To wrap up our look at Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadow ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.), we have several grays and whites. I’m not sure if there is a black eyeshadow with a pearl finish, but it could be in pot-form only or else not available online–seems hard to believe there isn’t any, though! These were all easy to work; soft, smooth and application was seamless. The color payoff is excellent without being excessive. Lighter shades like #448 and 447 go on a lot lighter than they look in the pan, though.
Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadow ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) were seemingly easy to organize by color, but after swatching, there were a few odd ones out that didn’t quite seem to go with traditional browns or greens. Consequently, I give you earth tones. I will finish up this palette with grays and whites in the next Inglot post! 🙂
I’ve come to really appreciate consistency over the years, both in a brand’s overall quality as well as what to expect from a particular product/formula. I’m nearly finished swatching over forty shades of Inglot’s pearl eyeshadows, and there aren’t any true duds. There are a couple that aren’t true-to-pan in color, but the quality is quite consistent within the range. It just means that no matter what color you might buy, you can expect really soft, smooth textures with excellent color payoff–and these four shades are no exception.
Lancome & Chris Benz GWP @ Saks
Lancôme is a long-time sponsor of Chris Benz’s fashion shows, and I’m sure many of you remember their first collaboration–Chris & Tell–a Pout-a-Porter designer lipstick. Now, Lancôme and Chris Benz have partnered on a limited edition gift with purchase sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue from June 14th through June 25th.
The gift with purchase includes Définicils Precious Cells Mascara and Absolue Hand, plus you get to choose a moisturizer from Absolue Premium BX or Absolue Precious Cells, and whether you want to go pink (L’Absolu Rouge in Pink Sapphire, Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rose & Blush Subtil in Rose Fresque) or coral (L’Absolu Rouge in Fleur Impressioniste, Juicy Tubes in Coral Rush & Blush Subtil in Shimmer Coral Sunset).
For those in NYC, Chris Benz will be stopping by Saks Fifth Avenue on June 23rd from 5 to 7 PM.
Practice, practice, practice. You don’t need a billion brushes–you just need one or two really good ones (I used only MAC’s 239 for a couple of years, as in one single 239!). Always step back to admire your work; you might think it’s not quite there when you’re two inches away from the mirror but the big picture might tell you something different. Try doing gradients of the same color to get the hang of blending–like a light brown with a darker brown.
Like many black liquid eyeliners, it does have a tendency to photograph brown in swatches, though it does look like a medium black in real life. It’s not an ultra deep black, but it’s not a soft black either; it’s a happy medium of the two. It applies smoothly, gliding on with ease, and the color is distributed evenly without dragging. There’s no patchiness in the color, so you won’t have to go back over the same area twice. When swatched on my arm, it did bleed around the edges, but I did not notice any bleeding until I was cropping the swatch photograph. I didn’t spot any bleeding eyeliner when I tested it on my eyelid, but it does make me want to note that it might do so if you have more wrinkly eyelids.
It’s budge- and smudge-proof, and I’d even go so far as to say it’s very nearly waterproof. It had no problem lasting through a shower. I do need a more robust eye makeup remover like Lancome Bi-Facil to remove it, but it doesn’t require elbow grease to do so. The lines you can draw with this are quite thin and precise, and you can curve around the lash line easily in one motion. The thinness and smallness of the tip may require a few practice runs, but you’ll hit your stride with little work–especially if you are a liquid liner pro.
Because of the slight bleeding on my arm swatch, I did take that into account for the rating. While I did not experience it personally on my actual eyelids, there are several liquid liners that I’ve swatched in the past month or so that did not have any inkling of bleeding even on the arm, so it is something to consider depending on the texture of your natural lids (mine are fairly smooth).
If you were using MAC Sun Blonde Eyeshadow, how would you wear it?
What products would you use? Where would you wear it? Would it be the star of the look? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!