How many eye shadows can one girl own? If you’re me, it can stretch into the hundreds and still going strong. Lying in bed one Friday night, I had been on a bit of an online shopping mission. I had decided that all my clothes were yuck, and I needed new and vibrant new pieces to jazz up the older stuff that I need to make the most of. As with modern day technology, and cookies on your computer, it flashed up whilst shopping that Beauty Bay had some special offers on. Special Offer? More like take my money and give me make up. Makeup Geek eye shadows were half price at £2.49 a pan. £2.49!! Did I need any more? No. But, could I resist a bargain? Well, obviously not as I ordered eight new shades.
In my custom magnetic palette, I already had ten beautiful shades, which I have explained in detail in my Makeup Geek Shadow collection post and again in my Updated Makeup Geek Shadow post. The shades I already have a amazing, in both quality and colour so I had no problem with choosing a few more complimentary shades. I had space for five more shades in the palette, so I chose quite wisely with my neutrals, and for a fun look, I picked up some acid brights.
Starting with the neutral shades, I dropped Sorbet, Cinderella, Wild West and Peach Smoothie into the basket. There was some thought process behind these, as I wanted a highlighter shade, a matte pale shade and a matte brown so I think these have fit the bill perfectly.
Sorbet is a pastel melon pink with a matte finish.
Cinderella is a pale shimmery pink.
Wild West is a rich rose brown with a matte finish
Peach Smoothie is a light peach beige with a matte finish.
With the bright shades, I had spotted Poppy last time I was browsing and as I am obsessed with red and orange eyeshadows at the moment, it was a no brainer. I also added Fuji, Glass Slipper and Mermaid to the mix. Why? Probably because they were only £2.49 but after seeing them in real life, I think they’ll make beautiful pops of colour on a more basic eye look and I may try mixing them with Mixing Medium to make fun and fresh eye liners.
Poppy is a matte orange with subtle pink undertones.
Glass Slipper is a pale teal with a shimmer finish
Fiji is a bright apple green with a demi-matte finish
Mermaid is a metallic teal with gold reflects
I’ve added Poppy into my custom palette to finish off my most preferred shades and I think I have made the ideal palette for me. I’m sad that I can’t take it travelling with me as In The Spotlight and Flame Thrower are so delicate but I can keep it at home for day to day use. I have put my three brights in a MAC quad for now, but I’m in a dilemma. They’res only 3. In a four pan palette. Gah. It’s never ending is it!