I wanted to pull out some green eye shadow for St. Patrick’s Day, and decided to take the opportunity to use a handful of my colorful Victorian Disco loose shadows. A few months back I purchased sample jars of Victorian Disco’s entire 16-piece Sailor Scouts collection of shadows and have some great colors to play around with for festive looks.
One of my new year’s resolutions was to try more indie makeup brands, and I love that Victorian Disco offers their loose shadows in different sizes – sample baggies, sample jars, mini jars, and full jars. It makes it really easy to experiment. I’ve sort of been taking my time with testing these shadows, mostly using one or two at a time, but I intend on putting together more looks like this that use a handful of shadows at once so that I can illustrate what they look like when applied in preparation for a full review of the collection.
I started the look with Sailor Jupiter, a green shade perfect for this occasion, and built the rest from there. These swatches are on bare skin (no primer).
Sailor Jupiter: Leaf green with golden sparkle
Sailor Galaxia: Rich, shimmery antique yellow gold
Sailor Mars: Deep plum (nearly black) with a reddish sheen
Luna: Black with lots of red and gold sparkle
Sailor Moon: Bright white with a golden sheen and a bit of sparkle
I started with patting the green Sailor Jupiter all over my lid and up to the crease, but somewhat avoiding the inner corner. It goes on pretty vividly, and so I didn’t really pack it on too heavy. I also brought it all the way across the lower lash line. I knew the golden Sailor Galaxia would be a good mate for the green, so I started patting it into the inner corner and blending outward, but I ended up extending it to all over the lid on top of Sailor Jupiter because I thought the two of them looked so lovely when layered. Galaxia has a stronger sheen than Jupiter and helps bend the green color to a slightly more flattering color for my eyes.
For some deep dimension in the outer corner, I reached for the black Luna. This is a very sparkly shade, but without a glitter adhesive it performs as a smoky black. I patted it upward from the outer end of the upper lash line and pushed it in the outer crease just a teeny weeny bit. The Sailor Scouts collection doesn’t come with a brown shade, so for crease contouring I like to reach for some of the smoky reds and purples. I applied the plummy Sailor Mars with a very soft fluffy crease brush so it doesn’t show up with a ton of vivid color, but does add some nice richness and depth. I also penciled it onto the outer edge of the lower lash line. For highlighting the brow bone and inner third of the lower lash line, I used the white Sailor Moon. This is a shade that can definitely go on with bright opacity, but it can also apply very sheer and I love the golden sheen it gives.
On the rest of my face, I’m wearing Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 108 (review), L’Oreal True Match crayon concealer in N1-2-3 (review) around my face and Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Fair under my eyes, NARS loose setting powder (review), Maybelline brow pencil in Blonde and Jane Iredale PureBrow gel in Blonde (review), The Body Shop bronzer in Medium Matte, Clarins Graphic Expression face and blush powder (limited edition, review), and Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Nude Luster (an old shade).
The holiday is a fun excuse to break out some colors! If you’re interested, you can check out the Victorian Disco Sailor Scouts collection here. Have you ever tried the brand? Did you reach for your greens for St Patrick’s Day?