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Review: NYX 10 Color Eyeshadow Palette in 04 Catwalk

30 Mar

Hello everyone! I purchased these palettes about the same time last year and am finally getting around to reviewing them… I’m getting lazy with my swatches. But anyways this is one of the five that I have purchased. Look forward to the other palettes as well!

Description: A 10 pan eyeshadow for all your color needs! Colors from top left to right: A light pink Barbie pink with golden glitters, a glittering gold chocolate brown, an in your face orange with gold glitters, a matte tan-brown, and a gold glitter tree bark shade. In the second row from left to right: A light champagne with brown shimmers, a orange with champagne shimmers, a light tan with shimmers, a rusty chocolate brown, and copper brown. All swatches were done with one swipe.

Review: I have to say that this is the first time that I described so many colors at once no wonder I put off reviewing these palettes until now. The palette is a great everyday shade perfect for the spring due to the orange which is an on-trend color this season. I really like the amount of shades that are available in the palette which you can mix and match to suit your needs. The colors are very warm-toned though so I feel that cool-toned people will have  difficult time pulling off the shades (but it is doable just time-consuming). For the powders they are very smooth and blend very easily on the lids it’s a very nice eyeshadow formulation that’s soft but not too soft where you get so much fallout. Staying power only lasted 2-3 hours without primer and 4-5 hours with primer so it’s not the greatest staying eyeshadow. Same goes for the pigmentation it is pigmented but sometimes it doesn’t show up like that on my eyelids so using a white base (like NYX Eyeshadow base in White) would help with the pigmentation of the shadows. The packaging is very simple and minimalistic which I appreciate I have taken these travelling and dropped them a couple of times and each time they were okay (I only dropped them over carpet so I can’t report on how they fair when they hit a hard floor). Overall, I think this is a great neutral palette perfect for those starting out with makeup.

Cost: $8-10CDN @ ebay.ca

Would I recommend this product? These eyeshadows are great for everyone it’s basic but those who are not warm-toned these eyeshadows are not for you due to the orange-like undertones to the eyeshadows.

A tiring day…

3 Feb

Wednesdays are always tiring but today was even more tiring so it feels like. Ugh… it wasn’t a good day….

I forgot my biology paper at home so I had to go and get it… an hour and a half home but I stopped by the dollar store on the way home and picked up another one of the storage bins and a bead stacked container for my NYX pigments. I just realized that Americans have more pigment colors available to them compared to us Canadians… darn it. Anyways, I was at home for about an hour and I basically put away my pigments, organized my vanity with the new storage bin and wrote some more stuff on my physical book blog… I think writing made me tired. The lighting ain’t so good when you’re sitting on the floor.

But the positive thing for today is….

A Korean R&B singer whose music is a nice relief from all the pop songs and idol groups on the music scene right now. Gotta love the R&B. The tracks that I really like are Angels Disguise, Did I Ever Love You?, Even If We Can’t Speak of the End, Lies, and Love. They are really good tracks but the most surprising thing for me was that Angels Disguise was in English… SURPRISE! She has a really nice voice and now it is my sleeping/studying music. ^_^ Happiness!
If you would like the album is available for download somewhere on the internet… but these are the songs that I would recommend listening to.

Well, signing off for today… gotta begin to actually study for my exams on Wed and Thurs next week respectively.

I broke the rules…

25 Jan

Yes I admit! I broke the rules for Project 10 pan! I didn’t finish my project and yet I went and bought more. >.< I know! I’m such a bad kid! So these are the items that I bought…

 NYX Loose Eyeshadows in Yellow Gold and Rust, and the glitter in Gold for my New Years makeup look. Year of the Tiger Inspired!

 A Maybelline ColorSensation Lipstick in Pink Please.

Now the swatches… it didn’t turn out as good as I wanted it to but it works.

So from the left is Maybelline’s Pink Please, NYX Rust, NYX Gold, and NYX Gold glitter.

The yellow isn’t as vibrant as the rust because I took out too much rust. >.< Bad me. But I suppose it was worth it… I spent $21.00 on everything basially. A good deal?

I wanted to buy Maybellines Dream Mousse blush but they didn’t have any but I would have liked to test out its features.
Anyways, today has been a blah day and I hope that things will get better sooner or later. Back to work then.

I miss the blue skies

29 Nov

A look that I was practicing… theme = aquamarine

Blue in your eyes

Items that were used:

Face –

Covergirl Clear Complexion Under-eye Concealer

Joe Fresh Blush in Pink

Maybelline Pure Makeup Foundation in Light 2

Eyes –

Annabelle Cosmetics Snowflake Eyeshadow

Joe Fresh Black Eyeshadow

NYX cosmetics Aquamarine Trio

Lips –

N.Y.C. Lipstick in Petal

Covergirl Wetslicks Lipgloss in Clear Radiance

After I took the makeup off I realized that I forgot mascara!! Ah, well there is always next time. ^_^ I’ll do it again next time and won’t forget. And maybe I should style my hair…