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MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is one of those cult products that I have heard about for years and never gotten around to trying. I recently discovered an almost brand new compact in my mother’s makeup drawer, and was ecstatic about this treasure. MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish is a shimmery mineral highlighting powder.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is a light powder with a lot of shimmer. It has a soft golden hue and can be built up to get a bit of a more opaque look. Many women use this as an everyday highlighter, however I find it suits me best for more special occasions. Although it looks intimidatingly shimmery in the pan, it actually delivers a much softer (and gentler) look when applied.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

For a delicate gold flush to highlight your cheekbones, MAC Soft and Gentle is a well-loved choice. It’s high quality, gorgeous formula, and a tried and true favourite around the world.

Two Great Eye Shadows From The Body Shop

These two eye shadows are my favourite shades from The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow line. The shades are 210 Bronze Bliss and 415 Midnight Flirt. They both have a bit of shimmer, lots of pigment, and gorgeous colour that works for day and night!

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows are bold colours with a silky texture. They can be used wet or dry, and have either a pearlescent or matte finish depending on the shade. They cost $10 each but sometimes there are sales or promotions so keep an eye out for deals! These shadows would make great stocking stuffers too.

Bronze Bliss is a really bright and bold shimmery gold shade. It has a ton of pigment and a great finish. It looks like liquid bronze and has an awesome metallic look that would be the perfect accent for a holiday beauty look. I love how intense it is and can see this shadow being great for and all-over shade, or for an accent shade with lots of browns and neutral shadows.

Midnight Flirt is an indigo grey shade with a little less shimmer. It still has a metallic look to it, but more muted and neutral. It would be great for a smoky eye look and I think it works really well with my brown eyes. It looks a little like denim in the packaging, with a blue hint, but the shadow shows up with more of a purple hint to it on my skin.

Swatches of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

Swatches of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow in Bronze Bliss and Midnight Flirt

The line of shadows from The Body Shop has a ton of other great shades, and now that I know how good the formula is on these two I am definitely going to be checking out some other shadows. They’re pigmented with bold colours, silky smooth to apply, and have a really pretty range of shades. If you’re looking for some new shadows this season then be sure to check out The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadows, which you can find online here at thebodyshop.ca!

Essence 3D Eye Shadow Packs a Lot of Shimmer

Recently I was the lucky winner of a generous giveaway on Batting a Lash, which is a great beauty blog that just celebrated 5 years of blogging! Congrats on the milestone Jill!

Part of my awesome prize were these two Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos, which I have never tried before. The amount of shimmer in these is crazy, I can totally see why they get their 3D name. These look like something from outer space with the sparkly formula and intense shimmer.

Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

The pink duo is 03 Irresistible First Love and the brown duo is 09 Irresistible Chocolates. Both duos are fairly light in colour but when you apply the shadow you can build it up and layer it for a more opaque look. I can see both of these being used individually or with other shadows to create a complex shimmery look. I will definitely be trying out some cool combinations with these.

Swatches of Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

Swatches of Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos in Irresistible First Love and Irresistible Chocolates

At first I thought the shadows might be a little on the sheer side but I was pleasantly surprised to see how opaque the colour is. It’s hard tot ell in photos because of the shimmer but all of my swatches are very pigmented. Overall these eyeshadow duos were a really exciting thing to find in my prize pack, since I’ve seen them on shelves a million times but never tried them out for myself. Thanks again Jill!

Have you guys tried the Essence 3D Eyeshadow duos?