NARS Andy Warhol Flowers Palette Review

NARS has introduced the Flowers Eye Shadow palette in a stunning array of colors. The Flower Palettes are limited edition eye-makeup products drawing inspiration from the immortal art of the American artist Andy Warhol.

NARS Andy Warhol Flowers Palettes

The exclusive palette is available in three different color palettes, with every palette paying homage to Andy Warhol’s silkscreen art of the vibrant, color-rich poppies. The first palette combines white, gold, lavender and rose against a grand, shimmering lavender-grey setting and black overspray. The second one has a white and Heather blue tone while the third features white, pink champagne and dark brown.

With the thoughful diversity in the color palettes, there is a color available for every different complexion. The shadows are long-wearing and blend easily and uniformly. The gentle sheen of the pigment-rich shadows gives a magnetic charm to the eyes without making them appear glittery and overdone.The shadows are also crease-resistant

Use the individual shades in the palettes, or mix and match and have fun.  The neutral tones are refreshing and gel well with the brighter ones. Your eyes are windows to the world, with Nars Flower eye-shadow effect they draw the world in!

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MAC Star Violet Eye Shadow Review

This is a reader review of MAC Star Violet Eye Shadow. Thanks Lanh Ma for the review!

When I think about my favorite eyeshadow, I immediately start thinking about MAC’s Star Violet. MAC has a long history of eyeshadows that are super-pigmented and which go on like a dream, but I think they’ve outdone themselves with Star Violet. This eyeshadow is described as being a pinkish brown with a rich plum undertone. The pearl glimmer makes it a natural for nighttime wear, and after you get over how strong the color really is, you’ll find that it can go with an amazing number of outfits and looks.

MAC Star Violet Review

In the first place, it is important to remember that while Star Violet is lovely, it is definitely one that needs some accompaniment. For all of its rich pigmentation, Star Violet is not a bold standout. Its strength relies on the fact that it is very deep and very saturated. If you want to get the full use out of this gorgeous eyeshadow, pair it with something that matches the brown or plum tones. If you are feeling really daring, using a white or cream eyeshadow to give it some highlights.

One of the big pleasures of Star Violet is how easily it goes on. The texture is very creamy and very soft, and it is wonderfully simple to work with. It goes exactly where you want to put it, and if you are a makeup novice, it is worth getting better materials at the beginning. Eyeshadows that are rough or which go on poorly will not give you much to work with. Star Violet’s creamy texture allows you to put it on easily and with no mess at all.

Another great thing about my favorite eyeshadow is that it has some serious staying power. Once it goes on, you’ll find that it will stay on for a good long time. When you go to wipe it off, it is recommended that you use makeup wipes rather than water. The thick pigmentation of this eyeshadow means that it will probably stick to your skin even after a bit of water has been applied.

The next question that you might have when you are looking at this eyeshadow is when you should use it. The truth is that Star Violet is so deep and so rich that you should likely save it for a smoky nighttime look. However, I have also found that if I apply just a small smudge of it and then combine it with something a lot lighter, I can give myself a very acceptable look for the office.

However well it does during the day, its when you wear Star Violet at night that it really shines. The velvety sparkle of this eyeshadow gives you the perfect look when you want to head out for a fancy dress ball or even out for a night of dancing. Because it is very much a background color, you can use it to keep your favorite brighter shades from looking gaudy or clownish. The browns in this eyeshadow do a very good job at keeping the whole look grounded.

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MAC Eye Shadow Carbon Review

This is a reader review of MAC Eye Shadow in the shade Carbon.

Let me start off by saying that I love all products MAC cosmetics makes! I first found MAC when I was unable to find the exact color I wanted at the drugstore. This company has so many colors and shades to choose from. I usually like to use a darker pallet so it is important for the eye shadow that I choose to not easily flake off on my cheeks during application. Its important to remember that you must apply a base before applying this shadow. It will help it stay better and longer. I don’t have to reapply all day while I am at work.


M.A.C. eyeshadow in Carbon

Carbon is the darkest black MAC produces. It can be blended with other colors such as Gesso to create a sexy smoky eye. This is my go-to look for most occasions since it goes with almost any outfit. I also like to use it similarly to a pencil on the top lid just to give an outline. With most of MAC’s eye shadow colors, Carbon is has a very rich pigment. It is also very easy to blend and there is minimal creasing even though it is a dark color. Carbon is a matte color so keep that in mind when applying. It will look different than shimmer. This needs practice to master but the payoff is really worth it to get the best look.

For those who have green eyes, blending Carbon with the beautiful Purple Haze or Vibrant Grape is a great selection to make them pop. When you apply eye shadow, it is better to use more than one color to give your eyelid more dimension. If you’re a novice, I would keep it to only two colors in similar color families. Carbon from MAC is very wearable and should be a staple in each woman’s makeup arsenal.

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