Tuesday, August 12, 2008

purple shower

I'm sure this palette might be considered outdated to some, but I just purchased this a few weeks ago and haven't had a chance to try it out until today.
I purchased the Aube Jewellery Shower Eyes in #31 from Adam Beauty for about $28CAD, I can't really remember. But it's not too bad considering Japanese brands are high quality makeup.
The palette comes with 4 different colors, a highlighter, two main colors and a liner. The colors are medium pigmented and they go on smoothly. The highlighter, well I wouldn't really say a highlighter, is more of a creamy eyeshadow that contains a hefty amount of silverish glitter, even though it looks white. I used this as the last step when applying the shadows as it gives my eye an extra pop of glitter. The two main shades are nothing too special. There is a pale blue shade that looks slightly purple when applied and the second shade is just a typical purple without alot of shimmer. The liner shade feels more like cream to me and it goes on very smoothly, but not pigmented enough for me.
The case is made of sturdy plastic and there is a mirror inside. It also comes with two applicators. One applicator is just a double ended sponge, and the other has a brush on one side and white sort of sponge that doesn't really hold onto much shadow. It's intended to be used on the highlighter shade as the shade just sits on the applicator for you to pat onto your eyelid.
I use the UDPP before I apply the shadows so staying power is probably about 6 hours or so before creasing or touching up is needed. I do have oily eyelids, so sometimes a touch up is necessary for me. Annoying, but it must be done.
All in all, I think this is an awesome palette. I wasn't such a big fan of purples so this is my first purple palette. It's great for everyday use if I don't feel like experimenting since the shades aren't too over the top.


rocketqueen said...

Hello! I just found your blog through the Muse! Really nice, so welcome to the blogging world. :)

Love the review! We don't have Aube here so I've never tried it, but your review sounds heavenly. You will look great in those purples! Can we see a FOTD soon? *puppy eyes*

Greetings from Sweden!

MiuMiu said...

Hi Rocketqueen!
Thanks for stopping by.
I wish I could do a FOTD, but my camera, the Sony cybershot, doesn't take very good pictures and for some reason won't focus on close up stuff. So right now I have to use my Sony Ericsson K800, which isn't that bad, since I used it to take the pictures in my latest post.
Take care!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

i have this too! although....i haven't used it yet...because i have too many products to get through :(