24 November 2013

#AmericanBeauty | Drugstore Eyeshadow

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Barely Branded | Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Pomegranate Punk | Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24hr Eyeshadow in Too Cool

If you remember long ago from last year, i actually picked up the infamous bronze shade last Summer and fell in love. Ever since i've been pining for some more shades but i actually don't really like the shade range here in the UK, so i was dying to pick up some new colours while i was away this time. The beauty of this product is that they're just so quick and easy to use. You can use your fingers, or brushes, and they sweep across the lid so easily as well as blending like a dream.

My all time favourite eyeshadow colour is a champagne shade, so when i saw Youtubers talking about Barely Branded i knew i had to get my hands on it. I was a little worried it was a limited edition colour, but sure enough when i headed to the drugstore it was the last one there. Phew. It's exactly what i love in a colour, a beige, champagne shade with lotsa finely milled shimmer. I actually think you can you get a pomegranate shade here in the UK but i just never got around to picking it up so when i saw it on the display i thought why not. It's not a shade i would normally go for but when i've swatched it it's actually quite beautiful. It's not as scary out of the pan as it is in, and it'll look beautiful as a crease option to add a pop of colour - especially for the Autumn and Winter. Last is Too Cool, which i wasn't sure if i wanted but once i opened it i knew i'd take it home with me. It's such a beautiful, delicate shade that will work amazingly as a base or beautifully with Barely Branded for an easy, bright day to day look. It really brightens the eye which is great, and it's just so versatile.

L'Oreal 24hr Infallible Pressed Eyeshadow in Iced Latte

I only one other shade from this range of L'Oreal Infallible pressed eyeshadows, and that's Sahara Treasure that i picked up quite a long time ago. From experience, i knew them to be really beautiful, shimmery shades that are so buttery and finely milled that they really pack some colour on the lid. Well, this just ticks all the right boxes for my favourite colour eyeshadow and in a formulation i know to be amazing.

Iced Latte is seriously the most beautiful shade and i'm so glad i went for it, it's awfully similar to Stila's Kitten but probably a little lighter. The formulation of these is seriously what make them stand out so if this isn't the colour for you, i highly recommend giving it a go and a different shade.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells | Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Knock On Wood

I'd heard everyone on Youtube talking about the Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Trios, so i thought it only right to pick some up for myself.

Walking on Eggshells is the one you hear everyone talking about, probably because of it's everyday, neutral colours so i decided to go for that one and i wanted to try something i hadn't heard of so plumped for Knock on Wood because of it's beautiful Autumn shades.

I honestly didn't expect much from these because they're so, so cheap and because i know Wet N Wild to be a very budget drugstore brand. However, i shouldn't have judged a book because actually they're very impressive. They have a lovely buttery texture, not far from the Stila Compact Shadows which is amazing from the price. They're not at all grainy and very easy to work with. They blend beautifully into each other, and work very well together.

Walking on Eggshells are great, light and shimmery shades; perfect for every day but Knock on Wood are a lot heavier, deeper shades but equally workable. I think that these two palettes could work well together, Knock on Wood could easily take Walking on Eggshells into the night.


1 comment:

  1. The Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio's are gorgeous. I wish that these were easier to get hold of in the UK. Their shade range is so good


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