Happy start of the week! I want to bring smile to everyone so I'm sharing a review on a wonderfully packaged eyeshadow palette from KATE.
My first eyeshadow quad from KATE Gradical Eyes, then I got the KATE BlendZone Eyeshadow! My collection of KATE eyeshadow mini palettes is nothing compared to other beauty bloggers but I can tell right away that KATE eyeshadows were made to focus on the beauty of "bright eyes" that can uplift anyone's mood on a gloomy day!
Today, I will make a review on 2011's KATE Eyeshadow CQ (Crystallize Quartz).
KATE Eyeshadow CQ says ---
- Sparkly eyeshadow shades created base on the image of crystal bright and transparent shine.
- It has 3 color gradation each of which contains crystallized pearl.
Available in 5 shades: PK-1 (pink), BR-1 (Lighter version of Brown), BR-2 (Medium toned brown), GN-1 (green), PU-1 (purple)
Made in Japan
AMW says ---Pros
- Super gorgeous packaging! Unique and eye-catching.
- The sponge that comes with the quad is very useful and soft. Doesn't break easily.
- The shadow colors blend really well even when used together.
- Eyeshadow texture is smooth.
- No matter how you apply this quad, it all goes and blends well together creating a natural look!
- Not pigmented enough so layering is needed.
- Though they come in 5 different gradation shades, some looks similar with each other.
- People who aren't into sparkly eyeshadow won't appreciate this palette.
As you all know, Japanese cosmetics are geared into "sparkly", "natural" and "cute"! Check out the collage of Japanese actresses and models that I found over Google Images.
As you can see, their makeup focuses on clean, flawless skin with minimal eyeshadow and almost barely there makeup look! I am not surprised their eyeshadows are made to make each person looks awake, bright and blooming!
- You don't need to collect all the shades, get 1 first and give it a try before you decide if you need more.
- Apply your favorite eyeshadow base prior to eyeshadow application, it helps your eyeshadow stays longer, crease-free and color payoff is better. (Photo below, check mark with Etude House Proof 10 Eyeshadow Primer)
- Experiment by blending different brands of eyeshadow together with KATE Eyeshadow CQ palette, the nice sparkly sheen this gives can make any of your eyeshadow unique.
- Apply using a brush, your clean fingers or a sponge tip applicator. See which one works best for you.
- Use an eyeshadow primer to keep the "sparkly" shadow from falling.
- Best to apply eyeshadow before mascara application, the fallout will coat your lashes making it look thicker once you applied mascara.
- Apply the sparkly eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eyes and the inner lower lash line for that nice, wide-awake look!
- Always complete your eyeshadow makeup with an eyeliner!
- Remove eyeshadow fall outs with a big fluffy brush.
- Take note on expiration date.
- Stop usage once allergic reactions occur.
No for the KATE Eyeshadow CQ line, maybe the other collection they will come out with.
To whom do I recommend this to?
Natural makeup lovers who wouldn't want to make mistakes no matter how much they pile on the eyeshadow.
Monolids would appreciate this as it gives "gradation" effect minus the obvious lines!
Where to purchase and how much?
Locally at Watsons for Php960.00 (approx $22.30).
A closer look on KATE Eyeshadow CQ
Swatch on hand without primer
My favorite are numbers 3 and 4
Number 2 I love using this on the inner corner of my eyes
Number 1 can be used to apply on the cheekbone for a nice shine when you're off to a party
AMW version applied without base
using all shades from KATE Eyeshadow CQ in BR-2
(No mascara, just a thin layer of gel liner
for you guys to see the eyeshadow better.)
Do you own any KATE eyeshadow palettes?
What's your favorite to date?