As you may have read on Weeks of Beauty, I went to a NYX Professional Makeup Swatch Party last week. It was so much fun and I got to check out a lot of the new Spring Launches by NYX. One of those Spring Launches and also the main reason for the event, was the ‘I Love Mochi’ collection, consisting of two eyeshadow palettes, two highlighting palettes and a bunch op Powder Puff lippies.
The Love You So Mochi ‘Sleek and Chic’ eyeshadow palette was one of the goodies that I got to take home with me to try out and also the first product I want to blog about, because I was really curious about it!
The colors in this palette are wearable but there are also enough options to play around with color as well. The Mochi collection is based on the Japanese candy with the same name. The candy is bouncy and squishy and that is exactly what these eyeshadows are as well.
You can press your finger (lightly) in the pan without destroying the eyeshadow, leaving a little fingerprint. It goes perfectly with the recent ‘putty’ makeup trend. What I’m wondering is if this consistency makes the eyeshadows nice to work with or not. Let’s find out!
When I swatch the shadows you can clearly see that these are some bomb pigmented shadows. The consistency makes them incredibly creamy and pigmented. The first one is matte, the others are either foiled, shimmery or consist small glitters (the purple and black).
The good thing about this consistency is that there is no fall out of eyeshadow at all. Nice if you don’t want to make a mess! It does concern me a bit that these shadows are this creamy because as you may know, I suck at using creamy shadows.
I was going for a (kind of) halo eye with the matte beige all over my eye to set the base (Tarte Shape Tape concealer), the lightest brown/beige in my crease, the purple as the crease and corner color, the peach color for the halo effect in the center of my lid, the light pink as the inner corner highlight and the light pink mixed with the matte beige as my browbone highlighter.
The colors were (for me, because they are so creamy) pretty hard to apply. They didn’t stick to my brush and the product that I could apply, was not as beautifully pigmented as the swatches. Applying with my finger made sure that I did get the nice pigmentation though!
They blended like a dream: really easy, nice with multiple shadows and beautiful. Trying to have both the purple and the peach shade keep their pigmentation and intensity was a challenge though. When I tried blending the shadows, both blended together so nicely that the intensity of both shadows faded a lot. That’s why my final eyelook is not going to win any prices anytime soon (= ever) butttt I did manage to make the peach color bright as it was by applying a lot more after blending. I love how bright the color is and how it looks on my eyes!
I totally have to practice more to master using these creamy shades because I really want to. I love this shades and how pigmented and intense they can be (when used correct, haha).
The other products I used on my face for this look are:
- L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion in 902 Light Glow.
- Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Pearl primer.
- Tarte Shape Tape concealer in ‘Light’ mixed with Maybelline New York Fit Me concealer in ’15’.
- Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder in ‘001 Transparent’.
- Benefit Cosmetics Foolproof Brow Powder in ‘1’ + Goof Proof pencil in ‘1’.
- Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in ‘paaarty’.
- Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in 10 Noir (and this mascara you guys!).
- Urban Decay De-Slick make-up setting spray.
The glow needs a little of separate attention. Even though I didn’t focus the pictures for showing the glow I already want to say that I am really impressed about the NYX Born to Glow highlighting palette! I used it to bronze and for my highlighter and all the shades are stunning!
My lippie in these pictures is NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Budapest’.