I Love My Shu Shu Palette

This is a 2015 limited edition palette from Shu Uemura. It cost Us$69, so it’s rather pricey. I was given this and kept this in the box until a month a guy. So I’ve been playing with it for awhile now and it’s not something I would use. It’s just too colourful for me. I like the pigments on the shadows, but the colour is just not me. It has 2 great purple shadows, and a gorgeous deep forest shade but I feel that you still need a nuetral palette to complete a look. And there’s a light pink highlight, which is darker on the pan. 

The blush is a nice pink. Very pigmented too. It’s wearable so that’s good. It’s a fun palette. Definitely good to bring out for summer fun. Plus they do last well on the face. But yah, it’s just not my cup of tea. 

28 Colour Eyeshadows

I bought this cause why not. It’s not too expensive. With coupons and stuff, this cost me about $10. I think so. There is no brand. It’s just a plain plastic packaging with 28 shades. It ranges from shimmer to matte. This is a waste of money. Some shades are better than others. Some pigmentation is a bit patchy. Some pigmentation is alright. Some is quite good. 

The first 3 rows are quite weak. Sure the colour get washed out by the camera, but it’s just so bleh. The shades all look similar. Sort of. The shadows themself are quite ok. It’s smooth to the touch, but it’s not fine. It doesn’t feel as nice. Row 1 shadow 4 is like very powdery. 

The middle rows, the 4th and 5th are better. The colours are quite good. I mean they’re nicer than the first 3 rows. And it is quite nice to have a purple I guess. Even though it looks much lighter in the pan. Row 4, the second colour is my skin tone shade. Beside it, is the same except it’s glittery. 

The last 2 rows are the most pigmented ones. I especially love the last row first shade. It’s a deep brown with a hint of purple. It actually look more purple here. But this one the pigmentation is superb. Below it, it’s also very pretty. I should depot all these shadows and choose the ones I like. 

I think now there are a whole better shadows out there. So this is not a good buy. There are a lot of these 28 shadows pan that are better in quality. Some are branded and some is just an OEM. I feel most of them come from the same factory anyway. But ya, it’s still fun to play with makeup. I just wish I have little kids to play with these shadows. Cause I think this will be a great palette for them to play. 

MAC eyeshadow – Black Tied Velvet

Swatching this in the finger, just gives a really pigmented black with tiny silver glitter. When you transfer it onto the back of your hand, it’s just very patchy. So tapping motion to apply this is still the way. It’s not a smooth shadow. It’s very course. I guess cause of the glitter in this. So ya, this is nice to want a hint of glitter on the lid for a top up on a smudged black eyeliner as shadow application. 

Guerlain Eyeshadow – Fard Metal

Now I see more brands come out with this kind of eyeshadow. But Guerlain one has been out for a long time. It’s a loose powder with a sponge applicator. It’s small and compact. The idea of this is good. I like that it’s so pigmented. I guess cause it’s powder pigments, so you just pack it in. Fard Metal is a bronze taupe with glitter. It’s quite gritty, so that’s the thing I don’t like about it. The texture is not nice. But it’s a nice colour. Can be use to smoke out the eyes. I like it enough for the convinience. Plus as long as you don’t tip over the bottle, there’s not much any fallout. So ya, not bad. 

CdP Eye Color Quad in 208


This is a more wearable quad. It’s actually quite rosy, a nuetral shimmery shadows. The first shade is a pure shimmer. The second is a taupe brown with tiny silver glitter. Third is a darker taupe brown with a gold glitter. At some light, it will appear with a purple undertone. The last shade is pretty soft beige shade. It has tiny specs of glitter too but the I can’t really determine the colour. 

This is a nice quad to have. A bit plain in a sense that most neutral palette will sort of have these kind of shades. So it’s not anything special. Plus the fact it’s so shimmery, it’s not a good daily eyeshadows. 

Les Merveilleuses Laduree Makeup Coffret 3

Not exactly the prettiest picture I want to showcase the brand, but this just have to do cause I’m just too excited and I want to share this ASAP. All the products are made in Japan, except for the makeup bag. But the bag is so soft. The pink paper that wrap the products are also very solid and it’s just good quality. But the products are made of plastic and rubber plastic kind, so they don’t feel expensive at all. I was hoping for better actually. Especially since they’re not cheap. But as a gift, I am overjoyed. As I been wanting to try this brand forever.

The tinted lipbalm is a nice shade of rosy pink. It looks more red actually. The balm is very solid. It’s quite hard to actually apply. I have to keep going over the balm. It just doesn’t seem to melt under my finger. So I have to dip my finger like about 5 times to get the balm on my lips.

The blush comes in a cute packaging. It’s plastic, so it doesn’t feel as grand. I was hoping to put this on my drawer, but it’s not as wow as I thought it would be. The colour is also too pale for a statement piece. As a collection, it’s really pretty. On its own, not too outstanding. The shade in the kit is 104 which is a really gorgeous pink. The colour is more of a blue undertone pink. It is not a matte blush. It’s actually very subtle if you only use a light hand. But when you go over it a few time, the colour show up more. 

The eye color duo is in 102,  a silver and black shadows. It’s in a suede rubber like packaging. Nice to touch but I was hoping for better. It just doesn’t feel expensive. And the price I’m sure is. The black is a bit patchy. But the kids, they are fine. They are quite subtle. So you can get a light wash of colour or keep going over it for a more pigmented look. 

Overall, I feel that it’s just a cute novelty brand. The quality is fine not fantastic for the price. They are pretty to have, but not exactly a makeup lover dream. 

Bobbi Brown Scotch & Soda Palette

This is a pass on palette given by a makeup artist. I just had to take the opportunity to play with it. It’s a warm palette filled with a mixture of matte, shimmery and slightly frosty shades. They are all quite neutral with gorgeous highlight shades and a deep matte brown. I’m not a fan of black shadows, so dark brown is the perfect replacement shade for me. So this is an ideal eyeshadow palette for me. I love all the shades. I don’t like the packaging though. I’m not a big fan of crocodile skin pattern kind of things. But I guess that is what it gives character to this palette. The mirror is a good size mirror. This is a good traveling palette. 

Shadows are smooth, buttery. Easy to apply. Colours blend effortlessly. As always, end of day, the colours all seem to merge into one. Despite using primer, most of the time the shadows all look the same on my eyes. But if I just use a lid colour and a transition colour, it will not be so muted. So no complain. I think Bobbi Brown shadows are good for beginners and artists alike. 

Jelly Pot – M04 Biscotti

A bit regret getting this shade. I think this is more of the matte shade. The shimmery ones are so much more even and pigmented. I tried it in the store when it didn’t dry out. But I wanted something a bit more wearable day to day. Biscotti is a peachy nude shade. It’s actually quite nice when it can be even on the lid. The colour is kind of patchy. 

I do like the texture. The formula is quite gel like but with this shade, it seems like it will dissappear any moment. Which it sort of did cause the colour is really close to skin tone. 

This will set quite fast. So it’s advisable to do one side at a time. Once it set, it won’t budge. Which is really good. But Biscotti is a bit hard to see. At the end of the day, I can see the slight peachy tone on my lid. But that’s about it. So in the end, I think it will be better to get other darker shades. 

Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic 3 Palette 

I got this ages ago. Basically to compare the difference between this and MUA palette. But this is the dupe for Naked 3. I don’t have Naked 3 so I can’t compare them. But I’m loving the shades enough as they are very rosey and golden. It’s a good combination of matte and shimmer shade. A good balance of warm and cool tone. The shadows are pigmented, and not much fallouts. 

Now I’m not a big fan of the layout of shadows. It’s long and narrow and I find that it’s so hard to use your finger to get the shadow. It’s hard to tell if the shadows are soft or smooth. But really for £4, I don’t have the right to complaint. 

So in term of the way the shadows are layout, I still prefer MUA. But I find that MUR are a bit more “clean”. Like after using, the shadows are all still in tact. Unlike MUA palette, where I found that the shadows after you use them, will not be as even on the pan. I don’t know how describe it, but MUR is slightly better. I wish I had a better comparison in term of the actual shades, but I rather not have so much of the same shades in my collection. 

But yea, if you are in the UK, should grab some of this. 

CDP Eye Color Quad – 201


Was given this and it just remind me of the Marjolica Majorca. It’s just shiny and glittery. This is just the refill. You have to buy the packaging yourself. This is in the shade 201 which a green shade. So the colour is a glittery beige. It’s a base shade. So it’s a lot bigger than the rest. The next shade is a golden green. Next is a forest green. The last shade is like a mauve grey. It is a grey base with a purple hint. I guess it’s duo chrome. It’s a cream shadow as compare to the rest. It is also just shimmery not glittery. 

The shadows are soft and smooth to the touch. So the glitters are really fine. It’s really good. I like the pigmentation of the shadows. I like how it is quite sheer when you swatch it but the colours will show up. I like the pop it brings out to the eyes. But it’s just so shiny that it’s not ideal to use daily. Other than that, it’s good. But there is just so much other brands who are better and cheaper. So I don’t think it really worth the money to invest this.