Here are 22 color combinations to get those creative ideas flowing for those who picked up or were tempted by the recently-released ($78.00 for 0.684 oz.). Those who tend to incorporate mattes into every look may find that they need to pull in complementary mattes from their collection. The palette has three true mattes, but shades like Fuchsia Shock, Saturnalia, Violet Void, and Smoked Amethyst can be applied with a lighter hand and buffed out for more of a satin-to-pearl effect (not quite as metallic as say, Gold Standard).
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!