Category Archives: Eyeshadow Reviews

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon review

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What: Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow in Golden Quartz and Black Diamonds

Where: Charlotte Tilbury online here or Selfridges

How much: £19.00

I bought these (along with a lipstick and lipgloss of course) back in December last year when we did our annual Christmas Shop. I was looking for an intense gold eyeshadow for Christmas mass as I had seen Christina Aguilera use a similar one on the auditions of The Voice USA. I am a sucker for all things sparkly and shiny so these fit right into my makeup drawer(s) 🙂

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Black Diamonds

I bought two colours; Golden Quartz and Black Diamonds.  This easy to use eyeshadow is intensely creamy and comes in a easy to use stick – no more faffing around with eyeshadow powders that annoyingly leave speckled bits of eyeshadow on your perfect foundation-ed face (perhaps its just me that forgets to put a tissue under my eye when applying eyeshadow to catch the loose bits?!)

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Charlotte Tilbury kindly tells you which of her eyeshadow colours to pick to match your eyes – but me being me, took no notice and picked out the ones for blue eyes and hazel eyes – I have brown eyes but I really loved these colours so bought them anyway 🙂 Its 10-hour long-wearing and waterproof – I used them overnight and this morning there were still on – fresh as a daisy. I also splashed some water on my eyes to try out the waterproof-ness of it and yes – it still stayed on – so tick for intense colour, tick for waterproof colour and a big tick for longevity.

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There are 8 colours to choose from so not the widest range ever, but I’m certain you would find a colour you like, no matter what your eye -colour. I also love that its a pencil applicator – so much easier to apply when you are on the go – every tried to apply powder eyeshadow on the train? Its a freakin’ disaster! *laughs at self knowing how many times i’ve attempted it and looked ridiculous after* 🙂 Another thing worth mentioning is that its easy to remove too – I used a tiny bit of cream cleanser and it wiped straight off – impressive seeing as how it had such staying power. Oh, and it didn’t leave behind glittery residue which I find in some glittery eyeshadows do. *annoying grin ON*:)

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Check out the eyeshadow pictures below, doesn’t it look shiny and glittery! The eyeshadow is synthetically infused with sapphire to give it that extra glittery-oopmh and provides a smooth, soft-focus finish.

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I would recommend these if your looking for intense long-wearing colour that’s waterproof – they’re really a great find! 🙂 🙂 I can’t wait to try their lipstick and lipgloss now!! Wa-hooooo!! 🙂 🙂

Toodles for now!

KimmyX

Loreal Infallible Bronze Divine

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Name: Loreal Infallible Bronze Divine

Price: £6.99

Where : Boots Counters Nationwide

Finish : Shimmer

Loreal Infallible Bronze Divine is the last of the trio that I have from the range, read about the other two I have from the range: L’Oreal Infallible Goldmine here and L’Oreal Infallible Eternal Black here This luscious bronzy-gold number offered up for our pleasure is by far one of the sexiest and sultriest colours I own.

Its deep shade of chocolate brown fused with gold effortlessly, and when looked closely, you see the reflections of tiny multi-coloured shimmer. Luckily it does not take anything away from the eye shadow, as I have known some colours to have too much sparkle and shimmer that all you see is a dust or worse, a splat of silver sparkle on your eyelid – this one has just the right amount.

I tend to use this colour only at night, as its quite heavy and way too sexy for the day time. Full marks for this colour L’Oreal! Well done indeed.

Get it here online if you can’t pop down to the shop yourself.

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MAC Nehru

MAC Nehru

MAC Nehru

Name: MAC Nehru Eyeshadow

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Matte

 

 

I wanted a black, no frills eye shadow to help achieve that dark eyed, smoky look. MAC Nehru is a no frills, blueish-black eye shadow basically. It gives a matte finish but what I really love about this eye shadow is when you damp your brush a little bit and apply this lovely colour, a deep, very blue-black colour emerges – much darker than when used on its own (on its own its a like a very dark grey). Add a bit of grey and ta-daa! Smokey eyes – hello boys! 🙂

If you want a totally matte black colour – MAC Carbon is your girl.

Get it online here if you can’t pop down to a MAC counter.

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MAC Nehru

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MAC Nehru

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Maybelline Eye Studio in Iced Fudge

Maybelline Eye Studio in Iced Fudge

Maybelline Eye Studio in Iced Fudge

 

Name: Maybelline Eye Studio in Iced Fudge

Price: £4.09

Where : Superdrug counters, Online

 

 

Another one of my ‘nude days’ colour. This iced silver-pink with subtle shimmer stands out at night when applied with a damp brush and is light enough to use with a normal brush by day. My only concerns about this was the shimmer when applied with a normal brush does fall quite a bit – but again, easily avoidable if you wait to put on your foundation or hold a piece of tissue or cotton under your eye when applying and its quite hard to remove – left both my eyes still shimmery after two make up wipes but came off when I applied cream cleanser. Looks good with neutral coloured gloss on your lippies.

Get it here online if you can’t pop down to the store yourself.

 

Maybelline Iced Fudge eyeshadow

Maybelline Iced Fudge eyeshadow

 

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Midnight Brown

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Midnight Brown

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Midnight Brown

Name: Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Midnight Brown

Price: £22.50

Where : Burberry Online, Harrods

Finish : Shimmer

 

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Midnight Brown is what I would call ‘posh eyeshadow’.  I mean, Burberry doing eyeshadow?! Excellent! Posh girls, get your credit cards ready, not so posh girls like me, be prepared to eat salads in a bid to save money so we can afford this!

Midnight Brown is an easy to glide on lovely shade of deep brown.  That’s about as much as I can say about the colour really.  Would I buy again – probably not, its mega expensive for what it is. If you are looking for brown shade and want to spend a ton less, look no further than MAC’s Romp (review here) or L’Oreals Brown Lame (review here).  Your purse will thank you later.

Get it here online if you can’t pop by the shop (and if your feeling rich!!) haha. 🙂

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Christian Dior in Crystal White

Christian Dior in Crystal White

Christian Dior in Crystal White

Name: Christian Dior in Crystal White

Price: £21.50

Where : Christian Dior Counters, Online

Finish : Frost/Shimmer

 

 

I bought this eye shadow when I was on the look-out for a highlighter. This at the time blended in really well but as the years have gone by I’m not too sure anymore. Maybe my skin tone has changed? I don’t know – I’m weird. This Christian Dior offering is an icy-white, very easy to put on number. Easy to come off which is an added bonus for any shimmer eye shadow.

Very pricey for what it is though, and I doubt I will buy it again as there are similar ones on the market which do the same job.

Get it here online if you can’t pop by the store.

Bourjois Round Pot in Prune

Bourjois Round Pot Prune

Bourjois Round Pot Prune

Name: Bourjois Round Pot in Prune

Where : Boots Counters Nationwide, Online

Finish : Shimmer

Price: £6.99

 

 

After falling in love with Bourjois Noir Emeraude (review here), I went a little Bourjois-crazy and bought two other colours, a gorgeous purple shimmery one (this one) and a silver shimmery one called Bourjois Gris Paillettes (review here) This was also my first ever purple eye shadow and I thought the colour when applied with a damp brush was outstanding. It’s a rich purple with loads of silver sparkles, and no, not micro sparkles, sparkles you can actually see, and no, you don’t have to look too closely. I mean, it’s not gigantic sparkles, but you get my drift. When used without a damp brush, a light black-purple colour emerges with very understated shimmer – really lovely.

Get it online here if you can’t pop down to a counter.

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Bourjois Little Round Pot in Gris Paillettes

Bourjois Little Round Pot in Gris Paillettes

Bourjois Little Round Pot in Gris Paillettes

Name: Bourjois Little Round Pot in Gris Paillettes

Price: £6.99

Where : Boots Counters Nationwide, Online

Finish: Shimmer

 

The last of my Bourjois obsession – Boujois Little Round Pot in Gris Paillettes is a silver-foxed eye shadow is simply to die for. When applied with a damp brush, the silver sparkle really stands out (more so than in the other Bourjois eye shadows I have) and adds to the muted grey tones of the eye shadow adding to the overall finish. The final product is a smoky silver eye shadow with oodles of visible sparkle. When used with a normal brush, a light grey colour emerges with small hints of silver specks. Bourjois have certainly pulled out all the (bling) stops with this eye shadow colour.

Use this lovely eyeshadow with a nude lipstick or lipgloss – I promise it will look perfect.  If you really want to look ooh-la-la, then perhaps a slick of red gloss or lipstick will finish your look.

Check out my other two colours here Noir Emeraude and Prune

Get it online here if you can’t pop down to a counter.

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Bourjois Little Round Pot in Noir Emeraude

Bourjois Little Round Pot in Noir Emeraude

Bourjois Little Round Pot in Noir Emeraude

Name: Boujois Little Round Pot in Noir Emeraude

Price: £6.99

Where : Boots Counters Nationwide

 

 

I bought this Bourjois Little Round Pot in Noir Emeraude, as I didn’t have any green eye shadow and I have a really pretty gold dress at home I wanted to use. I caught sight of someone who paired green eye shadow with a gold top. I initially gasped at the vast difference in colour, but after staring at this poor girl who looked like she had done something so wrong that this stranger was eyeballing her for ages, I realized that the colours worked and didn’t clash as much as I thought they might, in fact, both played off each other so well. The green she had on, was a darkish, almost pale black.

The very next working day – I trotted down to MAC – after all, they have one of the biggest, if not the biggest collection of eye shadow shades I’ve ever seen. I was disappointed as none of the green floated my boat and didn’t really match the colour I had in my head. Off I went with a heavy heart – aha! Boots! My saving grace. Looked around a little bit when I found the perfect shade, Boujois Little Round Pot in Noir Emeraude. Roughly translated I think that means ‘Black Emerald’ – which is exactly what I was looking for, a glorious shade of dark green. When used on its own, it’s a much lighter version of itself and perfect for the day time BUT by night, dampen your brush with the tiniest bit of water and I mean tiniest, and watch this colour transform into the colour it was born to be. A rich, dark green shade with the smallest hints of green-gold glitter shimmer. Just Divine.

Check out my other two little round pots by Bourjois: Prune and Gris Pailliettes

Get it here online if you can’t pop down to the shop yourself.

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Loreal Infallible Eternal Black

LOreal Infallible Eternal Black

LOreal Infallible Eternal Black

Name: LOreal Infallible Eternal Black

Price: £6.99

Where : Boots Counters Nationwide

Finish: Shimmer

 

 

This glamorous LOreal Infallible Eternal Black shimmer (very shimmery) black eye shadow has got to be one of the blackest shimmery eye shadow I’ve ever seen. When used with a damp brush, the vivid black colour stands out against an army of silver sparkles. However this time, not micro sparkles but specks of silver sparkles that reflect the light and add glamour to this ravishing eye shadow. Used with a LBD and lashings of red lipstick ( Christian Dior Celebrity Red, Guerlain 122, or MAC Russian Red) to pull of that show-stopping look. The only gripe I have with this is, it is an absolute biatch to remove. Be prepared for a sparkly face when you try!

Get it here online if you can’t pop down to the shop yourself.

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L’Oreal Infallible Eternal Black