Anyway, here is an eyeshadow palette I bought a week ago. I saw swatches of a new line, Stars Makeup Haven's singles eyeshadows on The Next Best Thing to Going Shopping Yourself. They are beautiful! And cheap!!! So I hopped to the website and started hunting. There are awesome things there and they are dirt ceap. You can buy MAC pigments and they carry stuffs to press pigments in general. Okay, I'm not an expert in these press-your-own-eyeshadow things, but you can find everything needed there. Also, you can create your own palette picking from the e/s singles! 15 pans are $49.95 and 28 pans for $79.95. To top it, you can buy the palettes empty and MAC pots fit them, so you can depot your MACs and put them into these black palettes.
In the end I didn't choose this option. Oh, why would I? Of course I went for something cheaper and ended with a 96 pieces palette for $24.95. You can see it below.
I bought a pencil contour brush too which costed 2.95! They have cheap brushes and they seem good. Mine performs well so far.
So I paid and waited. Service is good. My status was changed to "shipped" in an hour! wow! And a week later I got my package. That's normal for internationals.
And the actual palette:
Some shadows are hard to get on the brush and they hardly show up on skin. Others are more co-operate, but that means messiness and you have to use them lightly, patting gently and precisely, or the particles fall off and you'll have color all under your eyes. For that you can use translucent powder, but that's just so much hassle!
Yesterday I did a little research on Coastal Scents. Their stuffs are for makeup "artists" working in salons, doing wedding and such makeup. You know that stuff.......Personally I don't fancy these 'artists' and their material. The majority of them suck along with their stuffs! Would never let them make me up @_@
Ahem, back to coastal Scents. I read people saying this palette (from SMH) is similar to CS's, so I wondered if it's the same. Actually CS doesn't carry these colors and not in this combination. But companies often buy stuffs from others, alter them and sell as own product.
The black palette tough is them same. It has a mirror which is not magnifying and I found not useable, and two double ended sponge applicators. These are the worst quality sponge applicators I've ever seen in my life! The sponges are flat and rough! But I find them useable as liners when your eyeliner brush is not by hand.
I took photos of two look I made the last days. One green, one blue. No foundation, undereye concealer and no eyebrow powder or pencil was applied, sorry! Also no e/s base! I barely wanted to play.
This has 3 greens and a silver as liner if I remeber correctly, although the ones on the lower lids might be different shades. No difference, right? It looks ok on the pic, but in person, believe me....it looked weird and maybe horrible on me. With my skintone and no other makeup. Not to mention I don't wear such intense colors.
I made swatches, but not all 96 colors. You can use these shadows wet and dry and they look more pretty and intense wet.
They are paired, the one the left side is applied dry while the right side is wet.
In this third pic you can see the far right column from the palette. All of them. (except the red, orange and two pinks) I'd say these are the most useable, the ones I might use this fall.
Now to someting else. I found May's blog just Yesterday and saw she had a giveaway going on!
Check it out and be a follower if you found her interesting! ;D