Category Archives: Eyeshadow

Wet n Wild Fergie Summer 2014: Mixing Metals Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild Fergie has released a few limited edition eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks for Summer 2014, and today I have the Centerstage Collection Photo Focus eyeshadow palette in Mixing Metals.  My previous experiences with the Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadows have been less than stellar (one, two), but I guess third time is the charm, because this palette is great! Continue reading

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette – Swatches & Quick Review

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It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty

I’ve been lusting after the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette since I swatched it at Ulta a little while back, and due to the (still ongoing!) 25% off Friends & Family sale on the It Cosmetics website, I decided to bite the bullet and buy it.  I’ve only had it for a couple days, but due to the aforementioned sale – which ends at midnight on April 8th – I thought I should post swatches now rather than later.

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Wet n Wild Walking the Red Carpet & Flirting at the After Party Spring 2014 Eyeshadow Palettes: Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild recently released a limited edition collection for Spring 2014, called “The Style Award Goes To . . .” The collection includes six Megalast nail polishes (I swatched two of them) and two 8-pan eyeshadow palettes, which I have for you today.

Frankly, I hesitated to buy these. Wet n Wild used to have a fantastic eyeshadow formula, but many of their latest released (such as the permanent 5-pan eyeshadow palettes) were not up to par. However, after posting a picture of the display on Instagram and receiving several comments that these eyeshadows are the old, good quality formula, I caved. And I’m glad I did! I don’t think these eyeshadows are  as good as the best of Wet n Wild, but they’re decent palettes with a few stand-out shades.

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Swatch of the Day: L’oreal Purple Priority Infallible Eyeshadow

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Loreal Purple Priority

I don’t have a lot of time to blog today, so here’s a quick swatch of one of the new L’oreal Butterfly Collection Infallible shades, which are permanent ($7.99 at Ulta.com or drugstore.com), Purple Priority.  I love the Infallible formula, but only two shades in the collection interested me – this one and Gilded Envy, swatched here.

Loreal Purple Priority swatch

Photographed with flash

Loreal Purple Priority swatch-2

Photographed with flash & blur to show texture / sparkle

This is a lovely shade and great quality – if you’re looking for a purple eyeshadow, I recommend it.

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CoverGirl Copper Fling Bombshell Shine Shadow Review & Swatches

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Covergirl Bombshell Shineshadow Copper Fling

One of Covergirl’s new 2014 releases is the Bombshell Shineshadow, a sparkling cream shadow packaged in a small tube. It’s available online for $8.99 from Ulta / Drugstore.com, and for $6.99 from Target. (By the way, Ulta is currently having a 20% off almost everything – including most prestige brands.  Go to ulta.com/friends and enter your information to get a coupon emailed to you, valid online & in-store through January 18th.)

Back to the Bombshell Shineshadow: I don’t love the packaging – using a tube works well, but it really needs a tapered / nozzle tip rather than the flat tip, because you only need a little and the current flat tip is not precise enough.

The shadow is quite creamy, and I found that it applied best with a brush.  If I use my fingers, I accidentally blend away too much – but with a brush, I can get more opaque coverage.  I have tried out the shadow both as a base and worn alone, and it didn’t crease on me.

I puchased the shade Copper Fling, which is a peachy copper that is relatively close to my skintone.  It’s quite subtle (not blingy like I expected!), and, I think, quite pretty.

Covergirl Bombshell Shineshadow Copper Fling Swatch

Copper Fling: dab, blended swatch

Covergirl Bombshell Shineshadow Copper Fling Swatch

Copper Fling: Angled & fuzzy to show multicolored sparkle

Overall, this is quite a nice cream eyeshadow – it applies and it wears well, and has just the right amount of sparkle for my tastes. Recommended!

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