This weekend I broke my “no-buy” and did a little hauling.
First off, Bath and Body Works has their Halloween PocketBac scents out, and they are great! I got Zombie Squad and Vampire Blood. Zombie Squad smells like mrshmallow and Vampire Blood smells like plum. Love these scents!
After hearing so much about Maybelline Stylish smokes, I decided to give the Natural smokes a try. It has 4 different eyeshadow colors, a taupe lid color a darker shimmery brown colour for the crease, a very dark cool matte brown for the outer v, and a matte white for the brow-bone.
The brow-bone color is pretty chaulky and not terribly pigmented, but seems to be subtle enough for the brow bone, I don’t really like my brow bone to look too light, so the lack of pigmentation doesn’t really disappoint me too much.
The lid color isn’t as pigmented as I would like, it is very similar to Wet n’ Wild’s Nutty.
The stand-outs for me are the crease color and the outer v color, they are very pigmented, blend well, and last a reasonable amount of time.
All in all this quad is a good value, the colors are pretty and neutral, and the color pay-off is pretty good compared to other eyeshadows in this price range. Be sure to check out the Wet n’ Wild palettes for outstanding value.
Swatches for the Maybelline Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes, L to R Lid, crease, outer v (you can’t see the brow-bone color, as it’t not very pigmented):
I also finally tried Joe Fresh Eyeshadows. I bought Pagoda, Camp, and Bronze. Camp and Bronze were pigmented, Pagoda was a bust, you could hardly see the color at all. All of the shadows were had fallout, and were a little tricky to work with. These colors were gorgeous in the pan, just too bad they didn’t work as great on my eyes. 🙁
Swatches for Joe Fresh. L to R: Bronze, Pagoda, Camp