Little bit of a review on MAC’s new Paint Pots plus an FOTD! Yay!
Sooooooooooooooooooooo I ended up purchasing one of the Paint Pots yesterday! This is just an early release from Nordies basically! The rest of the colors will be popping up sometime in August from MAC!
I only got one as a I said and that color was Delft which is an ocean green teal color!
Not a big fan of cream shadows but I was curious so I went ahead and grabbed one!
Mmmm…..I imagine people will love these…I don’t.
The texture is a bit hard and I just couldn’t work well with it. For one thing I really had to pull at my eye area to apply it which isn’t such a great idea when your 30th Birthday is in a few short months!
I applied a rather medium size amount to my finger for application and it went on somewhat sheer. I guess you seriously have to work your finger in and layer it on thick to acheive the desired look!
I do give it props for adhering pigment well! I applied Teal pigment on top of it and it really stuck to the paint like glue which is slightly impressive and may make me consider purchasing one or two more for that reason alone!
Overall I guess they are alright. They aren’t great or even good in my book but I’m sure some people will adore these as they have been eagerly anticipated a long time coming!
The good news is I used Quick Frost on my highbrow and it deserves a back-up! It’s a fantastic pigment! It’s much like Frost with Gold Shimmer to it plus it’s not nearly as grainy! Easy, 1-2-3, application with it!
Face of the Day for your viewing pleasure! Kinda looks like a similiar look I’ve done before but I guess I was a bit rushed this morning and didn’t take much time to do it and thus it came out rubbish!
What I Used: MAC Pigment in Teal MAC Pigment in Deep Blue Green MAC Paint Pot in Delft MJ Mascara MAC Technakohl in Black MAC Pigment in Quickfrost Bnever Loose White Shimmering Powder
I’ve started linking pages to some items I use because a few people have e-mailed me asking where they can locate the items used! Now it’s easy! Just click and you’ll be at the page where you can view the details for the shadow, mascara, etc…!
In preparation for tomorrow’s greenlook I bring you green looks from the past!
(For some reason I’m looking quite shocked here! No idea why!)
(If you’re wondering why I’m looking slightly wet around the neck it’s because my sister had just splashed me with a cup of water! Still got that shocked look on my face! Imagine I was still reeling from the dose of water to the chest!)
Used: Unknown (Photos are a month or more old so clueless what I used! See some of my other green looks for a clue )
Been a while hasn’t it? It’s good to be back! Today is a blog of review! After a rather long and lengthy conversation about the new Abercrombie & Fitch (If you’re lucky you’ll catch the wonderful insight of this on PJ’s Blog!PJ had a ton to say about the store and I enjoyed every little morsel of the e-mail) that’s opened in London (I’m quite eager to have a nosy around myself and see how they’ve done with it! Perhaps on my trip over!) I ventured very randomly into a short reply about Aube Shower Eyes! Very weird how my mind works, hops from fashion to make-up in a heartbeat! Well, to make a rather long story short Haru from Rougue Deluxe had recommended that I purchase the Aube Shower Eyes palettes! Now you can’t really go wrong when it comes to what Haru recommends, she is the expert and guru! I bow down to her greatness! We can only ever hope to achieve her heights of make-up stardom hehe (she reads this so thought I’d add in how great she is to give her a giggle or two)!
This blog is for PJ whom wrote to me, “I am very interested in knowing more about what you think about Jewelry Shower Eyes. I was on the verge of ordering one of them….” I’m right there with you! I was on the verge as well! I’ve been eyeballing these for a while and skipping over them each and every time! I’ve only ever seen the photos on Aube’s website and really those aren’t appealing in the very least!
Upon Haru’s rec I decided what the heck I might as well dive in and grab two! And now I want the rest of the colors! The palette is quite awesome!
The palette in general is an absolute steal! It retails for about 3572yen but you can get it as low as 2072 yen as it discounts at 30%! Really it’s as good as giving it away! You can’t get this kind of high quality make-up for such a price! Japanese brands make some of the most wonderful, appealing, pigmented, gorgeous, (I’m running out of adjectives here), and affordable make-up around!
I know you want the review! You’re getting impatience with my babble!
I ended up purchasing 32 and 33 I wanted EX01 very badly but it was sold out! Utterly crushed here! I did manage to find it online but had to sell another a kidney to get it (at this point I’m running out of organs to sell!!!) Sheesh I hate how people mark-up stuff! Anyway!
32 is a brown/gold palette, perfect for the fall in my humble opinion, as I wouldn’t wear any of it in the summer. 32 is a blue palette and perfect for summer wear and possibly you can get away with in the fall and most definitely the winter!
Each palette contains 1 creamy glitter base/shadow, one shimmering shadow, one matte shadow, and a liner (personally I don’t use it as a liner but a contour shadow but hey whatever floats your boat and tickles your pickle! I’m always somewhat confused (Yes even I get confused about make-up application sometimes) why so many Japanese brands always include the creamy base shadow! MJ has a quite a fondness for including a creamy base in their palettes, Shiseidoin general actually does! I’ve failed numerous times in succeeding with the creamy base! I applied it prior my shadow and layered my shadow on top! It came out quite the mess for me! I’ve finally settled on using the creamy base as a highbrow highlighter and that works perfect really! Upon receiving these shadows I asked Haru’s advice about what she does with the creamy shadow and she replied that she uses it in several ways. As a base (tired that and I don’t like it), as a highbrow highlighter (already do this and like it but not love) and finally, a most interesting suggestion, she applies it in the middle of the eye after her she’s used the other shadows! My word what a great idea! I read something similar on MUAand I haven’t yet tried this but I am eager too give it a go! I never considered applying it after my shadow was on! The girl on MUAhad suggested patting on the creamy glittery shadow onto your eye after shadow application! Hmmmmmmmm I like this ideal and must attempt it for myself!
I did get off track with all that didn’t I? The moral of the story is, my dear friends, the Aube Shower Eyes get my hearty approval! These are something you must consider adding to your collection! I am curious where the “shower” part comes into play and I’m somewhat hopeful it means that the glittery creamy base I was discussing earlier will create a wet shadow look which sounds very dramatic! Please do keep in mind, prior to purchasing these, if you’re expecting as much shimmer as you’d get from T’estimo palettes these are not what you seek! They pack shimmer but not the punch that T’estimopalettes pack!
If I recall correctly Haru said new colors are coming out for the fall!Joy!Something more to add to my ever growing want list!
Before I lay me down to sleep..I’ve decided to blog about my other true love (by now you realize who my first one is)….Majolica Majorca.
Majolica Majorca is Shiseido’s little sister but don’t let the word “little” fool you, she packs a mighty punch in her own right! I’ve blogged about her briefly before this, you can read about her by clicking HERE.
I fell in love with MJ (asian girls call Majolica Majorica, MJ for short) when I was living in Japan for a short time. She’s probably one of favorite brand of cosmetic! I think my interest in her borderlines on the obssessed at times as I have that sweaty, greedy, selfish need to own every little thing thats put out in the line! I’ve since learned some control over myself and I only buy the items that I know will work for my face! I know I even amaze myself sometimes with the amount of will power I’ve been practicing as of late!
I’ve been somehow lucky enough to nab the Majewel palettes that were released in 2005 (don’t quote me on that I believe it was 2005). Again, these are some of the most prized pieces in my collection! A lovely friend of mine that blogs as well had mentioned that packaging is a very important factor whenever purchasing cosmetics and I couldn’t agree more! I think cosmetics sell themselves by not only what resides in the pot but the actually pot, case, compact it comes in! I’m a visual being. I love cute items! MJ is girlish to the max and maybe it’s my ultra girl side that finds the packaging and the actual cosmetic so very appealing!
The cuteness of the Majewel Collection
This year MJ put out some amazing palettes and yours truly found it very hard not to purchase every single one they released. And you know what? I went ahead and did just that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My little stack of insanity:
MJ puts quite an interesting shadow out, they are sheer yet pigmented. Even for someone like me who always reaches for bold, bright colors, can appreciate MJ’s sheer beauty! These are really perfect layering shadows and you can build up as little or as much intensity as you want. I love the fact that almost all japanese shadow palettes include some sort of liner, really, sometimes, the little things matter most! You’re literally getting the all in one package here!
Now I can talk MJ shadows, blushes, liners, etc…until tomorrow morning. But really the star of this show is MJ’s amazing 15X mascara! I’ve tried plenty of fine posh mascara and MJ is by far my favorite. It reminds me of Bare Minerals brushless mascara but is ten times the mascara that Bare Minerals hopes to be when it grows up!
This season they released a most flattering blue color you ever did lay your eyes on! STOP! Don’t even think it! It is not the “Oh my god blue mascara from the 80′s”! It’s just a brilliant deep ocean blue color that is divine with blue shadows! Blue mascara has been making it’s come back very slowly and honestly if you’re brunette or blonde it’s so for you! It makes your eyes brighter and they POP when you wear it!
MJ Splashing Blue Mascara
MJ Black Mascara
MJ is not available stateside or within Europe. You can purchase a majority of the MJ line from JPMon,E-bay, and a few other places. It’s not difficult to locate and with a little quick typing and some google you’ll be right on track to locating it! Most of my product comes from my a dear friend that lives in Japan and ships them over to me! If you head on over to Make-Up Alley chances are you’ll find someone nice enough to do a purchase for you or as I said google!
One important thing to remember about MJ and other wonderful Asian brands is that they are truly limited in quanity. All the palettes released are almost always limited edition! Really the concept of Limited Edition starts to mean nothing as of late in the US. The market is oversaturated with the promise of Limited Edition cosmetics but really it’s just not the case. I can remember a time when MAC color stories would sell out quickly and it was difficult to locate a particular color for years after. No longer. Really anything that becomes stamped with the coveted Limited Edition seal ends up being easy enough to locate on E-bay!
Asian brands are truly defined as Limited Edition. Once they are gone, they are truly gone. It’s very difficult to locate palettes once they are sold out! I guess really the moral of the story is when you see it and you really want it, buy it, or else tomorrow it’ll be gone..for good..really…truly…no joke!
I hope you enjoyed learning/reading/listening to me babble about MJ! She’s truly a special brand of cosmetic that’s near and dear to my heart!
So I heard about this collection 500 years ago but was never able to locate any of it. It was supposely released in May and it was unsure whether that was worldwide or Asia only.
Call me an idiot but this one stumped me. I’m still unclear about when it’s being released stateside.
Anyway…it’s gorgeous and really thats all that matters right?
The shadow trios are so me! I needed them! I went on my determined little way to locate and make them mine! Last night I scored in a MAJOR way! I’ve found both of them! Finally! My lovely mate, Mayu, was able to find them for me and is shipping them over directly!
I shall post the pictures as soon as they are in my greedy hands!
Now the question still remains when the hell are these coming out on our side? Are they at all? Exclusives?
Got an answer? E-mail me, Educate me, I want to know!
What does one do when sadness beckons and sleep eludes them?
Blog about beauty of course!
The following entry is from a blog I did ages ago on Live Journal but I’ve revamped it for My Space! At the moment I am not feeling my normal self so I’m entitled to a mark up and edit of this very blog. It gives me something to do with my mind less it wander into my heart.
Givenchy. Ah the posh richness of Givenchy’s color collections! I guess I can rightly be called a newbie to Givenchy’s make-up line as I really only started collecting it this past fall. A friend brought me a blush as a gift and this started my downward spiral into the expensive habit of tracking down and purchasing new Givenchy palettes! Yes I do curse her everyday after!
Givenchy’s line is probably one of the only make-up lines I’ve seen sell out so quickly! It’s not sold in many places and it’s difficult to track down the items when they do finally pop up somewhere! I’m fool enough to call every Sephora from 42nd Street to Times Square trying to locate one palette! Online you say? Impossible! Sells out in a snap!
The spring line was probably my favorite thus far!
The Arty line is bright, bold, and colorful as all hell! I’d love to say that I have the entire collection but I somehow mustered up enough willpower to puchase the blush and the eye palette only! It seemed too ridiculous to actually spend all that kind of money on the entire line! Maybe when I win the lotto! I’ll whisper this really low but I also didn’t spend the money on it because I just felt I wasn’t in the same league as the collection! Hell you have to be drop dead, outstanding gorgeous to wear make-up this lovely and I’m not entirely in that catagory! (Jesus I hope no one important is reading this! I won’t mention any names but he’s likely going to bloody snuff me out for saying that I am not gorgeous! Lucky am I he thinks so ya? Ok ok ok back to the make-up).
Since fall I’ve come across some great palettes they have done but by far this has been the best of the lot!
If you have some spare change rattling around in your pockets and you really want to purchase something different, I highly recommend either the Arty Blush or the Arty Eye palette! Or both! Oh my! These are too amazing products that Givenchy has outdone themselves on!
My tiny lot from the Arty Color Collection:
Cheers to Givenchy! High hopes we see new, exciting colors come the winter! It should take me till that time to find the newest palette released for the summer!
I’m off to put out signs in the neighborhood! “Have you seen this palette?” Reward offered for any information regarding its where abouts!
I’m in such a good mood today I thought I’d grace you with my every lovely presense and present you with a blog of shower gels (It also helps that work isn’t busy and I can afford to procrastinate my way around a blog today)!
This is a very important topic of discussion so please pay heed and follow it well!
I’ve always questioned the amount of shower gel, soaps, fancy bits and bobs one girl needs for her bath and shower and I’ve come to the conclusion that we need many! An endless variety to pick and choose to suit our moods during our showers and baths!
Now I am no different from any other girl in I own an array of paraphilia that graces my washroom and overflows from my cabinets and shelves.
If my weight had anything at all to do with shower gels I fear I’d be guilty in overindulging in sweets, baked goods, fruits, and other guilty pleasures and treasures!
I’m a philosophy girl and I have been for many a fine year! I have cheated on philosophy the last few years with a small company called Lush but that’s for another blog and another day!
philosophy is ever near and dear to my heart!
Now philosophy is well known for it’s fabulous 3 in 1 shower gels and I beg you not to think too badly of me when I say I hate the “in the shower” experience! I’ve no aversion to smelling like candy canes, crumb berry pie, vanilla cream puffs, and the likes! So why oh why can’t the scent linger longer? Sigh! In the shower it’s so lovely and fragrant, step out and it’s gone, a forgotten dream of gorgeous scent! I wish they’d make a shower gel with good linger and throw something that would stay with your hair all day and cling to your body equally! How depressing!
But…still…I keep my pile of 3 in 1′s and happily use them daily!
Now to move forward slightly I should tell you that in all my years of buying these gels I’ve come across quite a few that stay on my favorite list!
Some that grace my MUST have on hand ALWAYS list are:
I have to go ahead and rant a tiny bit more. The fact that they have come out with some real shit 3 in 1′s the last year or so bugs me. Some that must be avoided at all costs in my humblest of humble opinions would be: Sugar Cookie (this smells NOTHING like Sugar Cookies! Who the hell approved this as smelling like sugar and cookies? All I get is LEMON!), Vanilla Cream Puff (Just GROSS and wrong in so many ways), Lavender Pound Cake (OH MY GOD I think I threw up a little in my mouth! GAG! Who’s bright idea was it to put lavender in a pound cake anway?)
Which brings me to the topic of Lemonade! They introduced Lemonade last year and boy was I excited to get my paws on it! My imagination took flight and visions of cool, tart, sweet lemons danced through my head as I made my way to Sephora.com! Upon its arrival the smell of Lemonade do not greet me as I had expect. This version of Lemonade has the weirdest off smell I’ve had the displeasure of sniffing! Very strange! How disappointing!
This year marked the year of fruits! They have come out with a slew of new fruity 3 in 1′s! Tangerine, Lime, Peach, Oh MY! But I’ve had none of it! I didn’t purchase a one! Once Bitten, Twice Shy by friends! I will not be compelled to order fruity bits and have them come to my door being as disappointing as Lemonade was!
But, by far, the piece Pièce de résistance this summer is Pink Lemonade! Yes, Yes I know what you are thinking! “She’s gone on a rant about Lemonade and now she excited about Pink Lemonade? What the hell is wrong with her?” I KNOW I know! But I can’t help myself!
The good news is that Pink Lemonache is exclusive to Nordstrom! We love Nordie’s exlusives don’t we?
I was smart this time around! I was having none of ordering online! I was prepared! I was sniffing before buying! My genius astounds me sometimes!
Upon arriving at the source of this exclusive 3 in 1 Shower Gel I was prepared for disappointment and despair but to my shock and utter delight THIS is what I had wanted and desired in Lemonade! Sweet, Tart, Lovely Lemons and Sugar Oh MY! Tis perfect! Just perfect! I want to take a spoon and eat the body butter from it’s very jar it smells that GOOD!
Finally you’ve gotten it right philosophy! Bravo! My highest rating for this yummy collection of goodies! This is by far my favorite of all the 3 in 1′s thus far!
I went ahead and spoiled myself with the lot…now let’s see if we can convince them to release a hand wash in this scent and I’ll be happy indeed!
Sexier on the lips than balm. Silkier than gloss. More protective than naked. A lipcolour that combines soft shine, easy glide, and double-smooth satin finish with an everyday sun protective formula. To treat your lips…Love ‘em tender.
That blurb is taken directly from the MAC website and it’s the biggest crock of shit ever! Don’t you love when I’m being right properly unladylike with my colorful vocabulary? I know you adore it!
I gotta say I’m not big on the lip gelees, the lipglasses, and the glosses in general from MAC. I’m a MAC whore but I’ll go right ahead and diss the glosses from here to Central America. They don’t rock my world. Sticky, gooey, and just gross come to mind. Do I use them? Yea. Do I buy them? Yea. Why? I dunno, I’m sick, we established that already.
I do give a hearty thumbs up to MAC’s plushglass but that’s another story for another day as I say!
Now when I first heard about Tendertones I was excited (when don’t I get excited at the prospect of new gloss?)!
I think I idolized Tendertones to the status of Lancome’s Juicy Gelee Gloss! I was thinking smooth, glossy, wonderfully sheer color, moisturizing, porn star lips! (Did I just say porn stay? I guess I did. Deal with it!)
Nope. None of those things apply to this gloss. I should have known. I ended up purchasing 4 of the colors and although, they are happily making friends with the rest of the glosses in my collection, they are in no way a favorite of mine.
They are sheer. Very sheer. I expected some color. I was thinking I could apply without lipstain under it. Not happening. I need stain under the gloss otherwise I get plain fleshy colored lips with some sticky gloss slapped on. It’s sticky. Again, I should have known. It doesn’t surprise me. MAC always has a special knack for putting out the thickest, stickiest glosses around. I feel like my lips are glued shut wearing this stuff.
They smell yummie and they taste equally lovely but that’s about the only thing going for them! The pot is huge for the price another plus. To be honest while I was browsing them I was somewhat in awe and was almost to the point of purchasing the entire lot, because, again, I’m sick like that. But I’m glad I ended up with 4 colors and didn’t get too crazy. To be honest if you’re considering purchasing any, my strongest suggestion is just go with one. They are so sheer that they all go on as the same color. So really, you may well be blinded with the array of colors on display but it doesn’t matter which you choose, all go on the same clear way! Boring Boring Boring!
Low rating for me. Not interested at all. They’ll end up in the bottom of my traincase and one day I’ll pull them out and sell them on E-bay or swap them away on make-up alley.
If you haven’t figured it out yet (You’re REALLY slow if you still haven’t noticed this) I’m short and round! This means society has fit me into cute little headings like “cute and chubby”, “big and beautiful”, etc…etc…
Anyway, I decided a long time ago even though I didn’t win the looks/weight lottery I could still work around what I do have and try to glam it up as much as humanly possible (this stuff takes alot of work people! Hours actually!)!
Thankfully a few select shops have remembered us small, round chicks and decided that it was a good idea to invest some time into creating clothes for us! PHEW! Saved! One such shop goes by the name of Torrid! Thank you Torrid for remembering that all girls are not created equal and some of us are height challenged as well as blessed with wobble and jiggle! Torrid appears to want to keep the select few of my species happy by creating trendy little fashion bitlets for us!
Now Torrid is a problem for me, Yes Yes Yes! I know you’re asking yourself why I am already ranting when just two seconds ago I was raving! The problem is when I go into Torrid or happen to wander onto the website I end up coming away with more clothes that I don’t possibly need! I already have enough clothes and shoes to keep a small village warm for a few years! Adding more to that pile is pretty much like suicide!
Today, as I was happily sipping my cuppa, my genius, witty, clever mind decided that it might just be a good idea to have a look at Torrid’s website. Why not? What could it hurt? My feeble little mind convinced itself that since I’d be going to England either in August or this fall (hopefully sooner than later) I’d need new clothes! Now I never need an excuse for purchasing new clothes, shoes, accessories, or make-up but I had promised myself to calm my little self down and take a deep breath before purchasing stuff I don’t need! Now this never works as the little voices inside my head are strong with the force.
However, today the force was quite heavy and it convinced me that I did indeed need to have a few little items for my upcoming trip!
My tiny, really small, ickle, little order:
It’s rare that I like to wear a dress but occasionally you’ll see me flirting around with one! This order included quite a few dresses that I’ve been wanting to buy forever and today seemed a good day to do it!
Oh My God! I wanna twirl in this!
I already had the stockings, might as well get the skirt!
The moral of today’s blog kids is even if you’re a larger lady you can still have fun with your looks and be as fashionable as your heart desires (contrary to what society and the surgeon general says)! Work with your mama gave you!
I’ve read so many reviews about this curler over the course of the last two years that I can write a book about it! I’m blogging to tell you that IT IS all THAT and a bag of chips!
This freaking thing is amazing! I got it in the mail today and I’ve been happily twirling around with it for the better half of an hour! I may never need to use mascara again (I’m exaggerating and getting caught up in the excitement of course)!
I’ve used so many curlers that have promised me no pinch, perfect fit and all of them fail! The curler I’ve been using for the past year or so was purchased at Sephora and…mmmm it’s ok. It’s nothing to write home about.
I don’t know why I never bothered ordering the Shu Uemura one. Customer Service knows me by name by now after the amount of orders I’ve placed but not ONCE had I thought to add this gorgeous tool into my shopping cart! Best money I’ve ever spent in my life! Truly!
I can understand what it’s prefered by Asian girls. It really has a good straight line and fits the contour of the eye perfect. You can get it super close to your lash line, press down super hard, and no pain, no pinch just perfect full lashes each and everytime!
There is a downfall friends. They only give two replacement pads. Once you go through both pads you have to shell out money for an entirely new curler. Really though one pad should get you through 2 years or so….and on the bright side I hear Shiseido’s replacement pads fit into this curler so that’s a plus.
It’s been a while since I’ve been so impressed with a tool and this is now on my list of awesome items that I can’t do without!
What’s that you say? Did I just order the curler? Come on now…you know me…..I couldn’t just buy the curler.
I got some lovely blushes and a rogue unlimited because really you can never have too many Shu blushes! As for rogue unlimited I’m surprised I even located a color that I don’t already own ! I’m so digustingly diseased it’s not even funny anymore, I just can’t help myself !
My Entire Order Minus The Blessed Curler
Thank You Mister Shu Uemura I bow down to your greatness once again!
Quite the understated pink for me this bright, sunny day!
Eyes: MAC Eyeshadow in Scene 1 (in the V of the Eye) MAC Eyeshadow in Whistle (as a base) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in SWF (Over Scent 1 and Whistle) Dior Pearl Shadow Collection (in the Crease) Smashbox Soft Lights in Halo (Lining the bottom Lashline) Urban Decay Shimmering Body Powder in Marshmallow and Pink Lemonade (Over entire look and blended in for sparkle) Victoria’s Secret Loose Sparkling Diamond Powder (on the Highbrow as a Highligter)
I’m happy to report that T’estimo updated its webpage to reflect the new palettes as well! So you might want to hop over there after reading my little review here to check them out!
The Spring lineup remains near and dear to my heart but the Fall lineup is just as gorgeous as it’s predecessor.
The palettes are in the similiar style of the Springrelease which are a mirrored compact containing one liner, one base, and two shimmering shades of eyeshadow. The palettes are exact in appearance and some people may even say some of the colors are somewhat similiar but they are quite distinctively different in my opinion!
I always find these palettes very versatile because I end up using the shimmering base for alot of my different looks and the shadows I am constantly using as a base for my deeper shades of MAC colors (either over or under my looks)! And of course on their own they work wonderful for a complete eye look!
Spring’s release were shimmering shades of greens, blues, purples, and browns. Fall’s release brings us more browns, gorgeous pale pinks, shimmering whites, and grays. Personally you can get away with these palettes for any of your looks right now! I’ve already dove right into using the pink!
T’estimo never really fails to put out something that appeals to every girly girl and this time is none the different. I originally seen these on E-bay and wasn’t so impressed with the colors. I know someone is bound to think the same thing I did when I saw them which was that the Grande Shine 04 Brown Variation appeared almost identical to the Frame Impact 04 Beige colors. I ended up purchasing one palette at first and later I ended up with the other three because I just couldn’t resist. It’s that overwhelming feeling of “have to collect them all” that the makeup crazed get!
I am actually glad in the long run I ended up with all four because they are all very unique and different pieces compared to the Frame Impact Eyes. Now to be fair I also felt like the 02 Blue from the Frame Impact palettes was also quite similiar to the blue in the Grande Impact set which gave me another excuse to only stick with purchasing one palette. But again, willpower go to hell, I ended up purchasing the gray palette and I’m pleased I did because it’s quite different.
Here you can see beige and brown being introduced to each other!
As you can see the brown from the Frame Impact palette (on the left hand side) is quite similiar to the Grande Shine palette. However once you put it on they are noticably different colors! The Frame Impact eyes comes with a gold shimmer color while the Grande Shine palette comes with a gorgeous cooper shade.
Blue and Gray Meet!
The blue in the Frame Impact palette is far more bolder and brighter than the soft, pale blue that the Grande Shine eyes gives to us! I’m quite happy I got this palette because the colors are just wonderful for the winter! It’s bound to give me a really shimmering icy eye look for the colder months!
T’estimo’s Grande Shine Eyes Palettes
01 – Pink Variation
02 – Gray Variation
03 – Brown Variation 04 – Rose Variation
Grande Shine Meets Frame Impact
Overall I’m very pleased with the new palettes! These are definitely something you want to add to your collection, you won’t be disappointed!