People were asking me recently to post more about affordable beauty products … well, how does £1.50 for one of the most beautiful eyeshadows I have ever seen* grab you?
Wandering around my local Superdrug recently, I finally spotted the Accessorize makeup stand. I realise I’m the last blogger on earth to have discovered the makeup, but hey ho. I picked up the nail varnishes in Aztec and Bronze which are as beautiful as I’ve been lead to believe (and an utter bargain at £4.50 each), but more about those later. I noticed a little sign saying the pigment pots were £1.50 each, and picked this one up, it’s a cool taupe, one of those perfect greybrownpurple shades, and I was instantly smitten.
However, it wasn’t until I swatched it that I realised just how beautiful it was. The powder is gloriously soft, silky, smooth and so complex a shade that it’s actually incredibly difficult to describe. So here are some really terrible photographs in an attempt to explain:
The second picture actually picks up a hint of the multi-tonal microshimmer – alongside the greybrownpurple of the basic pigment itself, there are hints of pink, bronze and green shimmer. It puts my beloved Le Metier de Beaute Le Circ palette to shame.
There. I said it.
Here’s another dreadful pic of how it looks on my eyes:
|Eyeliner: Illamasqua Abyss, Mascara: Armani Eyes to Kill|
Hmn, my eyelids are unexpectedly creased here, I have been trialling a sealing gel that I’m not hugely impressed with. So I shall blame that. DAMN you stupid sealing gel that has given me creased-up eyelids!
And now, here’s an awful full-face pic that doesn’t show the eyeshadow at all, but it’s my blog, and I like seeing my new pink pearls in photos:
|Still aggravated by that sealing gel, obviously.|
So, there you go, one bargainalicious beauty product, that even at full-price (£4.50) would still be a bargain. I’m going back for Molten Khaki tomorrow.
*It’s okay if you don’t think it’s beautiful too. It’s TAUPE, I gettit …
The Fine Print: I bought everything I’m wearing in this blog post. Including the perfume.
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