Thursday, 7 June 2012

Review: Pastel Metallics Duo Eye Shadow "Showgirl"

You see, there's a reason why I keep calling myself a bad blogger. It's because it takes me nearly 2 years to review one of the most amazing things I have ever bought! Seriously, I suck at the blogging thing sometimes.


I bought this Pastel Metallics Eye Shadow Duo in Turkey in July 2010. I have no idea how much it cost, but it can't have been too much as I went back and bought another. Google has failed to find anything on other blogs as Pastel is a very broad term that obviously means 20 other things and not a make up brand. Anyway, I emailed the Pastel people after I got back from Turkey and they told me I couldn't get any in the UK as they only sold in Turkey. I tried ebay and had the same fail with the word "Pastel". I'll just have to be content with the 2 eye shadow duos and lip gloss I bought home with me.


Each of the shadows in the duo weighs in at 2g, so you're getting plenty of eye shadow! The packaging is fairly basic. I like the little peep hole which lets you see which duo you have. The matte golden front with shiny highlights is quite classy looking. The case is quite sturdy feeling as well. Inside is a tiny strip of mirror and a sponge tip applicator was provided.

You can see from this photo just how metallic and glowing the shadows are!


These shadows are incredibly pigmented! They go on so smoothly and feel creamy in texture. I was a little worried about creasing due to the creamy texture but over a primer I wore this for around 10 hours without noticing any creasing.

The left hand shade is a rich, bright, glowing turquoise with green shimmer. The left hand purple shade is blue toned purple with some slight copperish glow which adds some warmth to the shadow.

I wish I'd bought a few more items from Pastel, hopefully I'll come across some more in the future! I've got one more duo to show you, hopefully that won't take another 2 years!

19 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a gorgeous palette. But sad that they don't sell over here.

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    1. It's so pretty! I wish I could find more!

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  2. It cost around 7€. A friend of mine brought this one back for me from her holiday an few month ago :)

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    1. I think I paid around 20L for it, so that works out about right. And I hope you're loving yours!

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    2. I did not get around to using it yet :( The big problem of a beauty blogger :)

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  3. Don't worry, we won't hold it against you because when you do post the reviews are always great. This duo is very pretty :)

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    1. Hahahha, thanks! At least the other one is photographed and pretty much ready to go :)

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  4. That duo is just sickeningly gorgeous. I know I will never ever be able to get my hands on it, so I will just admire it from afar (and maybe cry a little). Thanks for showing us!

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    1. I've got another one to show you as well!!

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  5. http://www.pinkar.com/pastel/index.php?mid=46
    You can find Pastel's products here. I live in Turkey and have the duo no 65. it is very creamy and pigmented too. i can help you to get another one if you want.

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  6. This duo is stunning! I haven't tried this product line.
    It makes me want to grab one right ahead.

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  7. You do not need to beat yourself up over your blogging. You are blogging Royality IMO :)) xx

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  8. Were these just in a free-standing store in Turkey? I'm going there in summer and have decided to get every shade. hehe :) x

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  9. Wow, that is pretty darn stunning. I love the little detail on the front of the packaging as well.

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