Finally! We are on the eyeshadows! Yey!
As you can see, I don’t have much! All I want you to know is that I have religiously used my eyeshadows through the years.
For now, as of 2021, and as we near the end of the year, this is where I am at.
I am gonna start off with my Nars magnetic palette. I also want to mention that I have magnetic palettes because I used them back in my kit. But now, I have decreased my items like what I said so I am able to depot some of my palettes and I combined some with the single eyeshadows.
I only have a few single eyeshadows. I really do prefer palettes to be honest with you except maybe MaC Pro because Mac as used by most Professional Make up Artists, they offer palettes in which you can put in the single eyeshadows that you prefer to be able to build the palette. Aside from Mac, I have purchased and have been able to try out the following:
-I have a couple of colours, these are numbers 10 peach and 85 green. I must say that these are huuuuge. And I have tried the peach shade as a blush. But it isn’t that great for the cheeks Lol But it’s perfect for the eyes. I use it a lot for my crease. While the green shade, I barely touched it. I don’t know why I got the colour because it is not easy to use at least not for a natural everyday look. The formula is nice, not really long lasting in my opinion but blends well. It is not that pigmented but you can build it up.
-I have the shade Virgin Island. This is the first and probably the last Nabla make up item I will ever try. I guess I was just curious. But the brand doesn’t really inspire me at all. It is made in Italy who ‘s able to dominate the international scene. Despite that fact that I don’t care that much about the brand, this shade is amazing. I like it a lot. But then again, it is not a shade which is easy to use. The formula is nice. It is more vibrant if you use your finger rather than the brush to apply it on the lid.
Make up Geek
-this is pretty neutral. The shade is called mesmerized fouled eyeshadow. And I have had this shade in some of the palettes that I own, and that is the main reason why I haven’t reach for it that much. So I cannot really comment about it apart from the fact that the shade is really pretty and a natural everyday colour. So this is really nice to use as an overall eyeshadow for the lid. It is made in the USA and make up geek became well known because of youtube.
– I bought these mainly for my kit. I have one single eyeshadow called carbon that I depotted from the single eyeshadow packaging. And I own the pro palette and unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete it. I only got five single refills.
- Sour lemon yellow
- Cobalt purple
- Kelly green
- Electric eel matte blue
- Fresh water dark blue
These are not that cheap that is why I can’t let them go. Again these are shades that are pretty normal shades except for the green and yellow. Unless you do a colorful look.
I used to like these. I don’t know about the formula, but maybe because they are getting old that the pay off isnt that great anymore. As a result, I don’t reach for them that much. I mean, I pulled them out of my kit meaning to use them for myself but wasn’t inspired to.
KVD holographic palette
-this is a palette that I truly sincerely love. It is the curiosity that got me. During that year, KVd exploded. I wanted to buy lots of her items, but the only one that I could afford was this palette LOL honestly, I’m not gonna lie, I couldn’t justify the price of her foundation, eyeliner, etc. she is not high end but not cheap either. And during that time I already had foundations that I love. I saw this at the store and I fell in love. If you are curious, I also reviewed this in my channel
The packaging is gorgeous and unique. The palette has 4 shades inside. And it can be used for both eyes and cheeks as a highlighter. And that is to me a bonus. The colours are so beautiful and holographic but, I never thought of using purple, blue and green on my cheeks hahaha pink is acceptable as a cheek highlighter but the other shades aren’t. I love using these for the eyes. I hit pan on the other 3 and got rid of them as they were old already and this is the only remaining shade that I kept because I want to hit pan on it as well. I am keeping it until then.
-this is what I want to say, if you are looking for a perfect neutral palette. I mean, P-E-R-F-E-C-T, I highly do recommend this. It has everything, from white to black, to lighter shades and darker shades, you have mattes, transition shades, crease shades, outer v shades, you have a glitter, you have shimmers, from gold to copper, I mean, it is all in there. Whoever created the colour story is genius. I have never tried a lot of palettes I must tell you, but in just one look, this is the one.
I have this for quite sometime now. And the pigmentation is still insane. All of the eyeshadows, no exception, all of them are long wearing! If I will have a complaint, it is too powdery. But with the pay off, I don’t even care, you can always tap your brush, be light-handed, clean the fall outs afterwards. It is a bit of a nuissance but I can control it after all. I kind of suspect that they are pressed pigments but it doesn’t say that they are. My overall review is that the palette is gorgeous, some of the eyeshadows I practically finished and some I hit pan on. These are the only remaining shadows that I want to pan before letting them go.
Urban decay palette
-This is the third palette that I have ever owned from urban decay. And I like the formula, it is almost at par with the quality of the Lorac palettes. The packaging is gorgeous but it is too bulky that is why I decide to depot the eyeshadows and just get rid of the packaging. I didn’t want to but I had to. I didn’t have a lot of space in my drawer. And this is a palette that I don’t intend to keep for a long time. These aren’t really my shades. I only bought this because of my kit. So I’m still gonna keep these until I would hit pan on them. This is not budget-friendly and I got this only because of the sales.
Viseart bridal satin palette
-This palette is suuuuuper expensive guys. I wouldn’t have bought this in another life LOL if I wasn’t building up my kit, I wouldn’t even have considered this. Viseart palettes are expensive but there is a reason why this is the go-to brand of the professional make up artists. This is what you call a professional brand in line with Mac Cosmetics. I would be honest with you, I actually prefer these eyeshadows over Mac.
These are mainly shimmers that are dispensable for doing wearable natural make up looks.
I highly do recommend this.
Again, it pains me to get rid of the packaging because it is also part of the cost. But I do want to combine this with my other eyeshadows.
Now let’s discuss the other eyeshadow palettes that I have.
Viseart petite pro 1
-same goes with this palette, it’s as good as the bridal satin palette. I love this palette especially during travel. This is so small and cute easy to carry and put inside the make up bag. It has a small mirror. The shades are perfect for an everyday effortless look. It includes black, white, gold mattes and shimmers. It’s a reduced version of the Lorac Pro palette imo.
Natasha Denona mini sunset palette
-this is a mini that I got mainly because of wanting to try a Natasha Denona eyeshadow formula. The brand is expensively wow. Now I want to give my two cents about this. Maybe because of the mini version, I don’t know if the quality is much low because of the price point. But the formula is meh. The mattes are amazing but the shimmers and metallic is not long wearing, they look great on the lid but don’t last at all. So this is a no for me. The hype is too much in my opinion.
Marc Jacobs style eye-con no.3 106 the rebel
-the rebel palette packaging is sleek and elegant. Very luxurious. It’s even encased in a pouch with a mini applicator included. The formula is good but not great, blends well, dry formula, not powdery at all. This looks sophisticated if you ever bring this with you. I’ve mentioned this a bunch of times in my channel,I like bringing this with me during travels back when there isn’t Covid yet. It is either this or the viseart palette. I use these shadows both for the eyes and the face. The darkest as an eyeliner, the fuscia as a blush and the lightest as a higlighter.
Pupa Milano haute couture miss butterfly cofanetto trucco
-this is new to me. And this us actually new. It is still inside the box so I haven’t tried this yet. So.. no comment! I’ m just gonna let you know in the future!
Deborah Milano color symphony palette
-the original packaging is sooo bulky! So I depotted them all and it wasn’t difficult because they are removable and that inside the kit is another smaller palette in which you can compose the colors that you like. Beauty and Bliss magnetic palette is my personal palette. So I decided to fit them all in there plus the mini palette which is actually cute.
The formula is not pigmented at all. I had to dip in my brush really hard to get the color. It’s a shame cause the mattes actually lasts long. The shimmers are not really shimmers though LOL
Deborah Milano small palette
Another palette from Deborah Milano. The formula is consistent with the other palette, packaging is also bulky. I really am not impressed. These are not expensive at all, Deborah Milano is a local brand made in Italy but the quality is almost quite there especially the mattes but there is something missing and not appealing, maybe the packaging or the colour story, it is just too much.
Urban Decay Moondust palette
Last but not the least, the tantalizing: moondust palette from Urban decay.
Do you see how beautiful it is! If you are into glitters, guys, this is a-ma-zingly beautiful. I can’t recommend this enough. The only thing to keep in mind is that you have to have a glitter glue with this. This is kinda messy to apply just like all loose glitters or pressed glitters. But it’s just amazing. There’s just no words to describe it. The theme is moondust! And it really is celestial in that sense. Oh heavens! If it is still available I would tell you to try this but unfortunately, it is not anymore.
Even if I’m not gonna use this palette maybe I’ll keep it just for a remembrance!
So those are the eyeshadows that I own as of this year. If you’ve reached the end, thank you for reading and I will see you again on my final two articles about my make up collection series. Ciao!