Guest blogger: Sarah Morgan, 27, works as a freelance journalist and communications manager for national PR and marketing agency, Campaign Group. Aside from spending time with her new puppy Barkley, Sarah loves op shopping and finding vintage bargains online.
Estee Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad (in black smoke), $70
The facts: This cool eye shadow quad includes four beautifully rich shades to create the perfect smokey eyes – think sexy, think alluring and think mysterious. The eye shadow features a silky, microfine powder that won’t crease, gliding smoothly onto lids and blending seamlessly for a flawless look that stays true all day. Packaged in a signature navy blue compact, this attractive compact can go anywhere for a glamorous day-to-night transformation. Comes with fantastic easy-to-use brushes and compact mirror … perfect for the hand bag.
The review: I’ve never been one who has ever been able to master eye makeup. When I do I always feel like I either look like I’ve just woken up with the next-day-smudged look or I look like a drag queen who is ready to pop on his/her size 12 red heels. So when I got this little beauty to trial I grimaced. However, funnily enough, I’ve always loved the smoky eye effect. I always think it makes the eyes – the most important part of the face – pop and provide that alluring look of pure sex. So I was determined to trial it.
After a quick tutorial on the net, I set to it. This is similar to taking your first driving lesson in a Mercedes Benz …you just can’t go wrong … the car just drives itself. The same can be said for this beautiful tiny little quad compact. The brushes are easy-to-use and the four shades of powder makes it easy to blend (step four on my printed tutorial guide). The result – a smouldering dramatic effect that stayed on, despite repeatedly tired eye rubs.
Stockists: Department stores and selected pharmacies. P 1800 061 326, www.esteelauder.com.au
In store: February 28, 2010