Blue Gradient EOTD Inspired By Kajol Using Palladio Eyeshadow Quad

The kids had gone down to play this afternoon and I saw this picture of Kajol while browsing the internet. I immediately got out the Palladio eyeshadow quad in Blue Suede that I got in my June FabBag and did a super quick and simple EOTD. I didn’t even change my clothes nor did I iron out my bangs, which I now regret. I should have even worn my green lenses which are lying sealed ever since I bought them. But I really wanted to finish the EOTD and take pics before the hungry, sweaty kids came back home in need of a shower and dinner….

Kajol inspired blue gradient eotd

Kajol has such beautiful, expressive eyes!!! I definitely don’t know how to pose like her and it’s difficult for me to take pictures. Anyway, take a look at the pics and then I’ll tell you about the makeup I used. …

The pic above was taken in natural light while the one below has been taken in yellow light. I love how flawless my skin is looking in these pictures. I don’t know whether it’s the foundation or the lighting or the camera on my new Xperia Z2. Perhaps it’s a combination of all three.

Here are the products I used:
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade 3W2 Cashew
Concealer: MAC Select MoistureCover NC35
Eyeshadow: Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Quad in Blue Suede
Eyeliner: Maybelline Colossal Kajal
Lipstick: Lancome Rouge In Love 132M (Asian Edition)

I got the Estee Lauder foundation sample when I bought the Estee Lauder Double Wear lipstick in Stay Rose. It’s lightweight and yet gives such amazing coverage! The MAC Select MoistureCover is a recent purchase and it does a far better job with my dark circles than the MAC Studio Finish Concealer or the Revlon Photo Ready. Shall review it soon…

While the lipstick that Kajol is wearing looks fabulous, I thought a peachy pink would look nicer with this look so I went for the Lancome Rouge In Love 132M (the Asian Expertise edition).

OMG! I even forgot to wear mascara!

Kajol’s makeup artist has done a gradient on her lower lash line using a dark blue in the inner one-third of the lash line and a turquoise on the outer two-thirds. Her upper eyelids have been kept slightly smoky. For the upper lids, I first applied the Maybelline Colossal Kajal and then lightly layered the shimmery gray shadow from the Palladio palette over it just to add a teeny bit of sparkle.

On the lower lids, I first applied the Colossal Kajal on my water line and then a thin line of the LA Splash eyeshadow base (again a product I received in my FabBag) under the lashes. Using the eyeliner brush that comes with Maybelline Gel Liner, I applied the navy blue shadow starting from the inner corner till about one-third way out. Then I applied the turquoise shade on the rest of the lower lash line blending well where the two colours met. And that’s it! I even forgot to put on mascara, I was in such a hurry.

The eyeshadows in the Palladio quad have are quite pigmented. They have a soft, buttery texture and barely any fallout, except for the gray shade which does have a little bit of fallout. There’s Jojoba oil, Shea Butter, Apricot Oil, Matricaria flower extract, Ginko Biloba extract, Ginseng root extract and Aloe leaf juice among other ingredients. And NO Parabens.

Swatches on left without primer, on right, with primer.

While the pigmentation of the shadows is really nice, layering them over a primer really makes the colour “pop”. I don’t use primers, neither for the face nor for the eyes, but I really wanted to try out the LA Splash eyeshadow base and I must say I’m a convert. Yes, eyeshadows layered over primers really do look much nicer.

No, I haven’t done any “soft focus” or any other retouching of the pictures (except cropping them). Can you believe these are mobile phone pics? And no, I didn’t use the 20MP rear camera either, I used the front camera for these selfies. It’s as though Sony has an inbuilt soft-focus/blur for selfie-addicts…lol.

How many of you got the Palladio shadows in your FabBag? What do you think of this look? Very wearable I feel. And for the first time, I actually like the blue eyeshadows.

31 Replies to “Blue Gradient EOTD Inspired By Kajol Using Palladio Eyeshadow Quad”

  1. Oh My my! You nailed it girl!

  2. You look really nice:) I love how cleanly you have done your eyes I wish I could do the same.

  3. Nice Look Dollie….quiet close 🙂

  4. Wow.. you look so pretty. Love your look.

  5. It’s makeup…not skin :p . And thanks 🙂

  6. Thanks…I wish I really had such flawless skin…sigh.

  7. Thanks so much 🙂

  8. Thanks. And I truly don’t have flawless skin…it looks like that in these pics coz of foundation and the lighting. But I have done a skincare post if you want to check it out 🙂

  9. beautiful EOTD 🙂

  10. Harcrazyforcosmetics says: Reply

    Wow.. U look awesome Dollie… Loved the look..

  11. super pretty Dollie…I have recently bought the MAC select cover myself and it definitely does an amazing job…regarding Estee Lauder, it has suddenly taken the beauty world by storm..seems like everybody is talking abt it…n yes regarding ironing your bangs n all, don’t worry, all of us have those quick makeup moments n ur pics have come perfect, so don’t worry…even I take most of my makeup pics as selfies 😉

  12. Get Set Blush says: Reply

    your skin!! so flawless 🙂 n good job 🙂 loved the eye makeup

  13. Naomi Ganzu says: Reply

    You look so flawless and beautiful in the pictures!!!
    You have superb skin!

  14. Gosh ! You look Drop Dead Gorgeous in these Pix <3
    Beautifully Done Dear . Loved It ! 🙂

  15. Thanks Additional. So glad you liked the makeup 🙂

  16. Awww. Thank you so much Manasi 🙂

  17. Dollie you FAB!! so beautiful!

  18. I never use blue eyeshadows but these were really nice colours. And then when I saw Kajol’s pic, I decided to do that look 🙂

  19. Thanks Shikha 🙂

  20. Thank you so much Sangita 🙂

  21. I agree…it is simply fabulous and has become my fave now too. And thanks for all the compliments Charu 🙂

  22. you look so pretty..

  23. even without lens and the straightened hair, you nailed it!! awesome job dollie…

  24. you look sooooo pretty! the makeup is spot on, exactly the same as Kajol’s 🙂 i saw the pic you put up on instagram and i was like.. this is one post i have to read 😀 beautiful x

  25. Red Handed says: Reply

    you seriously do look flawless. and yes you have expressive eyes too 😀

  26. Pooja Mittal says: Reply

    If I remember correctly, you mentioned in the post where you showd what’s in your June bag that you don’t use blue shadows a lot but u did such a good job with the quad
    I think ur new foundation and camera are doing wonders together
    Also I feel that you have naturally glowing skin, last pic is the proof 🙂
    Keep in touch

  27. Thanks Preethi 🙂

  28. I really love the look dolie…

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