Ever since I laid eyes on the new Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2011 Collection, I knew I had to get one of the eyeshadow palettes. And since I already own a bazillion warm neutrals, I went with Masquerade, a gorgeous palette of cool-toned shadows.
Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2011 Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette
The Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette comes in the prettiest red case with a black bow in the middle and a lace-like design on the two sides. Inside houses a large mirror on one side and 5 cool-toned neutral shadows with a double-ended brush on the other. On the back are also instructions on how to use the colors.
From the left to the right, we have:
* A shimmery white.
* A frosty icy lilac.
* A shimmery grayish taupe. This is the most pigmented and my favorite out of the five.
* A shimmery taupe that is just a bit darker than my NC30 skin. I find this to be least pigmented.
* A dark blue with sparkles. This seems less frosty than the others.
The colors go very well with one another. Color payoff is also good and true to what you see. Without a primer, I get a good 5-6 hours of wear before they start to fade a little. Below are swatches of them without a primer.
Swatches of Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2011 Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette
My only rant is the flimsy applicator. It does not seem to pick up the colors that well and the bristles feel a bit rough on the skin. A sponge applicator would be much better.
Below is me wearing the shimmery grayish taupe no the eyelid with the dark blue as a liner, icy lilac on the lower eye and shimmery white under the brow bone.
What do you guys think?
Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2011 Masquerade Deluxe Eye Palette is available at http://www.victoriassecret.com and VS stores for $26.
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