ARTDECO | Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Bright Sand

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Hi lovelies,

Artdeco has beautiful makeup! Whenever I come across their counter I can't stop trying out those gorgeous shades of lipsticks, eyeshadows, nail colors - what not. They have one of the best nail polishes shades in my opinion with a wide range of shades to choose from. Moreover they keep updating the shades frequently hence everytime I visit their counter I always find something new. Same goes for the lipsticks and eyeshadows. This time when I came across their counter I thought I would try a few of their eyeshadows. I was looking for a shade that I could apply everyday but also something that would look beautiful both during the day and at night. I was more inclined towards buying earthy tones this time for a change as I usually go for pale pinks and neutral shades.

ARTDECO Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Bright Sand
ARTDECO Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Bright Sand
 ARTDECO Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Bright Sand
 ARTDECO Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Bright Sand

My pick was Artdeco Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in 'Bright Sand'. It comes in a round plastic packaging with Artdeco logo printed on the transparent lid. Inside is one of the most gorgeous shades of brown I have ever purchased. This eyeshadow is exceptionally brilliant thanks to higher percentage of pearl pigments. I love the texture, it is smooth and amazingly soft which makes it so easy to apply. This makes every application even and beautiful. Though I have always been inclined towards eye shadows that are matte since I prefer a more natural look. I can't deny the fact that it is so hard for me to resist an eyeshadow that shimmers! Apart from having a beautiful pinkish tone to this brown 'Bright Sand' eyeshadow (perfect combination) I love how brilliant yet elegant the eyeshadow makes your eyes look because of the rich pigmentation.

I plan to use this shade for everyday makeup. I think it looks beautiful during day light. I do not like a lot of color on my eyelids during day time. I personally think it just looks unnatural especially if you have to work in a professional environment like I do. If I want to play with colors I would rather go for color eyeliners. To ensure eye makeup durability and brilliant color intensity Artdeco Eyeshadow Base is the perfect primer. So whenever I'm in the mood of some magical eye makeup I would love to apply 'Bright Sand' eyeshadow over the primer. However, I do not prefer a primer during the day or on casual outings. It just adds to the overall makeup time and I like to (have to!) get ready as fast as I can.

My final verdict is here. Artdeco Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Bright Sand is a gorgeous shade. If you come across Artdeco counter do give it a try and let me know how did you find it. On my next visit to Artdeco makeup counters I will make sure I try out different shades not only from the Mineral Baked Eyeshadows but also from their different range of eyeshadows (the have plenty!). Moreover, I also plan to try out their fluid foundations and BB creams. If you follow my blog regularly you would know that I have been using L'Oreal True Match Foundation for sometime now. Though I am satisfied with this foundation I still would like to try and see how Artdeco's Foundation range works on my skin keeping in mind the fact that all the other products that I have purchased from this brand have been amazing.

Have you made any purchase from Artdeco?

Purchase online at Debenhams @ £ 14.50
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Clinique | Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette

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Hi lovelies,

It has been a while I wanted to review Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette from Clinique I won on twitter. I have not tried an eye shadow palette from Clinique before which got me all excited. Even though I'm not into using eye shadows a lot and too frequently except for a clean, neutral shade (my favorite Continous Creme by Lancome Color Design Infinite) in routine days, I do love to play with colors when I feel the need. The Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette from Clinique - a limited edition, comes in a nice packaging of five well-coordinated eye shadows and a creamy, crayon-like eye pencil. The palette has a nice, wide mirror and is pretty light weight which makes it convenient to use on the go and carry around in your purse. It contains a combination of different eye shadows from single and duo Clinique palettes including:

Daybreak

Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette
Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette
Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette
Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette

These Clinique eye shadows have either a soft shimmer finish or super shimmer finish. The formula is silky and velvety with a nice texture. Pigmentation wise I would say these are not as pigmented as I thought these would be. It includes two small applicators with a smudging sponge side and a brush tip for multiple use. The lighter eye shadows Daybreak and Lilac  can be used as a base and all over the eyelids or even as a highlighter. The darker eye shadows work great for contouring and adding depth to the eyes. I love these eye shadows because they are crease and fade resistant therefore perfect for event like weddings and night events when you need your eye makeup to stay and look fresh for as long as possible. For a dramatic night time look, I would suggest using these eye shadows with a primer. You can try All About Shadow Primer for eyes from the same range which will definitely improve shadow application and will last longer.

The Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette from Clinique also includes a soft, almost crayon like eye pencil in the shade Chocolate Lustre. As the name suggests, it is a very nice chocolate brown shade which can be used during the day for everyday makeup. You can also create a beautiful smoky brown look with this eye pencil by blending it over your eyelids followed by a beautiful brown eye shadow of your choice. The creamy texture makes the eye pencil ideal to smooth over the entire lid followed by blending to soften the look. This can also be used as a base for the eye shadows. I am sure it would make the colors look stunning! This cream shaper has a smudge proof, water resistant formula which makes it incredibly long lasting.

Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette
Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Palette


I totally love Daybreak and Lilac (Lilac Truffle Duo) for the fact that they are so wearable during the day. But I also cannot deny the fact that all these eye shadows are beautiful. I am not too sure if this palette is available for sale at the moment but you can definitely purchase the single or duo eye shadows from Clinique. Let me know your thoughts about this palette.

What are your favorite products from Clinique?

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