The Elf Eyeshadow Quad|Review

 

 

Last night after super, my husband decided to drive us to a shopping outlet not too far from our house. The store is called “Giant Tiger” and they basically sell food and stuff like Wal-mart but in a much smaller scale. It was my first time there since we moved here a couple of months ago. Frankly speaking, I didn’t expect to see makeup products there but I spotted Elf and L.A. Colors makeup essentials. Oh well, it’s better than nothing 🙂

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Three Dollars! Get out of here!!!

I’m surprised to find this Flawless Quad Eyeshadow by e.l.f for only $3.00 (Net wt: 0.14 oz.). That’s wonderful! This quad eyeshadow is available in nine lovely shades. I picked the Golden Goddess for a new eye makeup look. Please read further.

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I love the packaging and the colors in the pan. It looks simple and fuss-free. This packaging reminds me of Almay’s brand actually. I’m happy to say that the packaging on this palette doesn’t look cheap given the price is only $3.00. There are four awesome shades in this palette – for base, lid, crease and line. Beige(base), Gold(lid), Bronze(crease) and Charcoal(line). It also comes with an itsy bitsy mirror and a mini applicator.

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On swatch the colors comes out beautifully. It’s super pigmented and it’s very good. I really love the golden shimmery finish. You can spray the eyeshadows with makeup mist and set method for a more intense look or to make your makeup pop. Cool isn’t it!

Well, I notice that the texture of of these eyeshadow are not smooth on pan. It feels a little flaky or dryish which I can only assume was due to the glitters and shimmery properties used into this formula. But once its blended on lids and crease the only problem you have is admiring how stunning your eyes look.

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Well, as I mentioned earlier, I wanted to create a golden glittery eye makeup look to share in this post. So, here are some easy and simple steps that I created using this elf flawless eyeshadow palette. An eyeshadow quad perfect for everyday look.

I love this shade in Golden Goddess and its freaking pigmented. Will definitely be going back for more shades. Good quality for only $3.00 a palette , I couldn’t ask for more! Seriously! If you are a newbies in makeup or on a makeup budget, I’ll say go and pick one please.

What do you think of this look? Let me know what you think under the comment below.

Thanks for staying around. Stay beautiful ❤

Sharon xoxo

 

NAKED 2 Palette by URBAN DECAY|Swatches

 

Hey gorgeous!

I’m here to talk about another of my favorite palette from Urban Decay. This time round is the Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette. Many of you know that I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes and for those who don’t, I guess after reading this post you will get to know and understand why I love Urban Decay’s eyeshadow palettes.

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On my several posts back, I did reviews on Naked 3 and Naked palette but today I’m super duper excited to be doing color swatches out of this Naked 2 palette that I just acquired recently. So, now I’m officially a proud owner of three Urban Decay Naked Palettes… whoa…ha!ha!

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The packaging for NAKED 2 is quite similar to Naked 3 which is of metal tin packaging. It consists of twelve beautiful color shades for natural everyday wear and evening smoky eyes look.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ($54.00 for 0.71 oz.) contains twelve eyeshadows:

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So many times, I’ll come across a neutral matte eyeshadow and first I’m like “yay” and then when I noticed the shades are all so shimmery that my next reaction goes “boo” 😛

I didn’t mean it in a wrong way. I mean, I love sparkle and shine but sometimes it’s just nice to have one or two shades of matte in the palette. I’m always happy with Urban decay’s eyeshadow palettes since it seems to keep things interesting.

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So, this is another reason I’m crushing on this Naked 2 palette. It has twelve gorgeous neutral shades in shimmery or frosted finish are the Half Baked (Copper Brown), Booty Call (White Beige), Chopper (Orange Red), Snake Bite (Dark Bronze), Suspect (Champagne Bronze), Pistol (Grey Brown), Verve (Beige Grey), YDK (Coppery Red) and Busted (Burgundy) and yay!!! – three matte shades of Foxy (Yellow Beige), Tease (Mauve Brown) and Blackout (Dark Black).

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It comes with a dual-ended brush – the Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush. I love the fact that this Naked 2 is also of warmer-toned shades as Naked 1 even though there are many similar shades to merit both. But I’m all about neutral warm shade, babe! (giggling!!!)

Behold as I guide you inside Naked 2 eyeshadow palette. Be marvelled by the beauty of this yet another incredible Naked palette by Urban Decay.

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Out of the twelve shades only five are NEW. They are Foxy, Chopper, Tease and Pistol. My favorite shades are Half-Baked, Chopper, Snake Bite and Pistol. I’m planning to do a FOTD makeup tutorial in my next post using these favorite color shades I mentioned with a review up next.

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The quality, overall in my opinion is good. I love how pigmented each formula is but I don’t think it’s as good across the board as the first palette, but for $54 and twelve full-sized eyeshadows it’s certainly worth taking a look at.

I just think that if you have Naked 1 already then Naked 2 isn’t much of a leap. I believe that Naked 2 is born out of demand for its warm-toned neutral shades from its predecessor while promoting a few new shades for us to play with.

It’s available at Sephora, Amazon, ebay and online.

Which Naked Palette will you pick?

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Sharon xoxo

 

Christmas Red Eyeshadow Makeup Look

Hey friends!

Well, since the holiday season is just around the corner, I thought of experimenting some of the festive mood eye makeup looks which I’m sure many will love. Here is the first eye look which I came up with.

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What do I need for this makeup look? Well, an eyeshadow from NYX, a pencil eyeliner or liquid or gel according to your preference and an eyeshadow brush.

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NYX eyeshadow single in ES54 in Cherry.

Annabelle kohl eyeliner in Dark Grey.

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Okay, I did my eye primer and eye concealer before dapping eyeshadows on my lids. I started off by applying my eyeliner on the upper lid and followed by the bottom. Once it’s properly done I continued applying the NYX eyeshadow in red. It has some soft shimmery finish. The texture is soft and able to let me layered up a few notch to my liking.

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I did my red eyeshadow on the lids, crease and under the lids. This look is a red eyeshadow look that I love to do.

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Finishing touch by blending in with a highlighter and then curled up my lashes with a clear mascara and voila! A nice Christmas eye makeup look which I recommend you to try.

Would you wear a red burgundy eyeshadow? Leave comment below. I love to hear from you.

Thank you very much for reading.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

 

Stila Countless Color Pigments Eyeshadow

Hey friends! Alrighty, today is the day that I will reveal this beautiful Countless Color Pigments eyeshadow by Stila. I did a beauty haul on sometime ago. I tried it and am going to share my experience with all of you.

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This formula is the made through handmade proprietary pressed and baking process and the end result is a beautiful and marvellous piece of vibrant pigmented shadow. I got mine in a more neutral color but also available are the Light Show, Melody, Indie and etc.. just to name a few.

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There are 3 shades in the same color pan and I used them individually to create a nice color shadow look. I use a eyeshadow brush and swirl the shadow in a circular motion and apply them on my lids. The finishing is of pearly finish and I noticed that not 2 countless pigments are alike. The shade I picked was in Encore that has more brown and pink than the lighter shade which I used as a highlighter.

This Countless Color Pigment is on special at Stila.com for $8.00 while stock last. It seems that this product will phased out soon along with some other makeup favorites. If you are a fan of Stila Cosmetic, please check their website to get their discount when ordering.

So, that’s it for this lovely Stila eyeshadow review and see you guys tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

Have you tried any of Stila makeup eyeshadow?

Thanks so much for reading!

Sharon Xoxo

 

 

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Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette Coming Soon

Oh wow …  it’s coming! Urban Decay has confirmed that we’ll be seeing a Vice 3 Eyeshadow palette soon as part of their holiday launch.What’s the content inside the palette still remain a mystery. Many are curious and excited to know how much it cost, when is the release date by Urban Decay? I will be sure to update once I have the details.

 

Maybelline NY Color Tattoo cream gel shadow ~ Painted Purple (No.20)

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Purple eyeshadow? Anyone? Well, I always ended up choosing purple color eyeshadows everytime I shop. Purple seems to attract my attention more somehow. So, I got drawn to get this painted purple in No. 20. I must have this lovely vibrant cream gel shadow to my collections.  Color choice is a little bit limited. There were only 6 color shades to choose from.

What so special about this Color Tattoo is that it claimed to last for 24 hours. I wore it just by itself for 8 hours and it does live to its claim to be long lasting. It is not recommended to wear any eye makeup or cosmetic to sleep – in my opinion. So, the 24 hours long lasting claim is a bit of a stretch. I have to use more eye remover to clean them.

I like the creamy and smooth texture of this product. It blends so easily and without creasing and the best thing is that I can use my fingertips for even blending. The price is  very affordable for the value of this product. The packaging makes it looks trendy and pretty.

So, for those who feels the need to wear something for a long lasting period of time, then I would recommend it simply because it lasts.

Has anyone of you have a favorite color eyeshadow that caught your very eyes everytime you shop for makeup?

Cheers!