Monday, August 17, 2009
Purchase - Ulta Eye Shadow in Twilight. This Ain't No Tweener Sparkly Vampire
An Ulta opened up about 10 minutes from my house. Surprisingly enough I have only been to it twice since it opened. Partially because I'm not fond of the customer service...or lack there of at most Ultas and mostly because there is this super awesome playground near the Ulta that commands my attention because Darthypie commands my attention. Yes. Ladies. I put my son before makeup. I know it's a bit hard to believe. In fact I can't believe it myself. Yes. Darthypie is coming between me and my makeup shopping. My bank account is happy but my taupe collection had been suffering. Well suffer no more. I finally had time to peruse Ulta about 10 min before closing on a Sunday and basically ran in grabbed 2 shadows and ran out before Darthypie could put up a fuss and before one of the employees gave me the evil eye for shopping 5 minutes before closing!
So what did I pick up during my mad spree? Just two shadows. One of which is Ulta Eyeshadow in Twilight. Now normally I shy away from ANYTHING and EVERYTHING related to The Movie and Book Twilight, but since this shadow is named Twilight simply by coincidence I was OK with it.
Now all Twilight Fans (The books/Movies not the shadow) cover your eyes. No peeking!
GAH I am SICK TO DEATH of this whole Twilight phenomena. Good god I hope I was not as annoying when I was a tweener. Seriously. What's wrong with The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink? Those are classics! Sure, they weren't books, but that's besides the point! I mean, they made a movie, you don't need to read right? RIGHT! Sparkly Vampires indeed! Pah-Leeeez!
OK. Twilight fans, you can open your eyes. No offense. It's just fun to be in with the in crowd bashing Twilight. I honestly have never read the books or seen the movie. I do believe I would enjoy them, but I prefer to be a grumpy old cow and act like the whole Twilight thing is the worlds worst thing to happen to literature and cinema ever. Hey It cant be as bad as Bad Boys II. Worst. Movie. Ever.
So the Ulta brand eyeshadow is a plummy taupe. This is one plumtastic taupe. It's seriously bordering on purple that it almost shouldn't be called a taupe...but it has enough brown in it to just qualify. The shadow is frosty but not opaque. It has no glitter but a beautiful shimmer to it. The color is excellent as an all over wash or as a crease color. The shadow applied smoothly and was decently pigmented but nothing overly impressive. It's a tad on the hard side and there was a little fall out but nothing that couldn't be brushed away with a clean powder brush. It wears well (with an eyeshadow primer) and seemed to last most of the day without creasing.
The shadow quality is not the best I have ever seen. I prefer softer and creamier powders, but the color is pretty enough to use more than once. For the low, low price of $6.50 USD this is an excellent value. With almost 100 shades to choose from, I think that even if you aren't fond of this color, you might find one that does suit you.
Do you NEED this? Maybe. It depends. This is a lighter and somewhat cooler version of MAC Moth Brown but it certainly is NOT a dupe of MAC Moth Brown. It's a very plummy taupe, if you have a lot of those, you might just save your $6.50 and use it toward something else. If you don't have a lot of these colors then go for it. You really have nothing to lose...other than $6.50.
Here is my eye of the day using Ulta Twilight all over and Aveda Cobolt on the outer V and to line. Guerlain Oriental Metal loose powder kohl on inner rims. Shu Uemura The Basic Mascara with Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara. Please excuse the wonky brows. I had a small over plucking frenzy with my tweezers...hence the placement of the Pink Sith watermark!