Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pari Elements Eyeshadow palette review & tutorial

Ooh I do love a good eyeshadow palette and this five pan palette from Pari Cosmetics is fantastic.  I'm a newbie to mineral eyeshadows and when this palette, Elements, arrived at Lovely Girlie Towers, I was mucho intriguedo.

There are five shades in the palette and immediately the cranberry shade on the end called to me.  Each shade is soft, blendable, put prone to fall out, so when you're using them, make sure to tap off any excess from the brush or your eye makeup look will turn into a cheek makeup look.  None of the shadows in the range contains talc, instead containing titanium dioxide which protects against UV rays and gives brightness, mica which gives the shadows their soft, buttery texture and zinc which also works as a sunscreen agent and helps soothe irritated skin.

But science bits aside, have a look at some swatches.  The light pink shade, second from the bottom has the most gorgeous gold shimmer running through it and I fell in the love with it.  The two matte browns make for perfect eye socket shades and the creamy white shade works great as an all over base or as a brow highlight.  The cranberry shade just speaks for itself!

I had a little play around with it and knew I wanted that cranberry to be the star of the show because shades like that make my eyes greener instantly.

1. I applied the mid tone brown into the crease and blended it out using a fluffy blending brush.
2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I patted the cranberry shade onto the lid, making sure it was packed on.
3. I took the pinky gold shade and applied it to the inner corner, bringing a bit of light to my eyes.

4. Using an angled brush, I took the darker brown shade under the lower lashes to define the eyes.
5. I applied the cranberry shade right under that brown shade beneath the lower lashes to soften the look and tie it all together.
6. To define the crease a bit more, I took the darker brown shade into the outer V and along the socket to add more depth and smoke the look out even more.

And that was it!  If you wanted to add more intensity to the look, take a black liner and line the waterline and instantly it ties everything together even more.

You can buy the Emeralds Eyeshadow palette on Rachel Murphy's website and just look at the Copper palette and tell me it wouldn't work fabulously on my eyeballs!  The 5 pan palettes will set you back €40, so €8 per shadow isn't that bad at all when you start doing your Girlie Maths which can justify the purchase of anything!


  1. I've never tried cranberry on the eye (too scared of looking like I got Pink Eye from my tot!) but this looks great x

  2. Gorgeous palette! The cranberry shade is identical to MACs Cranberry, love this shade, looks so pretty on your eyes! x

  3. Ooooh very nice! The cranberry colour caught my eye straight away as well. Gorgeous!

  4. Thats gorgeous Karen, that cranberry shade is fab! Lovely look on you

  5. The cranberry shade is gorgeous! Really brings out your eyes!


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