NYC Individual Eyes (€3.99)
So as you know I picked this palette up at the weekend. I have been using it all week and I have to say I have been really pleasantly surprised At a whopping €3.99 this little number is
exceptionally good value.
Complete with four neutral shades, an eyelid primer and under brow illuminator, this palette covers all the bases. I really like the colours and found them really versatile, using the darker colours for evening wear and keeping things light and neutral for work. I was really impressed with the lid primer and found it was very comparable to my 'MAC Painterly Paint Pot'. The illuminator needed to be applied a couple of times in order to get the desired effect, but when applied in this way does work well. The eye-shadows themselves are easy to apply, have good pigmentation and are relatively long lasting. The shadows are also conveniently labelled as per where and how they should be applied, for example, all over lid, highlighter and crease. My only criticism of this palette is with the 'run of the mill' applicator which is included in this set. Needless to say I chose to use my MAC brushes to apply these products as doing so with the enclosed applicator would not have achieved the same effect.
The palette shown is designed for green eyes. Although I don't have green eyes, I loved the colour combination in this set. There are a range of palettes available including a palette for blue eyes and a palette for brown eyes (See NYC's website for details). All in all would I recommend this palette to a friend? Undoubtedly yes. Not only that, I fully intend on picking up the palette for brown and blue eyes!
Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono (€3.29)
These individual shadow squares are available in 27 different colours. They are soft and really easy to apply. They are long lasting and the colours are intense and sit on the lid the same colour as they appear in the packaging. At €3.29 per mono they are excellent value and really good quality. I have been gradually generating quite the collection of these shadows over the last few weeks as I really love the fact that they are so soft yet don't crease on the lid. I would highly recommend these colourful squares and at €3.29 they are a definite steal! The colours pictured below include the following shades:
- The Pink: (110) Gilberts Grapefruit
- The Nude: (340) Oop Nude Did it Again
- The Light Grey: (250) Swimming with Dolphins
- The Orange: (320) Dalai Drama.
Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Quatrro Eyeshadow
E-D's LinksCatrice Website: http://www.catrice.eu/home.html
Essence Website: http://www.essence.eu/
NYC Website: http://newyorkcolor.com/