I know, I know this may shock your socks near off your feet but I recently tried out the new HIP Metallic Duo Eyeshadow…and…I loved it! Eep! Unreal right? But I promise they are awesome.
HIP has three finishes now on it’s shadow duos, the newest is the metallic finish which the Muse is quite fond of at the moment. The new HIP Metallic Duo Eyeshadows come only in five shades, sniff can’t we have more? And are all under $8 bucks each! Oh, hello friendly budget deal!
I tried out the HIP Metallic Duo Eyeshadow in Platinum recently and was feeling the love. I do think they are way easier to blend than previous versions of HIP shadows I’ve tried plus they are loaded with pigment and have an intense shimmery, metallic finish.
If you haven’t tried ‘em already here’s the deets:
Each duo contains a matte shadow and a shimmery metallic shadow. Use the metallic shadow to shade your eye and follow up with the matte shadow to either contrast or line eyes with. Personally I used the matte shade very lightly to contrast the metallic shadow but lining works just as well. The compact of the shadow is simply awesome, props for cool packaging. It’s a dual sided compact which houses the shadows on top and a sponge applicator and mirror on the bottom.
As I mentioned above both shades of shadow blend wonderfully well with a great color pay off. I was shocked as I’ve tried HIP shadows before and felt they blended crummy but I chalk up the formula this time around which makes them way easier to blend although you’ll definitely experience major fall out so prep well prior to applying to avoid the drama of shimmer falling everywhere on your face.
The color I tried out was Platinum which contains an intensely shimmering shade of silver with a matte shade of black. The two shades make a rather dramatic smoky eye look. The completed look is quite similar to what you could achieve using the Bare Minerals Rocker Kit at a fraction of the cost!
These are worth checking out if you like a highly shimmery, metallic finish to your shadows. Getting two shades in one compact for under $8 USD (or less if a sale is going on) is truly a nice little deal. The only rant I have about the product is the lack of colors. I’m hopeful they’ll extend the HIP Metallic Duo Eye Shadow collection with as many colors as the normal range of HIP shadows as these are a rather nice little gem in a sea of drugstore cosmetics.
Sportin’ HIP Metallic Duo Eyeshadow in Platinum
Overall, HIP Metallic Duo Eyeshadow are worth a look at. Definitely a nice little beauty on the budget find!
If you’re looking for a moisturizer for mature skin allow a Muse to recommend Garnier Skin Naturals Vital Restore.
Although I’m not of an age to really appreciate the full benefits of Garnier Skin Naturals Vital Restore I still gave it a go because it smells so ridiculously gorgeous. Yes, indeed, scent does sale a product to the Muse.
Garnier Skin Naturals Vital Restore is part of Garnier’s newest skincare line up within the UK (no worries I’m sure we’ll see it in the US sooner or later). The collection is directed towards mature skin in need of a moisture as well as pampering. The product is a complete revitalizing skin cream the hydrates and reinforces skin structure whole protecting against age spots.
If you’re around 50 years of age, Garnier Vital Restore is something to consider for rebuilding and replenishing skin texture. The moisturizer has an SPF 15 and UVA/UVB filters to help protect skin against premature aging by the sun’s harmful rays. Two active ingredients in the formula are Orchid extract which stumulate cell vitality and Soy bioproteins which stimulate production of collagen and elastin.
I can’t speak for how well it works as my skin isn’t matured enough to appreciate the full benefits of the cream but I must say it smells lovely and moisturizers quite well. My dry skin seems to love it! It’s a nice thick cream that absorbs easily into my face. The overall results of the products won’t take full effect because as I mentioned my skin isn’t old enough but as for texture and scent the product definitely snag my attention!
For further details about the Garnier Skin Naturals Collection visit www.garnier.co.uk
Steals and Deals are on the rise this Monday morning! Hautelook has over 80 items on sale from Stila Cosmetics. This sale is on for only 38 Hours so you’ll have to haul fast to get in on the deals.
They have palettes, lipglazes, single eyeshadows, foundation, the works! A little something for every Stila lover!
Jump ahead for the deets!
Hautelook is by invite only to join so just e-mail if you’d like to be referred. You’ll also get $10 USD spending cash if you join from my referral!
Here are some of the deals on Stila but there are LOADS more…it’s a big sale…I couldn’t help but wish they had the Stila Duo shadows on sale as I am feeling the love for those lately for some odd reason or another! They literally have a slew of products, probably more than what you’d find at the Stila Warehouse Stila.
Just e-mail me or twitter me and I’ll send you an invite to HauteLook!