The Happy Skin All Eyes On Hue Eyeshadow Palette
This is party season, which means it's the best time of the year to start dusting off your eyeshadow palettes or even acquiring new ones just because they make you happy. Eyeshadows are super fun to play with, plus they make your eyes look more photogenic. Trust me. You don't want to be without smoky eyes at an evening soiree with dim lighting and flash photography! Your eyes would look tiny and blah (unless you don't mind of course).
Anyway, one of the palettes that recently fell in my lap is the Happy Skin All Eyes On Hue Eyeshadow Palette (P1,299). This contains four carefully curated shades that are intended to be worn from day to night. You must be thinking, man, yet another neutral palette? What does this have to offer?
Well if you're an eyeshadow whore then perhaps you will have similar colors in your collection already, but if you're just starting out or just ambivalent about eyeshadow in general then this is golden. The four colors can be worn alone and they will look fantastic; they're the type you'll wear again and again, too.
Oatmeal is a beautiful sandy champagne - I love to use it as a lid wash or brow bone highlight. Biscuit is a matte pinkish beige that when used all over the lids, gives them a hint of translucent pink shadow. It's actually nice as a blending color. Hazelnut is a mid-toned bronze that's excellent for deepening the lids while Espresso is a chocolate-y shimmery coffee color that's perfect for creating smoky eyes.
The texture is smooth and silky. Pigmentation is pretty good except for Biscuit which is intentionally semi-sheer, I think. The pigment is packed tight so there is very little fall out as you apply the shadows. Even so I will still recommend an eyeshadow primer just to hold the colors together all day and to reveal their color even more.
The quality of the shadows are comparable to Lorac and Bobbi Brown, if you ask me. They apply in a way that pops out without looking immediately intense from the get go. They are easy enough to layer though, if you're looking for something opaque on your eyes.
The eyeshadow tutorial included in the palette is pretty useful if you're an eyeshadow noob. As I am not, I would have preferred a mirror so I can work without having to hold another one in my hand.
Overall, the Happy Skin All Eyes On Hue Eyeshadow Palette has a great selection of colors for beginners and pros alike. This should look good on every colouring, and is a breeze to apply and blend due to the uber silky formula. ^_^ Try it out if you're looking for a basic, everyday palette that won't fail you no matter what the occasion.