Dark Sable (#23) is one of Burberry’s most popular single eye shadow shade because it is one of those wearable shades. Whether if you’re using this to define your crease or just as an eye shadow wash, this is a beautiful matte dark brown shade to have. It is smooth to apply with both a sponge applicator or eye shadow brush. The shade is pigmented with minimal to no fall out and the finish is smooth.
The packing for this eye shadow comes in a sleek and solid compact that utilises magnetic enclosure. I am not sure if I like this packaging as I often find myself struggling opening this compact. Otherwise, I am in love with the eye shadow shade.
Available on Burberry counter now
For those of you who are familiar with Asian make up brands, you must have heard of Dolly Wink. For those who have not, this is a popular Japanese make up brand designed by popular Japanese model Tsubasa Masuraka. Some of their best selling products includes fake eyelashes (my favourite brand!), liquid eyeliner, pencil eyeliner and so on.
When I was travelling (you must be sick of me saying my travelling by now huh?) I picked up the Dolly Wink Eye Shadow #02 Gray Pink because this was a unique colour combination something I didn’t already own. One of the new make up trend in Japan is the “mode styles” and this eyeshadow palette claims to help your achieve the monotone mode styles with gray and pink shades.
The eyeshadow palette packaging reminds me of Anna Sui and in terms of size it is quite small as compare to your regular eyeshadow palette. I love the cute design and the clear view up at the front so I can easily identify what colours are in the palette.
Colour wise, this is a cute colour combination. It is recommended to use the various shades of gray shades (pale silver, gray and navy gray/black) blended on the top lid and the pink shade to line around the bottom lash area for a pop of colour to balance out the monotone upper eyelid.
As you can see from the swatch above, the shades are quite sheer as most Japanese eye make up do. The pale silver shade has a hint of shimmer in it to add dimension to the eye make up and the various gray shades work really well to help create a crease on my eyes and the pink is quite subtle for the overall look. These eye shadow blends fairly well and overall I quite like them. For those who love eyeshadows that pack a punch you’ll have to apply these eyeshadow wet for an intense finish.
Approximately RM78.90 /$1,600 yen /AUD$26.30
Inspired by traditional japanese craftwork and an eco-concept in mind, Shu Uemura has launched the new sparkling palette. This new limited edition eye shadow palette case combines innovative packaging and the understated elegance of white sparkling palette with a rich lacquer finish.
Perfect for those who like to customise their eye shadow palette quad, this multi-use palette can fit 4 eye shadow refills or 2 glow on blushes or 2 eye shadow refilles and 1 glow on blush refills. Perfect for travelling and minimising beauty space, this palette is a must-have for those prefer palettes over singular compacts.
Mine has 4 eye shadow refills in it and the colours are recommended by by Kakuyasu Uchiide, International Artistic Director. This palette is known as the Sparkling Sunrise Palette (for romantic dream and cheerful hopefulness).
These eye shadows are sparkling with the most beautifully smooth and silky formula. You just need to glide your finger over it and it delivers in just one single sweep. These flake proof shades are perfect for night or party wear as they are quite shimmery and has long-lasting sparkles. Also great to use to layer over eye shadow to enhance your look from day to night.
Available on Shu Uemura counter now
Custom Palette Quad RRP AUD$24 (refills not included)
“From the dusty tones to the sandy textures, fall is about rich colour made wearable” - Bobbi Brown
Inspired by a trip to Morocco, the Marrakesh Chic Collection ranges of colours that are very boho chic and oozes creaminess. Think soft washes of colour even though the eye shadows have intense pigmentation, creamy application and soft feminine finishes.
I got to trial #Rich Kashmir (comes in 8 shades) Rich Color Eye Shadow that is really soft and smooth to apply and blends effortlessly on the eye. Be careful with it though as the look can be deceiving and the eye shadow is highly pigmented so be sure to use very little to blend for the soft wash boho chic look.
For this particular shade, I use a fluffy brush and blend as my crease (because I have no crease!) and it is really natural, comfortable (very lightweight) and long lasting! The colour stays true to the palette shade and doesn’t smudge. Due to its power to cream finish, it melts upon application so you can use the eye shadow as your base and press pat it onto your lids or blend with an eye shadow brush.
There’s also lip color ($44), metallic lip color ($44) and creamy lip color ($44) from the Marrakesh Chic Collection
Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette (RRP AUD$90) is not your usual eye palette. It’s smaller than usual and is roughly the size of my palm, which isn’t big by the way. I think this is so that the palette fits right into even the smallest clutch of them all during this incoming party season. The palette is easy to open without having to force/scratch it with my nails (crappy packaging from others makeup brands please take note!).
Shades: Pink Rose / Crushed Silver / Black Ruby / Onyx
All shades are sparkly (aka grown up sparkly none of the tacky glitter), I have find that sponge applicator or synthetic brush helps to pick up more pigments as these eye shadow shades are quite sheer. Alternatively, apply with a wet sponge applicator for a defined look. I love how the eye shadow shades are sheer to medium sheer as I can easily use this palette all day long and transition to a more defined look in the evening just by wetting the brush a little.
Definitely my go to palette for this Christmas party season.
Available at selected David Jones & Myer counters now
Why I love it:
- New eye shadow palette from the Colour Definition Make-up collection (if you haven’t check out this range, you’ll need to stride to your nearest Clarins counters now)
- Available in 6 different colour combinations, this eyeshadow palette is by far one of Clarin’s best (TBH, Clarins continues to impress me with their makeup, first their lipsticks, then amazing foundation and now this)
- Each eye shadow palette comes with four shades that are great to use individually or combined, personally I combine the non shimmery shades (all 3 of them) together for a day look and top up the intensity with the non shimmery shades for night time with an added touch of shimmery, radiant finish
- The texture of the shadows are soft and smooth, easy to blend and is longwearing (I pair mine with NARS Smudgeproof Eye Primer)
- These eye shadows can be used both wet and dry (dry is my preferred choice for day and I wet my eye shadow brush on a wet wipe and brush it over the eye shadow palette for a night look)
RRP AUD$68 each palette
Available in Clarins counter now
This month, Benefit Cosmetics released new eyeshadow shades and a new creaseless cream shadow liner.
#Farenheit fab – A gorgeous shimmery gold shade that doubles as an eyeliner or an overall eye colour.
Here’s a tip you can use this to accentuate your eyes: Apply a thick black eyeliner over your eyes, be sure to wait for it to completely dry out and apply the creaseless cream shadow liner all over it for extra longevity and for the black and gold to stand out.
Left to right: #Tickled mink, #Raining men, #Snow job
RRP AUD$35 each
These eyeshadow delivers a velvety finish. The colours are medium sheer and are builadable to your preference.
For a more intense look, try layering your eyeshadow on top of the creaseless cream shadow liner.
Illamasqua’s latest make up collection – Magenta Muse has launched on counter bursting with colours like grey, mauve, magenta and teal. These colours are perfect for the deary weather this Winter. Personally, I love anything purple hues – mauve, magenta, indigo, etc.
Here are some of the swatches from this collection, what do you think?
Sheer lip gloss in#Tantrum
In natural lighting, this gloss is sheer and gives the lightest hint of colour. This lip gloss will appear different depending on your natural lip colour. My natural lip colour is quite red to begin with.
Indoor lighting, you can see more of the magenta hue.
Lipstick in #Underworld, I find this lipstick quite sheer as well, need to apply quite a few times for colour buildup.
This is taken after roughly 3-4 applications, it reminds me of My Little Pony! Sheer with a hint of dual tone colour.
Cream Pigment in #Dab
This cream pigment is true to its name, creamy and easy to smooth onto.
The color is a light lavender shade that is very complimentary to all skin tones.
Nail Varnish in #Muse & #DWS
#Muse – My favourite colour of the lot. It’s a gorgeous shade of teal.
All Magenta Muse Collection is now on counters