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You may have read my guest post about Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette on Rucksana’s Walking in a Beauty Wonderland blog recently. Well I won’t regurgitate my words so head over to Rucksana’s blog to read my review.
I just thought I’d share another look created from a few other shades from this brilliant collection.
Urban Decay’s eyeshadows must be my favourite ones to work with – beautiful colours that are pigmented and blend so easily.
For the look below I swept Freestyle across my lids and up to the brow bone before using Barlust up to the crease and Blackout in the outer corners. Very simple, quick and straight- forward! The kohl pencil the palette comes with is really soft and glides on without any trouble.
I think the Smoked Palette surpasses the Naked Duos. Yes, it contains the usual nudey suspects but the richer shades are absolute corkers giving Smoked that extra edge that Naked 1 and 2 don’t have.
Urban Decay’s Smoked Palette costs £35 and is available at all Urban Decay counters.
From left to right, we have Espresso, Mink and Pale Gold and here’s how they look:
I found these ones not as good as Slate and Golden Leaf. The paler shade is not as pigmented as I expected a Vivo eyeshadow to be on the basis of my experience previously and I found Espresso and Mink to crumble easily with the brush but I can’t really moan when they cost £1.50 each. After all these are exceptional value for money.
I think I will use a cream coloured base next time like one of those colour tattoo pots from Maybelline or a pigment cream from Illamasqua to boost their pigmentations and prolong the wear.
What do you think?
Hello, everyone. How are you? Things are busy on the make-up front and I just had to share with you something new from Bourjois that’s perfect for the fine summer weather we are seeing (fingers crossed it will last!)
Straight from their Paris Flowers collection there are two new little round pot eyeshadows in a fiery orange (16) and a rich turquoise blue (02) which leapt out at me, and paired together, create a beautiful partnership.
What do you think? I love these tropical colours. These eyeshadow pots are so vibrant, soft, pigmented and easy to apply. I think I will be reaching for these shades a lot this season.
By the way, Bourjois have a 3 for 2 offer on their products – buy any 2 products from their entire range and get a third free plus free sunglasses. The offer is available until 11th July (while stocks last).
For more on Bourjois, visit www.bourjois.co.uk.
Vivo is the new affordable cosmetics range exclusively available from Tesco. It may be old news to some but for me it’s a new discovery. We are spoilt for choice with more affordable make-up on the market, and the ‘cheaper’ ones are definitely giving the high-end established brands a run for their money. Why fork out £11 for an eyeshadow when you get an excellent dupe for no more than a couple of quid?
I picked up these two single eyeshadow shades on a wander round my nearest large Tesco. One is matte (Slate) and the other is pearl finish (Golden Leaf).
Slate, as its name suggests, is a dark, murky greyish shade although it looks like a sludge-like marshy green to me, which is why I teamed it with the olive greenness of Golden Leaf.
Vivo individual eyeshadows are an incredible £1.50 and the quality does pack a punch. Pigmentation is rich and the size and quantity of the product is generous. The picture above is how my make-up looked after a long night so not bad holding power for the shadows for what they’re worth. Have you given Vivo a shot?
To see Vivo’s selection online, you can visit their official site www.vivocosmetics.co.uk.