Showing posts with label Eye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eye. Show all posts

Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Makeup Treasure-Trove : MAC Paint Pots

It's been a long time since I posted a topic in my treasure trove, this post have been ready for quite some time & haven't uploaded it yet. So, here it is. One of my favorite multi-use product are the MAC paint pots. I have included this in My Top 3 Favorite : Multi-Use Products, you can read my post HERE. As you can see, I have grown to love MAC paint pots because it not only adds oomph to my eye shadows but I can wear them without worrying of creasing or fading & it also acts as an eye primer to me even though of my oily lids. 

My Makeup Treasure-Trove : MAC Paint Pots

I have a total of 7 paint pots & still I have more on my wishlists hahaha. 

SOFT OCHRE - A beige shade in yellow tone & in matte finish. Perfect to neutralize dark eye lids.

PAINTERLY - A nude shade with pinkish tone & a matte finish. This is a universal shade fit for every skin tone. Also a perfect shade for an everyday simple look, this can go with just a stand alone on your lids or putting an eye shadow on top.

LET ME POP - A frosted golden peach, this was a limited edition shade & kind of have a love, hate relationship with this. This is so sheer upon application & the shade disappear, it end up just glitter on your lids & it's very sticky. I usually end up applying this on top of my eye shadow by tapping it on top.

VINTAGE SELECTION - This is an old formula, I bought this a while ago. The shade is a brownish peach & a frost finish. It has a sheer application with a little shimmer on my lids.

RUBENESQUE - One of my most favorite paint pot from my treasure-trove. It's a a golden peach in a pearl finish. It gives an added oomph for your shimmer eye shadow on the lids especially on beige, pearl or champagne shades. 

ECLAIR - Oh, this is also my favorite every day use aside from the name which got my attention at first place because of its chocolate name. It can be use alone or you can put an eye shadow on top of it. A perfect for a one eye shade look & it's great for any FOTD. This is also good in balancing your makeup look, a versatile one - for day time or evening look. A light golden chocolate-y shade with a little shimmer on it & in a pearl finish. I love putting an eye shadow taupe shade on top of this like the Catrice single eye shadow in My Copperware Plate. This was released in MAC Baking Beauties Collection, a limited edition, sad to say. This is a lighter shade than MAC Quite Natural but it's a matte finish, a little similar to MAC Constructivist but a little darker & more metallic brown. It's quite similar to Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Rich Mahogany but this one was also limited edition :( Hopefully, MAC would put this in their permanent line like the Let's Skate, Vintage Selection or Dangerous Cuvee - let's cross our fingers.

NUBILE - It's a light peachy beige & in a matte finish. I think it's like an in-between with Painterly & Soft Ochre if ever they have a child hahaha. A great neutral base & a versatile too. A limited edition which is sad, released in MAC Posh Paradise Collection. I use this when I don't feel like using Painterly. 

Here are the swatches of my 7 MAC paint pots, as of now.

My wishlist : Groundwork, Quite Natural & Tailor Grey (see how I am a sucker for anything neutral or taupe?)

So, have you tried MAC paint pots? Love to hear them what you think.


Mary Ann

Monday, December 26, 2016

Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow

Hi, everyone! A few days ago, I think a week ago, I posted on my blog about ColourPop lippie stix in "Pillowtalk". I really got impressed by their lippie stix that I said to myself I've got to try their other products too. I've heard so much about their eyeshadows that I want to go get some.

I bought 3 (three) eyeshadows mostly it leans more on neutral tones almost like on the same family shade range.

Net Weight : 2.1g / 0.07 oz (each eyeshadow)

Inside the outer packaging it has a purple color while the outer is packaged in white box.

The eyeshadow is packed in a matte white circular package with a twisted cap. The name Colourpop is printed on a transparent cap which you can easily see the shades of the each eyeshadow while the printed name is holographic (oooh, I love holographic) isn't she beautiful?

At the back is where the name of the eyeshadow, the finish, net weight & the distributor printed.

The shades I bought are : Hanky Panky, Flutes & Cornelious.

The first eyeshadow is Hanky Panky - in the website is a light matte warm beige. 

As you can see the swatch, it almost invisible on the back of my hand. It clearly matches on my skin tone. This one is really good for a light wash application for your eyelid especially for those with yellow undertone.

The next eyeshadow I bought is Cornelious which the website describes as a warm caramel in a matte finish. 

This one is a more darker than hanky panky & it's like a lighter shade of camel color.

The third eyeshadow that I bought (for now hahaha) is Flutes which the website describes as a mid-tone matte yellow brown. I also saw from other beauty bloggers, it's more of a sepia shade. I believe this is a great dupe for the discontinued MAC eyeshadow in "Uninterrupted"

Overall, I was so impressed with the eyeshadows. The texture is so buttery & soft & very pigmented. I highly recommend you to try them. 

Thanks for dropping by. 'Til next time.


Mary Ann

Friday, December 16, 2016

Smoky Eyeshadows by H & M Swatches & Reviews

H & M is known worldwide as one of the fashion trendsetter store that have a highly quality of clothes but with a more affordable price range. You can find the latest fashion clothes that's not a pain in the pocket. I thought that's it but when I got a christmas gift from one of my friend, I was surprised to receive an eye shadow palette by H & M for a smoky look. Wow! I thought to myself, they are not just into clothing fashion but beauty trendsetter as well & I was so happy to learn that info. I quickly opened the palette & began swatching each eye shadow & boy, I was so impressed by the pigmentation & color payoff of each that I can't wait to try them next day. 

The palette comes in a plastic case with the a transparent cover so that I you easily identify & see the shades which consists of 5 different shades. Mine, I got from white to grey to taupe to dark black shades. 
Net Weight : 0.26 oz / 7 g

At the back of the palette are the ingredients of each eye shadow. They are just labeled numbers, they don't have names compares to other makeup brands which they gave a name on each shade.

Here are the swatches of each of the eye shadow & by the looks of it, each are pigment & all are in shimmer finish perfect for a combination look or just one shade eye look.

Overall, loving this palette. Best for both daytime smokey look or evening look. 

How about you? Have you tried H & M Smoky Eye shadow Palette?


Mary Ann

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jordana Eye Primer Eyeshadow Base Swatches & Review

As you all know, I've been telling you in my previous posts of how oily my eyelids are & that you are probably sick of reading it over & over again hahaha. One of my concern when doing makeup (I should probably do a post of things that I can't live without or essential makeup products that I can't skip when doing morning routine) is a very good eye primer. I've done a post of my Top 3 Favorites : Eye Primer HERE but only one (1) is a drugstore item & the rest are both a little expensive & probably not in your budget range so, I kept on looking for more drugstore brand plus more affordable product. One of them, I discovered a few months back is the Jordana Eye Primer Eyeshadow Base which from the name itself tells so much. An eye primer & an eyeshadow base in one which is a plus! 

I've been eyeing this for quite sometime now but I kind of having second thoughts since, I already have my favorites, my holy grail products I must say but you know when you are a makeup addict & sometimes when you are in a tight budget situation & you run out of money to buy expensive ones that sometimes you end up buying a drugstore brand just because you need it & end up disliking it. Oh, bummer right? But you know, there are times you have to take a risk just like in life, taking risks & learning from those mistakes. Anywho, back to this. Like I've said, I've been eyeing this for quite sometime now since the day I saw this from a local mall where I go beauty shopping 😄 And I've heard so much about Jordana Cosmetics from other beauty gurus in Youtube that I want to try & test out their products. Aaaannnd one of them is their eye primer. I've also searched from other beauty bloggers that this is a good dupe for the famous MAC paint pot in Painterly. So, let's jump right in.

The product is encased in a circular black plastic case with the twisted cap is transparent with a Jordana logo printed in the center.

At the bottom of the case is the name & shade 01 (actually has only one shade available).
Net weight : 0.07 oz / 1.86 g

The shade is a skin tone shade which is not suited for all skin types. This is perfect to pale to light to medium skin tone. Upon getting the product, you need to press deeper to get some product & it's not creamy like the MAC paint pots so, I suggest you use your finger to apply the product on your lids. Though, it's not hygienic because you are using the warm of your finger to get some product so, make sure your fingers are clean before dipping into the product. When you apply on your eyelids, I suggest do a patting motion not in a swiping motion to evens out the product application. 

I've applied this on my bare eyelids meaning, no foundation, setting powder nor another eye primer & let it stay all day. After work, when I got home, like for about 8 hours later after application, I saw a complete creasing & there's nothing on my upper lids just bare. I've also tested this on & applied with eye shadows on top & by the end of the day it creases! Also, I've noticed after a few days of using, the product becomes hard & sticky that you need to rub your finger on the product in a circular motion, let the warm of your finger melts the product so that you can pick up some of it. Though, it has no scent which is good for those sensitive eyes like mine but to say it's an eye primer. I guess, to be honest, it's not earning to what it says. It can be an eye shadow base though.

Overall, I am not happy with the product. It's a miss for me. I've compared the shade to my MAC Painterly paint pot. It's exactly the same shade but it's not creamy. It creases by the end of the day with or without an eye shadow applied on top. For the price, it's good but for it's quality - I'd say more of an eye shadow base.

Well, have you tried this primer? If so, what do you think?

Thank you for dropping by guys! 


Mary Ann

Disclaimer :  I bought this product with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with the said company. Everything written in my blog is in my most honest opinion & point of view. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette : Swatches & Review

Neutral palettes have been a rave in recent months that both high ends and drugstore ends have their own version. When Catrice, a European makeup brand have released their version I didn't have to think twice that I have to get one for myself. 

Catrice Cosmetics in Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette contains 6 eye shadows that are encased in a sleek rectangular shaped plastic case with transparent lid to easily seen shades. It consists from light beige to bronze to dark brown in satin to shimmer finish.

At the back it has a step by step eye makeup tutorial with added tips and the description.
Net Weight : 6 g / 0.21 oz.

A closer look of the eye shadows which not only can make an everyday EOTD but also you can do an evening look too! A dual ended applicator is also included in the palette (a sponge tip applicator and a small blending brush).

Here are the swatches of each of the eye shadows in the Catrice's Absolute Nude palette. 

Overall, as you can see on the swatches above the eye shadows are pigmented though no matte finish but each shadows are very versatile perfect for an morning look to a more smokey evening look. I highly recommend for those who wants to try Catrice products. This is a perfect item especially for a first time trier for Catrice cosmetics.

So, do you have this palette? Have you tried? 

Love to hear them.


Mary Ann

Disclaimer :  I bought this product with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with the said company. Everything written in my blog is in my own honest opinion & point of view.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Physician's Formula Matte Collection Quads Swatches & Review

There are a lot of quads or palettes being introduced by different beauty brands but mostly the eye shadows consists in their palettes are mostly shimmers, satin or sometimes with glitters that only one or two or if you're lucky, 4 matte finish eye shadows. When Physician's Formula which is one of my favorite drugstore brand introduced not duo, not trio but 4 quads of matte shades take note matte... I was jumping for joy! And a plus is that a lot of the shades included can be comparable to some expensive eye shadow shades like MAC cosmetics. Oh, I would like also to add a bonus info - they are in the permanent line, isn't it amazing?!
Let's take a look at what I bought or actually, I bought all of it hahaha!

All of the quads are consists of creamy vanilla shades to light browns to deep taupe or grey tones.

All of the quads are packed in slim carton, the back PF describes their Matte collection.

At the top of the carton are the ingredients of the eye shadows were printed.

The eye shadows are neatly placed inside in a slim lilac grey sturdy plastic fit for traveling without the fuss & mess while the top cover has a window (a glass like) for you to see easily the shades that's also saves time.

It also includes a duo sided sponge tip applicator with a slim rectangular shaped mirror that your whole eye area can be seen for easy view when applying eye shadows on your lids without ever worrying of mistakenly applying of shadows.

The first quad is the Classic Nudes which consists of (starting from top left clockwise) 
     Top left - a light cool toned brown shade
     Top right - a light beige shade
     Bottom left - a milky white shade
     Bottom right - a medium brown shade

All of the 3 shades are very pigment while the white one is powdery upon swatching

A closer look at the swatches

The next quad is the Canyon Classics which consists of (starting from top left clockwise)
     Top left - a light creamy beige shade (reminds me of MAC brulee)
     Top right - a creamy white shade (like MAC vanilla but this one a slight whiter)
     Bottom left - a light mauve-y shade with purple undertone
     Bottom right - a soft medium brown shade

Both the mauve-y shade & creamy white are powdery but the latter is more powdery so be careful of the fall outs. Better tap off the excess before applying the shadow while the mauve-y shade is more forgivable & the other two are pigmented.

A closer look of the swatches

And last quad is the Quartz Quartet (you already have an idea what are the shades) which consists of (starting from the top left clockwise)
     Top left - a light purple-y cream shade
     Top right - a cream vanilla beige shade
     Bottom left - a slightly deep greyish brown shade
     Bottom right - a deep purple brown shade

This quad is what I love the most among the 3 because only one shade is powdery while the rest is pigmented though, the  right most is a little chunky & gritty.

A closer look at the swatches

Overall, I love them though not all of them are very pigmented as what drugstore have hits and misses but still most of them are very pigmented which is very hard to find in a drugstore product. They have a complete line of neutral, matte shades plus the compact is good especially or traveling or for those always on the go. For those who wants a simple, quick yet versatile look.

Have you tried Physician's Formula matte collection? What is/are your favorites?


Mary Ann

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Disclaimer : I bought these with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with the said company. Everything written in my blog is in my own honest opinion & point of view.