Wednesday, August 4, 2010

LOOK: Party Pink and Purple using NYC City Duet

I picked up one of the NYC City Duet Eye Shadows in Island Sunset at my local CVS for $2.99. I only got one since I wasn't sure how it was going to perform and not sure if I was going to like it or not. The only downfall of buying makeup at the drugstore is that you can't try or swatch the makeup. Everything is packaged and taped and there's no way to test if the makeup are good or not. Oh well, I still bough it and hoped for the best!

I did a Party Pink and Purple makeup using the duo and, I'm convinced that I should go back and get the other ones. I love how the eye shadows are pigmented and easy to blend. I didn't have to use a color base underneath to make the color stand out. It was bright on its own which was awesome! Also, I noticed that these eye shadows has a matte finish. I saw some shimmers in the pan but its not even visible on the lids. This is a plus for me because everyone should have really great matte eye shadows in their makeup collection.

NYC City Duet Eye Shadow
in Island Sunset

Revlon Matte l/s in Pink Pout

-The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Intense
-Alba Green Tea eye gel
-Revlon Color Stay liquid foundation in Golden Caramel
-Almay Line Smoothing concealer in medium
-Mac Mineralized Skin Finish Natural in Medium Deep

-NYC City Duet in Island Sunset
-Brown e/s in ELF Beauty Encyclopedia

-NYX cream blush in Glow

-Carmex lipbalm
-Wet and Wild lip liner in Willow
-Revlon matte lipstick in Pink Pout

Here is a video tutorial if you want to know how I did this look ^_^ Hope you guys like it!

Cool Tips mentioned in the video:
  • Always apply a base  underneath the eye shadows to help it stay put.
  • Use a patting motion when applying eye shadows in the eye lids. It will deposit the color better.


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  2. This look is so girly and gorgeous, love it :)

  3. The third pic looks so lovely!!! I love this look you made. :P

  4. wow!! I always shyed away from those NYC shadows but the payoff looks amazing. so beautiful.

  5. woot! woot! this is such a sexy fun look on you! the colors look so pigmented! darn.. wny don't we have such fab palettes here. :)

    i truly love your finds!!

  6. Wow really loving the bold colors they look hot on you girl!

  7. Oh my god, this is gorgeous! I love love love how you did your eyeshadow makeup :) Lovely! xx By the way, how's the staying power?

  8. Very Nice! :)

  9. You look gorgeous in these colors! Ok now I'm searching your blog for what you use on your hair. It's so glossy!

  10. Love this look! Pink lips look awesome on you. Think I'll try that shade as well.

  11. whoa, pretty! You've been doing a lot of bold, gorgeous eye makeup! =]

  12. this is such a gorgeousssss look! you are so talented and beautiful!! i want to get the nyc duo now!!! thanks for the FOTD!

  13. those shadows looks very pretty! the eye make up is adorable too

  14. I am s0o0o getting this! I'll also check out the other colors..I have a dollar coupon from All You mag that I can it lol

  15. Oooh purrrty! I love how this turned out!!

  16. soo pretty! the color combo is fab!

    Im your new follower (fr the Philippines)


  17. Ooh gorgeous! Wish I could try those NYC shadows. They look hella pigmented!

  18. Oh my, this is super pretty. Reminds me of cotton candy. I have never been a fan of NYC e/s but I will have to check out this one.

  19. You look so beautiful! All glowing and girly. Love it. :-)

  20. wow the colors are really popping in these pictures. I like that shade of pink too. You're really great at blending in the colors!

  21. So pretty! I love pinks and purples together.