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New Old Favourite #1: Rimmel Eyeshadow Duo in 321 Walnut Pearls

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*The New Old Favourite series features products in my collection that I had forgotten, and am re-igniting my new love for them.*

Just as I was swearing off not wearing anymore taupe colours on my lid for now, I am back to this neutral tone from Rimmel. 😀 Oh fickle minded woman, I am!

Fairy Tale Time!

Long long time ago in the land of makeup newbie, the eyeshadow already came in many colours and palettes and singles and loose powder and cream and texture etc… Not to mention EVERY cosmetic company offered a wide range of it!

It made the newbie frightfully intimidated by it. Approaching the eyeshadows had always been a difficult and confusing task. Such task always ended up with nothing (arrrghhh!! WHICH one to choose??) or snatching one up in haste in order to end the misery and only resulted in disappointment when playing with it at home.

Of course, in those long ago times, this newbie did not know how to apply it properly, nor had any knowledge of making it lasts on lids. There was no kind and clever YouTube beauty gurus teaching her how to do all that without attending expensive makeup classes. She also had sentimental reasons to hold on to the eyeshadows that she ever bought.

Fortunately, with these sentimental reasons, an old favourite was born (??). 🙂

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Review: Etude House Line Nuance Duo in Brown

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In my previous post, I mentioned the Etude House Line Nuance Duo here.

I love practical items such as an eyeliner and shadow in a single pen. It saves space, great for travel (of course this is one of my favourite criteria. If I can’t take with me, how can I ever play with it?), and generally doesn’t require brushes (less brush to pack. Even better!).

When I found this shadow liner duo from Etude House last year, I thought I should give it a try as the brown shadow swatches BEAUTIFULLY, I tell you. So creamy and the shimmer is just perfect – not too much nor too little. And eyeliner is dark olive green with very some glitter and again, my heart has a weak spot for olive green shade.

Etude House Line Nuance Duo, size compared to standard eyelash curler

Etude House Line Nuance Duo, size compared to standard eyelash curler

The liner (on the left as picture above) is a normal twist up liner, and the shadow is packed in the little cylinder. When you twist open the cylinder, the eyeshadow is packed on the sponge tip applicator.

The liner shade is very similar to the Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick, 205 Atomic Nucléaire (mentioned here). Told you I fall for olive green… :p The only difference being that the Revlon ones has bigger gold glitter (you can see it from picture).

Swatches! I put the Revlon's Smoky Shadow Stick liner next to the Etude House one for comparison. Left: Etude House Line Nuance Duo brown shadow  Middle: Etude House Line Nuance Duo olive green liner Right: Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick, 205 Atomic Nucléaire liner (olive green)

Swatches! I put the Revlon’s Smoky Shadow Stick liner next to the Etude House one for comparison.
Left: Etude House Line Nuance Duo brown shadow (1 swipe)
Middle: Etude House Line Nuance Duo olive green liner (1 swipe)
Right: Revlon Colorstay Smoky Shadow Stick, 205 Atomic Nucléaire liner (2-3 swipes)

With single swipe, the Etude House swatches smoothly on my arm and the colour is so intense. Oh so beautiful my heart nearly melted. In comparison, I have to swipe 2-3 times with the Revlon shadow stick for the same intensity to show up. The Revlon one is drier.

If there’s a slide, the Etude House eyeshadow will happily play on it

As beautiful as it is, one very very bad point about the Etude House is that it slides easily!! With my oily lids it creases after just 2 hours. Boo!! I couldn’t use this for a long time due to how easy it creases. That was before I found my holy grail primer –> NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base.

Anyway, recently I bought the MUFE Aqua Seal, hoping that it would “seal” in the eyeshadow to prevent creasing. To further strengthen the staying power, I even use MAC Paintpot in Painterly as a base (which sadly doesn’t work as primer for me), just to see if sliding is going to be prevented.

For both days I tried using Aqua Seal on top of this eyeshadow:

    (1) Pat a drop of Aqua Seal with fingers on both eyelids
    (2) Dampen a brush with Aqua Seal and pat on eye lid, 1 drop for each lid.

Guess what… it STILL creases!!!! Whaaa???

Next time I am going back to using my NARS primer and see if this shadow still slides on me. If it does, I am going to give it to the next person with dry lids!!! My NARS hasn’t disappoint me so far. My eyeshadows stay put after more than 10 hours (work, heat, cooking, bathing children etc etc). The eyes makeup look as fresh as it is in the morning.

Coincidentally, I have an eyeliner pencil from Etude House which also happily slides off my lids and before noon time I have become a panda. I don’t know if it’s the formula or my eyes just refuse to love Etude House… I wanna love you, Etude House! The colours are so beautiful please let me love you! 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Creamy texture, beautiful colour, 2-in-1 product, light weight

😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 It slides big time…

Olive Green EOTD

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I often match my eye makeup with my outfit because it makes me try the different eyeshadow shades I have.

Recently I did a post on one such occasion here, when I wore a blue-grey-black dress a while ago.

Today I had on me an olive green (or sage) dress and I thought I could experiment with the baked eyeshadow trio  from MUA. These little trio palettes are really really good, and I absolutely recommend it. The colour payoff is crazy!!! I prefer to use finger to pick up the pigment and dab on eyelids, instead of using a brush as it may pick up too much product.

Here’s the dress colour.

Olive green dress

Olive green dress

Here’s the EOTD.

EOTD with olive green & brown shadows

EOTD with olive green & brown shadows

Eyes open

Eye open 🙂

Following are products used (didn’t realize so many products were used, and brushes were not even included…!). I won’t really describe how I do each step as I meant to keep this post short. 🙂

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