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Beauty Review: Anna Sui Limited Eye Shadow Palette 2013 – Deborah Tan

Anna Sui Limited Eye Shadow Palette 2013

Anna Sui Limited Eye Shadow Palette 2013

Eyeshadow palettes are tricky – especially for Asian eyes. Often, the finished result look as if we are wearing only one colour. It is only when you close your eyes that people can see the second, often darker, colour. I used to go crazy over that: “Why bother, right?” But if I tried to make each colour show up on my eyelids, it’d be too much makeup!

The point of wearing eye colour is to – hopefully – bring out the shape of your eyes. The brow bone, I feel, is the area that most needs to be brought out because the Asian eye contours aren’t as defined as the Caucasian.

This week, Material World was sent an Anna Sui Limited Eye Shadow Palette 2013 in 02. The palette contains 6 shades – 5 powder-based and 1 gloss-based. Personally, I steer clear of gloss-based anything because of my hair’s tendency to get plastered to them. So for this review, I used …

No. 3 for my brow bone

No. 2 for the lid area over the socket

No. 4 for the upper lash line, blending it into No. 2 for a smoky effect

I used the eyeshadows on my Left eye (the right side of the picture) so you can see the difference between the made-up eye and the eye that’s makeup-free.

This is the result:

Pardon the pimple on my forehead!

Pardon the pimple on my forehead!

Great for girls who prefer a subtle wash of colour over their eyes. This said, you will still need to prep the eye area with a base – be it a liquid foundation or an eye makeup primer. I find that eyeshadows tend to adhere better to the eyelids when you apply them straight after the liquid foundation or BB cream or primer, so don’t layer the eye area with a loose powder after you put on your liquid base. The slight shimmer of the eyeshadows makes them perfect as evening makeup colours too.

The Anna Sui Limited Eye Shadow Palette 2013 in No. 2 was sent to Material World for review purposes. All opinions are the author’s own. You may read our advertising policy here.

We have 3 sets of Anna Sui Limited Eye Shadow 2013 in 02 and Anna Sui Limited Lip Gloss in 02 to give away!

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About The Author: Deborah Tan is a founder of Material World. After 10 years of working in magazines Cleo and Cosmopolitan Singapore, she is now a freelance writer/editor who works on this website full-time. She likes liquid eyeliners, bright red lipsticks, tattoos, rock & roll, Mad Men, Suits, and thinks “less is always more” when it comes to eyeshadows. Follow her on Twitter @DebTanTweets.

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