If there is one great truism in my beauty life it is that I am an eye shadow junkie. Some makeup lovers are crazy for blushes, others have drawers full of foundations, for others it's lipsticks. I don't know what it is... I am just drawn to eye shadow. Powder or creme, singles to big palettes I am the sucker making wish lists and plotting how to get my greedy mitts on at least a few while I weep over the ones I can't have.
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Mirabella Beauty makes one of my favorite creme eye shadows. Visionary Long Wear Eye Shadow definitely lives up to it's name and when I opened the little box of lovelies that Mirabella sent to me, I did a little happy dance when I saw these three beauties.
Packaged in sleek little acrylic jars with colour coordinated caps, each one also has a plastic inner seal. It is crucial that you not toss or lose that little inner seal. It is the magic of the madness. It protects the contents from air incursion and keeps these shadows soft and perfectly blendable for a long, long time. No joke... I still have my jar of Myth from Holiday '14 and it is just as fresh, smooth and beautiful as the day it landed on my doorstep.
I don't really know why I included this photograph... I think I'm just in love with it and a little gloaty that, if I put my little point and shoot camera at just the right distance and angle from my subject I can kind of mimic shots made by the beautiful DSLRs I dream of one day owning. Apparently I thought that you needed to know that.
Mirabella Visionary Long Wear Eye Shadows are spongy, bouncy, smooth and silky. They feel cool and hydrating to the touch and apply and blend on the lid like a dream. Visionary Eye Shadows can be applied and blended with fingers or synthetic shadow brushes. Once in place, the shadow sets for all day fade, crease and transfer proof wear for me. Don't let the cracks alarm you, they don't mean that the shadows are drying up. It is just the nature of this formula.
How about a little swatch action? Are these not pretty?
- Imagine is a soft, very shimmery golden sandy bronze-y shade.
- Charmed is a bright, blue based pink satin.
- Vivid is a warm, satin coral with a gold fleck.
This eye look was so easy and quick to create. After a little lid primer, I used a synthetic shadow brush to apply Vivid all over my mobile lid and faded it up over my orbital bone. Then I wiped the brush off and used it to buff Imagine into my crease and blended it up into the Vivid on my orbital bone, then applied it to the outer V, inner corner and along under my lower lash line. I used a little ivory matte from some random palette under my brows. A little liner (we will be discussing this liner, in the near future) and finished with a generous coat of Lasting Lash Waterproof Mascara.
I am so pleased with these shadows. They are pretty, flattering on and easy to work with. What more could an eye shadow lover want?
Now, let's talk cheeks. One of my all time favorite Mirabella product is their Brilliant Mineral Highlighter. I received Glowing Coral to share with you and oh! Is it ever pretty!
Packaged in Mirabella's sleek, square black and clear acrylic compact is magic for your face.
A mineral based highlighter with Prismatech shimmer, this silky soft, ultra finely milled powder infuses my complexion with a whisper of coral and a glorious golden sheen. This is beautiful as a blush topper, a highlighter or as the softest, glowing blush. Oh, it's also really pretty as an easy wash of colour across the lids on fast face makeup days.
A swatch on the back of my hand. I am not doing this lovely product justice with my photographs. In person, the swatch was gently coral and golden and the whole look was like wet silk.
So, what say you, gentle reader? Do you like the look of the Mirabella Lighten Up Collection? If you like the products I showed, today or are perhaps craving the luscious goodies I shared, yesterday, I'm happy to tell you that they are all still available on Mirabella's website and selected products from this collection can also be found at Lovely Skin and Skin One. Don't forget to use EBATES to get paid cash back to shop! If you aren't a member, hit the link provided and sign up.
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