Weekend Project: Organizing Single Eye Shadows!

Over the time I have been collecting a fair bit of single eye shadows for tutorials or nabbed it from sales. I didn’t bother to put them together in a palette and still have them in their packaging. Recently, I have been going through my make-up drawers and notice that I’m getting lesser space for my make-ups. Its starting to clutter, becoming messy and unorganised. I’ll have to start with something then spring cleaning which is organizing single eye shadows!

All of these single eye shadows are from Elianto. They are really affordable and pretty pigmented, definitely a great pay-off. Whenever I need a particular shade, I never hesitate to look at Elianto. They come with shimmer, satin or matte finish. Some of them I bought them from their warehouse sales which at one point it was only MYR1.00 for 3 eye shadows.

Finally, I have decided to put them into the palette and their largest palette is a 10 eye shadow palette. I bought this for MYR19.00 and currently, there’s sales going on where second item there is 10% discount and third item there is 20% discount. Its build in with foam for you to slot in those single eye shadows and this palette doesn’t come with any mirror.

First, I have arranged them into colour category which is easier for me to decide which colour to be put together in the palette. I would also prefer to arrange the shade from light to dark in the palette. I decided to arrange the browns and yellows together.

Each colour comes with its type of eye shadow, code and shade name, therefore labelling is very important. I’m just using self-adhesive labels and drew circles using the base bottle of my Revlon foundation. You could go with any shape that you prefer.

Since this palette doesn’t come with mirror, I stuck the labels onto the cover of the palette. I labelled the eye shadows right above it when the palette is closed.

For some eye shadows that got stucked with glue, I have used alcohol prep or nail polish remover to remove it. You can also use rubbing alcohol or Zippo lighter fluid. I came to know that Zippo lighter fluid works when I was working in a bookstore many years ago. They use it to remove price tags!

This is the finish product! It looks just as professional as many other brands but most importantly its organized and the eye shadows works great. I think I’ll use these shadows more often now than before because previously it wasn’t organized and I was too lazy to reach out to open each single eye shadows to use them. There are many other ways to store single eye shadow and a while back I did a DIY Floppy Eye Shadow Palette, check it out!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: A Bag Within A Bag? It’s SilkyGirl Eye Love Handbag!

Like the rest of the essential and prized possession in her handbag, the new SILKYGIRL Eye Love Handbag eye shadow palette is a must-have for every girl. This limited edition mini handbag palette is perfect for a girl to let her fun side shine through!’ – SILKYGIRL

‘SILKYGIRL Eye Love Handbag is available in two palettes, with three matching and complementary shades in each  palette. All shades are highly-pigmented and the light texture glides on smoothly and is easily blendable on eyelids.’ – SILKYGIRL

The palette that I received is Desert Rose, below is the description of the palette.

Three earthy shades designed to enhance the natural color of your eyes. For everyday wear, use the medium taupe and light champagne shade. To add a little drama with a ‘smokey eye’ effect for night wear, add on the darkest brown shade. – SILKYGIRL

The cute designation not only replicate like a purse, you open the palette on it’s clasp like one too or at it’s handle.

Once open there is three complimentary eye shadow shades, mirror and double ended sponge applicator. The sponge applicator is made of latex sponge which will last better than ordinary sponge.

Close up look of the trio eye shadows, great for those who love neutral shades and shimmers. It doesn’t have any scent to it but at the edges of the eye shadow is not so properly pressed.

Test of swatch and the eye shadow is well pigmented. It does feel soft and buttery, goes on smoothly for swatch using my fingers. On natural lighting, the shimmer can be be seen slightly and on camera flash, it reflects light very much. The medium and the lightest shade seems to be almost being plain shimmer.

  1. Shimmery copper shade, the darkest shade among the three
  2. Shimmery peach beige shade, medium shade among the three
  3. Shimmery champagne, lightest shade among the three

Here’s a day look that you could play with.

  1. Applied shimmery peach beige on the eyelid
  2. Applied on the outer corners with shimmery copper
  3. Highlight underneath the brows with a tinge of shimmery champagne
  4. Redefine eyes with eye liner and finishes off with mascara

Test upon lasting power and oxidization in the total of 10 hours.

  • 11:18AM – Freshly applied and I did use primer with it
  • 3:26PM – Mid day update and the eye shadow remains it pigment and shimmer power.
  • 9:24PM – End of the day and the shade of the eye shadow oxidized slightly.

Verdict?

I love the fact that they are well pigmented considering the packaging and price. The packaging is cute and if you don’t have eye shadow brushes, the sponge is quite a good one since its latex sponge.  The only thing I wish that the eye shadow to be much less shimmery and to have even darker shade than the copper. The copper is still on the lighter shade because on this look its not dark enough to give enough depth for the eyes. The eye shadow did oxidized a little which is great because it only oxidized towards the last few hours where I almost call it a day.

Retail Price: MYR19.90

Collection Status: Limited Edition

Availability: In major drugstores, pharmacies, supermarket and departmental stores

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PROs:

  • Well pigmented
  • Cute packaging
  • Very affordable
  • Sponge applicator made of latex sponge
  • Slightly oxidized at the 10th hour

CONs:

  • The darkest shade is not dark enough to create depth

My rating: 4.5/5

 

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This palette has been provided by SilkyGirl for review purposes, please refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Sleek Acid i-Divine Palette & Swatches

‘The Acid i-Divine Palette contains a fusion of vibrant colours for the more daring, with bright pinks to luminous greens amongst the 12 highly-pigmented pressed mineral-based eye shadow shades.  This palette combines matte and shimmer formulations with neon and complimentary shades that keep their vibrancy on all skin tones.

The velvet-touch consistency gives full and shimmering coverage to the eye lid for maximum effect. Each shade can be applied alone for a dramatic effect or mixed to create a personalised look.

Best applied with the applicator enclosed.’ – Sleek Makeup

I’ve gotten this palette last month and I love all the bright vibrant colors! Sleek comes from UK and well known for its affordability and highly pigmented makeups. The designation of the palette has updated from their previous packaging. Of course, it comes with a full sized mirror on the cover of the palette and dual ended sponge applicator. I kept the applicator aside because I’m used to using brushes. This series of palette comes with 12 eye shadows with a mix of matte and shimmery formula, below are the swatches.

I separated to two images for the swatches for better close ups. I have no primer applied  underneath the swatches at all.

Top row from left to right:

  • Left – magenta with metallic purplish finish
  • Middle – matte white
  • Right – matte bright yellow with lime green undertone

Bottom row from left to right:

  • Left – matte lavender
  • Middle – shimmery moss green
  • Right – matte hot pink

Here is the other side portion of the palette. Remember, I have no primer applied.

Top row from left to right:

  • Left – matte soft orange
  • Middle – shimmery blue
  • Right – shimmery light blue

Bottom row from left to right:

  • Left – matte neon green
  • Middle – shimmery silver
  • Right – matte black
Ingredients listing are as of below:

Mica (CI 77019), Talc, Paraffinum Liquidum, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Methylparaben

MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850:1), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410:2), Ultramarine (CI 77007), Hydrated Chromium Green (CI 77289), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499)

Experience?

Just like many eye shadows, shimmer ones shows up more pigmented and the matte ones shows up great if you have primer underneath it. The shimmery light blue does have fall outs and doesn’t seem to be pressed nicely but it didn’t shatter. The matte black because the pigment doesn’t show as much and it was quite reluctant to transfer when I’m doing the swatch. As for the matte eye shadows, its color intensity is buildable.

Verdict?

I wish each of these eye shadows have their name or code at least, much easier to address each of them. I love this palette although I expected more from the matte black. This palette is still affordable for the number and quality of the eye shadows you get there. Its really pigmented even by using brushes for application.

How much and where to buy?

Sleek Makeup is not available in Malaysia yet but you could order them through sprees. I purchased mine from Dew Desire for MYR47.00, you may look out for  Beauty Fiks.You may also purchase directly from Sleek Makeup for £10.00 if you have PayPal account or credit card.

PROs:

  • Very pigmented
  • Vibrant and bright colors
  • Easy transfer using brushes

CONs:

  • Shimmery light blue not pressed nicely, fall outs
  • Matte black reluctant to transfer and not as pigmented
  • Not available in Malaysia

My rating: 4.6/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Sigma New Eye Shadow Palettes Launch

Image Courtesy of Sigma Beauty

The new Sigma Eye Shadow Palettes are finally here! There are three palettes to look upon for different looks and occasions. It comes with a dual-ended brush featuring Sigma Beauty all time best selling brushes. YAY !

Image Courtesy of Sigma Beauty

DARE eye shadow palette consist of a variety of neutral and vibrant shades of neutral coral tones to deep red and wearable yellow and gold tones. The eye shadows are in satin and matte formulations and this palette includes Sigma’s best selling E20 and E45 in a dual-ended brush.

Image Courtesy of Sigma Beauty

BARE eye shadow palette is ideal for everyday use to create classic neutral look by accentuating your best feature or to create dramatic and creative looks for special occasions. Eye shadows are in satin and matte formulations including a dual-ended brush of Sigma’s best selling brush E30 and E25.

Image Courtesy of Sigma Beauty

The name of this palette attracted me the most, FLARE. The matte and satin eye shadows of green, purples, brown and beige shades to create fun and playful looks. Ideal for creating burst of colors in you for fun and flirty occasions. Sigma’s best selling brush of E55 and E40 in a practical dual-ended brush.

Aren’t all the palettes beautiful and what makes it more interesting is the dual-ended brush! The shades are totally wearable in many different ways whether you want to look bold, neutral, colorful or creative. You make your choice of looks~

These beautiful palettes are available in Sigma Beauty website priced at USD35. Love it? Click on the banner below to shop now and get a FREE gift when your purchase USD30 or more!

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh