic designer, but I don’t think it looks too shabby and I didn’t have any help with it at all!
I was actually given a whole range of shades to choose from that went from popping pink to glittery gold. I ended up choosing shades that I mot commonly wear and that I know look great together. Since receiving the palette myself and trying it out many, many times, I can vouch that the pigmentation is out of this world and that all the colours blend effortlessly together! I’m so in love with them, it’s literally all I’ve been wearing on my eyes for the last month.
Believe it or not, that is the short version of how I came up with and designed this palette! I feel like it’s my little baby, it’s been so hard to keep it a secret! I really hope you love it because so much work and love has gone into it and I really hope that the girl power concept resonates with you in one way or another. I still can’t believe I have managed to pull this off, IT’S CRAZY!
SO, if you would like to purchase one of these BEAUTIFUL palettes, all you have to do is click HERE it’s simple!
Things like this would NEVER be possible without all of you so I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to every single person reading this. I love you with all my heart, truly, and your continued support means the world, moon, and back again! Thank you to the girls who got involved with the palette, I love you all so much! You are all the best people.
Lot’s of love,