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Wet n Wild i-sparkle Twilight EOTD

April 25, 2008

Here’s my EOTD using the last of the palettes!

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The Twilight palette is gorgeous to look at, but again nothing amazing. All of the colors, with the exception of the dark purple, are much too sheer and take too much work to build. The only reason the colors are as decently pigmented as they are on my eye is that I used Shiseido’s Hydro-Powder Eyeshadow in Violet Visions as a primer.

Overall it’s a decent look and palette, but nothing to call home about.

I used the lavender petal color on the inner third of my eye, the small flower color on the center, and the dark purple on the outer third. I used the white-ish background to highlight the bottom half of my inner lid and carried it down to the inner corner of my lower lash line.

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I’d love to hear what you think! Love it? Hate it? Don’t worry I won’t be offended 🙂

See my Starlight FOTD here.
See my City Lights EOTD here.
Read my review of the Wet n Wild i-sparkle Palettes here.

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Wet n Wild i-sparkle Starlight FOTD

April 24, 2008

Wet n Wild i-sparkle FOTD’s Part 2!

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This palette came closest to the type of look that I generally go for, but I found that the shadows just weren’t as bright/pigmented as the ones in the City Lights palette. The colors are soft and beautiful and I’m liking the whole effect, but the palette definitely isn’t a must-have.

I’m wearing the pink background color on my inner lids, the peach of the small flower on the center of my lid, the peach/coppery color of the larger petals on the outer third of my eyes, and then just a touch of the brown on the outside corners to create an extended V shape.

On my lips I’m wearing Dior lipstick in Tibet (it’s an old discontinued formula and color) and Nars lipgloss in Orgasm.

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I have to admit that with the coral top and peach/pink earrings I’m wearing today, the overall look is really springy and pretty 🙂

Check out my City Lights EOTD here.
See my Twilight EOTD here.
Read my review of the Wet n Wild i-sparkle palettes here.

Wet n Wild i-sparkle City Lights EOTD

April 23, 2008

As promised, the first of the Wet n Wild EOTD series!

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I’m not thrilled with how it turned out, but it was the best I could do in my mad dash out the door this morning. I used the background color all over the lid and the highlight my brown bone, the color of the flower petals on the inner corner, the blue on the center, and the color of the small flower on the outer corner.

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Let me know what you think!

Read my post on the Wet n Wild i-sparkle palettes here.
See my Starlight FOTD here.
See my Twilight EOTD here.

Drugstore Discoveries: Wet n Wild i-sparkle Palettes Review and Swatches

April 23, 2008
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(From top to bottom: City Light, Starlight Twilight)

So this post originally read:

While ditching class and browsing my local Duane Reade five minutes ago I discovered these little beauties-floral shimmery eyeshadow quads! They were oh-so tempting and I oohed and aahed over them for a good 15 minutes, but just couldn’t bring myself to purchase them as I haven’t had much luck with drugstore eyeshadows.

But diseased makeup addict that I am, in the middle of writing this post I packed up my laptop, hauled my butt back to Duane Reade and ended up purchasing 3 out of the 4 palettes. I need help!!

I picked up City Light, Starlight, and Twilight but decided to pass on Moonlight which looked a bit blah to me.

(Order of colors in swatches from left to right: background color, large petal color, middle of flower color, small flower in right corner color)

  • City Light-I actually wasn’t going to purchase this, but I was really curious about the color of the flower in the lower right corner so picked it up, and it’s actually my favorite! The blue isn’t all that blue, but rather has green/gold undertones making it very wearable. And of course the color in the corner is a beautiful smoky shade that’ll be amazing for contouring or a smoky eye. I also found this palette to be the most pigmented of the bunch.
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  • Starlight-This palette was my first choice, but turned out to be my least favorite. The background pink is a bit chalky, and the brown is a bit flat for my taste. Having said that, the two peachy shades included in the palette are well-pigmented and quite nice. I’d pick up this palette for those two colors alone.
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  • Twilight-This palette is really great, especially for a smoky evening look. The background color is a bit too sheer for my liking, as are the petals of the larger flower, but the center of the flower and the smaller flower are absolutely gorgeous and very pigmented. Definitely worth a look.
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The packaging is great as well. You open it, slide to the right and there’s a built in mirror for easy application on the go!

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Overall these palettes are definitely worth it at $3.99 a pop. Although each palette has its drawbacks, the small flower in each palette is absolutely gorgeous and these really are dirt cheap! Since these are limited edition, if you’re interested make sure you pick one up soon!

If you have one or all of these let me know what you think! I plan on doing a FOTD using each of the palettes, so if you’re interest in seeing what these look like on, be sure to check back!

See my City Lights EOTD here.
See my Starlight FOTD here.
See my Twilight EOTD here.