Here we are for Part 2 of my 2016 makeup favorites. In Part 1 I told you all about my favorite products for the base and the face so now let’s take a look to eyes and lips. As I mentioned before, on the Youtube channel I split my favorites between Italian and other makeup, but on the blog I divided it by product type. So lets take a look at my favorite eye and lip makeup.
Since I have accumulated a few Colourpop products in the past few months I thought it might be useful to share some swatches and my opinions so far. If you missed it, watch my collection video for an overview of all the products that will be coming in the following weeks. In the meantime, we will start this week with eye products and in particular the Colourpop eyeshadows.
On October 21st Colourpop decided that all the makeup addicts outside the US had the right to purchase their products without having to pay ridiculous shipping fees. So until the end of 2016, shipping outside the US costs $9.99 for orders up to $49.99 and is free for orders above $50.
The leaves are slowly changing colors and it is all an excuse to wear more orangey-red eye makeup looks. This time I decided to put together the Makeup Geek Autumn Glow palette with the eyeshadows I own and do a fall makeup tutorial for you guys on my YouTube channel. Here one the blog you can find more information.
Last week I presented the new Makeup Geek eyeshadow releases in this overview post here, and showing you all the foiled shadows swatches and comparisons here. Now it’s time to look at the new Makeup Geek Signature eyeshadows for Fall 2016. There are a total of 9 new eyeshadows of which 7 are matte and 2 are shimmery. All nine new eyeshadows are neutral colors ranging from cool, to warm tones, to orange. I swatched the new shades next to other similar shadows in my collection both from Makeup Geek and other brands. I apologize for the goosebumps in the photos, Fall is here, and I hadn’t turned on the heating yet, brr.
I recently gave you a first look into the new Makeup Geek eyeshadows that launched for Fall 2016 in this post here. Since there are a total of 18 new shades, I decided to show you the comparisons in two separate posts. Let’s start with the new Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadows.
Rather than a specific Fall-themed collection, this is an expansion of the current foiled eyeshadow line. All the new Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadow shades are unique and different from anything existent from the brand. Nevertheless, I think a comparison of each shade with similar ones in my collection could help you get an idea whether you need them or not. A small sad note is that my collection is quite a bit smaller after moving overseas, but I hope you get a good idea of the shades.
After a few hiccups in course of production, the new Makeup Geek eyeshadows for Fall 2016 are here! If you’ve been following me for a while, you must know I’m a Makeup Geek addict, so I was absolutely over the moon when they contacted me to try out their new signature and foiled eyeshadows releasing for Fall 2016. With 9 banging foiled shadows and 9 smooth neutral shades, this collection has something for everyone.
It is no secret that Makeup Geek is my favorite eyeshadow brand, si it will come as now shock that there is another update post. Beauty Bay had a big sale some time ago and I picked up some more shadows on the way. I was initially quite weary of the foiled eyeshadows because of the rumors that they creased, but I finally was won over by the incredible pigmentation and color payoff so I have quite a few of them here. As usual I will give the official description and a mini review for every shade. If you want to see all my other Makeup geek eyeshadows, check out the previous posts here and here.
A few days ago I happened upon this interesting Tag on Sandra’s Youtube channel and decide to give it a go, since I am definitely an Eyeshadow Junkie. The questions are quite simple and straightforward, so lets get on with it.
Last week Kiko Milano launched their new High Pigment Eyeshadows and are therefore discontinuing the Infinity Eyeshadows. These are now in discount for 1.90€ and I thought it was a good time to share my opinion on the ones I have, to help you choose whether you still want to pick a few up.
The Kiko Infinity Eyeshadows represented the first option available within the brand to assemble your own palette, picking the colors and an empty palette. The concept was brilliant and it is continued in the new release. However, the Infinity shadows come in a round pan with a thin black plastic case that “clicks” in place in the slots in the palettes, whereas the shape of the new ones has changed to a rectangle. This allows for a smarter use of space in a palette, but as a round-pan affecionada, I don’t find the new eyeshadows as appealing.
The Infinity eyeshadows are meant to be used together with the Clic Palettes to make and easy and highly customizable system. However, a bit like the Ikea concept, only the Kiko shadows fit in the palettes and viceversa, the eyeshadow pans are not magnetized and they are not suited to be stored in any other palette.
Taking advantages of other discounts earlier in the year I ordered 9 Infinity eyeshadows and a 24 pan palette. There are about 90 colors to choose from and multiple finishes from matte to satin and the Infinity+ glittery shadows.
The idea of customizable palettes is a great one but unfortunately the formula of these shadows was not a great hit. The quality of the Kiko Infinity eyeshadows is not consistent through the finishes and colours. Some are nicely pigmented like the 207 Mat Papaya and 230 Satin Carmine, and others take more building up to reach full color. The most disappointing of the shades I have are 205 Golden Coral, 248 Starry Jarcanda an the Infinity+ 402 Chocolate. It took a good 4 swipes to get a good swatch and even though the colors are gorgeous, they don’t show up on the eyes like this at all.
So in conclusion I would suggest you stop by a physical shop to swatch the individual pans since it is difficult to predict the performance. However, since they are on offer for 1.90€, there are three more in my shopping cart on the Kiko Milano website. I hope the new shadows have been re-formulated as well as re-packaged to have better quality over all the range of colors.
Are you going to try these single shadows or do you have a few in your collection already? xo A
Welcome to the first installment of the Fall in love TAG by the gorgeous Marta from Caffelatte for Breakfast. Today we talk all about wine, because it’s grape harvest time and who doesn’t love wine?! I personally am not a big red wine drinker, but the color is one of my favorites and comes back in most of my makeup or clothing choices. I want to show you my favorite wine colored makeup and a look that is so me.
Let’s start with eye products. I tried to make realistic swatches of all of these but I feel the red portion of the color isn’t showing up properly, I apologize.
Makeup Geek Burlesque: a gorgeous matte, perfect to put in the crease;
Nabla Daphne n.2, I just fell in love as soon as I dipped my finger in this shadow.
Nabla Grenadine, a bit more on the rosé side of wine, a beautiful red with pink shimmer.
Lorac Mega Pro Merlot, it’s all in the name, a deep purple-red that I don’t use nearly enough
Lorac Mega Pro Mulberry, a matte and lighter version of Merlot,
Zoeva Cream Eyeliner in Magic Moment, beautiful gel liner of a dark wine color. I keep using it even though the formula is not my favorite because of the color.
Going on to lips, I found I don’t have as many lipsticks that remind me of wine as I thought, a good excuse to go pick up MAC Fashion Revival maybe? The winners are for sure the Rimmel by Kate 107 and MAC Diva, whereas the rest tends a bit too purple maybe. From left to right:
Wjcon Lipliner 09 Bordeaux Scuro
Rimmel by Kate 107
Maybelline ColorDrama 110 Pink So Chic
Maybelline ColorDrama 310 Beery Much
Catrice Ultimate Stay Lipliner 040 Love the way you plum
As Marta said, let’s not forget our favorite bubbly wines, prosecco and champagne. This is the color of my favorite highlighters for the eye and the cheeks:
Lorac Pro palette, Champagne
Makeup Geek ShimmaShimma
Kiko Water Eyeshadow 200
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
Inglot Gel Liner n.94
Kiko Long Lasticng Stick Eyeshadow 07
Finally, here is the full look using the Lorac Mega Pro palette, Merlot all over the lid and Mulberry in the crease and then creating a halo effect by applying the Kiko Water Eyeshadow 200 with a wet brush in the center of the lid. On the lips I have Rimmel by Kate lipstick 107 on a base of the Wjcon lipliner in Bordeaux Scuro.
I hope you liked this post and I tag all of you fall lovers to do this tag too! You can find all the information you need in Marta’s post here.