I know it’s still August, but here is a Fall makeup post whether you like it or not because Mary Kay has a stunning new Midnight Jewels Collection filled with brand new nail polishes, lipsticks, lip shimmers and two new eye shadow palettes. I will begin with the new Eye Color Palette in Sapphire Noir ($26 CDN) which contains five blendable shades that can take you from day to night. I absolutely adore the colour combination of this palette as I love that the purple has a darker hue to it (hence the sapphire, I guess?).
The only shade that had a little bit of fallout when swatching was the matte grey shade, but other than that all five shades swatched beautifully with tons of pigmentation.
I started by using the orchid shade all over my lids and down into the inner corner of my eyes. I, then, took the darkest purple shade and applied it to the outer part of my eyelid with a fluffy brush. Using my finger, I took the medium purple shade and dabbed it onto the center of my eyelid and then blended out all three colours.
For underneath my eyes, I used a pencil brush and lined with the medium purple shade. Using a damp (so I wouldn’t get any fallout) eyeliner brush, I picked up the matte grey shadow and lined my under eyes.
I finished off the look with some black liquid eyeliner, mascara and big baby doll, manga style lashes which resulted in this look heading in the “going out” direction, but I felt that a palette combination like Sapphire Noir needed some dramatic flair!
Final Verdict: Yeah…I love this. Even with the fallout I got from the grey shadow, it was totally fine as a liner when I used it damp. The trio of purple shadows is honestly like nothing I have in my arsenal and that is a tough thing to say! The quality of the shadows was smooth and soft with great colour payoff.
These palettes also come “depotted” so you can either keep them in the plastic case they come in, put them in your Z palette or pick up a specially made compact from Mary Kay.
Now, I know the price might be a bit more than some of you might be wanting to spend on a five colour palette, but the quality of this one vs. the $75 eye shadow palette that I have from another “high end” brand is far superior. If you are curious about consistency, speak to your Mary Kay consultant as I know mine is VERY good about letting me try things first. Overall, this is a great Fall palette that isn’t too vampy, but has a richness to it that screams sophistication with a little bit of whimsy.
To purchase this palette contact your Mary Kay representative or go to www.marykay.ca
PR samples featured. All opinions are my own.