Thursday, October 22, 2009

*Glitter* and ~Smoke ~

I don't know whats going on with me but I have been eye-ing glittery shadows...

Picked up a few in Asia and some recently this week here in the states. All for the smoky effect, and chocked full of sparkles!

From Asia:
Drugstore and high end come together, with my first Kate Diamond Cut Eyes in BK - 1 , and Lancome's famous "Erika"


Loved Watsons in HK, got my full of my favorite MM mascara along with this blue smoky palate from Kate.
I had purchased Erika in Korea, thinking it was a Korea exclusive but it is in both Asia and Europe. Erika was definitely on my "must get" list. Many other Korean brands have tried to replicate Erika via their own lines.

I love the Lancome packaging. The little eyeshadow comes with a pretty huge mirror. Not found in many single shadows.

Close up of the shades: Kate's Diamond Cut: Great fine milled sparkles. Very good quality for drugstore in my opinion.

Lancome's Erika. A Pewter shade with green sparkles.

Swatches!
Erika is on the far left and Kate is on the far right. The lighter Kate shadows did not show up well on my camera but they are there. Kinda got cut off too.



Now it's time to show my US finds. I had heard of this Mabelline pa latte online.
04 Charcoal Smokes.
If you are looking for a cheap alternative palate you can perhaps look into this. ( Trying to look for cheaper items for this hobby of mine ) The colors on the skin come out less vibrant than in the pan and there is ALOT of fall out, but the colors are light and can create a good smokey day look. Not strong enough for night unless you really layer this stuff on.
I think the colors can be more vibrant with eye primer and sprayed the applicators with MAC Fix Plus. Semi economical =P
I tried to swatch this but it just would not show up on my camera. The colors are very light so this can be a very safe smoke.

Victoria's Secret Single eye shadows in Decadent and Fierce.
I have never bought any make up from VS before. Even the glosses but it was raining and I ran in for shelter and these caught my eye...
Decadent is like grey with a mauve/purple undertone and silver sparkles.
Fierce is hot. Black with blue sparkles. Reminds me of the new LunaSol Black sparkle nail polish.



Did I mention I barley wear eye shadow??? Haha I will try to find some opportunities to play with these. Maybe some EOTD's.

Last are some random cute things I bought on my trip! I love cute things!

I love this guy! hand made and found in a crafts market.


Have a wonderful weekend all. TGIF!






5 comments:

  1. i love that lancome and nars eyeshadows. U got great taste in eye colors :)

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  2. Great eyeshadows! Haven't got these kind of colours so need to get myself one :D hehe they changed the packaging of the Maybelline quads in UK T_____T I really liked this one so now I'm put off buying Maybelline coz it looks really cheap >.< Maybe I should look into the Kate brand :) xxx

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  3. I got a shu uemura eyeshadow that looks really similar to that erika

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  4. This glitter stuff I had used and this is really make us gorgeous. It's specially used for night parties. Believe me its fantastic.
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  5. Great eyeshadows! Haven't got these kind of colours so need to get myself one :D hehe they changed the packaging of the Maybelline quads in UK T_____T I really liked this one so now I'm put off buying Maybelline coz it looks really cheap >.< Maybe I should look into the Kate brand :) xxx

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