I've decided to start my own series of blog posts called "Every Girl Should Own" and each post will feature one item that I feel is a staple! Be it a sparkly wearable piece of jewellery, a you-need-this-in-your-wardrobe piece of clothing, the nail varnish that will keep you looking at your nails all day, a seriously must-have pair of shoes or a gorgeous piece of makeup these will all be my personal recommendations. I am not being paid to write any of these reviews, I bought everything myself. Everything I am reviewing with regard to skin care and make up has been tested and works on my skin but what works for me may not work for you, so please always keep that in mind.
This is a rave about a product I think you'll have heard a lot about previously, so I apologise in advance if it is not interesting to you but honestly it is my go-to when i'm in need of a quick eyeshadow fix!
It is "All That Glitters" Eyeshadow by MAC. It is part of their permanent collection and retails for £11 in the pot or £9 if you own a palette and want it in the pan. Honestly? It should be in every make up lovers' collection. I grab it if I'm going to work, going out or just fancy a wash of colour for the walk to the supermarket. It's actually fairly new to my collection and to be honest I don't know how I went without it for so long! My mum picked it up for me at the Bicester CCO* last year because she knew I liked MAC and she liked the shade name - I was thrilled when I received it!
I remember being so intimidated by MAC eyeshadows in the store at first because there simply are so many. I'd heard rave reviews about a quite a few but honestly had no idea where to start - especially on a tight budget! If i had known this information now i'd have definitely left the store that very first day with All That Glitters - I would recommend this shade to everyone.
Click to enlargeFrom using this i'd say that All That Glitters is a soft golden beige colour that blends very well. It feels buttery soft in consistency - probably due to the fact it's a Veluxe Pearl - and the texture is very finely milled. It's sparkly but not overbearing and doesn't leave any horrible chunks of glitter all over your cheeks. I wear this sometimes all by it's self as a wash over my eyelid for work, it's just enough sparkle to bring colour to your eyes without being all overbearing, perfect for the office. It's definitely too dark for a highlight colour on me although I am very pale (nc15 or lighter) but I can see it working well as a highlight on warmer toned ladies.
The London Lipglosses' Recommended uses//
A soft peach as a highlight (e.g Hush), All That Glitters all over the lid and a dark grey on the outer corner (e.g Print, Smut). A splash of mascara and you're ready to go!
A sparkly gold as a highlight (e.g Dazzlelight, Ricepaper, Shroom), All That Glitters all over the lid, a dark brown in the crease (e.g Tempting, Woodwinked), a dark black in the outer corner (e.g Carbon, Black Tied). A thin line of liquid eyeliner and mascara and let's go party!
Do you already own All That Glitters? What do you think? Is it your go to? Or do you hate All That Glitters with a passion? Tell me in the comments, I love to have a chat!
Lots of love, Zoe-Louise xoxox
Oh and before I go, here is a photograph I took earlier of the rose my boyfriend picked up for me (I also got some Lush goodies which I will review later and Ugly Betty season 1!) Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day.
*If you've never been here, it's an outlet owned by Estee Lauder and sells nice cheap cosmetics!