Hi All! Well, in my last post I did a review of all the new drug-store brand makeups I purchased.
One item was left out of the review mix because I was just too lazy to take my old eye makeup off and replace it with the new!
Sometimes I just take the wig off, take the bra off, leave the makeup on and chill!
And that new eyeshadow palette is part of The Vault Collection by Morphe. It’s a collaboration with a very famous beauty guru—Jaclyn Hill. Sorry to say that I don’t follow her because I’m not into that overly glamourous look and I think that’s what she’s into.
The Vault Collection from Morphe consists of four separate palettes. The one I purchased is Dark Magic on the bottom left.
Actually, I’m sorry-not-sorry I don’t follow her. For if I did, there’s a chance I would have passed this shadow palette curated by Jaclyn Hill. Why would I have passed it by? Apparently, there’s a lot of negativity with this palette.
Jaclyn Hill is a little bit over the glamour chart for me. But I would love to get my lips filled like hers. Is she photoshopped or full of fillers? I don’t know but the Vault palette I have is good so I’ll leave it at that!
Not from me though. The palette was $15.00 and was worth every cent. In fact, compared to the price of higher-end eyeshadow palettes, I was able to deposit more money into my savings vault!
A slim and pared-down palette–easy to store..
And the colors are right up my alley. Neutrals and deeper-hued colors.
Here’s the swatched shadows:
From the top row of the palette. You will notice that the color “poof” really looks like nothing. It goes on almost nude which makes a great base for the rest of the colors. “Power cut” is a great metallic that can be applied as light as possible or full-on glitz.
And from the bottom row. It’s funny because in the lighting the colors “busted” and “inside job” look a like. Fact is “busted” is a gorgeous teal whereas “inside job” is a deep green–like a Christmas tree!
The colors look better swatched on my fingers.
Anyway, the past two days, I wore the shadows from this palette and I’ll tell you this–the colors can work as everyday neutrals with a bit of an edge. I’ll show you.
This was yesterday’s look and you can see that the eyes are not overdone. I did apply a bit of “power cut” on my lids. Who says women over 50 can’t wear shimmery shadow?
You can see how a light touch makes for a nice eye. I even managed to apply some shadow to the lower lid!
This morning I applied the shadow “Shhh” as a transitional shade from crease to under the brow bone.
“Shh” is a caramel brown–it’s got some brightness and even though it looks warm, it’s flattering to all.
Next up was the shade “potion”. Its an olive green, which is a shade that usually looks so awful on me–but this is a bit on the brighter side so it worked out very nicely. I applied this to my crease.
Surprisingly “potion” is an olive green that works!
The first two shades applied and building up the eye. Excuse the hair. I need to color my roots but wearing a wig every day makes me very lazy!
Next I dipped my finger into “power cut” and applied it to my lids. This shade is absolutely gorgeous. In my pro-aging, I’m finding that I really, really love the glimmery shades!
“Power cut” is my favorite shade of the palette. It’s just so beautiful and looks great on. Applied lightly its so flattering and not over-the-top!
This photo is out of sequence but see how subtle the “power cut” shimmer shadow is on the lid?
The eyes were finished with “Diversion” on the outside of the crease and along the bottom lash line!
“Diversion” is another shimmery shade. It’s not as bold as “power cut” but it is well-pigmented and goes on nicely!
Bottom lid was lined with “diversion” and the entire eye look turned out perfectly for an everyday look!
Another look in better lighting. I also want you to look at the lines around my eyes. They are there and not going anywhere. Still–those lines will not stop me from wearing the makeup that I want to wear. I ignore my wrinkles for the most part!
And here’s today’s look. The eyes look great for using a lower-end eyeshadow palette–don’t they?
When I tell you that I am now convinced that the lower-priced eyeshadows are just as good as the higher end–I’m not kidding. Look. How many of us are makeup artists? How many of us are going to press events and fashion weeks? The great majority of us are normal, average women living normal, average lives and having a wonderful time being us. We want a look that is attractive, basic and nothing flambouyant. I have to say that the “Dark Magic” palette I purchased was money well-spent.
What say you? What are some of your favorite eye shadows that you didn’t spend a fortune on?
I’ll be packing for my weekend trip to Cincinnati tomorrow night. Mother and daughter will be looking at wedding dresses! And in closing today, I give you my new YouTube video on The Power of Wigs! It explains a lot!