I popped by Sephora this afternoon to snag a jar of Stila Hydrating Finishing Powder. I’d been wanting to try it for a while (review coming soon!), but, like a true makeup junkie, I couldn’t just grab one thing and leave. I had to look around, and then these cute Wallet Palettes by Pop Beauty took hold of me and wouldn’t let go!
A Real Eye Shadow Bargain
There are seven of them, ranging in price from $32 to $42. Each wallet contains a different color-themed eye shadow palette. They go by the names Brown Eyes, Green Eyes, Blue Eyes, Smokey Eyes, Smokey Rose, Day to Play and Bronze Pop.
The palettes are mixes of coordinated shimmers and matte shadows; a couple of them also come with blushes and lipsticks.
I think my favorites are Smokey Rose and Day to Play ($42 each).
Smokey Rose’s purple, faux-snakeskin case is packed with enough to create several different smokey looks — 12 eye shadows (shades of neutral pink, rose and blue), four blushes and two lipsticks. I can totally see myself packing these for a weekend trip! And the price… I really like the sound of $42 for 18 products. That works out to $2.33 each!
And Day to Play’s cute silver wallet houses 24 (!) eye shadows. At $1.75 each, it’s one of the better eye shadow bargains I’ve seen in a while.
I can see myself using the bright blues, greens and pinks on the “play” side when I’m feeling adventurous and bold. The subdued pinks, taupes and browns, on the other hand, would help when I’m getting ready for work.
As far as quality, I’d compare them to Tarte. I don’t think you’d confuse them with Shu Uemura or Dior, but they have good pigmentation and aren’t chalky or grainy at all.
Grow Your Eye Shadow Collection
These wallets are a great way to quickly build a sizable collection of eye shadow colors, and if you travel often or spend the night away from home, like maybe at your honey bunny’s place , they’re a convenient and fashionable way to keep a wide variety of eye shadows in one streamlined case.
After Sephora I dropped by Bloomingdales to drool over all the uber-expensive shoes I’ll never be able to afford. These $750 black and white Mary Jane pumps by Dior had me singing like Rick James all up in the middle of the shoe section, LOL! “Maaaary Jaaay-ayne!”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,