I love makeup, but confess I am terrible at eye makeup. I don’t know if it’s my lack of patience, lack of trying, or simply my lack of eyelid real estate since I have hooded eyes, but its never been a skill of mine. I always find myself so impressed with women who have mastered a beautiful cat eye and never mess up on their liquid liner application.
In my attempts at self improvement, I recently picked up a new eyeshadow palette. The LORAC ‘Unzipped’ Shimmer & Matte Eyeshadow Palette retails for $42, and contains 10 shadows in great neutral and rose hued shades, both matte and shimmer.
While I am not the best at eyeshadow application, I do know when I like a product or not, and whether or not I’ll use it. The colors in this palette are a great mix of neutrals, pinks, and rose golds, plus a few darker burgundy shades. They are also a great mix of mattes and shimmers. I find that the shimmers are best applied with your finger or by packing them on with a brush.
The formula of the shadows is very creamy and blendable, and there is minimal fallout during application. My only main issue with the shadows is the pigmentation. While the colors of the shadows are beautiful in the pan, they unfortunately don’t have the best color payoff when applied to your lids. They do build up some in color, but unfortunately aren’t as pigmented as I would like. I am keeping this palette though since I find the colors are good for an everyday look.
If you want to see my futile attempt at eyeshadow application, see below. Check back in a year or see and we’ll if my skills have improved or not…