Friday, February 11, 2011

Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyeshadow in Wine Pink and Burberry Brit Sheer Perfume

Valentines is almost around the corner, can you feel it in the air? Me, i don't coz' i'm so far away...sigh :-(



Shimmery quad of pink

Normally, i don't expect much from drugstore eyeshadows. It's either they crease, line or evaporate into thin air. So one can't be too fussy with these products considering the cheap price tag. I feel that way every time i find myself purchasing any of these items. But Maybelline's Diamond Glow eyeshadow does a pretty decent job in providing pretty and shimmery eye colors. 


02 Wine Pink shade


Sponge tip applicator
(but of course we all use brush...hehe)

Swatch
The sparkles are quite subtle

The colors are well-coordinated so makeup application is easier. The sparkles are also quite subtle so you wouldn't get scared using this for daytime. It is also buildable so you can layer it for more intense drama at night (best worn with primer). Staying power is just so-so, but it doesn't bother me coz' i can retouch anytime i want to...:-)


Very casual looking pink eyeshadow

So there you go, not too bad eyeshadows to use when you're on a tight budget. It is great for everyday use especially when you wanna save those more expensive brands for special occassions.


I also wanna share my favorite perfume of the moment...Burberry Brit Sheer. It's quite hard to describe a perfume so i can only go as far as saying that this smells fresh, clean and light. It has a fruity scent to it. I love spritzing this anytime of the day. Plus, the pink plaid bottle is also oh so cute:-)




Thanks for dropping by my precious readers. 
Here's a big pre-Valentines Hug to you all!:-)

30 comments:

Eva said...

lovely eye look great for V-day! ooh I have burberry brit eau de parfum and i love it!

sugar sugar said...

I have been hearing many positive feedbacks on Burberry Brit Sheer. Should prolly go check it out. x)

The ES pallete is so in season Mina haha! <3 <3 <3

Belle said...

Oh i love the water effect you did on your picture. Great visuals and the eyeshadow looks nice to wear for Valentines too:)

Pammy said...

When I saw the first picture, I had to take another look as I thought I was just experiencing vertigo again. Haha! That was an awesome effect you did on the picture. Those colors look lovely on you. :)

MINAKICHU said...

@eva-great noses smells alike haha:-)
@sugar-go check it out you're gonna like the light fruity scent sugar:-)
@belle-thanks hehe and it's a cheap alternative eyeshadow to use:-)
@pamy-haha you made me laugh with the vertigo thing, you're so cute! thanks for appreciating it dear, i just enjoy playing with art so much!:-)

AnnaYJia said...

Nice ~~~ I like your first picture's effect ! So cool ! hehe...
Happy V-day in advanced !

Reina (The Pink Fence) said...

ok, honestly im not looking at the palette. im looking at how skillful your photo manipulation is. you are good! are you a graphic artist? teach me that water effect pleeeaasseeeeee!

luckiebeauty said...

Love the quad! :) Looks super cute for V-Day! And perfect perfume choice <3 I love Burberry

gingerSnap said...

lovely look! I love the water effect. I'm laughing reading Pammy's comment.

Sara.H said...

the Maybelline quad looks great :) love the colors

rakhshanda said...

Wowww such a pretty quad!!! Perfect quad for Valentine's Day...will surely get it!!!
Lovely pics...esp the first one!!!How did you do this one?? <3

Susalie said...

Oooh, that quad is perfect for V-Day! And yeah, I agree with everyone, your graphic design skills are great :)

Michelle said...

The colors look gorgeous!! Very Valentine's appropriate

Anna Crystal said...

Haha what a cool gif!

Cindy Ellison said...

I had missed you recently! Wow, your blog has such a special look and effects, I love it! The Maybelline eyeshadow looked beautiful!

I will have to check out the Burberry Brit Sheer. Thanks for the information. Have a great weekend! ♥

MINAKICHU said...

@AnnaYJia, Reina and Rakhshanda- thanks for liking it, i'm not a graphic artist i just love to experiment and mix with different photo effects. :-)
@luckiebeauty-it's really great to use for valentines, though i'm gonna be dateless here in LA:-(
@gingersnap-haha, i had the same reaction, Pammy is really funny:-)
@SarahH and Michelle-thanks for the nice thoughts:-)
@Susalie and AnnaCrystal-teehee thanks glad you like it:-)
@Cindy-Burberry brit really smells so nice you should check it out. And haha i love playing with my images-stress buster for me. Thanks sweety:-)

Rinny said...

The shadows are really pretty on you! I always look at those Maybelline palettes when I'm at the store, but never bought one. And Burberry Brit Sheer is my favorite summer fragrance! It's so light and sweet smelling ^^

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Jannie said...

The pink eyeshadow palette from Maybelline has such pretty shades. Your eye makeup look is gorgeous. I like how you put the darker color on your lids. It kinda has a smoky effect. :)

I'd love to try Burberry Brit Sheer. Burberry fragrances smell really good. I bought the one for men for my boyfriend. He's not much of a cologne wearer, but he kinda bathes in it now. LOL. I agree with you about the bottle. It sure is cute. :)

Since you mentioned NYX nail polish on your comment, how are they? I haven't tried them yet. The colors are pretty and I'm tempted to buy a few. Hehe... :D

Emmaleigh said...

totally unrelated about the e/s haha but I like your eyebrows!

and same with perfumes, I only go with clean and light smell and/or fruity scent.

inge luciana said...

pretty eyeshadow,. I saw the tutorial in youtube and it's awesome!
I wanna buy the purple one,.

Mimi said...

i like the colors. and i love what you did with the first photo! :D

<3, Mimi
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MINAKICHU said...

@Rinny-haha I'm also one of those who always looks at some maybelline stuffs but rarely buys coz I'm always tempted to buy a more expensive brand but I'm also happy to try drugstore items hehe and Burberry really smells lovely:-)
@Fashioneggplant-thanks for the invitation, will check it out girl:-)
@Jannie- I'm using the burgundy polish on my feet and so far it makes my feet look pretty and whiter hahaha!:-) and yeah I love the smell of Burberry on men too:-)
@emmaleigh- haha thanks for the eyebrows compliment, mine always gets cookie monster bushy when left unattended for a long time that's why I find it a hassle to do threading maintenance:-)
@Inge luciana- you should try the purple one you'll be very happy with it hehe, thanks for taking the time to comment:-)
@Mimi- hehe thanks for appreciating my water effect. I always have fun playing with pictures that's why I do these stuff, hugs:-)

Jennifer said...

i should go and try burberry brit sheer next time at the stores! i love the bottle <3

love the effect you added to the first image :)

bettzy93 said...

I reallu do like maybelline eyeshadows, indeed i always have. They work so amazing for suck a cheap price. I own two of this palttes coming up on my next haul blog:)

mav said...

Wow its pretty, I wish I'm good at applying eye shadows as well:P

Marie said...

Pretty!:D

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Alisa said...

great eye look!

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archi said...

i really like the shoots you catch for your posts.thanks for that really, it is appreciated in every single way, and inspiring:)

★☆AdamAlexMommy☆★ said...

your blog is so amazing! i love especially the photos... and your products reviews are inspiring. enjoyed browsing so much, and thanks! new follower--hope we can stay connected. cheers, and happy new year!
jasmine