Beauty Bakerie Eyescream – Crumb Cake


I really like this eyescream. It’s really very velvety, long lasting and waterproof. It only takes a couple seconds to set the shadow. It’s good for when you are in a rush or you just want something budge proof but it’s bad if you plan to smudge your eye shadows. I guess this can be used as a base. 

Crumb cake is a neutral brown shade. It’s good for no fuss shade on the lid. It’s easy to apply, and it just gives a nice a neutral shade without it looking too obvious. It’s good for daily use. 

This is 3g, and cost $24 so it’s rather pricey. But I still think it’s worth it. 

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Make Up Store Microshadow – Marilyn 


Is glittery eyeshadow back in fashion again? It just seems that there is a lot of glitter nowadays. This one is not exactly a glitter shadow. But if you blend it, it will glitter away. It’s a pretty lilac shadow. More light grey actually. You can wear it blended or use your finger to tap it for a more pigmented look. 

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue – Light/Medium


Bought this cause I wanted Stila and I don’t want to buy their lipgloss. I decided to try this pallete which cost £23.33 after tax rebate. Was contemplating if I should get the fair/light or light/medium. I wanted light eyeshadows and a natural flushed cheeks kind of colour. In the end I bought the light/medium cause I think it’s better to play it safe. 

The shades are pretty similar but I think the lightest blush shade will be too light on me and the base colour the same. For this one, both the blushes are quite soft but it still swatches well. It’s not so pigmented when you pick it with brush. So it’s good for the subtlety that I wanted. The pink one charming is a matte blush, hardly show up on my cheeks though. So I have to use the right brush to pick this product up. But on certain lighting, you can see the colour on the cheeks. It’s just not obvious. The nuetral one is call angelic – a terracotta shade. 

The eyeshadows are also very light. This palette is good for everyday use. To use it for night time, you just have to layer them or use your fingers. You can use the shadows wet which will intensify the colours. Only the highlighter and the lid shadows have shimmer, the rest are matte. 
base – artistic
highlight – dazzling
crease – spontaneous
lid – ambitious
liner – mischievous

The shadows pigments have a lot of fallout. So it’s quite annoying to apply when you are in a hurry. A wet version should be better. But in the end as long as you pad the shadows in place, there should not be a problem. 

I would not purchase this if I had known. I don’t regret having it but there are better palletes out there. This is just compact and no hassle of brush, highlights and bronzer which I don’t really need in my palette. The gold packaging is nice, but I wish it doesn’t have the leopard print on it. Oh well, doesn’t matter. I will still bring this palette as an oversea-trip-all-in-one-makeup for daily use. I mean most of the time I don’t bother with makeup, but you never know when you need to dress up. So it’s just handy to have this. 

Sephora Birthday Trio Eye Shadow Singles

This is a nice tiny trio of eyeshadows. I wish that they are just metal pan. But I understand not everyone has a z palette or something. So the tiny twistable container is fine I guess. Will be better if it pop up instead though. Cause it’s easy to lose the cover if it is removeable. 

The colours are nice. Movie Popcorn a shimmer yellow beige. It appears more white though. Be on the A-list is a shimmer taupe brown. It’s brown but on the lighter shade of brown. I guess a nuetral. It bag is a shimmer copper. All shades are pretty and very pigmented. It’s good on its own and can be worn as a trio of colours. They are good shadows and a great way to try out Sephora’s own shadows without buying them. 

Now I have to decide to remove them into a z or leave them on their own. 

Painterly Paint Pot

Bought this on a whimp. All I had was pictures and swatched online. I wanted either Painterly or Groundwork. In the end I settled with Painterly. It’s a beige nude. It’s actually a cream eyeshadow which can be used as a base cause of the shades. It’s more brightening on my lids, so it’s nice. It gives my lids a neutral base. Usually I don’t use anything on my lids, so sometimes it will look oily. This prevents that. 

I got this at their sale at $30.40. The original price in Singapore is $38 for 5g worth of product. But I think that this can last forever. Not sure if it will go dry on me. I always tighten the cap real packed. Hopefully that will help. 

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.