Storybook Cosmetics Robin Hood Palette Tutorial

The Storybook Cosmetics Robin Hood palette is one of the cutest packaged eyeshadow palettes I’ve ever seen. While it is a little clunky with so much wasted space, it’s still absolutely precious. The color selection is a little scary with so many greens and golds, but the look I’ve created in this tutorial is still perfectly wearable for everyday. The formula is very easy to work with, which makes application take almost no time at all.
Starting with primer, as always, I’m using my favorite one from Milani. This one keeps the eyeshadow in place all day and because of its nude matte finish, it won’t alter any colors applied on top of it. The best method for primer application is to tap it in with the finger and allow it to dry completely before continuing with eyeshadow.
Now going into the palette, I’m taking the shade called Nottingham and using a dense blending brush to buff that into the crease. This eyeshadow isn’t super pigmented, so it might take a little bit to notice any color payoff on the eye. The denser the brush, the easier it will be to apply this shade.
Then I’m taking the matte yellow gold shade called Quiver and packing that onto the outer third of my eye with a very dense small shader brush. This eyeshadow can be a little powdery, so make sure to tap off the excess before touching the brush to the eye. The warm tones of this color look beautiful when paired with the cool tones of Nottingham.
For the rest of the lid, I applied the gold shimmer shade called Maid Marian. I packed this on with my finger first and then blended it into the crease with a small, loose-bristled shader brush. This color is very pigmented, but apply it with caution because it does tend to leave quite a bit of glitter fallout under the eye. 
The combination of Quiver and Maid Marian on the eye was looking a little too similar, so I decided to add in some of the dark Forest shade. I used a densely packed smudge brush to buff it along the lash line, blending the excess onto the outer part of the eye. This will add more dimension and drama to the look.
For the lower lash line, I first used the Robin Hood shade. That was a little darker than what I wanted, so I buffed some of the brighter green Merry Men shade directly on top of it. Both of these colors are intensely pigmented, so start with a light hand and add more as needed.
To finish things up, I applied a black pencil liner halfway along both my upper and lower lash lines. Then I used an angled eyeliner brush to apply the Forest eyeshadow directly on top of the pencil. Doing this two-step liner process will keep it in place all day and create a softer appearance.
Now all there’s left to do is curl the lashes and add three coats of mascara. I used my favorite Benefit Roller Lash because it adds all the length and volume I’m looking for while also separating each individual lash. This would be a good look to pair with falsies, but mascara by itself is easier and quicker for every day.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
On the brows, I used the darkest shade in the Brow Makeover Kit from a brand called Brow Bar by Reema. The Ciaté Marbled Light Illuminating Blush in the shade Dusk is what I have on my cheeks. Both of those products were included in my December Boxycharm along with this palette and I think they all pair together beautifully.
There are a few things that I like and don’t like about this palette, which we’ll get into in next week’s full review, but I am happy with the way this look turned out. It’s not something I’d personally wear all the time because it’s more colorful than my favorite neutrals. However, I will definitely be keeping this in mind when St. Patrick’s Day comes around!

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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