As a quick update video, I posted a bunch of stuff that was teal in color/theme.Hockey playoffs started yesterday, and the Sharks Game 1 vs the Kings is on now.So this is going to be a quick write up as well.In celebration of the Sharks and one of my favorite colors, I decided to just show you all the teal products I have. Why not right?All the pictures are after the jump 🙂
This is one of my favorite palettes, especially to travel with. It has a great shimmery teal in it as well. These are (as far as I’m aware) only available in the UK and are extremely affordable. If you know somebody out there, I totally recommend pulling the friend card and having them purchase one for you.
They’re about 6 pounds each, and they come with 12 mineral based shadows. Aka amazing deal.
The palette above shows all my blue/green Mac shadows, as well as my blacks (column on the right).
The color I’m focusing on in this palette is the light turquoise color, the top color in the second column from the left. It’s called “Shimmermoss” and it’s a shimmery light turquoise. It’s got a warm tone to it. The picture of the shadow itself makes it look a tad bit more blue, the swatch on the right makes it look a tad bit more green.
I actually have 2 of these eye shadows. One I depotted, and is right underneath Shimmermoss in my palette. I just wanted to show you the original packaging it came in, because it was cute lol.
This is a darker shade of teal. It’s got a little bit more smokiness to it than the standard teal. Finish is a Veluxe Pearl. It’s pretty pigmented. I love using this as a color to run on my lower lashline when spicing up a neutral eye.
This was just released with the Peacocky collection. It was one of their fabulous Mega Metal shadows. It’s got a great, soft texture, as well as amazing pigmentation. It’s also larger than the standard shadow. They were all frosty. This one is a very peacock feather teal color. It’s got a little bit of silver shimmer infused in it as well. One of my favorites.
This is a very self explanatory product. It’s a frosty (without being packed with white shimmer) true teal pigment. I guess frosty isn’t the right word. Mac qualifies it as a frost finish. It’s a metallic teal. Use this on my lid for the standard smokey teal eye shadow look. One of my most useful and dependable products.
One of my new obsessions. It’s a newer purchase and it’s amazing. It’s a Pro product (I found a pro store near me) and it’s something I TOTALLY recommend purchasing if you like sparkles.
It looks white in the pot, but it reflects teal in some light and pink in others. I love it. It’s fantastical.
My favorite part of Urban Decay shadows is that they all have a great texture. They’re soft, pigmented and translate really well.
Haight is a slightly bluer turquoise and Loaded is a very dark, smokey brown/teal duochrome.
This one is a very Princess Jasmine turquoise. It’s a bit more on the green side, with a gold shimmer in it. Has great pigmentation and is a great drugstore find. I don’t use it as much as I should.
This is another drugstore find. I wish it was more pigmented than it is. As you can see by the swatch, it comes off a little sheer. It’s super cheap though and can be purchased at Rite Aid. It’s a good layering pigment though. Some are too pigmented to layer, but this one looks really nice layered over other blue shadows.
Here’s a quick all-in-one photo of all the shadows to see them next to each other:
These are interesting… and by interesting, I really mean sort of crap. They were cheap, and at CVS though. If used with a brush and a very sticky base, I can see how these could be fun.
But just trying to use them with a sponge applicator (which it comes with) or your finger? Impossible to use.
They have a bunch of these in a bunch of different colors… I have 3 just because I was curious. Will I use them? Probably not. But you never know when one can be desperate for glitter. And bad glitter is better than no glitter.
They way these are formulated is what makes them so difficult. It’s held together by a very silicone feeling base. Like a less sticky vaseline like feel. Or like some of those silicone based face primers. Because of that, when swatching with fingers, it sticks really well to the finger, but doesn’t transfer onto the intended surface. I tried swatching it onto my hand, but the more I rubbed, the flatter it stuck to my finger, creating a very mermaid like, solid, metallic glitter patch on my finger. Which is nice. But I don’t want it on my finger.