Today, I will review an eyeshadow from MAC in shade #Expensive Pink!
This is my first MAC eyeshadow ever and you probably already saw this eyeshadow in my haul post~ I only bought it because I felt like spoiling myself and I always wanted to have a MAC eyeshadow haha.
I wasn't sure wether to get expensive pink, soft brown or soba but I decided to go for this because it reminded me a little of the NARS Orgasm Blush and I still wasn't sure if I should invest that much money in a basic matte brown eyeshadow (maybe next time !!).
MAC Eyeshadow in Expensive Pink
- A highly pigmented powder that applies evenly and blends well.
Price: 19€ (16$ in the US)
Ingredients: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol,Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Mica,Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine, Chromium Hydroxide Green,Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Red 40 Al Lake, Ultramarines, Yellow 5 Al Lake, Blue 1 Lake
1.3 g / 0.04 US oz
Available in 120 shades!
MAC Expensive Pink (Veluxe Pearl)
Here are some swatches (no primer)
MAC Expensive Pink on my eyes (no primer)
It was extremely hard to catch the real eyeshadow color on my eyes but this is the closest I could get to >.< It looks a little more peachy gold in person and the small gold shimmer particles are more obvious too~!
One thing I noticed is that it starts to crease into my fine wrinkles after 2 hours (no primer). It's not that obvious after 2 hours but if you look reaaally closely you will be able to see that it has creased >.< I'm super disappointed because it was an expensive eyeshadow and I think that I can expect it to stay on my lids for at least 3 to 4 hours with no primer! There are many cheap eyeshadows that stay longer on my lids than this one! I'm not sure if its the same with the other eyeshadows from MAC. However, it does stay on my lids almost all day if I use a primer but it seems to faint into a really sheer gold shade at the end of the day.
The pigmentation is really, REALLY good and I love how this colour looks on my eyes! It looks really fresh and exotic haha.
What I like about it
- gold shimmers ♥
- buildable colour
- easy to blend
- huge variety of shades (120 shades!)
- small packaging (easy to carry around)
What I don't like about it
- creases if you don't use an eyeshadow primer
- not a lot of product (1.3g for 19€)
Overall Rating:I like MAC eyeshadows so far and would repurchase a few more in another colour (soft brown, soba, honeylust *-*). The pigmentation is great, I love the huge variety of colours they have and I think they're great for beginners!
However, If you don't have a lot of money and would need to save up to get it.... just go with a another brand.. To be honest, There are many eyeshadows for a more affordable price and you really don't need to pay like 10$ more for an eyeshadows that is a littleeee bit better than cheap ones (just my two cents). Go for these if you have enough money, want to get a colour thats hard to find or want to spoil yourself with more expensive makeup~~!
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So how have you all been doing? It's been a while since my last post and I want to apologize for not posting regulary but today I want to share some great news with you!
I'm officially a Pink Bird member from Etude House! YES *screams*
I always wanted to be one and I feel so honoured and excited about it ahhh I can't believe it and I still feel so overly lucky haha. It has been one of my biggest blogger dreams for years!
From now on, I will receive a Pink Bird Box filled with the newest makeup collections from Etude House every month. This sponsorship will last for the next 6 months which means that I'll be able to review 6 boxes in total ♥
Today I will show you the Pink Bird Box they sent me for this month (january)!
This post is going to be very, very, very photo-heavy so sit down and relax
Everything was packed into this cute lilac Etude House box, there's this little Etude House card with some information about the products inside. It looks so cute, I'm probably gonna keep this for some of my own notes (I'm so in love with the card design! )
This is everything they sent me:
They honestly sent me so much and even some cute accessories they didn't mention before! I asked them to help me pick a BB cream based on my MAC shade and they did such a great job, I'm very happy about the shades they picked for me (both for the eyeshadows and the BB cream)!
Here's a complete product list first:
♡ Precious Mineral Beautifying Block Cream Moist SPF50+ PA++ in beige
♡ Any Cushion Color Corrector SPF34 PA++ in pink
♡ Sparkling Milky Way Eyeshadow in RD304 & BR428
♡ Life is Sweet hand towel
♡ Life is Sweet hand mirror
Here are the extra accessories they put in the box ♥
ETUDE HOUSE ahhh ♥ I'm not sure if you can get them somewhere online because I couldn't find them on their website
Here are the makeup items in this box:
I'm very, very happy about the things they sent me! I'll post some swatches of every products below (that's why this post is going to be so long and photo-heavy)
First, I'll start with the Any Cushion Color Corrector
You can get this color correcting cusion in 4 different shades: pink, mint, lavender and illuminate. I got the Any Cushion Color Corrector in the shade #pink!It's suppose to correct dark spots and under eye circles which is definitely one of my biggest concerns :c
Theres also some sun protection in this cushion (SPF34 PA++) so you don't have to wear sunscreen underneath but I still recommend to put on some sunscreen anyway~
This is what the Any Cushion looks like opened. There's a small mirror on the lid and you'll get a little sponge pad, this makes it very, very travel-friendly and easy to carry around~ click on the photo if you want to zoom and read the description
The sponge is blue from the other side and absorbs the base quite well. You can spread out the base more evenly with it and pad it into your skin~
The pores of this cushion sponge look like a moon landscape haha but they are very soft and it's easy to pick up product. You have to be careful at the beginning to not get too much of it~
Here are some swatches:
As you can see, the coverage doesn't seem to be too good and I'd say that it's very, very light coverage! The brightening effect on my face is incredible though. I don't know if this color corrector is just not suited for my skin shade but it seems to lighten up my face instantly and I look very pale (too pale for my taste..for reference - I'm a NC20/25). However, because of it's brightening effect it's very good for hiding my dark circles! Keep in mind that it doesn't cover dark spots though. I think this cushion can be worn alone on a lazy makeup day, just be careful not to go overboard and put on too much of it, otherwise it would be very obvious that you're wearing some kind of color correction makeup on your face!
If you're going to put BB cream on top it's better to only use this cushion on your under eye area or spots that need some brightening or highlight because it accentuates dry patches and tends to look very cakey if you're layering some BB cream on top!
♥ Here are some other reviews of the other Pink Bird Member ♥
Lavender from Melissa
Lavender from Kirsty
Mint from Sophie
Pink from Marie
Pink from Yennie
The next product is the Precious Mineral Beautifying Block Cream SPF50+ PA+++
You're suppose to use this BB Cream as second step after the Any Cushion Color Corrector but as I said above, it tends to look a little cakey if you layer up too much of both, so be careful! ^^;;;~
You can get this BB cream in : vanilla, petal, beige, sand and tan! I asked Etude House to help me pick a shade and they send me the beige one
The tube contains 45g and is very, very slim! I'm constantly scared of it dropping down lol. The color of the packaging is seriously super cute! If you want to read the details on the packaging, click on this photo on zoom~! Sorry for the lighting of these photos, they turned out a little blue :-(
Here are some swatches of the Precious Mineral BB Cream:
The consistency is a little thicker than other BB creams imo but it doesn't feel heavy on your skin. The coverage isn't too good but it's just like with any other BB cream. It will cover some very light hyperpigmentations and even out your skin tone but nothing too dramatic, imo. The BB Cream itself is very brightening! It also contains some sun protection (SPF50+ PA++) so you technically don't need to wear sunscreen but just like with the any cushion I'd still like to recommend to wear some sunscreen underneath.
You can't see it well on my swatches but if you use them both together, your complexion is more bright and you look less tired. Eventhough it's the moist version it does highlight dry patches and can tend to look cakey if you go overboard and apply a second or third layer! I usually don't have any problems with dry skin but it did look patchy and like the BB Cream dried into my dry skin patches on my cheeks because of the cold weather these days.
The Any Cushion and the Precious Mineral BB Cream smell flowery and quite pleasant. I honestly don't think the finish is dewy, like you would expect from the 'moist' part in it but it's more on the satin/matte side and look quite natural if you blend it in well.
The next products are going to be the Sparkling Milkyway eyeshadows in RD304 & BR428
The shades from this line are so cute and I honestly love how they made an eyeshadow color for every zodiac sign *-*! They also have a jewel eyeshadow line from these eyeshadows and I honestly think they're even cuter because they're super glittery ♥
The packaging is so cute and I love the colors they picked for me! They even asked me what my birthday is before they sent off the box and gave me the matching eyeshadow! *^*
RD304 순정파 요조숙녀: This shade looks like a dark raspberry shade in the pan but once you apply it on your eyes it looks super sheer and super glittery and more like strawberry pink shade. The glitter particles are all in different sizes, there are small and chunky ones but super pretty indoors because the glittery particles reflect the light and sparkle so prettily! *-* I think this shade is suited for every season and can look good all over the eye or as accent point! So far, I didn't notice any heavy fallouts if you use a primer.
BR428 사랑은 짠내나 게: This shade is a basic golden/bronze shade. It's very versatile and can be used in many makeup looks. It doesn't crease and stays on your lid for quite some time if you use a primer! It didn't start to crease on my eyes for the whole day but the color seemed to have faded. It does sparkle a little in indoor lighting because it contains some small shimmer particles. This shade is easy to blend and can be used all over your lid imo too (I'm using it like that hehe).
I tried to make an eye makeup look with just those two eyeshadows but it was so hard because none of them are dark enough to create some depth or make something fancy T_T but here it is:
some color haha. It looks like I'm not wearing any eyeshadow at all xD
♥ You can also see some eyeshadow swatches from other Pink Bird members below ♥
Melissa - BK804 & OR206 (click here)
Sophie - BL606 & BR416 (click here)
Kirsty - OR206 & BK804 (click here)
Marie - PP513 & BR415 (click here)
Yennie - PP512 & RD304 (click here)
And congratulations you made it through the whole post!
I'm very happy happy if you read through all of it and had that much patience with me! Please leave a comment below and follow me on blogger and instagram, thank you! ♥
Thank you so much for letting me try out your newest makeup products! I appreciate all of it and feel so unbelievable honoured to be able to try them!
Today I will review the Select Fairy Street Brown lenses which were sent to me by pinkicon.com!
I already received them 3 months ago but forgot to post a review, I'm so sorry!
Pinkicon is an online shop for circle lenses. They have a huge variety of circle lenses (O-Lens, Fairy, PienAge, Victoria,...etc) and they offer free shipping on all orders! I highly recommend their website if you want to buy lenses that kidols use because their prices are quite reasonable and they also carry the brand "O-Lens" whose lenses are used by many kidols~
(It was kind of like a surprise packet). However, everything arrived safely and in a alot of bubble wrap.
Here are some snaps of the circle lens packaging. Since they're one day lenses, you won't need any lens cases (which is super convenient!). You don't need to let them soak in lens solution prior use!! Just open the pack and put them onto your eyes and you're good to go~!
Here's everything that was inside + introduction/manual
You will get 10 pieces which means that this pack will last for 5 days in total!
Here's what the lenses look like close-up. The pattern is super natural and blends in well with my dark brown eyes.
Here are some swatches: Select Fairy Street Brown~worn:
without / with
These lenses were sooo comfortable! I couldn't feel them in my eyes anymore and there was no donut effect/halo effect yes! I can say that these were the most comfortable lenses I have ever tried, no doubt!
The enlargement is super small, almost none existent. I honestly like it that way better because my eyes are already super huge but some people want to have bigger eyes, so I'd say pass on them if you want huge dolly looking eyes.
I like the color and loove how natural they look! They honestly remind me of the GEO Grang Grang brown lenses in smaller, more comfortable and one-day lens form lol. I just wished the color was a little bit more warm, honey-ish, they're a little too yellow for my taste.
Thanks for reading my review! ♥