Sunday, 28 December 2008

2008 Best Of/Worst Of: Eyeshadow Palettes

Though I came into makeup fever late in 2008, I thought I should do a review of the Best Of / Worst Of makeup items I got in 2008. I shall start with 2008's Best of Eyeshadow Palettes and I want to use a more succinct review method. So, I'm trying it out here. Colour suitability is based on my personal skintone and preferences. The easiest way to describe my skintone is that I use NC25 Mac Studio Perfect Compact Powder and Legere's BB Cream is a good match as a base. My personal preference is for a natural but polished look. Do let me know if there are other things I should look out for in my reviews. ----------------------------- Best of 2008: Eyeshadow Palettes These are the palettes that I used most and felt most comfortable using. There are some cons in some palettes but I still found them the better purchases for 2008 in terms of colour and texture. Image000copy L-R: Lunasol Party Coffret 2008 EX04 Soft Silver Lighting, Fasio C-4, Majolica Majorca Christmas Ltd 2008 BR788 & BR799.

Lunasol Party Coffret 2008 EX04 Soft Silver Lighting Texture: Smooth, creamy. Colours: Very natural and I feel flattering on me. Pigmentation: Moderately sheer but can be built up. Don't need alot for colours to be visible. Lasting Power: Very good. Does not fall into my creases. Does not fade. Final Verdict: I will purchase Lunasol again. I'm tempted to say I'll only buy Lunasol next year, but I have in mind to try Chanel and Dior, so I can't make such a decision. But I can say, this is one brand I will definitely stick to.


Fasio C-4

Texture: Relatively smooth, not too powdery Colours: Natural and flattering. Brightens up the eye area. Pigmentation: Very sheer. Needs alot of application to build up but doesn't really give a loud pop of colour. This suits me, but may not be good for others who like more colour. I used the purple shades more, as I've been told pink doesn't flatter me because it makes my eyes puff up more ... personally I'm not so self-aware so I don't know. Maybe I need to buy more purples & mauves instead. Lasting Power: Not so lasting. Does not fall into creases but fades and requires reapplication. Final Verdict: It's cheap. So for variety, it's a brand I might buy again if the colours are fun enough.


Majolica Majorca Christmas Ltd 2008 BR788

Texture: Smooth, not powdery. Colours: The soft shimmer adds sparkle to the eye. Natural but this colour appears a little dull on me. It gives me a very nude and pale look. Maybe a bit too washed out. Pigmentation: Quite sheer. Needs a few applications to build up yet never really becomes intense. Lasting Power: Not lasting. Does not fall into creases but fades and requires reapplication. Final Verdict: As with Fasio, it's cheaper. It's a brand I will buy again if I feel I need more variety and some fun. -----------------------------

Majolica Majorca Christmas Ltd 2008 BR799

Colours: Again I like the soft shimmer that is not too "young". The pink turns out looking a little more brown on my eyes, so it ends up as another nude look but this one is a little more flattering, I do not look so washed out.

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fuzkittie said...

Woooo yes, I definitely believe you when you say these are best!!

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

I bought the Majolica Majorca Christmas Ltd 2008 palette too! :) BR788 was sold out, so I got the BR799. Just as well, cos BR788 colours seem similar to the Kose makeup coffret I got.