The first item I bought was this NARS eyeshadow duo in Kuala Lumpur which retails for $34 (USD). One of the best parts of buying nicer brands is the wonderful effort they put into the packaging. All three of these products are proof of that and it is something that can truly be appreciated. In the picture above, the colors look a bit lighter than they truly are but you can get a better idea of what they look like on the NARS website where they describe the colors as a 'rose gold and boysendberry infused with gold.' On the left is a peachy nude color and on the right is a deep purple tone. They both have a nice shimmer to them and apply nicely. I have light green eyes so these colors will really help them to stand out in any makeup look.
After struggling to find the Chanel Illusion D'ombre long wear shadow in the shade Emerveille, I decided to try this similar shade by Bobbi Brown. This long wear cream shadow is in the color Beach Honey and is pretty close in color to Emerveille but retails for $24 (USD) when compared to the Chanel shadow which retails for $36 (USD). This cream shadow applies like a dream and is just the most lovely champagne color with a perfect amount of shimmer. It sits nicely on the lid and stays on all day. This will definitely become a staple in my makeup bag.
Speaking of makeup bag staple, this was a repurchase from Dior and is one of my all time favorite products. The Diorskin Amber Diamond pressed shimmer powder is a perfect highlight but can also be used as eye shadow with a smaller brush on the individual colors. Again, the compact packaging is lovely and has a mirror for precise application. I personally do not love products that have a heavy glitter look to them, but the amount of shimmer in this powder is absolutely amazing for subtle highlighting.
Are you a fan of any high end makeup products? Let me know what you've tried and what you think of them in the comments below. I'll let you know how I get on with the shadows long term and maybe they'll end up in future beauty favorites posts!
:: katie golightly x
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