Just a Little Smokey Eyeshadow Tutorial
My Favorite Lip Products
I typically stick with browns when it comes to eyeshadow but I recently picked up this palette from Maybelline to experiment with more ice-y grey colors. Each color in this palette looked great to me, and looked like a color I would wear, so I thought, “I can’t go wrong!”
I didn’t follow the prompts on the packaging though. I wanted a darker effect so I changed up which color I used for what and was pleased with the results!
lipstick: Urban Decay in Streak
So you can see that it’s smokier than my typical brown eyeshadow but it isn’t too dark for everyday. What I like most about this palette is the colors are really all great by themselves! I like that they are neutral and can be used in different areas of the eye depending on what look you are going for.
I was also impressed, and not surprised, to see that the eyeshadow lasted all day. I used Mac’s Paint Pot in Painterly as my eyelid primer. I love that stuff. It can give cheaper eyeshadow the staying power of high end shadows.
The main difference I see between cheaper drugstore eyeshadows and expensive eyeshadows is the color pay off and pigmentation. I had to work a little harder to get depth with these shadows, where as one little swipe in my Naked 2 Palette (or in a Mac eyeshadow) will give me plenty of color. So I think I would use up cheaper shadows more quickly since I find I have to “dig into them” a little more than usual.
If you are looking for a new eyeshadow palette to play around with this fall, I’d grab this one!