Colour Prevails

Swatches: Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Eye Shimmer Powder in Gold and Eye Calligrapher Eyeliner

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Nonie Creme Colour Prevails, a new line I have stumbled upon at Walgreens, is full of color and some of the most unique packaging I've seen recently.  I'm a sucker for butterflies, so when I saw the gorgeous colors and butterfly wings across the display piece, I immediately walked over to see what it was for.  

A full line of cosmetics, from foundation to nail polish, Colour Prevails is full of shimmer and color that isn't typically seen in the drug store scene.  Not only are the colors bold, but the packaging is beautiful too.  

I picked up an eyeliner and eyeshadow to try out.  Black Eyeliner is a staple in my makeup bag, so I'm always willing to try a new one.  The eyeshadow was about as close to true crushed gold as I've seen in a while, 

Here is a closeup of the packaging.  The "handles" are essentially butterfly wings.  At first, I thought this might be cumbersome to work with, but it actually works out quite well!

The eyshadows have a sponge applicator.  This makes for easy application, although I did dip my eyeliner brush in there to smudge along my lower lashline.  The shadow was quite pigmented, blended very easily, and lasted all day.  This color, appropriately named Gold, along with the other eyeshadows are $10 in the Walgreens store and on their website.  

The Eye Calligraphy Eyeliner has the same handle, with a super fine tipped applicator.  I used this applicator, but actually switched over to dipping my eyeliner brush in the bottle because I prefer to use brushes, not felt/rubber tipped applicators for my eyeliner.  There are several colors available (see below) and these run for $9 at Walgreens.  

Swatches below - as you can see, the eyeliner applicator truly gets a thin, smooth line with one dip.  I am just weird in that I prefer a brush!  

Below is an EOTD using the Gold eyeshadow and the Black eyeliner.  Full face as well.  The eyeshadow wore all day without any issue.  I did use it over my UDPP.  The eyeliner applied smoothly, but I did start to experience some "chipping" in the corner by the end of the day.  I always have this happen with liquid liners, so I do tend to use gel liners more often than not.  I will say, though, the smooth and pigmented liquid liner was a breeze to apply!  

Have you seen or tried these products yet?  I would love to hear your feedback about the rest of the line!


Younique Splurge Cream Eyeshadow in Tenacious - Review and Swatches

11:53 AM

Cream eyeshadows and I have had our differences over the years.  Not only do they tend to crease and smear all over, they irritate my eyes beyond belief.  With that said, I had read some great reviews about the new Younique Splurge Cream Shadows, and decided to give them a try.  

The Splurge eyeshadows come in a glass pot with black lid.  Comparable in size to my NYX gel eyeliner pots, but with a larger opening, these fit nicely in your purse for travel.  

The product itself is more of a mousse, versus a cream.  Very wet and pliable, these shadows glide on effortlessly.  Use a little for a washed look, or a lot for an intense/dramatic look.  Although there are brushes available, I tend to use my finger to apply cream shadows (similar to the Color Pop eyeshadows previously swatched).  This gives me more blendability and maneuverability with the product on my lids.  

Look at how gorgeous this color is!  A rich, deep golden brown.  There is quite a bit of shimmer, but like I said, how "bold" this is on your lids is all a matter of application.  

Heavy handed swatch below.  This would be a gorgeous eyeliner - on my list of ways to try this!

Below is a quick video so you can see the shimmer and color.  This color is stunning.  A gorgeous antique golden brown.  Just enough gold to make this really pop on the lid, and the undertone shade is quite nice on many skin tones.  

Overall, this has been one of the best cream shadows for me.  Not only does it stay put - lasts all day long - it doesn't crease, smear, smudge or more importantly irritate my eyes.  Absolutely an A in my book.  The price is a little high, although you do get a lot of product and should last quite some time!

You can order this now through the Younique page here.  

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