As the weather starts to warm up in New England, it's a bigger motivation for me to get out of the hose more often. (But as I am writing up this blog entry it started pouring outside and the rain is supposed to continue for one whole week! Am I jinxing myself or something?? BOO!)
Anyways, I finally started digging into the stash of make up goodies that Momo-chan sent me a while ago. First I picked this Dolly Wink eyeshadow out of the stash randomly.
I have heard great reviews about this eyeshadow with its creamy texture and nice pigmentation.
Dolly Wink is actually a brand under Koji and is developed by pop teen model Tsubasa Matsuwaka. I am really jealous of her fair and flawless skin!
At the first glance, I am very impressed in how good the Japanese are with their product packaging!! This Dolly Wink eyeshadow, in particular, is designed like a booklet/magazine like.
Back of the packaging:
"Spine" of the packaging, see why I say it looks like a magazine with the issue number 01 on it?
The packaging can open up like a book/magazine. Inside the booklet you actually get to see the eyeshadow application steps and tips.
More pictures on Tsubasa Masuwaka, posing as a sweet lolita. At this point, I think the book layout works well as her own diary for her dedicated fans :)
And moving on to the eyeshadow itself. The design of the black glossy case with some swirly floral patterns reminded me of Anna Sui's design, and I think a lot of people who had review this eyeshadow palette also said the same comment as well...
Colors inside the quad palette, from left to right, a warm tone gold/light brown, a creamy light yellow (highlight), a warm reddish terracotta brown, and a deep matte brown (as liner):
And the reviews were right! These colors are indeed pigmented and creamy. With one swipe on my fingers, the colors were picked up very easily!
Swatches of the colors at the back of my arm. And they are with just one swipe of my finger tips from the above picture. I am totally sold!
EOTD look, and I basically followed the steps in the booklet. A very gorgeous nude look for daytime look. It would look even better if I have fair skin like Tsubasa Masuwaka.
The texture is highly comparable with Urban Decay's NAKED palette, but I feel I will get more use out of the Dolly Wink eyeshadow because the colors are more suited for daytime look. I am not saying that UD's NAKED palette is bad, it's just that sometimes I don't know what to do with the last few deeper colors at the end of the NAKED palette.
The texture of this Dolly Wink eyeshadow is incredibly silky and creamy, and it's not powdery and there is no fall out. The colors stay put for hours (like 9 hours at least?!) even without the use of an eyeshadow primer.
I am so in love with this!
I know that Dolly Wink also has 3 other eyeshadow palettes which features more on the colorful pinks, greens and blues. I am less interested in those exotic "Pocahontas" like colors as I don't think those colors will look that flattering for my skin color and age. I prefer the natural make up look these days.
For those who are interested, here are the rest of the eyeshadows in this collection: