EYE SHADOW PRIMER BATTLE

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Lately I’ve been trying out two well-known eye shadow primers: Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden.

I’ve been using the Too Faced Shadow Insurance for years. It was my first eye shadow and it became an absolutely essential product in my makeup routine because of my oily eyelids. It comes in a little tube and the formula is very creamy, so you really have to blend it out with your fingers before applying any eye shadow. I give it a minute to fully absorb and then it creates a smooth and even canvas to facilitate eye makeup application. My eye shadows stay on for much longer and the colours apply gorgeously vibrant.

When I finished my Too Faced Shadow Insurance tube I decided to try out the popular Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Eden is a nude-matte eye shadow primer potion for oily eyelids or matte eye shadow looks. My main problem is that every now and then a strange liquid comes out from the tube. Moreover, sometimes the eye shadows don’t blend well and it also fades in about one hour and my shadows start to crease or wear off. For some reason, it just doesn’t work well for me.

Personally, Too Faced Shadow Insurance works better for me because it really does last me all day. Have you tried these products? What do you think about them?

#BIENVENIDOINVIERNO | MAQUILLAJE DIARIO

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¡Feliz Navidad! En este vídeo empiezo la serie #BienvenidoInvierno. El invierno ya está aquí y, para celebrarlo, os traigo este vídeo con mi maquillaje favorito para esta temporada. El próximo martes, en el segundo vídeo de #BienvenidoInvierno os enseñaré cuáles son mis prendas imprescindibles para la estación.

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NEW GOODIES

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I’ve been in Vienna for four days and I took the opportunity to buy some makeup products that aren’t available in Spain. The truth is that I couldn’t find all the products that were on the list, so I decided to go for other ones.

I needed a new finishing powder and I went for the MAC Transparent Finishing Powder, which gives a matte and velvety finish. I also was really interested in trying MAC Plumful lipstick and I finally got it at Barcelona’s airport. Continuing with lip products, I was running out of my Carmex lip balm so I decided to try the Elisabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant and I must admit that I’m quite impressed with the results.

In Vienna I went straight to BIPA, the most famous drugstore store in the city, where I bought some Maybelline and L’Oréal products. I’ve been wanting to try the Maybelline Fit Me concealer for ages but the shades are too dark for me in Spain. Luckily I found my perfect shade in Vienna and I also picked up from Maybelline’s counter the new Color Tattoo shade 40 in Permanent Taupe, which is very similar to On and On Bronze but without shimmer. I also get the Rocket Volum Express mascara because I’ve read so many good reviews about this. Finally I went for the L’Oréal Color Richie L’Ombre Pure eye shadow in 302 Smoky because I really liked its high pigmentation and the colour intensity.

BEST EYE SHADOW OPTIONS FOR BLUE EYES

I tend to bring my blue-grey eyes into focus when I’m planning a makeup look. The following eye shadows combined with line and mascara will make them pop for sure.

When selecting eye shadow shades, you should consider your skin tone and hair colour as well as the actual blue shade of your eyes. Generally speaking, girls with blue eyes are able to wear a wide array of eye shadow colours to enhance their eyes.

  • Orange bases eye shadows: peach, coral or bronze
  • Cool eye shadow shades: pale blue, pale pink, violet, purple or midnight blue
  • Neutral shadows: white, grey, khaki, chocolate brown or camel
  • Evening: black, silver or gold

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To be more precise, I’m going to distinguish between different blue shades of eyes. A blue-grey eye, which is my case, can be intensified using bronze, metallic gold, white, purples, burgundies, peach and coral.

Blue-green eyes can be enhanced with purple-toned shadows like violet, indigo, blue-toned pinks, burgundy or reddish browns. This is why purple is the opposite of green on the colour wheel. Another option us using neutral shades all over the lid and use a deep purple liner on top or bottom waterline.

All in all, you can make blue eyes the focal point of your face using warm-toned neutrals with a hint of peach to contrast with the blue. With this purpose I have been using Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, my all time favourite cream eye shadow Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 hours in On and on Bronze, a single gold eye shadow form Kiko in the shade 102 and All About Nudes eye shadow palette from Essence.

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Naked Basics palette has six neutral matte shades –Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint and Crave- and every colour I would want to reach for when going for an everyday look. It seems to have been specially designed for people with fair complexion with blue or green eyes. On the other hand, we have the All About Nudes palette, which includes six shimmery and metallic eye shadows and also is very pigmented for its price (4,95 Euros).

Lately I’ve been raving a lot about the On and on Bronze cream eye shadow. So, you know I love it to the infinite and beyond. Finally, when I’m feeling very festive I add some of this gold eye shadow with lots of shimmer to my look and it’s really pretty.

So what do you think? Which are your tips for selecting eye shadows?