The shades that I have are: Encounter, Caribbean and Burnt Sand.
Encounter is a sheer purple with a blue micro shimmer. This shade would look pretty on green eyes.
Caribbean is my personal favourite and it is a sheer aqua blue with very delicate shimmer. I just love the wash of this shade all over the lid with some black eye liner and a lot of mascara.
Burnt Sand is a metallic gold, the most opaque out of three. It is a very festive shade and would look nice paired with
My friends ask me all the time about my favourite high-street makeup products, and I have realized that I haven’t posted a top 5 [affordable makeup products] feature in ages (See previous ones here and here)… So here we go!
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Alluring Rose (review and cheek swatches)
If I had to choose only one product out of these – it’d be the blush. Regular readers know how many blushes I own, and the fact that I’ve barely touched any other in months says it all. Creme Puff Blushes are dreamy! Soft and creamy, they blend beautifully and look gorgeous on the skin. I am a convert, and I have recommended it to a lot of my girlfriends, too. There are six shades in the range and I have swatches of three (click the link above). I can’t recommend these enough!
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 45 (review and lip swatches)
Being a fan of Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks I knew I’d love the
I have a shade which is called Brocade Skipper which is described as a satin wash of blush champagne cream; buildable to darker, more opaque and metallic hue of the same colour.
First of all I want to show you the gorgeous package which I like very much.
These eye shadows come with an applicator which I find useful for this shade and I often blend it with my finger afterwards but I would suggest using a brush for the darker shades.
Silk Aether eye shadows have a lovely texture and they stay on very well, without fading as far as I can tell because this shade is very close to my skin tone.
Why would like to get this particular shade?
You are gonna love it if:
French & Fabulous palette ($28.5) was a part of a holiday collection by Too Faced but it is still available at their website. Since I didn’t find anything interesting for myself in their Spring 2010 collection I got this palette and I am very happy that I did!
Here is what is written about it:
“Become beauty royalty and claim your throne with this majestic Collection of six eye shadows, highlighter and bronzer! This queen’s treasure of Too Faced’s most legendary shades will secure your crown and your place amongst the glamour monarchy!”
Tips and Tricks
1. Intensify your eye color by applying the deeper shades as liner, then smudge color under the eye.
2. Apply the paler shadow shades all over from lash to brow for use as a soft, eye-opening base.
3. Use Shadow Insurance Eye Primer before shadow application to lock in your lid look!
4. Use Pink Leopard Bronzer for a skin-perfecting, illuminated finish.
And this is how the palette looks like inside:
As you can see that there are 2 bronzers and 6 eye shadows. So here is my opinion about them all + swatches.
“Best-Selling Bronzers: Our two most coveted bronzers work with a variety of skin tones to illuminate and bronze.”
Pink Leopard Highlighting Bronzer
Sun Bunny Bronzer
I really love both bronzers, they are amazing! Although Too Faced has a set with 3 bronzers and a brush I wanted to get some of their shadows so this is why I got this set. Now I understand why these 2 bronzers are bestsellers – they are perfect. The colours are amazing and look they great on the face. Plus it’s easy to work with them. (sun bunny is darker and pink leopard is lighter)
Totally Toasted Brown & Totally Toasted Beige
These two are great colours for everyday use and will look nice on everyone.
Poodle Puff Raisin, Poodle Puff Pink, Ooh & Aah
All 3 shades contain
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