Wet n Wild Color Icon Walking on Eggshells
I've always limited my eye makeup to mascara and, if I have the time, eyeliner. Quick, painless and easy definition for this lazy girl. But recently, for some bizaare reason, I've been making time to apply eye makeup everyday. So far, it's been mostly misses than hits with my eye makeup experimentation, but one of the few hits I've had came from a most unlikely source, a Php320 palette scored from Watson's. I'm talking about Wet n Wild's Walking on Eggshells from the Color Icon range.*
I first heard about the Color Icon palette from Richelle after she reviewed Silent Treatment, and was curious enough to score a palette for myself. The shimmery shades of Walking on Eggshells initially scared me, but for Php320 for color-coordinated shades, how could I go wrong right?
First up, I love how it's so noob friendly, as in the palette tells you exactly where to put the shades on your lid.
And if you still don't get it, there's a drawing at the back to help you out.
Browbone = ivory; Crease = light bronze; Eyelid = peachy pink
This palette has become my go-to when I want to slightly amp up my usual neutral look. The shadows are easy to blend and well-pigmented, and I honestly can't find anything bad to say about it because when I do find something insignificant to whine about, I just remind myself that I bought it for a mere Php320 and the grousing miraculously stops.
Oh, I do have a complaint about it after all (which is pretty common with palettes when you think about it), the sponge applicators are useless, so it's best to use your own brushes when applying the shades on.
And just so we can all marvel at the transformative power of makeup, and why I've taken to wearing eye makeup, here's how I look sans makeup (check out the sleepy eyes).
And with my office-appropriate face paint with matching emo glasses on. You just gotta love makeup!
The Walking on Eggshells palette is already cheap as it is at Php320, however, if you have a US connection, you can pick up a palette for as little as Php120 ($2.99). I'm super tempted to scoop up more palettes, but I still have the Urban Decay Naked Palette to play with, as well as some pots of eyeshadows that have only recently seen action. With the baby on its merry way (thus the need to save, save, save!), I've convinced myself that I have more than enough eyeshadows and don't need any more.
Anyway, I'll try to post more of my "successful" eye makeup looks in the next few posts. I'm crossing my fingers that my hits to miss ratio improves with continued practice.
*I apologize for how dirty my palette looks, I let my 7 year old niece play with it and she proceeded to have way too much fun and semi-demolished the palette in the process.