As you probably all know by now, I don't like to line my lower lids, which is why my post title is soft smokey. The "soft" is also due to the fact that this dang P&J shadow is so sheer.
LE things like to grab hold of me and tempt me to buy them. Who could resist though? Because how many other people might have this LE item? (Lots probably)
ANNYwaay... the LE item is P&J 062 shadow duo. I got this waaay before I came back to Canada, on my second trip to HK in August. By now I can't remember the price or the collection name, I just remember I got it from Langham Place Mall in Mong Kok.
This is a cute little palette and there's barely any fall-out while applying. I think that's all I have to say that's good about it. This was quite a disappointing purchase from P&J and I wish I had swatched it and thought carefully first before buying.
The pan width is a bit bigger than the MAC shadows, big enough to last me a lifetime. Sadly, the packaging will probably not last a lifetime because it's made of cardboard. Eventually, I know the sides and edges will start to mess up.
The lighter shade is grey, although it has been sometimes described as blueish-green, I honestly don't see it hehe. The darker shade is a deep navy. The lighter shade has very little hints of shimmer while the darker shade is near matte. They're not shimmery enough for my taste, but it's a change to my usual shimmery colors. These shades are so sheer it bugs me. I hate having to layer on so much shadow that it might crease badly as the day progresses.
I know I'm just bashing this palette right now, but one last thing, the applicator, it's so small!!! I can barely even hold onto it so using a brush is a lot easier.
I used the MM shadow as a highlight, applied the lighter shade as the main color and used the darker shade to blend the eyeliner up 1/4 of my lids.
You can see how sheer it is, but I supposed it's good for looks that aren't too dramatic for daytime. But, I have to confess, I haven't used this palette when going out yet, I've only played with it at home XD
I'm sure most of you have heard of Bubbi of BubzBeauty on Youtube. I was inspired by her Messy Updo Bun video. I tried it out and loved it!
This look is super cute and easy to do. I especially love how it gives an illusion that I have more hair. Making a real odango bun is a bit difficult for me because of my fine hair, so this is a great alternative.
I used 10-12 bobby pins and this held up through the day. If there were any flyaways, all I needed to do was add another pin without redo-ing the whole thing. The head band was from Korea. I wish I had stocked up on more, they're really cheap there.
I'm putting the comment box up, but I do apologize if I don't reply to your comments, but it makes me happy to see them =)