So... I kinda meant to include these pictures in the drugstore haul video I posted yesterday where I mentioned this palette! But I forgot... so I figured I'd go ahead and blog about it! This is a limited edition 5-pan palette from Wet n Wild's Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow collection. It's called Bulletproof Glide and I found this and other palettes at my local Walgreens. I don't remember the exact price but I'm sure it was less than $5.
This palette contains some pretty typical smokey eye shades and is a mix of matte and shimmer. There's a matte cream, a shimmery charcoal, a shimmery silver, a matte/satin khaki (totally the shade of khaki pants!), and a matte black.
This palette kind of fascinates me because I didn't love the way it swatched... but I did love the look it created on my eyes. These shadows are not the same formula as the buttery soft Wet n Wild Color Icon trios... the Fergie shades seem to be more hit & miss. While the charcoal and matte black shades swatch beautifully, the cream, silver and khaki are hardly noticeable in the swatches. But you can't always judge a palette by the swatch!
All I can say is- what a difference a primer makes! It doesn't have to be a pricey primer either... here I used my ELF $1 Eyeshadow Primer and the shades patted on beautifully and were as deep and rich as I wanted them to be. I used the matte cream on the inner part of the lid, the charcoal in the outer corner and crease, and then I deepened the outer V even more with the matte black. I softened the edge of the deep colors with the khaki shade-- I am SO glad that shade is included in this kit because it did a beautiful job of blending everything out. I used the matte cream color as a highlight, and just dabbed a bit of the silver on the center of my lid for a slight bit of shine.
I smudged the charcoal shade on the lower lashline, softening the edge of it with the khaki color. Then I lined my waterline and upper lashline, applied mascara on the upper and lower lashes, and used my Red Cherry #43 lashes to give the look some added drama. On my lips I'm wearing my Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust (LOVE!) and my blush is Frat Boy from The Balm. Also, I used my Bed Head bubble wand to curl my hair.
Bottom line: Swatches don't tell the whole story when it comes to eyeshadows. Make sure you actually try them on your lids, use a primer, and you might be surprised at how your look turns out! Certain shades just perform better when they're patted on a surface (your lid) as opposed to being swiped across it in a swatch. If you're already well stocked with shadows that give you the classic grey/black smokey look, I don't think you need to run out and grab this one... but if you need an affordable smokey eye kit with a nice combination of matte & shimmer- I say go for it! :) Thanks for reading!
- Currently making this recipe for "Trashy Taco Soup" that I found on Pinterest :)
- Can't wait to post a collaboration video with my sister this Thursday!! We're combining makeup and art. I got a sneak peek of her video and it's AWESOME. Also in the next few days- some video from my adventures at QVC, plus a much anticipated review on Michelle Phan's Em Cosmetics!
- Speaking of my sister- she just sent me this super adorable link! Must see!!
- Cupcake was clowning around on the chair while I was swatching earlier. She'd pop out and then try to pull products off of the table. She knows she's too cute for anyone to be mad at her!