We all remember the sold-out Alice in Wonderland `urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. I arrived at my Debenhams counter hoping to pick one up only to be told that they were already gone. Boo-hooing aside I was wondering when the brand would collaborate again. Continue Reading
I have been promising swatches of The Body Shop’s spring palettes for ages and I completely forgot.. better late than never eh! :) It’s probably time for their summer launch at this stage but the Spring palettes are still on sale.
Palette 02 – A La Mode
Shades: Minimalist White, pret-a-pink, futuristic silver and black dress
Eye definer in o1 black and brush (which is good quality!)
And some swatches… (both taken in natural light – one near the window, one away)
The second palette is great for blue eyes, the shades really make blue pop. Personally, I prefer the A La Mode palette, it’s more fun.The liners are great quality, rich in pigmentation and handy to throw in your make-up bag.
Rather surprisingly, the little brush that accompanies the palettes is excellent.
I recorded a 5 minute make-up tutorial using some of the eyeshadows from the palettes, I will upload it early next week.
My kit includes a fair amount of MAC products. There are of course plenty of other brands in there but MAC definitely dominates. I love the eyeshadows, blush and lip products. Although I’m not a fan of their foundation or their mascaras.
I have to admit that I cheat a little as I have a MAC Pro card with the full Make-up artist discount. Because of this I tend to stick to MAC and then dabble in other brands. It occurred to me yesterday, whilst standing in the prescription queue at my local pharmacy, that for the price of Revlon Colourstay (in Ireland) I can buy a MAC foundation in the UK/US. This was a little sobering as I often think that I’m saving money by picking products up in Boots. I think it’s time I put my card to work.
I’m always on the lookout for makeup storage solutions. Enter Z-Palette. I first heard about these on Kandee Johnsons channel, they seemed like a great idea so I have just checked out their website and thought I’d share.
I have quite a few floating eyeshadows. I find I neglect them because they’re not in a palette. This won’t be the case for much longer, all of my eyeshadows will get the attention they deserve.
The Z-Palettes are magnetic with clear lids, genius! I love the idea of being able to see whats inside. They come with stick on magnets for the back of your eyeshadow pans.
I think I might order one and give them a try.They come in different sizes, the large costs $20.
You can find themhere or you can buy them in London at Make-up Provisions (thanks to Emma aka Computergirl for telling us)
Here are my 5 favourite Neutral MAC eyeshadow shades
Phloof: A frosted off white. This is my absolute favourite base shadow and highlight. It brightens up my face without being over-shiney. It’s a frost finish with a sheen, no shimmer or glitter. Works well on cool and warm skin tones.
Antiqued: Ash brown with bronze cast (Veluxe Pearl)This could possibly be my favourite shadow of all time (out of every brand!) It makes me look wide awake and brings out my blue eyes. This is a great shade for people with warm undertones.
Patina: Muted taupe brown with golden shimmer (Frost) Cool toned, which makes it different. I love warm browns but it’s good to have a more neutral shade of brown in your collection. I use it to balance out a very warm shade (like Antiqued) or as an all over lid colour. Works well on cool and warm skin tones.
Omega: Soft muted beige-taupe (Matte) A great matte shade for blending out a smokey eye. It’s similar to my natural skin tone sop it’s perfect for blending out stronger colours.Works well on cool and warm skin tones.
Woodwinked: Warm antique gold (Veluxe Pearl) This shadow looks great on most skin tones and with every eye colour. It’s smooth and easy to blend. It also draws quite a bit of attention as it stands out. One of my all time favourites.