Today I want to talk about this little palette of dark shadows I got from my Influenster "Beauty Blogger's Vox Box 2012." My very first beauty blogger's vox box so YAY. I will explain about this in my later post. I truly apologize about this. It is because I have not finished editing the video of what I got so I figured I will review this palette first then will talk more about the Vox Box itself in the next post.
Anyway, I got this dark shadows palette in the Vox Box and this will be my very first experience with New York Color brand. I have never own any of NYC palette before so I am very excited to try this. Another bonus about this palette is that this is their limited edition. I love limited edition items. You can visit their website to view more colors of their IndividualEyes Custom Compact at http://newyorkcolor.com/
Here is what the palette looks like:
The packaging is simple. I love the fact that they have a plastic cover inside with label on where to put the specific colors. The palette also comes with a primer (great bonus) and an illuminator (another awesome bonus) two thumbs up for NYC to include this two extra bonus in the palette because now you can easily carry just this palette without having to worry having to buy another primer because you forget yours at home. No longer worried if you have this palette. Simply thoughtful right?
Closer look of the palette. The colors is actually pretty nice. All of them are shimmery.
This is the primer and illuminator. Ok I didn't try to clean it because I am afraid that it will get worse with my fingerprint being in there. :( It came like this when I open my Vox Box)
This is how the back looks like. The bottom paper looks like it ripped because it is. I tried to lift it because that is what it said if I want to see the step by step even though I know it (the tutorial) looks exactly like the picture on the outside cover. I tried anyway hence the ripped paper.
A closer look of the picture for the tutorial on easy way to put the eyeshadow on your eyes.
This is the swatches of the illuminator on the left and the primer on the right.
The colors on the far left is the darkest one in the palette and as you can see it looks quite dark but honestly, it actually not as pigmented as it looks in the palette. I have to actually pat quite a few times to get to the desired look that I like. It actually works in my favor because I like to start light then go darker and darker however I know some consumer like it to be pigmented and this darkest color isn't one. The second color from the left is the contour color and I find that one to be the most pigmented than the rest. The rest of the colors needed to be patted a few times before I get the desired consistency that I like. The highlight color on the far right is the second most pigmented. The all over lid color is the second least pigmented, the darkest one to be the least pigmented.
As you can see on the far left, the colors here are quite different than the top. The primer truly helps bringing the colors out especially with the darkest color. You can also see how the contour color which is the second color from the left looks pigmented. I only did one swipe on my hand and it shows. The all over lid and highlight are showing quite well.
The only thing I did different was my left eye use the primer provided by the palette but I didn't put it on my right eye because I wanted to see how the color turned out and will it last. However, I then realized that I use BB cream so my right eye of course will have primer just not specifically for eye but primer nevertheless.
This is the complete look:
6 hrs later (Took this picture around 11ish pm):
10 hrs later. (Took this around 3ish am)
Yes I was staying up because I was editing a video. My eyes starting to feel heavy (not just because I was sleepy but because I have fake eyelash on as well as the oil all over my eyes, I can feel them and usually I use powder to make get rid of the oil but I didn't this time so it just started to get uncomfortable. The colors started to fade away too but not much, just slightly. I notice if I look closely I can see the naked skin in the area around the middle of my eye.
Here are the pictures of the eyes:
Just finished putting the makeup around 5pm.
6 hrs later.
10 hrs later. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of both eyes so I just do it with the picture of each individual eye. (I blame it on being tired because I was very tired) See as I said, it fades a little but not much and look on right eye's picture, you actually can see a little bit of my flesh there without the cover of shadows. haha
now here is the full look of the picture and you can see by the end of the picture, I was tired lol
Just did the makeup.
6 hrs later
10 hrs later.
So in all honesty, this is a good palette. I am surprised with the result but happy at the same time. The colors are pretty and to create a soft smokey look is so easy and simple as well as dramatic look for girls' night out, party or event.
Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster in a beauty Vox Box for testing and review purposes.
You can get this product for the price of $4.99 at any drugstores and grocery stores such as CVS,Walgreen, Target, Walmart.
Well that is all for now everyone. Thanks for visiting! :)