Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gift Review: Canmake Jewel Stars Eyeshadow and EOTD

A few months back I posted about receiving the Canmake Jewel Stars Eyeshadow #9 in a love package. I finally got around to trying it out and am featuring it in today's EOTD.

The shadow itself is housed in a cute, small and clear plastic container. It is a cream eyeshadow and #9 is a taupe color.

I know that I've said this before but I use Mezaik Double Eyelid Stretch Fiber mainly because the outer ends of my eyelids droop down. Sometimes my double eyelids, undouble themselves. Using Mezaik I can make the ends less droopy and as a result, it also makes my eyes look a bit bigger. The drawback to using Mezaik is that nothing oil based can be used on your eyelids or the Mezaik will not hold. For this reason, I haven't used cream eyeshadows in a long time. There are days when I either forget or am too lazy to apply Mezaik so I decided that on those days, I can use a cream eyeshadow.

Products used:

UD Primer Potion
Canmake Jewel Stars #9
Stila Artists Inspiration Palette
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
Fairy Drops Mascara

I applied UD Primer Potion to my entire eyelid. Dapple from Still palette (middle shadow, bottom row) is applied in contour area from crease line to just under brow bone. Jewel Stars #9 applied on eyelid to crease line and softly blended upward. Golightly (left shadow, bottom row) is applied from middle of eye to outer eye to just above the crease line and blended upward and out. Kitten (right shadow, bottom row) is dotted on in the middle of eyelid. Ebony (middle shadow, top row) is applied to the outer "V" of upper eyelids and to the bottom lash line of the outer eye, only 1/4" (25.4 mm). Lined upper lash line and lower lash line with K-Palette. Applied Fairy Drops mascara.

I must say that I love, love, love the Canmake Jewel Stars #9 eyeshadow. The color is gorgeous and combined with the UDPP, lasting power is great. I had no problems with it creasing, even after a long, humid day. If you compare my eye with the previous EOTD post, you can see how my eye at the outer corner is a little more droopy, crease is not as big and actually looks hooded. I will admit that it's not bad although there are days when I absolutely need to use the Mezaik. It's pretty much an automatic morning routine for me to apply Mezaik.

NOTE: I love Dapple and am so disappointed that it is only in this Stila LE palette. I have managed to find and purchase another palette off of a blog sale but if anyone sees this palette anywhere else, can you please let me know.



breakingrumours said...

looks very natural yet theres an edge to it! :D gives life to the eyes.

galpal.hi said...

@breakingrumours--Thank you! I like the way you described it.


Brianna said...

I love the canmake cream shadows, they are affordable and are great for the summer months. I agree with breakingrumors that this EOTD really brings out your eyes.

coffretgorge said...

i really like using cream shadows, i will def. try this when i get the chance to swatch and purchase in person! #9 looks like a versatile shade to blend with lots of colors. :)

nice EOTD, it defines your eyes beautifully :)

Anonymous said...

ohh i can see the subtle lime sparkle coming through! awesome blending job Kathy !

galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--Thank you!

@coffretgorge--Thank you. I really like this color. Browns for me are a difficult color so with this being more taupe, it worked out nicely.

@Nic Nic--Thank you. I really try hard to blend well when I do my makeup.