So I have recently been loving the Zoeva En Taupe eye shadow palette and the Clinique Lash Power Mascara, so I thought I would share my thoughts with you guys and tell you all just why I love them both so much.
Lets start with the Zoeva palette! I picked this up whilst I was in Selfridges, after watching a Kaushal Beauty youtube video. I instantly knew that it had to be mine. The shades are beautiful, both warm and cool-toned. My favourite shade has to be Exquisite (bottom right), which is perfect to create lots of depth to the eye. The palette includes some matte, and some shimmery shadows. All of them are so so buttery, which makes them so easy to blend, it is honestly heaven. Definitely one of the best formulas of eye shadow I have ever tried. And the best part? It retails at £18, which for ten eyeshadows is a steal.
For me it is not a problem, but a con for some people may be the packaging. It is basically just cardboard, which kind of takes away from the luxury feel. Oh, and it doesn’t have a mirror. But if you can look past these minor details, you will love it. I think i’m going to pick up the Zoeva Cocoa Blend eyeshadow palette next!
The Clinique Lash Power mascara, where to start? THIS MAY BE THE BEST MASCARA EVER. Wow, that is quite a statement Georgia. Calm down. No but seriously, it is everything you need from a mascara. Don’t let the wand fool you! I was on the hunt for a mascara that didn’t smudge under my eyes, and leave me looking like a panda, I got to the point where I was pretty frustrated, as every mascara I tried did this to me. Maybe I just have ‘oily’ eyelashes, who knows. When one day I heard about something called ‘tubing’ mascara, where the mascara basically creates a tube around each individual eyelash, which can only be washed away with warm water. I was eager to give this a shot, and with a quick search of “best tubing mascaras” I came across this magical creation. I purchased it the next day, and I haven’t looked back. IT DOES NOT BUDGE. Honestly, no amount of rain or sweat is getting this off.
I was a bit put off by the wand, as I personally prefer a bigger fuller wand, and I assumed that this wand wouldn’t give me the volume I wanted. I was wrong. I won’t lie, you do have to do a few coats to create volume, but I love doing this anyway, no matter what the mascara. The downfall for me is the way you have to remove it, like I said earlier, the only thing getting it off is warm water and some rubbing. I much prefer the good ol’ eye makeup remover method. It retails at £19, which is pretty spendy for a mascara, but if you’re looking to treat yourself, then look no further.
What are your eye makeup must-haves? Let me know so I can try them out!