Sunday, 2 January 2011

Accessorize Makeup – My little collection & swatches

Ever since I saw a blog post about ‘ultraviolet’ eyeshadow from Accessorize Makeup, I have been really obsessed impatient for the release of the Accessorize makeup line. After lots of frustrating wait  in the dark wait (nobody seemed to have a clue on when and which superdrug shops would stock it) I finally managed to get some bits and wanted to show you my little selection. Was it worth the frustration, twitter outbursts and the wait? Definitely! What a gorgeous brand. 


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I had to be extremely good as I could have easily bought all the shadows from the collection but I tried my hardest to buy some ‘unique’ shades. Look at the gorgeous packaging, with the butterfly on it, how can you stay insensitive by its cuteness? The ultraviolet shadow which was the object of my obsession was divine and didn’t disappoint. But I owned a shade of violet by MUA (shade 9) with almost the same vibrant blue iridescence/duochrome effect (should I go ahead and call it a dupe) to it so I had to be sensible and not buy it. In fact while, while I am talking of MUA (see my haul here) I personally found that MUA eyeshadows shade 13 (blackened purple) and shade 5 (acid lime) had their equivalents in Accessorize.

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Even though I already owned a  the lime green (shade 9)  from MUA,  I just had to purchase ACID LIME from Accessorize: a bit more pigmented, the texture is to die for, soft, velvety but not too soft either and just more fun to work with and doesn’t leave that slightly waxy shiny mark after I used them (that’s the only thing I don’t like about MUA shadows, this shiny waxy indent, other than that, the colour pay off is faultless).  The second shadow I bought is gorgeous, it’s called DENIM and it’s divine.



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I also couldn’t resist and I had to buy this pink glitter eyeliner. Despite my huge collection of glitter liners, I didn’t have anything similar in my collection.


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And finally, I wanted to show you my little nail polish spree. I wish I could have included some swatches for you, but my nails are in a really bad condition at the moment. So bear with me and watch this space for these :)


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7 comments:

TheBristolBeautyBlog said...

Good collection! I'm really impressed by their blushers and eyeshadows, but less so with their polishes. They are fab colours, but they chip so easily. By the way, is Superstar shade 38? I wrote a post about this today, but I didn't notice it had an actual name, so I just called it Shade 38 all the way through...Duh! Happy new year! xx

Claire@Eyelining said...

I've yet to have a proper look at this line but from what I've seen online it looks gorgeous! x

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

I picked up Mermaid, I have't used it yet but it looks gorgeous xx

Fum said...

Its a great collection. I've got a couple of the duo eye shadows to try and I love the polishes. I've got the mermaid one of the illusion polishes (name escapes me at the mo) and a couple of others. I'm sure I'll have to try some more of their prducts :-)

Kat said...

I picked some of this range up last week and am amazed by the quality - I love it! And the packaging is great too. If you like Urban Decay enter my Book of Shadows 3 giveaway!
Kat x

missy_ellie_uk said...

They still don't have the range in Superdrug in Newcastle - so annoying! What are the nail varnishes like to apply, any good? x

SilhouetteScreams said...

That glitter liner is to die for *_____* so pretty!

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