Rave: ArtDeco Grey Eye Shadows Review and Swatches

I hope  that you all already know that I am a huge fan of ArtDeco eye shadows. I think these are one of the best eye shadows out there and  they are really worth getting! They have so many shades to choose from and they always have these beautiful LE palettes for the eye shadows. My fave is probably from Holiday 2009 collection.

Several months ago I got a LE palette from their Spring collection which looks like this. So I thought that it was time to get 4 more eye shadows to fill it in.  I’ve got only 1 so far because all the other shades that I’ve wanted were sold out (but I will be back). The price of each shadow is ~ €5, depends on the country.

I got eye shadow #605 which is a gorgeous silvery grey.

As usual, I am very happy with the quality. The eye shadows are:

Swatches of MAC Skintone 2 and Notoriety Eye Shadows from Fabulous Felines

I have to say that Fabulous Felines is the kind of MAC collections that I am waiting for. Mostly because I want to see the new quads. I love MAC’s quads, I really do. As you may know there will be 3 quads and it turned out that 2 shades are re-promoted and I have those 2 shades. So here they are:

Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad, $36

  • Prized, pale yellow beige (S)
  • Skintone 2, mid-tone gold (F)
  • Burmese Beauty, frosted brown green (L)
  • Showstopper, soft smoked black (M)

Leopard Luxe Eye shadow Quad, $36

  • Wild By Nature, mid-tone camel (M)
  • Style Predator, frosted midtone yellow orange (VP)
  • Notoriety, mid-tone brown with gold pearl (V)
  • Furiously Fabulous, frosted warm black (VP)

And here is how they look like:

Swatches and my opinion

theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

In my April beauty favourites I promised to swatch theBalm’s Meet Matt(e) Trimony Matte Eyeshadow Palette. I actually really like theBalm eye shadows (nude Tude and Shady Lady Palette Vol.2 , and this one was not an exception.

My friend was actually clearing out her collection, and passed this onto me.  While not all shades look good on my complexion, some of them I adore, and use a lot. My personal favourites are: Matt Rossi (cool toned taupe) and Matt Kumar (warm-toned reddish brown).

As it is always with theBalm eye shadows they are very smooth and soft, their mattes are some of the best on the market, they are not at all chalky or dusty, you can see how pigmented they are, too, on the swatches below. Gorgeous, right?

One more thing which I really like is a huge mirror which is brilliant for

Laura Mercier Metallic Creme Eye Colour Review and Swatches

I am a huge fan of cream eye shadows and had these for almost a year already, so I have no idea why I never wrote about them.

But it’s better late than never, so today I want to tell you about Laura Mercier’s Metallic Crème Eye Colour (£ 18.50/$22).

I actually have three shades but, since one (Malachite) was a limited edition shade, will show you only two. I’ve got them in a set, so  originally these eye shadows are bigger than those that I have.

Platinum – shimmering champagne, Rose Gold – shimmery rose gold

Light frost eye shadows are a big NO for me, so I was a bit worried about these shades. But Laura Mercier knows how to do a nice  light metallic shade without it looking too frosted and glittery. It is shimmery, yes, but it is very wearable and, I could even say  – subtle.

The formula is really nice, non-greasy, lightweight and, most importantly, you can get a sheer or full-on effect. I actually love applying these eye shadows with my fingers as such method allows to get a very thin layer which does not sit on top of skin but blends it beautifully.

I love using Platinum and

Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows Review and Swatches

I know that a lot of people were  waiting for the review of Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows, but I wanted to take my time, and test them out properly. And, finally, I am ready to share my impression.

This Autumn the brand released 6 shades of  what they describe as “new generation cream to powder eye shadows”:01 Nude Beige, 02 Nude Pink, 03 Taupe,  04 Rosewood, 05 Sparkle Grey and 06 Earth.

Clarins Ombre Matte Eye Shadows Review and Swatches Nude Pink RosewoodThese come with a signature red Clarins packaging, in a cute lightweight plastic jar with a golden lid on top.  Despite the fact that it is not glass, the products still looks high-end.

So what about the formula?

I’d describe it as a very well pressed creamy powder. The finish is matte (at least in the shades that I have), so they look very natural on the eye lids.

It is