Catwalk Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Blush Runway Palette by Marj Sia
I was super excited when make-up artist extraordinaire, fellow blogger, and cute shobe (little sister in Chinese) Marj Sia asked me to try her very own Catwalk Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Blush Runway Palette. I always lug around several palettes to class or make-up sessions because I find that no single one houses all the colors I need. I have a blue palette, a green one, pinks + purples, browns and bronzes... but really, they are so heavy to carry around all at the same time.
Catwalk Cosmetics' logo reminded me a bit of the chic fashion brand Baby Phat. I love the simple black and silver color combination used for the casing and the cute custom-fitted mini shopping bag it comes in.
At first glance, the bright colors are bound to make you think high fashion and avant garde. But no, this palette is so much more versatile than that. With it I was able to create a no make-up look, a traditional bridal look, and a Sucker Punch-inspired smokey look.
Catwalk Cosmetics' level of pigmentation (highfalutin term for amount/intensity of color) is impressive. You only need to apply a little to see the colors appear on your skin. They are very easy to blend too. Ease of blending is very important to me because I take pride in creating clean make-up looks. I've worked with make-up that require layer upon layer of application before you see anything so this cuts your working time and product consumption to about half.
Needless to say this palette is perfect for high fashion and avant garde looks. I used red, orange, and yellow eyeshadows create a fire-inspired eye look in make-up class. The black lines were drawn using Fanny Serrano by F21 Gel Eyeliner and Charm Pro's Angled Liner Brush.
But I wanted to really test the versatility of this palette and so I used it for the bridal look I came up with. I used the matte brown and bronze/gold eyeshadows, but since I needed three shades of brown and there were only two, I had to combine them with a darker shade of brown from my Shu Uemura custom palette. With a light hand, you can actually use the black eyeshadow in place of a darker brown.
Then there's my Sucker Punch-inspired smokey look. For this one I blended Catwalk Cosmetics' black, gray, and silver eyeshadows (all three colors on the first column from the left of the palette). Then I created a bold cat's eye with Fanny Serrano by F21 Gel Eyeliner. The final touch was applying false eyelashes.
With that I transformed my bride to a smokey-eyed hybrid of Amber and Blondie from Sucker Punch. I custom blended two shades of Maybelline lipstick plus The Body Shop's sparkly Cranberry lip balm for the icy peachy pink shade on her lips.
Catwalk Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Blush Runway Palette is available for a very reasonable P1,100. Seriously, I've bought smaller palettes with less colors for much more than that so I will tell you right here and now that this is worth every single cent.
To order, text 0917-8929289 or drop by http://www.facebook.com/cwcosmetics.
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A skincare-obsessed 40-something mom who refuses to look it. I eat, I shop, I conquer! Game on!