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Since I received them over a month ago, I have been using exclusively Maybelline Eye Studio eyeshadows. I've been playing with different colour combinations and slowly working my way through all the palettes and duos. Every morning, I'm excited to put on a new set of shades. It's been a lot of fun.
At the beginning, I was pretty diligent about taking photos of myself every day, hopefully in the morning light, so I could share with you how all the colours look. But as a backlog of photos started to build, I realized that I was putting on looks way faster than I was blogging about them. So I quit taking photos quite early in the game.
You'll probably still think there are too many photos in this post.
I followed standard application of the shadows: lightest colour = brow highlight, medium light colour = lid colour, dark/contrast colour = crease colour. They are still in the initial testing stage; my first experiences with these shades should be straightforward if I'm to provide a proper review, right?
My findings so far are: they are pretty. Yes. Very pretty. Definitely need an eyeshadow base to work, though. I tried them one time without a base and I was like, what's wrong? Why do you suck? The colour just wasn't showing up. So be sure to use primer with these to get good results.
Here's Mad for Mauve
, using the green colour for the crease (which is why it ain't so mauve), and brown gel liner, came out like a soft smoked look:
The Lawless Lavender colour pearl duo is one of my favourites. It is so soft and pretty. What a goddamn mismatched name. I'll camwhore a little more with this colour because I enjoyed it so much. Here it is with the eggplant gel liner.
I had a harder time with the Sapphire Siren palette. These are rockstar colours, so you best come prepared to blend.
The flipside is that they are very photogenic and flash-friendly. (Unlike me.)
Next is another blue look with the Navy Narcissist colour pearls duo. These photos show how the colour pearls duos have almost no contrast, but are good for creating a gradation of colour across your lid.
I think I was using my MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack here.
Last are a bunch of totally cute photos but, embarrassingly, I am unsure which colours I was using. My best guess is the Green With Envy palette, only I used the sparkly black as the crease colour and none of the green.
God, aren't you sick of my face yet? .... Yeah, neither am I!
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