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Review: Wet ‘n Wild Trio in Don’t Steal my Thunder

27 May

Hello everyone! This is the start of many Wet ‘n Wild trio reviews so please be prepared or feel free to tune out for the next little while.

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Description: A silver smokey eye trio. Browbone shade is a shimmering bright white, Crease is a matte black, and Eyelid is a shimmering grey silver.

Review: I have a general love for Wet ‘n Wild eyeshadows considering their price tag and how pigmented their shades are. This trio does not disappoint all three shades are pigmented and can be built up. With a primer they can easily last for 8 hours and more but on my oily lids without primer takes about 4 hours for the shades to appear somewhat muddy and not as bright as when I first apply them. The shades are very soft and pigmented but sometime you can easily blend the shade off your eyelid. Overall, a great eyeshadow palette for those on a budget and are looking for great eyeshadows.

Cost: $3.99CDN @ Superstore and Walmart

Would I recommend this product? Yes, this eyeshadow trio is excellent.

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Review: Essence 3D Eyeshadow Duos

23 Apr

Hello everyone! I cam across these eyeshadow duos and thought the design were really interesting and of course, I had to pick up a few.

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Description: 04 Irresistable Caramel Cream – Light champagne frost and light tan brown with shimmer, 06 Irresistable Mermaid Kiss – baby blue frost and light-midtone blue with shimmer

Review: I love duo eyeshadows as they are easy to use on a daily basis and you don’t have to worry about eyeshadows working together or in the same color family. This reason was one of many why I decided to pick these up and I also love blue and neutral eyeshadows. Plus isn’t the design on these really cute? I really like that these shades are shimmery as they add a brighter effect to the eyes perhaps lending to the 3D effect they speak of to the eyes. Both of the eyeshadows in each duo are pretty pigmented and blend well on the eyes but if you blend too much you can blend them off your eye (that was interesting when it happened). They were very smooth and was great to work with. Lasting power though not too long without eye primer they lasted 2 hours before attempting to make an escape off my eyes but even with eye primer they lasted 5 hours. Overall, a great start for those beginning to dabble in makeup but not for veterans used to long-wearing extremely pigmented eyeshadows.

Cost: $3.49CDN @ Shopper’s Drug Mart

Would I recommend this product? These are awesome starter eyeshadows with a fun design but for those who have similar shades there is no need to purchase these eyeshadows.

Review: MAC In Extra Dimension

15 Apr

Hello everyone! So MAC has released a few limited edition collections this month and surprisingly I only picked up one item from this collection and I’m getting the 2nd collection item sometime next week.

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Description: Bright shimmering lime-green eye shadow. It comes with 2grams/0.07 US Oz.

Review: This is the third time MAC has released the Extra Dimension formula in the market (first time last year in Mar and Nov for the holiday) and this is exciting as the Extra Dimension formula is one of the best formulations that MAC has to offer for those who love their metallic shine. Personally I love a little Extra Dimension in my life but not too often so these have a special place in my heart for those I want glitter on my eyes but not real glitter because they are a pain to apply. It’s an Extra Dimension day! The formulation is very smooth and pigmented and Zestful is such a fun shade. I have worn this by itself and it really lit up my eyes and it works well as a layering eye shadow to brighten the base shade. Wear time was typical for an eye shadow 6 hours without primer and 8 hours with primer I love that the metallic effect stays on the entire time and doesn’t fade. All the Extra Dimension products have a strange plastic scent to me but I’m glad my skin doesn’t smell it. Overall, I love the formulation and would purchase more if only it wasn’t so expensive per eye shadow.

Cost: $25CDN @ maccosmetics.ca, and MAC stores/counters in the Bay

Would I recommend this product? This is a lovely eye shadow shade that is a multi-tasker and I think would work great with all kinds of skin tones. If only the shade and formula were available year-round and not limited edition.

Review: Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette

5 Apr

Hello everyone! Indie makeup has lately been making headlines in my collection and I thought I would share a few great indie products with you.

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Description: An eyeshadow quad with coordinating shades in Buttercup (matte yellow), Flamepoint (matte orange), Love+ (matte red), and Poison Plum (matte purple).

Review: First, I must mention that I am not a big fan of matte eyeshadows (please don’t kill me) but I love that these shades are in that formula. In the industry matte eyeshadows are harder to create considering that they don’t have fillers (such as shimmer) so you are essentially getting pure pigments with matte shades. As that is most matte shades are not the best as they can be patchy in application or not work well with other eyeshadow types. But Sugarpill eyeshadows are plenty pigmented and smooth on very well (except for Poison Plum which is a little hard to work with). Flamepoint, Love+ and Poison Plum work very well on their own but Buttercup needed a white base underneath for the colour to actually show up on my eyes. If I just wore Buttercup by itself it would look like I had jaundiced eyes so having a bright base underneath really help brought out the colour. All shades blended easily with other eyeshadows and staying power was extremely excellent a full 8 hours+! Overall, a great palette and I am extremely impressed with Sugarpill cosmetics for making an awesome eyeshadow palette.

Cost: $34USD @ http://www.sugarpillshop.com/collections/shop

Would I recommend this product? This is an awesome eyeshadow palette for those who love warm, bright colours!

Review: Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes in RD784

20 Feb

Hello everyone! A Japanese drugstore eyeshadow quad review today from the ever so popular Majolica Majorca line from Shiseido.

Description: A sparkling eyeshadow set that will make your eyes shine like jewels. The shades are a light yellow based glitter shadow, a pink champagne (satin), a darker pink (satin), and a deep burgandy with pink undertones (satin).

Review: Man, this palette is pretty to look at and I pretty much used it everyday when I got it. The packaging is very sweet and very princess-like if that makes any sense. I love how the pans are the for shadows the mostly used shades are larger than the not so much used shades like the burgandy you don’t use much of it at the time so it’s smaller than the rest. It’s a great idea so that you don’t waste pan space and get more out of the shade you love. As for the shadows all the shades are very buttery smooth, easy to apply and blend. Pigmentation is medium to high pigments (especially on the burgandy shade) it works great as an everyday eye palette but can transform your look at night. I don’t have anything bad to say but the glitter shade just feels awkward but Japanese people love to use those sort of shades in the inner corner of the eyes to make them look brighter and jeweling at the same time. It’s a strange concept but it just wakes up their eyes and makes it all shiny. Those types of shades are found in pretty much a lot of Japanese palettes with different undertones as well to fit with the palette color scheme. Overall, a very nice palette that I will get lots of usage out of.

Cost: $14-20 @ online stores

Would I recommend this product? I would the shadows are really good and I would love to pick up some more!

Review: Skinfood Gunnpang Eyeshadow Duo

10 Jan

Hello everyone! Skinfood is a Korean cosmetics company that specializes in good for you skincare that utilizes regular every foods such as tomatoes, grapes, olives etc. I wanted to try their makeup thinking that if their skincare is good than the makeup is good as well.

Description: The shade is in #2 Indigo Navy, the silver side is a blue tone silver, and the navy has slight silver shimmers which make the colors compatible with each other. The swatches were done very heavy to show the depth of the colors

Review: First off, I have to say that I love how small this eyeshadow duo is. It is small thus makes it easy to carry around but easy to lose (in the vast universe called a makeup bag). For those starting off in makeup I think this duo is a great starter as it has the eye brightening shade and a darker shade that can be used as a liner or a dark eyeshadow. Both the shades are neither pigmented nor smooth but they do blend well. I feel like the quality is on par with some Covergirl eyeshadow trios. Overall, those just starting in makeup will enjoy this but those like me who wear a lot of makeup already it’s an easy skip.

Cost: $10-12 USD online (ebay.ca)

Would I recommend this product? I will just say since the shades aren’t heavily pigmented nor smooth this is a skip.

Review: ELF Beauty Eye Manual – Natural Edition

22 Dec

Hello everyone! Part 2 = Natural

Description: An eye palette containing 12 shades for a natural nude look. Shade descriptions from left to right (top to bottom) Row 1 has a matte cream, glittery light brown, matte tan, and a shimmery mid tone brown; Row 2 has a shimmery dark champagne, shimmery golden brown, shimmery bronze and a glittery gold brown; Row 3 matte gray-tone brown, shimmery silver tone light brown, glittery gold gray tone brown, and a shimmery dark brown. Swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: Whew, an everyday palette from ELF then again who isn’t making neutral everyday palettes? I found all the shades to be soft, blendable and pigmented which is good considering that all 12 shades were done really really well. Packaging nothing to speak home about but it works. Just once I would love to just try and travel with it to see how friendly it is for travelling. Wear time is about 4 hours and with primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion) about 8 hours give or take a few hours. Overall, I have to say that I am impressed by the shadows and formulation of this palette. It’s an A+ in my book despite the packaging.

Cost: $5USD @ eyeslipsface.com

Would I recommend this product? I would this is a great palette for those beginning with makeup and those who use neutral shades everyday. Highly recommend!