Sunday, 6 December 2009
Mac 'All that Glitters' dupes and NYX 'Nude'
So I recently purchased two new shadows and am loving one and loving the other one...ermm.. not so much I am afraid! :S Surprisingly the 'other' one other turns out to be everyones all time favourite 'All that Gilitters' Eyeshadow from Mac (I know!).
I had very high hopes from this shadow and got it after hearing so many people drool about. To be honest, I have no idea what the hype is all about? Its just a plain icy pink eyeshadow! I mean its not like 'meh' or something but its not one of those unique colours we expect from Mac. I even found a potential (and cheaper) dupe for it, from our very own Sleek eyeshadow Palette in Storm. Those of you's who have that already must be aware of the shell pink eyeshadow that it contains, well thats it! That colour is highly comparable to the Mac one, plus on a comparison scale you will get a whole palette for under a fiver. It has better pigmentation and contains a more flattering pink hue, its just that I find Sleek eyeshadows crease a lot on me and hence dont use them often.
For all you Nars fanatics, the shell pink colour in the Sleek palette is highly similar to Nars shadow in Nepal too!
If you just want similar colours to 'All that Glitters' then Coastal Scents have some gorgeous Eyeshadow Pigments and they will make great lid colours. They are much more pigmented and glamorous and are great for night outs. The one's that are in line with 'All that Glitters' are 'Bloom' and 'Rose Sparks'. These are loose pigment eyeshadows and hence can be built up for intensity.
Coming on to a more positive purchase I made, I am totally in love with NYX's Nude Eyeshadow, despite the fact that this colour is no special and is very similar to my skintone and hence could be replicated by any loose powder lol. However I adore their satin buttery consistency and overall finish. Its the perfect nude eyeshadow with a bit of yellow and beige undertones to it and is uber pigmented. It makes a great natural browbone highlight too as I am not very fond of over the top white stripes on the browbone! Makes an amazing blending colour as well, to fade away darker colours in the crease. Definately a keeper for the price! Two thumbs up ♥♥
Have you tried any of these shadows?