I got for myself the 88 eye-shadow palette some months back from a livejournal spree. I was really fascinated by the multitude of colours. And after using it for some while now, I love it heaps!
What I love about the 88 eye-shadow palette is that you can experiment with different looks without worrying about wasting your make-up. At about $26 per palette it is even more affordable than the 2-4 colour eye-shadows being sold in regular stores.
My problem with many eye-shadows is that many of them aren’t vivid enough on my eyes. But personally, I think that the quality of the 88 palette eye-shadow is just as good and perhaps even better than the ones in regular stores in the sense that the colour pay-off is surprisingly excellent.
Take a look at this!
Nice? I love it as it’s bright and cheery! I did not even add in any eye-shadow primer to it.
Let me show you how
I chose these three colours as circled in the picture.
With the darkest colour, the turquoise, glide it through at the base of the eyelids.
Make a surprised face like this!
Then take the lime green colour and sweep it over the curves of your eyeball. This will naturally blend with the top of the turquoise.
Finally add the beige as a highlighter, below the eyebrow which acts as a guide. Gently blend the meeting colours so as to not have harsh lines.
And then add eye-liner and mascara if you want to and you’re done!
Simple right? Even a make-up dummy like me can do it. If rinaz can mekap, so can you!
Updated August 2009: Now that I’ve used the palette for several months now, and use it more regularly, I think that
- The colour tends to crease after some hours
- I notice that I tend to use only certain colours
- I need to swatch the colours on my own skin – what you see isn’t always what you get
Thus, I would recommend it more for people who are just starting out with eye-shadows.