Throwback Thursday Makeup Look – Kiko Color Impact Eyeshadow Palette!

I picked up this palette when I first discovered Kiko as a brand on a holiday in Italy. That was before they started sending to Norway, so this was only a brand I could find while traveling. And I really fell in love with the brands low price tag and good quality.

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This was a palette in one of their many limited edition collections that they release all the time, and I actually picked up four different ones. Today I decided to use the “03Bright Night Lights” because of the nice combination of pink, purple and shimmery green.

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I used all six shades together in one look, and this is the end result!

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  • Kiko Colour Impact Eyeshadow Palette 03 Bright Night Lights.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Panther.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 24 H – Black.
  • L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70, Bro10.
  • House Of Lashes – Featherette.
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Druglord.

I have to admit I had a hard time with the matte pink and matte purple in this palette. They were so incredibly dusty and had troubles sticking to my lid. It disappeared so quickly when I started blending, I had to just carefully pat it on and the blending was also more of a patting motion rather than swiping back and forth. They gave me a really hard time to be honest.

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The shimmer shades worked great though, and they are a lot more sparkly in real life than they appear in photos, so those shades are really really pretty.

The peachy satin shade in the middle of the bottom row is also such a unique shade. Believe it or not it is the prettiest shade in the palette and I have nothing else like it. It just have a very particular kind of sheen and undertone to it that is so hard to describe, but it really makes blue eyes pop, and I am sure that among the thousands of eyeshadows I own, I have nothing that can dupe this. Pretty cool right?

Even though the purple and pink gave me a hard time both the palette and brand has a special place in my heart. If nothing else it is a holiday memory with one un-dupeable shade.

XOXO

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Throwback Thursday Makeup Look – Dior Couture Color Eyeshadow Palette “Stylish Move”

About time I pulled out one of my old luxury palettes. I don’t very often reach for these tiny palettes. I am trying to change that habit. Because they are indeed quite handy. Many of these small palettes with 4-6 shades have a very cohesive color story that makes it super easy to match the shades together.

That is also the case with this “Stylish Move” palette from Dior with its nice selection of pinks, taupe and auburn.

I did one simple smoky look with it. For me this could be worn to almost any occasion. Just deepen the look a bit by adding some more of the deep auburn shades, or use a lighter hand for an everyday look.

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  • Dior Couture Color Eyeshadow Palette “970 Stylish Move” – All 5 shades.
  • Kiko Long lasting stick shadow – 15.
  • Colourpop Supernova Shadow – Now or Never.
  • Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Pencil – Ultra Black.
  • L’Oreal Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
  • Eylure Exaggerate Lashes – 143.
  • Ttd Eye coloured lenses – Polar Lights Brown II.
  • Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro70.

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Is it just me or do any of you have the same experience as me, that luxury brands rarely have very pigmented shadows? I mean I’ve tried YSL, Lancôme, Dioe, Guerlain and so on and they all give me the same experience. The pigmentation is medium. It is like luxury brands rather makes eyeshadows that are very user friendly and more for classic or proper beauty makeup, and they don’t make eyeshadow for the bold creative looks. Not to say that they are bad, on the contrary the shadows are really good, I just get the impression that they are made more for something subtle and classic.

With that in mind this palette makes an excellent everyday palette. It is also very convenient since all shades go so well together and you can easily just grab this out of your bag and do a nice look without thinking to much about it. The palette helps you make the look just by being nicely arranged with only colors that go well together.

It is a long time since I picked up one of these smaller luxury brand palettes. I tend to be more tempted by the bigger and bolder palettes, but I am so pleased with this that I really should reach for it more. I know I say that in almost every Throwback Thursday Makeup Look post, but that’s kind of the point with these posts too. Finding old stuff in your collection that you want to use again!

This is kind of more of a fall palette in my eyes though, so I may keep it in my drawer until the weather gets a bit colder (who am I joking, it is 5 degrees C today).

Did you take a dive into the old part of your collection lately? It can be so much fun so I highly recommend going for the occasional “shop-your-stash-hunt”.

XOXO

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Throwback Thursday Makeuplook – Sugarpill Burning Hearts Palette.

I remember back in 2012 when I picked this up I was still working on my masters degree and was a poor student. I didn’t have nearly the amount of makeup as I do now, and I was in big lack of a yellow, and a red, and an orange. I just didn’t have any color under the sun.

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This guy got very tempting to me because this was THE palette people used to create sunset makeuplook. This is a sunset makeuplook quad. Simple as that. Every time you saw an artist create a sunset makeuplook it was almost certainly that they would have used either this quad or some MAC shadow. So I picked this up with my hard earned money, and had so much fun with all those sunset looks I created.

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I actually have a pretty decent dent in the purple shade because that is one of the most beautiful red tones purples I own, even to this day. So it still happens I reach for this if I want a great purple in my looks. So even if it is old it is still going strong.

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Just to take a walk down memory lane I had to make a sunset inspired cut-crease.

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  • Sugarpill Burning Hearts QWuad – Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love +, Poison Plum.
  • Tarte Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette – Plank, Booty, Palm.
  • Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel EYeliner 24 H – Black.
  • MakeupGeek Gel Liner – Mobster.
  • Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara – Black.
  • Kiko Vibrant Eye Pencil – 604.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro60, Bro10.

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This quad, even though it is very old, are still being sold. So if you want a little quad to make sunset makeuplooks with, or if you just want to get your hands on a killer purple shade, then it is still very possible. This is actually to this day the only Sugarpill product I own. I feel like the brand is not talked about that much. But I would like to know a bit more about what they have to offer, so I would really appreciate any product recommendations if you have tried anything!

XOXO

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Throwback Thursday Makeuplook – Sigma Paris Eyeshadow Palette!

The Sigma Paris palette was a limited edition palette released in 2012. It was a collab with 6 beauty YouTubers creating this palette deciding everything from the shades, packaging brushes and so on.

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The result: Very pretty! It has different 8 eyeshadow shades and 3 blushes. It also came with 2 brushes. One angled blush brush and one eyeshadow brush. I still have them both and they are still going strong! I find the travel size blush brush to be perfect for my face since I am quite small and normal sized blush brushes are a bit too big.

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I hardly use this palette, and I was surprised to realize it is actually probably around 5 years (I didn’t buy it upon release, but just when it was getting discontinued). The shades are really pretty, but as you can see there are none of those important basic shades in here, so I had to call for Urban Decay Ultimate Basics for some assistance. With her help I managed to kind of pull together two looks, and here they are!

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  • Sigma Paris Palette – Elysèes, Notre Dame, Eiffel, Triomphe, Versaille.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Lockout, Blow.
  • Lancôme Volume-À-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • MakeupGekk Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70, Bro10.
  • Kiko Glamorous Eye Pencil – 405.
  • Ardell Faux Mink Lashes – 810.

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  • Sigma Paris Palette – Louvre, Orsay, Seine, Versailles.
  • Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics – Pre-Game, Faith, Blow.
  • Lancôme Volume-À-Porter Mascara – Black.
  • MakeupGekk Gel Liner – Immortal.
  • Zoeva Brow Spectrum – Bro30, Bro70, Bro10.
  • Ardell Faux Mink Lashes – 810.
  • H&M Colour Essence Eye Pencil – Silver Jade

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One thing that is really nice is that every single shade is named after a monument or famous tourist attraction in Paris. If I ever go to Paris it would be only suitable to bring this palette, even though it it super big and bulky.

The blushes are really pretty too. Lumière is my clear favorite.

This is still possible to get your hands on for particularly eager collectors, but you’d have to expect to pay a bit more than the original 56$, which puts it in an uncomfortable price-range. Which it is not worth in my opinion. The shadows are beautiful, but the do have a lot of fallout and needs a good spray of fix + (or something similar) to get full opacity. So they do work, but they are not excellent compared to the standard we see now. I think a lot have happened with eyeshadow quality the last 5 year!

If you are lucky enough to own it, it’s a very pretty piece that well deserves some attention!

XOXO

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