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3 Divine Eyeshadow Palettes

In Product Reviews on June 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm

 

From left to right the names of the Divine Eyeshadow
Palettes are:
Storm 578, Good Girl 576 (limited edition), and Sunset 568  

 

Items: Palette no. 578 (earth toned shades), Palette no. 576 (berry shades) and Palette no. 568 (cool shades)

Available from: Sleek online store

Suitability: all skin tones (pale to dark) and all eye colours.

Disclaimer: these products were purchased by me directly.

 

REVIEW:

I’ve been building this collection slowly because although a very reasonable price for a palette of 12 shades, I felt the need to purchase only that which I would wear regularly.

So the latest one brought by me was the ‘Good Girl’ palette, although it is a limited edition, I do hope they put this one in their permanent collection of merchandise for sale.

And this is because the ‘Good Girl’ palette is so very versatile to wear as eye-shadows for different combinations of makeup application for the everyday glam look whereupon you want it to be subtle without being over done.

Which okay, is what some of the brown shades in the earth-toned ‘Storm’ and cooler shades of ‘Sunset’ palettes would do as eyeshadow, but the berrys category in the ‘Good Girl’ palette gives one a break from the ‘standard’ neutrals, and is therein a ‘touchstone’ neutral, that adds to this ‘go-to’ everyday product colour range, that is without the need, unless you’re after a particular makeup style, to call upon other additional eyeshadow colours from elsewhere to make it work well.

Saffron London Eyeshadow Palette

In Product Reviews on June 9, 2010 at 7:44 pm


      Saffr♥n London Collection
    (Five Shade Shimmer Palettes)

 

Items: Palette no. 05 (brown shades) and Palette no. 03 (berry shades)

Available from: Beauty Rocket online store

Suitability: all skin tones (pale to dark) and all eye colours.

Disclaimer: this product was purchased by me directly.

 

REVIEW:

As soon as these arrived and were open, all I said was “wow” as my first impression, and that was just because of the colours before me within their well thought out slimline compact container; simple travel size for a handbag.

Then came the fact that I’d known that I bought these shimmer palettes, but they were just right for giving a soft highlight to the eyes, in other words, they do as they say— shimmer.

The texture of the shade finish is satin, and the pigmentation is very good, therefore it amounts to being just right to place on the eyeshadow brush with no fall out below the eye.

And also, the colour range has been well thought out too, within the neat clear flip top lid which makes it easy to see the shades beneath and black packaging.

 

Recommended Combo: 

First two colours on the left of the palettes (white and lighter shade) mix together to create a brow bone highlighter shade for the correct skin tone, and not just white on its own.  Or use the eye shadow that is second on the left, as a brow bone highlighter shadow on its own.

The rest of the colours can be used as lid, crease and out corner shadow for the eyes for your particular eye shape and eye crease line.

If necessary use the white shade mixed with these remaining darker shades to subdue the tonal quality of the eye shadows if applied too heavily as a corrector.

Alternatively from these palettes, one can do a mono or dual eyeshadow look for day-time, as well as a three or four quad eyeshadow makeup look (perhaps switching it up for the evening) and depending upon the level of your cosmetic artistry.