Love List Part III: Eyeshadow Palettes and Pots
I don’t know about you but my makeup never feels complete without doing my eyes. Some say makeup starts with the eye look but for me, it’s all about lips! That post is coming next week – it’s turning into quite a doozy too.
Whether I’m doing a full on clubbing smoky look (in case you’re wondering, I do not go clubbing but that doesn’t stop me from doing my makeup as though I were) or something more subdued, the shadows in this post never disappoint. And while there isn’t any Dior in this round-up (shocking, I know!) their shadows are glorious and I’ll never be without them.
Okay, now that I’ve addressed the MIA brand, let’s get on with the continuation of my Love List:
Maybelline Color Tattoos: I’ve just about stopped buying cream eye products from other brands; MAC Paint Pots, Chanel Illusion d’Ombre, etc., because these work so darned well. And for under $10, it’s a bargain. The shade selection is nice as are the finishes. Color Tattoos are creamy – although I find they dry sort of quick, and they wear all day on me. No creasing, no worries, no brainer.
Lorac PRO Palette: On a scale of 1-10, I give the Lorac PRO palette a whopping 10…written in a colorful Sharpie with swirls, and maybe surrounded by butterflies. It was hyped at it’s debut and is still the talk of the town with good reason; you can not only create loads of different looks thanks to the well thought out combination of shades and finishes, but it plays well with other palettes. I use this 99.8% of the time which is why it has it’s own special place on my vanity.
Maybelline Eye Studio Shadows: It didn’t dawn on me until I sat down to write this post that I’ve chosen two Maybelline products. How about that. These little quads have sad, flimsy packaging (hence the $8 price tag) but what’s inside is fantastic with a capital F! I own several of these palettes and not one has been a dud. Have you tried them yet?
YSL Pure Chroma Shadows: This little beauty was made for me, really. Okay, I’m joshing but please understand, when I saw this palette up-close and personal there was no way I wasn’t taking it home with me. Released for Holiday 2012, it came with a special glitzy case – that alone sold me! The formulation is a favorite of mine because it can be used wet or dry. I don’t own many YSL palettes but the ones I do have are treasured.
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows: If there was ever an item I feel a little nuts about it’s the L’Oreal Infallible shadows. They’re like round pots of sunshine. The texture is buttery and the finish (on most) is a hair above subtle shimmer. I happen to adore a nice refined shimmer on my lid and no matter what shade I use and how I use it, the finished result makes me do a Joey (from Friends). How you doin’?
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: I can sincerely say, with a straight face no less, that I’ve never wanted to or have gotten Naked as much as I have with Urban Decay. Corny, but true. I’m not a strictly neutrals gal but these Naked palettes are pretty darned great. Frankly though, of the entire Naked family of shadows, this little Naked Basics palette may just be my favorite. Maybe it’s the size; portable, or maybe it’s the creamy shadow options. I don’t know, I just know that it’s fast become a workhorse in my wardrobe of shadows.
I’m planning on seeing the new Iron Man movie this weekend. That is, unless the lines are too crazy. I’m a picky movie go-er and only like to sit on the aisle and in the very back row of the theater, with a small bag of corn (no butter) and a child size diet coke. And if my husband asks – only if he asks – I’ll wolf down a few of his Whoppers. Wait, that didn’t come out right! What have you got going on this weekend?
PS. See you next week!
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