And now to wrap up what feels like a very long and confused ‘eyeshadow week’, allow me to introduce you all to my favourite eyeshadow; MAC’s Naked Lunch. I originally bought this shadow after reading countless positive reviews on it, and also after discovering that Selena Gomez apparently loves it. (Yes, I’m just that cool.) Also, I couldn’t really resist the name of the shadow… It’s perfectly quirky. As for the shadow itself, the perfect all over lid colour and also looks great as a highlight colour with darker shadows.
It’s classified as a ‘frost’ shadow, so it does give a bit of sheen to the eyelid which may put some people off. I quite like it though, and as the shade is similar to my natural skintone, the frost effect doesn’t stand out too much. It’s the perfect shimmery wash of champagne colour, and I wear it pretty much every day (when I’m not wearing MAC’s Blanc Type
that is). As with all other MAC eyeshadows I’ve tried, it is smooth to apply, densely pigmented and long wearing. MAC’s Naked Lunch eyeshadow retails for $33 AUD and can be purchased from the MAC website
Looking back, I’m pretty sure that the Shiseido Silky Eye Duo was the first eyeshadow duo I ever purchased. As you can probably tell, I’ve used it a lot and even to the point of hitting pan (so yes ladies, it can happen!). The quality of the Shiseido eyeshadows are amazing, they are super smooth to apply, highly pigmented and very easy to work with (even for blending novices like myself). The main issue I have with the shadows is how much fallout they give within the actual packaging. It’s like a sparkle bomb went off in there, and although it probably doesn’t make too much of a difference to the level of product remaining it does seem like a bit of a waste. While wearing it, the shimmer in the shadow isn’t too overwhelming and I can happily sport it in the corporate office environment without looking like I plan to duck out to a rave during my lunch break.
I’m not a huge fan of the packaging, purely because the shape of the palette makes it hard for me to fit it in with the other products in my makeup organiser
. Despite that functional flaw (which would probably only annoy me), the palette does look rather sleek and attractive. After initially purchasing this I had a few of the different colour duos on my to-buy list, but I can’t for the life of me remember why I never got around to buying them. It’s possible that price might have something to do with it, as from memory they retail in Australian department stores for close to $70 AUD. Now that I’ve dug this palette back out of the depths of my collection, I’m once again considering investing in a few other shades, especially considering the fact that you can currently pick them up for $30.50 AUD over on Strawberrynet