Bye byes: Cargo eyeshadows

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Cargo eyeshadows

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.

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Cargo eyeshadows in Fiji and Cocoa beach

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New: Kiko Daring Game eyeshadow palette in 03 Elegant Ebony

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This post features the other palette I bought from one of Kiko’s latest limited edition launches, the Daring Game collection, which was inspired by casinos.

This is the Queen of Shadows eyeshadow palette in 03 Elegant Ebony, a generally cool toned palette that, in this case too, is a very basic nude palette.

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Kiko Daring Game collection, Queen of Hearts in 03 Elegant Ebony

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New: Kiko Daring Game Eyeshadow palette in 01Essential Brown

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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 Brown and 03 Elegant Ebony.

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Spotlight on: my depoted Mineralize products

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Dome Z-palette with baked items

As part of the decluttering project I am carrying out, I decided to depot my mineralize products. As was the case with my regular eyeshadows and blushes, trying to find a specific shade was time consuming and the products ended not being used as much.

Also, in the case of the Mineralize Eyeshadows, I don’t like the product so far, so by depoting them and keeping them visible I am trying to force myself to use them.

The only products I have not depoted are my Minerlize Skinfinishes, as I would simply need several palettes to contain them!

As the Mineralize products are dome shaped as opposed to the flat surface of regular formulas, I had to buy a Z-palette high enough that could contain them, the Dome Palette.

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Mac Mineralize Blushes

The top row contains 4 limited edition blushes: Amber Glow, Petal Power, Talk of the Town and Lavish Living.

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Comparison: MAC Parrot and MUS Buzzer

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MUS Buzzer and MAC Parrot

 For some reason I am really really drawn to intense blues and teals despite not wearing them as often as other colours. You may have noticed that in my recent post about my colour eyeshadows.

I have had MAC’s Parrot for some time now, as I acquired it when it was repromoted with the Art of the Eye collection during summer 2013 but Make Up Store’s Buzzer is a more recent addition.

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MUS Buzzer and MAC Parrot

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Shopping the stash

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Z-Palette with my small colour eyeshadows

As I have said previously, I have been going through my make up to discard those products that I do not use and find them a new home.

Another strategy in consolidating my stash is to depot and place the products in free-form palettes.

In my case, I have been depoting anything and everything and I have been then placing them in Z-palettes. This not only helps when organizing your belongings but it also helps to know what you already own. In my case, for some strange reason I feel drawn to blue eyeshadows despite that I do not wear it that often!

The palette featured in this post contains my small sized coloured eyeshadows, which contains mainly MAC eyeshadows (both permanent and limited edition) and 4 Make Up Store Cybershadows.

The Cybershadows have a metallic finish and are exactly the same size as a mac eyeshadow and contain 2g of product. This eyeshadows cost 12€, but you can find the discontinued ones for 8.40€ each.

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New: Kiko Daring game collection, Long lasting Eyeshadow

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Kiko Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows

For some time now I have been deeply in love with cream shadows and stick shadows. In the case of cream shadows, I really love MAC’s Paint Pots and Maybelline’s Colour Tattoos, while in the case of stick shadows I have been enjoying playing with Kiko’s Long Lasting Eyeshadows.

So you can imagine my joy when I went to check out Kiko’s Daring Game collection a few weeks ago and saw these gorgeous Color-Up Long Lasting Eyeshadows! So pretty!

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