A couple of months ago I went a bit crazy on Nabla cosmetics‘ website and this is the result.
If you don’t know who Nabla are, they are a small Italian makeup company that took the net by storm last year on this side of the Mediterranean.
Right now they offer different kinds of products: eye shadows, lipsticks, mascara, etc, but what really drew me in was the fact that the eye shadowscould be bought as refills and the fact that they are 6,50€ each.
They are a cruelty free brand that aims to bring innovative and safe formulas to the consumers as part of their ethos. As such, you will not find many of the recurrent bad guys of the cosmetic world such as phtalates, parabens, edta, silicones, …
At the time of my purchase there was an offer going on, so I got the 12 pan palette for free when buying 12 shades. The palette can be found on their website at 10€.
I also received the translucent make up bag above, which retails for 2,90€ on their website.
They have two eye shadow formulas, the standard one and one they call H2O eyeshadow, which they claim to be pigments pressed with water
As an introduction to the brand, I am going to review the four shades that I got from their Genesis collection.
While it is true that I sucumbed to the Fluidlines very quickly and with disastrous results (for my wallet), it is also true that I also grabbed a couple other things from the Mac is Beauty collection. Here are the powder products that came home with me.
I opted for not purchasing any base products as either a) I already use them or b) I want to finish those at home first. So seeing that I already owned many of the products that she was suggesting, she opted for creating an eye look with all brand new products (to me!). She explained that defined eyes are coming back and proposed a beautiful smoky eye. And of course, I could not resist bringing them home!
The Make Up Store’s Cybershadows featured today are eyeshadows with a metallic finish which are the same size as a MAC eyeshadow. In this case I brought home three that could be considered variations of gold and two in the purple family. The first three shades are Venus, Gold and Sable. As with all MUS Cybershadows, they are the same size than a MAC eyeshadow and they contain 2g of product.
I inherited these two Cargo eyeshadows from my mother. She bought them a few years ago on a trip (my mother was always quite trendy that way) and for a couple of years they have been residing in my drawers.
I must confess that this has been the first Cargo product that I have tried, and I have really liked the quality of the formula.
This autumn Kiko launched their Daring game collection, inspired by the world of casinos. It was a very sleek-looking collection and contained some fabulous palettes that included eyeshadow palettes and blush and bronzer palettes.
Among the many pretty things available I picked two of their Queen of Hearts eyeshadow palettes, 01 Essential Brownand 03 Elegant Ebony.