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Barbara Daly Satin Swirls

I have the entire range of Barbara Daly Satin Swirl Eye shadows to show you guys today and I am super excited!

Firstly because I absolutely love Barbara Daly as a brand in terms of its quality and unbeatable price and secondly as you all must know, I am a huge eye shadow junkie.

The range consists of 10 eye shadows, which are very cleverly divided into neutrals and bold and bright colours so there's something for everything

Don't you just adore that sumptuous swirly cupcake print? It looks good enough to eat. Jokes apart, it looks absolutely pretty in real and to have on the dresser. It would make a beautiful present for someone who loves their eye shadows. Also,the quantity is just as big as a blusher really!

Without doubt these five neutrals are my impulsive favourites. Something I can pop onto the lids every day without thinking twice. They differ in texture from matte to those with a slight sheen.

The bright and bolds are absolutely gorgeous and fully packed of colour and would be great for the coming party season. Just pack a single colour all over the lids, pop on some carbon black winged out liner, a tonne of mascara and you're good to go without looking over the top.

The two that I would highly recommend from this lot is the green and the gold. They are better pigmented than the rest, are a dream to apply and look absolutely stunning on their own.

All the shadows can be easily applied with a flat top brush or a fluffy brush but as they are meant to be sheer, the best way to apply them is via finger tips as they blend like a dream and you really don't require a brush at all.

All of them have a slight sheen to them and are almost creamy to apply. I like the fact that they blend and absorb so well in to the skin so the dreaded powdery feel in the winter can be avoided.

I thought I shall create a few simple looks for you guys with these so you have an idea as to how they translate onto the lids.

A very warm and cosy winter inspired look using purple, gold and dusky pink.

A sultry evening-out look using indigo, taupe and silver. I love how the blue is slightly understated and easy to wear. It's not as pigmented as I would have liked it to be though. The sliver and taupe are gorgeous!

An elegant yet glamorous look using emerald, mauve and cream. The emerald shade is a stunner. It's amazingly pigmented and so easy to wear that it would compliment almost all eye shades. The mauve can be used as a blusher and the creamy shade makes a lovely brow bone and face highlighter.

Available for £8 each from Tesco, these are some lovely quality eye shadows I have seen since a while in the high street.

I agree they are slightly overpriced and I would be more comfortable with them being priced around £6. Having said that, one only would practically purchase a few shades and for that the price seems justifiable.


*Press samples. I thought I was going to try out one but was surprised to see the entire range waiting for me on my dresser when I came home. The joys of being a beauty blogger and of having some lovely PR peeps out there :) 

Tass said...

These look gorgeous. I thought they would be more pigmented though

Sheefa F said...

Some are more pigmented than others but unfortunately they didn't swatch very well. It's worth swatching them in store if you can.

SAHAR said...

they look gorgeous in pan

Amy said...

I don't think I could use these eyeshadows, they look too pretty in the pan!! xxx

Alina Rodriguez said...

So pretty, Hun! The swirl design is just lovely :)

Unknown said...

They look really pretty and I like all your eye looks, I'll have to check them out :)

Anonymous said...

I love the blue one :))

louise said...

They look so lovely in the pan! I thought they would be a bit more pigmented though x

SilhouetteScreams said...

Wow, they look like creams in the pan!

Unknown said...

Hi - the blue eyeshadow look is very pretty - could you do a quick tutorial to achieve it?


Sharlynn said...

They look so lovely, for some reason the swirls make me think they'd be a moussey/gel type of product! I love your use of the greens :)




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