The last time Urban Decay released a Naked Palette it was like Christmas Eve in the frozen meat department at Asda; everyone was desperate to get their paws on a set. I liked the first one, although you know how I feel about cardboard packaging (not a fan). Naked 2 palette, launching officially next year in the UK and today (1st December 2011) on Urbandecay.com comes in…a tin! A TIN! Call me a nutter but […]
Japanese eyeshadows, especially high street/drugstore level brands usually come in palettes with a particular colour theme (ie. browns or purples etc.) and come with a selection of shades from light to dark – very handy. They also tend to be sheer and shimmery although some palettes pack a real punch, the majority are wearable daytime palettes. If you ask me, there was this season when KATE had the Glam Trick Eyes (absolutely stunning eyeshadows, pigmented, […]
I got my lovely aunt to pick something up for me from Duty Free and…she failed. She allegedly said that she thought she could buy it “on the plane” which at that point she presented me with some out of date Turkish Delight instead. A month later she was on another holiday and this time I insisted that she buy the Dior palette BEFORE she boarded a plane…and she did! Here is Dior 5 Couleurs Couture […]
I have already showed you my Mary Quant palette which took much planning. On my last trip to London I went to the Mary Quant shop again, with a plan to put together a palette of neutrals and browns! I bought 8 in total and a case: I had semi planned this in my head by looking at the website colours but once I got there, it was much easier to swatch and decide what would […]
Before I went away a few weeks ago, I paid a visit to the Nars counter. The second I saw their new trio (Limited Edition) Arabian Nights my heart went BOOM CHICKA BOOM BOOM. Because it had a few elements I really love when it comes to make up. Black – Check. Glitters – Check. Soft Textures – Check. Only when I got home did I think, huh – how do I use this wildly […]
Soap & Glory recently launched a rather comprehensive range of colour cosmetics and that included 2 eyeshadow quads called ‘Lid Stuff’. There are 3 variations, I have 2 of them here, Smokey Dokey and What’s Nude: Smokey Dokey has four colours in deep smokey shades, Diamondust, Chine, Black Gold and Smokin’ What’s Nude contains Vanilla, Pink T, Mudhoney, Aubersheen.
Aube disappeared a few years ago and became Aube Couture, quite a grown up range of cosmetics which a chic, elegant edge. I like their products although they are made for the grown up lady so everything is quite muted and subtle. I purchased one of their new Designing Impression Eyes in 554 which is a purple set. As with a lot of Japanese compacts, it’s packed full with 5 colours, a mirror and 4 […]
A few weeks ago, PRE spending ban* might I add, I hopped along to my local RMK counter for an innocent browse and ended up buying this cute eyeshadow/cream shadow duo product from their Autumn 2011 Collection, named Dusty Bright Eyes. Dusty Bright eyes is 3 grams of cream eyeshadow (long lasting waterproof) and a sparkly eyeshadow AND a dual ended brush. There are 6 shades to choose from, for me it had to be […]
Thought I’d share with you one of my recent purchases; KATE Select Eye Colours Shiny Selection in Nudy Brown! KATE releases a few limited edition Select Eye Colours every year – the year before there was a grey and brown set. This Shiny Selection is actually a year old but I spotted them on sale again on Adambeauty. It goes to show that sometimes you don’t need to rush and buy LE items, they can […]
A few months ago my cousin visited from Canada and bought me a few pieces from Physicians Formula. I had requested these items; she found it quite tough locating the brand in Vancouver and the range was apparently limited but at least I got my mitts on some bits and pieces! (more reviews to follow). I asked her to buy me a few of the Shimmer Strips Custom Eye palettes (they have tons, tailored towards […]
Mary Quant’s Eye Opener Eyeshadows come in an impressive selection – 120 colours to be exact, always with 12 seasonal limited edition colours. The eyeshadows cover a smörgåsbord of shades and textures. Below is a chart of all the colours. From left to right (treat each one as a vertical column) they cover the following colour groups: Red, Orange, Yellow, Yellow Green, Green, Blue, Violet, Purple, Flesh Pink, Flesh Yellow, Neutral and Lightness. The textures […]
Sometimes I get the urge to buy a palette that I missed out on on when it was first released. In this case it was Kose’s Visee Blackish Forming Eyes in B-5: Visee palettes are quite nice – sometimes great, sometimes just average. The Blackish Forming Eyes Eyeshadow Palettes are quite interesting because it’s quite rare that Japanese brands will have such bold, deep colours on offer.
There was a time when I’d go to work with blue and green purple sparkly eyeshadow – what can I say, it can be dark in the mornings and it wasn’t until I checked myself out in the lift I realised how much I looked like a CRAZY PERSON. The fact is I am very time short in the mornings and I do like a bit of eyeshadow, so I have decided to keep the […]
Yes I saved the best for last. Heaven & Earth is the brown toned palette from MUA Professional (and I am into browns at the moment!). It’s a great palette – a mixture of warm and a few cooler browns, beige, golds – lovely. Is it like Urban Decay’s Naked palette, I hear you cry?! Well have a look here, you tell me!
Dusk til Dawn is one of those palettes that I knew was very me – I love the green. I will buy a palette based on the strength of its green only. That and the silvery hues look good. I presume the name, Dusk Til Dawn suggests you can use it for night and day: Take a look….
Another palette I instantly knew I would like from MUA professional was Starry Night! This is similar (or closest to) Sleek’s Storm palette, but more wearable thanks to the purples, greys and lighter shimmers. Did I tell you I currently have an obsession with pink eyeshadow? I like how they provide different shades, like the silver, blue, purple, pink to mix it up a bit…
Next up is the MUA Professional Palette in Pretty Pastels: Hands up right away! My least favourite. I just don’t like pastels that much. Some people do, especially those who like natural colours. I just find this palette quite samey and soft – but it IS pastels! It is delivering what one would expect!
Next up on this MUA palette day (hehe) is Poptastic. This is the brights one – full of blues, pinks, yellow and orange. This is the sort of palette I usually jump for but in my old age (ahem) I am really loving more neutral shades. Nevertheless, there’s always room for some brights. Once again like the palette I reviewed earlier, the shades are sort of random. Yes, there are lots of blues but […]
I recently got the whole set of MUA Professional Eyeshadow Palettes in the post. There are six palettes to choose from, and each comes with 12 colours. They are similar to Sleek I-Divine Palettes and are just £4 each from Superdrug. I have so many photos I have decided to split each palette into it’s own post. Come back at the end of the day to see all 6 palettes in action! First up I […]
The last time I was at a Paul & Joe counter, I wrote about how the SA shadowed my every step until I gave in a purchased all the items she wanted me to. This time, I was in the same store (Fenwicks, London) but the staff were new and they totally different. I was excited, so excited about going to a Paul & Joe counter to pick some Select Eyeshadows for a palette. I […]