An Eyeshadow Rave.
So far, I’ve talked about several types of beauty products but I have yet to mention anything about eyeshadow. In this post, I’m going to list my favorite brands of eyeshadow (in no particular order) and I’ll let you in on why I like ’em so much!
1) Urban Decay:
Other than the fact that this brand has some really funky-looking eyeshadow palettes, its eyeshadow pigmentation is superb. Every color of eyeshadow that I have tried from Urban Decay has proved to be so richly pigmented that just one or two dabs of the eyeshadow is enough for me to use on my whole eyelid (remember, blending is key.) Yes, Urban Decay products are on the pricey side but if you want quality eyeshadow, you won’t be sorry you turned to this brand.
This brand boasts a huge variety of eyeshadow colors with several different finishes and they are all very decently pigmented. The nice thing about this brand is that they have something called “The Freedom System” whereby you are allowed to select your own palette and fill it up with your own choice of eyeshadows (or lip glosses, face powders, blushers, etc…) The palettes come in different sizes and shapes, with 2 or more eyeshadow slots to fill, and the eyeshadow slots are available in circle or square shapes. The cool thing about these palettes is that they have magnetic covers that are easy to open by sliding them across. Very convenient for taking with you on outings or trips. Inglot is actually quite decently priced in the US or the UK (and probably the cheapest in Poland, where the brand originates from) but in the UAE, you’ll find the palettes being sold at double the prices. So, if you are looking to buy one of the big eyeshadow palettes, I would recommend asking a friend that frequently travels to the US or the UK to buy you one. If you want to try out one of the small eyeshadow palettes, then you could always go to one of the Inglot stores present in the UAE. (You can find Inglot in all the major malls within Dubai.)
Do I really have to go into detail about this brand’s eyeshadow? I’m sure you’re all aware of it so I will just move on to the next one.
4) Makeup Forever:
Same as above.
Admittedly, this is a very expensive makeup brand but trust me when I say that its eyeshadows’ quality is way, way, wayyy top-notch. I mean, I can confidently say that Illamasqua’s eyeshadow pigmentation is better than MAC’s and Makeup Forever’s…and that’s saying a lot. (And their blushers….are to die for.) But we’re talking about eyeshadow now…and let me tell you, if you’re a true beauty junkie, just one swipe of an Illamasqua eyeshadow will have you seeing “the light” and hearing heaven’s choir singing down to you. Yeah, they’re that good. They are a heaven-sent for hardcore makeup lovers and makeup artists. Of course, Illamasqua’s pricing is a lot more expensive in Dubai than it is in the US or the UK so don’t say I didn’t warn you! I am only aware of the brand being available in Dubai Mall’s Bloomingdales but it could also be present elsewhere within the UAE. I’ll let you know if I find out.
For a drugstore brand, NYX has very good eyeshadows! Their pigmentation is pretty decent and they come in a nice variety of colors. I’ve never been sorry for purchasing NYX eyeshadows and my wallet doesn’t hate me for it! Good eyeshadows for good prices.
Another awesome drugstore brand, L’Oreal has been a dependable go-to brand to me for years. I have been a faithful user of L’Oreal eyeshadows for as long as I can remember and they have never let me down. With good pigmentation and lovely colors, you can’t go wrong with buying one of these babies. Also, they’re decently priced and are gentle on the bank accounts 😉