Hope you're having a good Thursday! It was so much fun chatting with you this morning on Beauty Broadcast Live! (After the technical difficulties). I mentioned one of the products I was wearing during the live show, and thought I'd give a little bit more of a description about it here, since the webcam quality isn't the greatest. This isn't really something new to the drugstore, but rather something that's been around for awhile that I haven't heard many people talk about. It's the Almay Intense i-Color Shimmer-i kit in #421 Trio for Browns. I was drawn to this trio because of the peachy/golden shade.
(Swatches without primer)
When you first swatch the shadows without primer, they really don't seem like the best shadows in the drugstore, but not the worst either. The deep brown seems to pack a punch, but the other shades are pretty sheer.
(Swatched with ELF $1 Eyeshadow Primer)
All of the shades become more intense with primer, and actually I think they look quite pretty. The lightest shade isn't simply a creamy color-- it's actually iridescent. The brown has even more depth, and the gold really pops in the peachy color. Today I used these shades with the primer on my eyes, and while they're not quite as rich as the Color Icon shadows from Wet n Wild, I think they do a pretty good job!
I used some of the iridescent shade all over the lid, which I think gives a really pretty, pearly effect. I blended the dark brown (just a little bit) in the outer corner. For as dark as that shadow is, I was impressed with how easily it blended. I used a bit of the golden/peach color to blend out the edge of the dark brown. That shade isn't super apparent in this particular look, but I have used it all over the lid before and it's really pretty that way too. Also- I took these pictures at around 3pm... so the products had been on for around 8 hours!
I thought this neutral trio worked nicely alongside my bright lip- which is Revlon Moondrops lipstick in Persian Melon. Love it! I touched up that shade (just a little bit) a few hours before taking this picture. I love the staying power and how it really stays inside my lip line! My necklace is from Cato.
I'm pretty impressed by this trio! I actually remember having an Almay eyeshadow trio a long time ago (I think I was in college?) and remember the shadows being very soft and pigmented. While the light shades can be a bit flakey/sheer, a primer or base of some sort will really help them pop. What do you think of these trios? Any favorites or duds?
- The sky has been changing all day today... it went from clear to cloudy, to partly cloudy now.
- Did you ever look at the clouds as a kid and try to make them look like different shapes? I still do that sometimes these days. There's one going by my window that looks like the state of Alaska.
- Katie has the new Superman on her show today. Wowza!
- Shot a new "Stuff I Love" video for the vlog channel today. Not sure when I'll upload, but I'll keep you posted on Twitter & Facebook!