Category Archives: Eyeshadow
Diwali is one of the most important festival in India. Festivities are planned on scale similar to Christmas. Everyone plans on food, gifts, party etc but few beauty crazed people think about the makeup they would be wearing for Diwali party 😉
And this is what I plan to do, a warm jewel toned eye look
I started with NARS Smudgeproof as the primer, followed by MAC Tan pigment all over the eyelid. Since I don’t get to use MAC pigments on regular basis, this was a good chance to have some play with them. It’s a beautiful rose gold colour.
As the next step, I applied MAC Blue Brown pigment in the outer 2/3rd part of the eye. There was fall out but it can be minimised by using a flat dense eye brush. This is such a gorgeous pigment , beautiful duochrome. In this look, since I have used a rose gold color as base, the pigment looks more brown then blue.
Using MAC Carbon as the outer corner colour adds that extra depth to the look. My favourite brush for this is Artiste dome shaped smudge brush. Its dense and pointed, so color application is precise avoiding the racoon effect.
I finished the look with Loreal gel eyeliner, Milani Liquif’ye in Black on water line. On my lower lash line, I applied MAC Twink using an angle brush.
From L to R : MAC Foley, Embark, Twink
From L to R: MAC Pigment Tan and Blue Brown
Do you plan to do something special this Diwali or this festive season? We plan to have a lots of food, sparkles and decorating the house with lights.
Thanks to Yishan, I got a chance to try the latest addition to Maybelline Color Tattoo. Today, I will share my picks from the collection.
Being always short on time, I am always on look out of cream eye shadows which can help me achieve polished look. When I saw Barely Branded, I knew it fit the bill perfectly. A soft champagne colour which can be used on its own as lid shade(blended out well) or inner eye corner colour.
I have always wanted to try pink eye shadows but all that I have used till now make me look horrible. It was like, I wanted to love them but ended hating them. This was till I swatched Maybelline Inked in Pink Color Tattoo. It looks frosty in pan but doesn’t come across when worn. Initially, I was wary if it would work on my skin tone, but this shade has enough warmth in it to look good on olive tone skin.
Maybelline Color Tattoo last well with base but on its own they last 2-3 hours without creasing. With the range of color and texture Maybelline offers, I don’t mind using them with a base. I will definitely be trying more when new colors are launched.
Have you tried these? What do you think of them?
Burberry eye shadow singles, are just what you would expect from a high end make up brand.
You fall in love with them all over again, every single time you use them.
I am naturally drawn towards warm shades like brown,taupe, so it was no surprise when I chose Midnight Brown.
Burberry Midnight Brown is a dark brown with shimmer and red undertone. I use this mainly as the shade for outer 2/3rd of my eyelid area and as socket colour
Even though it’s quite warm, I think it would look quite good on cool tone skin.
My choice for Porcelain was mainly driven by the fact that I wasn’t happy with highlighting eyeshadows in my collection.
Burberry Porcelain is just what its name is. A beautiful highlight shadow with enough warmth to work on warm skintones.
Most of the highlighting shades I have come across, appear frost like on my lids. But, not this one.
Sleek eyeshadow palette in ‘Storm’ is a beautiful mix of neutral and dark intense shades. A palette which you can carry when on holidays and it will cover your daytime to night time eye look. I had been lusting after it for long time and then I finally picked it from Crush Cosmetics
Quality wise they are great. There is minimum fall out and they last without creassing when used with primer.
I think what makes this palette a winner is the combination of shades and texture. There is matte shades for buffing and intense colours for giving the edge to an otherwise simple eye look. I think the most unique shade in the palette is the steel grey, 2nd from left in bottom row.
Head over to My Funny Valentine for more swatches
Have you tried any Sleek eyeshadow palette ??
As part of LMFF inspired posts, today, I will be sharing an easy eye look. Not many products involved in this look and its low on skill level too.
- Models Prefer Concealer Stick in Dark
- Loreal Touche Magique
- Laura Mercier Corrector in Orange
The look was created using Loreal Contour Kohl in black and Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in All Night Blue
Do you have any easy look to share ??
Estee Lauder website describes their Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme as
“Creme eyeshadow delivers intense colour that lasts up to 15 hours and goes on fast.
Long-Wear, Stay-True Colour
It’s stay-true colour at your fingertips with matte to demi-pearl finishes.
Creamy formula goes on smoothly, blends easily.
Seamless coverage won’t crease or fade.
Can be worn alone or layered under .
For all skintypes and ideal for mature skin as it minimises pulling and tugging of the delicate eyelid.”
I had picked this shadow when I was just starting in makeup and wanted a cream eyeshadow.
Antique gold was an automatic choice as color was warm and with very smooth texture. I have used it since then in multitude of looks and occasions. And it has delivered every time. I loved it so much that I gifted one to my sister as well 🙂
Color is beautiful, warm gold with antique look, true to its name. It applies smoothly and doesn’t need any base for color payoff or longevity in performance. I haven’t tested it for 15 hr wear but it doesn’t crease in an 8 hr workday.
The biggest positive of the shadow is how easily it can be used alone or in conjunction with other shadows and for both daily looks to special occasion ones.
Do you have any color from this range ?? If not, then swatch them in store, I am pretty sure you wouldn’t be disappointed.
“Perfect! Fresh, heavenly eyes can be achieved in minutes with sax’s “eye delight” eyeshadow palette. Contour, blend and highlight with silky smooth powders which glide effortlessly on to eyelids, for breathtaking beautiful eyes.”
The packaging of the product is similar to NARS rubberized case. The best is that it comes with a huge mirror, a great bonus and perfect to do your makeup on go.
The colors are leaning towards neutral and they apply beautifully. I won’t say much, but if you like neutrals and need to take one palette, this is your baby.
I have also posted an EOTD with this palette.
Availibitly : Terrywhite Pharmacy, Online
Price: RRP $19.95 AUD
Disclaimer: Product provided by PR for consideration, but it has no bearing on my views.
Do you see a pattern ? Reading fabulous blogs can be injurious to your wallet.
Now on to the actual product.
It comes packaged in a jar with a small slanted tip brush. The brush is quite handy and be actually used with the shadows.
In the jar, it feels like sponge and when swatched its like a cream eyeshadow.
I wore it both all over lid and as an eyeliner.
There was no creasing or flaking experienced even after 6 hours wear.
Would I Recommend It : Yes, definitely. If you want something easy to work with and do quick eye makeup, this is your product. The only sticking point is the price.
Availability : Myer, DJ, Chanel Boutique
RRP : $49 AUD
Update : Since I wrote this post as a draft couple of months ago, I have bought 2 more from this range. I will be posting swatches of them soon.
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I am yet to wear them out, so I can’t comment on their staying power but my first impressions are really good about these palettes. You can definitely not go wrong with the price they are for.
L’Occitane is brand generally associated with quality skincare products. I have used few items from their range and loved it.
If I am not wrong, L’Occitane ventured into releasing make up once every year , since last year. I had browsed the range and one thing which caught my eyes was the packaging. There was something charming about the cardboard packaging. I was also curious about what L’Occitane had to offer in makeup.So, when I saw the indigo-kir-royale haul post, I was tempted to try something from this range.
I initially wanted to get Petals Eye Quartet but I felt the colors didn’t show so well on my NC 42 skin. But, this doesn’t take away any points from the eyeshadow’s texture, pigmentation …if it shows up on you, its really great for the price.
I got for myself Corail Quadrille Duo Eyeshadow.
- Packaging. The cardboard packaging won me straightaway. Not just that, they have a small ribbon under the brush/sponge applicator which can be used to pull out the applicator easily.
- Pigmentation. The color in the palette is achieved in one – two swipes with an eye primer
- Texture. Its quite smooth with minimum fall out.
- Even though its shimmer eyeshadow, its not over the top and can be easily used for daytime look
- And what I love the most is that, this duo is enough to create a daytime smokey look
Nothing till now.
Would I recommend it : Definitely, yes.
Availability : In store or online.
RRP : $ 26.95 AUD