Melt Cosmetics Smoke Session Eyeshadow Palette returns on April 20th at midnight PST, so in honor of it’s restock, here are a few ways you might consider wearing the palette! It is the type of palette that will be more versatile as a complement to other palettes, as it has much warmer and cooler tones and only two mattes (which are quite deep).
About This Series
Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use more like five or six shades in a typical look, but I think that four is a happy medium to give a good idea of the “core” color scheme of a look while giving you the ability to lighten/darken as desired. I have listed the colors in this order: inner lid, middle of lid, outer lid/crease, and crease/above crease.
You might see combinations that seem slightly repeated but placement will vary (e.g. a halo placement where the lightest and more shimmery shade is placed on the center) as placement can also create a different effect/look! You might also want to consider incorporating your favorite matte/shimmer shades (as applicable) to increase the versatility of certain palettes. Consider these ideas a jumping off point!
Blue Dream, Sweet Tooth, Mean Green, Space Queen
Black Widow, Mean Green, Space Queen, Blue Dream
Grand Daddy, Gravity OG, Black Widow, Sour Diesel
Mean Green, Blue Dream, Black Widow, Sour Diesel
Sweet Tooth, Gravity OG, Mean Green, Sour Diesel
Blue Dream, Grand Daddy, Mean Green, Space Queen
Mean Green, Gravity OG, Space Queen, Sour Diesel
Grand Daddy, Sweet Tooth, Mean Green, Sour Diesel
Sweet Tooth, Grand Daddy, Mean Green, Space Queen
Sweet Tooth, Blue Dream, Space Queen, Sour Diesel