Thursday, February 21, 2013

LA Colors eye shadow palette in Marigold swatches+review

This post was one I have been dreading for a while! hahahaha Yeah, I've put up eyeshadow posts before, no problem! But this one, well, it didn't look good at all. AT ALL.  As you guys know, I just recently really got into makeup. I didn't know what difference real make brushes would make. Let's just say, my first attempt at a look with this eyeshadow palette isn't even fit for human eyes. Let's just say that since I have acquired a few brushes, I'm much more comfortable working with this palette.


This is the Marigold trio from LA Colors. Aren't the flowers super cute? Now, that green is definitely an eyeshadow color that's out of my comfort zone. Extremely. But, being more daring with my makeup has become a thing, so here I am. I found these shadows a little more powdery than the other trios. I don't know if it's because the lightest is almost white or what.


Now, the eye look I'm about to show you is SO MUCH better than what I originally had. But it's still not really good. I'm just not good with shading, and I try to blend, and it just doesn't blend. I've been seeing people on various social media talking about women who don't know how to do their makeup properly, and it kind of makes me feel bad because I'm so old and just starting to learn :/



I know, I know. It's not very good hahah But I'm trying! Getting some brushes was a really good idea. And I practice every day! What do you think of this palette? Anyone else have it and find it flaky?

**DISCLAIMER** I was not paid for this review by anyone. I either purchased these products myself or were given gifts from friends . I am not a professional nail tech or make-up artist, nor do I want to be. I'm just someone who enjoys polishing my own nails and experimenting with make-up! :)

13 comments:

  1. I love that green! If you reallywantt to practice blending, wet and wild eyeshadows, and the nyx ones blend beautifully, and are easy on the budget!

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    1. I have a lot of WnW palettes ... and I have been using them to practice :) I think it's more the technique I need refined. And I need to make sure I have the right kind of brushes. I have a few, and I'm building my collection :)

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  2. You are too hard on yourself Destany, it looks great!

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  3. I need to build my brush collection too. I'm thinking about buying one of the sets from sigma, i've heard good things about them. And I agree, It looks grwat the way it is.

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  4. It looks great!! I think the key is having the right brushes :)

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  5. It looks fabulous. You did a great job with blending. Besides, you're not the only one that's still learning. I stopped trying to apply shadow above the crease years ago (though I may start trying again) and I'm going to start practicing to put liner on the upper lash line.. even liquid liner.

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  6. Never too told to learn!!! Maybe try a white chunky pencil underneath the shadow to really make the color pop. OR, try putting them on wet. LA Colors are pretty weak pigments. It's fun to try new things :)

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  7. Des,

    I paid money and had a lesson at a MAC store and I was 32 at the time!. On the plus side I did it on a weekend where the money went towards product so I got new make up. It was well worth it to find out how to do my eyes.

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    1. we don't live around any stores like that. the closest thing we have is a Sally's.

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  8. Honestly from when you started I can tell you are getting better at makeup! I'm not much of a makeup person myself. And always in awe of people who do it so well.

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  9. I've been reading your makeup posts and am really impressed with how great your looks have become. I like to watch youtube videos for inspiration/tips. Their products may not be the same as what you have but the techniques are very helpful. The ones I like most are: Pixiwoo and pixi2woo. Take a look - it's soooo easy to get sucked into watching those videos for hours!

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  10. I think this looks pretty good! I just started getting into eyeshadow about 18 months ago and found that good brushes *do* make a huge difference!

    Just a tip that has helped me a lot, if you want to practice blending, practice it on your inner arm. That's what I always do with new shadows just to get a feel for how they blend before trying a look on my eyes. There's nothing I hate more than starting an eye look and having to remove it halfway through because the shadows pissed me off, haha.

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