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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I caved!

Ok, so I am now officially a victim of the recent eyeshadow palette craze! Received my Zoeva 88 Matte palette in the mail today, and it looks really good at first glance. I bought it because I am getting tired of taking all the little pots with me on my travels (especially after I recently lost my Fyrinnae Digital Faerie to a travelling accident in my make up case), and because I need more matte shadows! Mattes, especially colourful mattes, are completely underrated IMO. I find that I am getting bord with shimmer eyeshadows a bit... I used to love them, but now I am rather drifting towards real glitter, or matte shadows. I love using different textures in my looks! Also,I am getting old, and matte shadows make my lids appear smoother ♥

Here is my new colourful flatmate:



Stay tuned for some looks with this palette very soon!

22 comments:

KiLLaCaM said...

VERY nice. I love mattes as well. sparkles can only do so much. nice find!

Nicole said...

Looks adorable!
I wanna have a one too (=

Charlene said...

i def feel u on the matte craze....i'm all for mattes at the moment too!

Makyaj Günlüğü said...

Aww that palette looks very nice. The colors are awesome.

Padmita i love the way you do makeup. I'm sure you'll do lots of stunning makeup.

x0x0

Halifax said...

It's awesome for travelling. Just make sure you pack it well, even in carry-on, as mine (from Coastal Scent) broke (the lid came off on 1 side, lost a nail or something). I didn't do anything hard to it :-(

Phyrra said...

I'm finally getting into mixing matte and shimmer and glitter. Mattes look great on the lid with another texture in the crease and then a sheen for the highlight.

kamyara kay make-up said...

ich hab mir die 96 oder welche das war vor einem jahr geholt. die farben sind echt super und sehr ergiebig, das finde ich super :)
alles liebe
xxx

jojoba said...

why does this look so much like CS's? are they from the same supplier?

and you are bored of shimmers?OMG!

hagelschaden said...

Ich hab auch die mit 88 Farben und ich liebe sie abgöttisch. Vorallem zum Reisen ist die echt super.

Rebecca said...

Very pretty! I love the variety of all the colors in the palette.

Rebecca
http://www.TheNaturalSapphireCompany.com

Stefanie said...

I got this one a little while ago and was surprised by how much I liked it!

Danielle said...

What a great buy! I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations with it! <3

~tHiAmErE~ said...

i also have the 88 palette & i love it!
its pigmented & very affordable!
^_^

Chinda-chan said...

Ich habe die auch - sie ist wirklich toll! *nick*

Vespa GirL Make Up said...

Very pretty (:
But what is the difference bet. Zoeva and Coastal Scents? Look the same!

Potis de Colores said...

I adore matte eyeshadows

Kristina said...

Hi Padmita!

I know this is kind of off-topic, but I was wondering if you could advise me on something. I love to use your Fyrinnae makeup looks as inspiration (you always do such an incredible job!) but I can't seem to get them to show up on me as vibrantly or apply as evenly as you seem to be able to (though I do use the UD e/s primer). Can you tell me how you apply yours? Do you press them or use them loose? Apply them wet or dry? What kind of brushes do you use with them? etc.

Thank you so much!
Kristina

Padmita said...

Hey, it's great to hear that you all love this palette ♥! I don't think there is a difference between Zoeva and Coastal Scents from what I can tell - I guess it's the same manufacturer and just different re-sellers. But Zoeva is in Germany, so it was quicker for me to order from them :)

@Kristina: I apply my Fyrinnae shadows loose, usually dry, and with the same brushes I use for other eyeshadows (my collection is quite mixed - MAC, EBS, EcoTools, Posh, Face Secrets etc.). What is important is not too use too little of them (makes them look blotchy), and work them into the bristles before applying them.

Sakara said...

hi, would you say this pallette has good pigment quality? i normally use loose mineral powders which have high pigment..so am always lax to use pallettes. only good one ive ever used is by Sleek, which are compacted mineral powders!

Padmita said...

@Sakara: I was surprised how pigmented this palette really is! Definitely worth a try for the amount of well-pigmented mattes you get for comparatively little money!

Hollipop said...
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Hollipop said...

Hi Padmita
i would love to be able to get this pallet
im only 15 but im pretty good with makeup already.
ive been to the Zoeva site but its all in german.
Do you know if they deliver to the usa?