Before I started blogging I would only ever use eye shadow on those special occasions - nights out with the girlies (which isn't very often with me having my son), weddings, or date nights. But lately I am becoming more and more fond of making that extra effort to look glam and what better way then a sweep of eye shadow. Now I must be the only blogger that hasn't caved in yet and bought any of the NAKED eye shadow palettes so to be honest I don't own many eye shadows. A few weeks back when I was browsing my favourite shop Boots I spotted these little beauties for only £4.99 but Maybelline had a 3 for 2 offer on and I needed a new mascara so I thought it would be the perfect time to swatch them and pick a couple of my favourites. Now normally I favour a neutral or smoky eye-I'm definitely not a dare devil in the colour stakes but nevertheless I swatched all of the available shades including the Turqoise and Pink ones, but these two stood out as winners straight away.
Ever since I purchased these they have honestly become a 'holy grail' in my make up collection and my most reached for product on a daily basis. I find them the perfect cream eye shadow to instantly give my eyelids an quick sweep of colour. The pigmentation in these little pots of loveliness is amazing and I find them bursting with colour, and the staying power is very impressive too-10 hours later and the colour had not budged, and that's without a eye shadow primer. The consistency and formula are great and I find I can quickly apply with my fingers and it blends in beautiful. Another confession-I don't yet own any eye shadow brushes (I know, bad blogger) but I find this isn't a problem with these.
The 'On & On Bronze' shade (R swatch) is a gorgeous brown colour with hints of gold running through it. It's pretty much been my go to shade for both day and night. It's been great to wear during the day as a subtle light brown or equally during the night that can be built up to a darker shade and blended into a smoked eye effect. I also added a touch of my MAC Vanilla Pigment (see previous post) into the inner corners of my eyes with this shade and it really made my eyes bright which stood out for a night out recently. The next shade I chose was 'Metallic Pomegranate' which is a lovely red brown shade which has been compared a lot to the MAC cranberry eye shadow, which had actually been on my wish list for quite some time. I'm sure during the Autumn/Winter months I'll be reaching for this beautiful shade quite often.
Personally for me I couldn't live without these in my makeup drawer now and I just love how pigmented they are and find these two shades beautiful. Hopefully they will bring more shades out soon as I think there are only around six to choose from at the moment. I think they would make a great base too for a lot of other eye shadows such as MAC or the Naked palette to blend in with for nights out etc.
Do you own any of these beautiful pots?