Tuesday, 29 September 2015

High Street v High End: Eyeshadow



 This month I'm comparing eyeshadow palettes - these palettes are both intended to create a brown smokey eye, which is my favourite eyeshadow look to wear!

High Street: Bourjois Smoky Stories in Upside Down Brown - RRP £7.99


I adore the gold shade in this quad, it's so beautiful! That's the shade that I use for my base and it looks lovely by itself too! For this look though I used the lighter brown for my crease, the darker brown to line both lash lines and the white shimmer for my inner corner so there really is a shade for everything! I went quite subtle, but these can be built up to create a more dramatic look. The one bad thing about this eyeshadow quad is that the fallout is quite bad and I hate having shimmer down my face! The staying power is good though - this look lasted all day even though I didn't use any eye primer. 


High End: Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes - RRP £25.50


This palette comes with three eyeshadow colours and an under eye concealer (which I've used up!). The pigmentation of the shadows is good and also buildable, which I like as you can wear a more subtle look for everyday. The colours themselves are really lovely, they have a bit of shimmer but not too much - I use the lightest colour as the base, the middle colour for my crease and outer corner and the darkest colour to line both lash lines. The only downfall of this product is that there is a bit of fallout, particularly on application.

Winner: Bourjois Smoky Stories. I experienced fallout with both of these palettes, but I prefer the colours and the staying power of the Bourjois palette - that gold shade is dreamy!

Have you tried either of these palettes? What did you think?

Amy x
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  1. Hey ! I just love both looks !
    I have never tried the palettes but your post definitely makes me want to try the Bourjois one !
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    OihanaSymphony
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    1. Thanks! It is a really lovely palette and they do it in loads of other colours too! Xx

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  2. I actually prefer the look of Bourjois too it's stunning and I can deal with the fallout I'm used to it ;) xxx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. Yeah I haven't actually managed to find a palette with zero fallout yet! Xx

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  4. The Bourjois one looks gorgeous! Such a beautiful look you created. I've been finding so many good high street products lately. It just goes to show you don't always have to spend a fortune to get a decent product!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Yeah so true, you definitely can get some good value bargains at the moment! Xx

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  5. I like them both and I think they look so pretty on you! :)
    Bourjois definitely looks very distinct and beautiful so I agree it is a winner! ;)
    Love review and comparison post, Amy.
    I can't wait to receive in the mail my MakeUp Revolution palette and review it!!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Yeah bourjois was definitely the winner for me but they are both really nice. Look forward to seeing your makeup revolution review! Xx

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  6. Boujois is a fantastic brand and I did a comparison post like this last year between Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum vs Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and I much prefer Bourjois! The eyeshadow from Bourjois really does look better on your lids too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yeah they are such a good brand and quite underrated as well I think! X

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  7. This is such a fab comparison post! A brown smokey eye is a favourite look of mine :). I hate eye shadow fall out too, but I'll have to check out the Bourjois palette as the colours really are lovely like you say :)

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I'm yet to find a palette that doesn't have a bit of fallout and these are such good budget ones! Xx

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  8. I agree the gold shade looks gorgeous! MUA are great for dupe palettes too.
    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

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    1. Ooh I've never actually tried anything from MUA so thanks for the tip! Xx

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  9. Love both looks, you look gorgeous! <3

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  10. Loving both colours on the palettes but I personally think Bourjois looks better on your lids! Fallouts suck though, don't they?

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    1. Thanks! Yeah i can never seem to find a palette with zero fallout! Xx

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