eyeshadows

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NEW! Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadow Refills 

Anastasia Beverly Hills have just launched 84 shades of single eyeshadow refills, available in a variety of different finishes.If you ever bought any of the palettes before and wanted to restock on some of the colours you use regularly then here is your chance! 

The shadow refill pans are $12 (Around £8) each and are perfect for putting together your own personal palettes like I have created above full of my favourite shades.  The pans to pop your refills in are available to buy individually or in a bundle of 8 at a discounted price of $70 (Around £45).

The new Anastasia Eye shadow singles are now available on www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com 

I can’t wait to start using my new eyeshadows! Will you be treating yourself?

Karla

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Make Up For Ever Studio Eye Case

This year for the holiday season, Make Up For Ever has launched a few kits guaranteed to wow. From a neat beauty kit (SGD54) filled with 5 of their bestsellers, to a travel brush set (SGD110), and a humongous makeup station (SGD439) filled to the brim with MUFE essentials for the budding makeup pro, there’s something for pretty much every category of makeup enthusiast.

MY personal pick though, was the Studio Case (SGD99) which is a super-cute black makeup case that latches shut and opens to reveal a deluxe sized cruelty-free flat eye brush and 12 of MUFE’s super-smooth shadows in mini-sizes. 

I’ll let the swatches speak for themselves as always. The colors are all grouped in trios and split into 4 sets, which are labeled at the top of the columns. Aside from the “Natural” trio, which is quite subtle, the others are really strong and high pigmented.

If you have ever tried the brand’s eyeshadows, you’ll know they’re incredibly smooth and blendable for the most part, even the mattes. In fact, the only thing that stops me from buying a whole load of them is the fact that each pan always contains a lot of product and they aren’t the cheapest shadows around. 

Neither are their brushes. And their new synthetic range is just beautiful. Here you get a deluxe size that’s not only more travel friendly, but is as far as I can tell, the same quality as the regular size brushes. It’s not that brilliant at blending/fading colors out since it’s a flat synthetic brush, but that’s not a big problem for me since I have tons of other brushes anyway.

But instead of a just a few colors in large pans that you can’t finish for ages (unless you’re a makeup artist), what if you can get 12 gorgeous shades in a more manageable size, housed in a sturdy little black reusable case along with a free brush?

Ideal for the makeup freak who wants tons of options and looks in one neat little kit that’s not too large to be portable, and doesn’t want to compromise on color options, quality, OR presentation.

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Rainbow! My Makeupgeek Eyeshadow and Pigment Swatches and a Super-Quick Review

Ah…. what’s better than affordable, beautiful shadows?

I picked out 24 shades and 4 pigments from the Makeupgeek (MUG) line for review, and here they all are. You’ve already seen me use Latte shadow and Afterglow pigment in a red eyeliner look a while back.

But I figure I should swatch everything and let you see them before I forget. 

All swatches are done on bare skin, without primer, without wetting.

My verdict:

Love the pigments I got. Liquid Gold is just incredible, and I can just imagine Paparazzi applied wet as a thick sparkly liner. Both the soft champagne shades are beautiful as well, though one is sheer and sparkly, the other is satin.

Shadows-wise, I did find some of the matte and sparkly shade felt a little gritty when touched, and Stealth, Bitten and Latte were probably the patchiest of the shadows here. You have to make sure your lids are either completely dry, or else covered with an even layer of primer so that everything goes on evenly. And press/pack your matte shadows on. Don’t buff these.

The black shade, Corrupt, on the other hand, felt gritty and grainy, but it went on beautifully and was absolutely jet back even without a base. Worth getting out if you can’t seem to find a good black shadow.

As for the metallics, most of them are beautiful and smooth. My top picks are: Homecoming, Cosmopolitan, Nautica, Shimmermint, Pretentious, Twilight.

For those of you outside of the US, Makeupgeek.com ships internationall and prices start from US$6 for smaller orders.