Monday, March 11, 2013

Pupa Luminys Silk Eyeshadows

This is my first time purchasing this brand. I kept seeing them in SASA in Hongkong, but had always hesitant to try them.
This time however I decided to try 2 of their eyeshadow shades.

The 2 shades I get is Brown Taupe (400) and Golden Champagne (500). The line is called Luminys Silk and it's supposed to be a satin finish baked eyeshadow that can be used wet or dry.

So how do they perform?
I don't tend to use eyeshadows wet, so I apply them dry. The colors are opaque and smooth. The lasting power however is sadly lacking. Used without primer, they only last several hours before they started creasing.
I typically have no problem wearing eyeshadow without primer, but both of these crease on me. Which is sad, since the colors are beautiful.

I'm also not a fan of their packaging. It's bulky and takes up space.

Now for the swatches...

And finally a comparison between Brown Taupe with MAC's famous Satin Taupe, just because.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Burberry Complete Eye Palette - Pink Taupe

Burberry Complete Eye Palette contains 4 shade, and a big mirror that practically spans the whole palette. It also comes with 3 small brushes, but there is no compartment in the palette itself to store the brush. They are stored in the small pocket that comes with the palette.

Visually it's in line with the rest of Burberry lineup. The shadows have their trademark check-mark on them. The shadows are soft to the touch and pigmented (albeit the light colors).

Overall it's a very wearable and neutral palette. Although I feel the colors tends to look the similar once applied on my lid. It's nice for an easy make-up look. But maybe not for those of you who enjoy blending colors together to create a one of a kind eye look.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

China Glaze - Pelican Gray

Pelican Gray is part of the Anchors Away collection from China Glaze.
It's a relatively neutral light grey with hidden shimmer. From normal viewing distance though, it appears as cream. The shimmer is barely visible. If you're looking at your own finger nails, you can see it. But I doubt anyone looking at your nails from a normal distance can see it.

Formula wise, it's easy to work with, and is opaque in 3 coats. You could probably get by with 2 thick coats, but in the picture above I did 3 thinner coats.