Catching up on blog content these days an I want to share my green eyeshadow singles collection. In March I went a full month making all green content and you can see the videos on my Youtube channel, in this Green Monochrome Makeup playlist.
Green eyeshadow swatches
This first group feature superstars and shadows I use constantly. These comparison swatches show you nicely some differences between Makeup Geek eyeshadows, Nabla green eyeshadows and Coloured Raine Side of Olives. I love them and would recommend them all.
In this second set of eyeshadows I grouped the duochrome green eyeshadow I own. Colourpop Tea Garden and Makeup Geek Fantasy are my favorites from these, mainly due to the highly reflective finish (heart eyes).
Neon makeup is all the rage this summer and these are eyeshadows that were on the market before the trend hit. My favorites are Makeup Geek Limelight and the Lethal Cosmetics Vertex (check out my review here). Inglot #288 is a great colourful matte green that works great! Colourpop Dejaboo and Makeup Geek Fuji aren’t very pigmented so I would skip them both.
From this lot I can wholeheartedly recommend the two Inglot matte green eyeshadows. They are really close in shade so you can probably do with only one. Mine was a mistake when ordering online unfortunately. MAC Humid has almost no pigmentation and a satin finish so feel free to skip it.
These medium matte green eyeshadows are crucial for crease blending. The one sore spot is that Inglot #56 eyeshadow which sucks big time and I should really toss. All the others may not swatch wonderfully but they work great on the eye!
After crease shades, here are the darker green shadows. Makeup Geek Epic and Enchanted Forest are two staples in my collection: a beautiful shimmery forest green and a very deep green for the outer corner. I spoke in depth about the WeMakeup eyeshadows here, n. 310 is gorgeous. Colourpop Conjour Up leans a bit cooler and the other two you can probably skip, I don’t think I’ve ever used them in the 2+ years I own them.
So here’s all my green eyeshadow singles collection with all the green eyeshadow swatches! This is updated to March 2019 and of course I will have more green shadows in my future, because who am I kidding, I love green and I collect single eyeshadows like they were Pokemon..
Did I need new lipsticks, probably not, but I have a weakness for Nabla Cosmetics. Nabla released 16 new lipsticks in The Matte Lip Collection, with 3 new finishes to replace some of their older Diva Crime lipsticks and add new shades. I was not a big fan of their old lipstick formula as two of the ones I tried (Kernel and Cosmic Dancer) felt like slug slime on the lips. The new formulas are nothing like the that thankfully. I decided to purchase one lipstick per finish, and luckily the shades I wanted were in a discounted bundle called Spicy Bundle, 4 lipsticks for the price of 3. Let’s take a look at the new Nabla Cult Matte lipsticks.
Are you surprised that I couldn’t resist an all-matte single shadow collection? Somehow I’m not ghghg. When Nabla announced that they were coming out with a new collection of eyeshadow refills and they were all matte, I got butterflies in my stomach and giggled in a silly way. I am an eyeshadow refill collector and matte eyeshadows are my passion since I have hooded eyes. So of course I snagged up the full Nabla Matte Collection off of nablacosmetics.com and here are my review and swatches.
Buying base products like foundation and concealer online is super hard so in occasion of the launch of the new Nabla Close Up concealer, I wanted to share a comprehensive comparison of all the concealers I own. So here we are with my concealer swatch comparisons, which doubles as my concealer collection.
Ah, new palette releases are the toughest times for me (my wallet actually). When Norvina announced the launch of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette, my heart skipped a beat, my palms got sweaty, all the symptoms. I own all the current permanent palettes by Anastasia Beverly Hills: Modern Renaissance, Subculture, Prism, Soft Glam, so naturally I wanted to pick up the Norvina palette to complete my collection. Then I went to instagram stories to ask you guys, and my brilliant friend CynthiaIsKillikill took the ham off my eyes (it’s an Italian saying, everything looks better through prosciutto). So I dove into my eyeshadow collection looking for shades that would be Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina palette dupes and went off to wear purple eyeshadow for a few days. It was a process, it was a revelation, read on for what came out.
Second week of July, like clockwork, Nabla released their Summer 2017 collection and we all went crazy for it. After all the heat from the winter Goldust collection, this summer release is all mermaids, unicorns and cool tones. In this post I share my thoughts on the collection as well as swatch comparisons of all the bits I purchased. Here’s Nabla Freedomination swatches and review.
Freedomination is a poem you wrote and which you are hearing for the first time
Ah the day of love, pinkness and hearts. Valentine’s Day has never been a particularly important day for me but somehow every year the first two weeks of February are all about the pink makeup. I naturally tend towards plummy shades and this year I want to share a Kylie inspired Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial.
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.
Gold Gold Gold! I’ve had this post in mind for a long time, since a friend asked a comparison between different gold eyeshadows I had. I took pictures and they all sat in my laptop until I came across this video by the gorgeous Elsa of Like a Candy Shop. She shared all of her favorite peach-colored makeup and it pushed me to take out the idea from the drawer. Well good news is that instead of only my favorite gold makeup products, Elsa has agreed to collaborate and share her favorites as well.
I haven’t been this excited by a makeup collection in a while. The new Nabla Goldust collection has made my heart beat a bit faster since the press release at the end of November. A collection inspired by the Golden Age, or Belle Epoque, those years of art, music and parties just before the First World War. Think of Paris at night, reflections of gold and copper, flowing chiffon dresses and the art of Klimt. Well all of this excites me a lot when combined with new formulations of eyeshadows and a new finish for lipsticks. After stalking this collection on the blogosphere thanks to the work of colleague bloggers (Marta from Caffelatte for Breakfast, Elsa from Like a Candyshop, Stefania from Nude Powder, Chia of La Vie en Cosmetique, just to name a few), I decided to pick up a selection of products that I knew I would get a lot of use from and would give me an idea of the novelties introduced with the Nabla Goldust collection.
After spending some time playing with the products and off the record, I think I can safely report here my opinions and experiences on the Nabla Goldust collection.