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Monday, December 8, 2014

Mark. Eye Dream of Glam Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

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Today I heard something interesting on the radio (whist shopping) a Cory Heart rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Wait, was he- meaning Cory Heart (you know, the Sunglasses at Night guy) a thing in the US? Or was he just a Canadian phenomenon? Anyway, it was... interesting. Something else that might just be a Canadian phenomenon is the fantabulous Mark. Eye Dream of Glam Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette. It doesn't seem to be available on the US Avon/Mark site- it currently comes up as 'available soon' but I say it's worth the wait- this is a pretty amazing palette. Read on for a closer look!

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'All eyes are on you with this ultimate artist's palette for multiple eye looks. Boasts 16 gorgeous, marbleized shades with a velvety-smooth texture; easily glides on and delivers plenty of colour with a luminous metallic finish.'

As this is the season of the palette, it's only appropriate for Mark. to get in on the action, and they did so in a big way. Meaning, this is BIG! palette. The shadows are large and in charge, plus you get 16 of them, so things get sizable pretty fast. While the palette is large, it's not thick or too heavy, so there isn't as much bulk as you'd expect. Once you get into this bad boy- be careful, the clasp is really strong- you're greeted to a sea of marbleized perfection. Honestly, I didn't want to touch these and muddy up the veining.

mark eye dream of glam ultimate eyeshadow palette- top shadows
mark eye dream of glam ultimate eyeshadow palette- top swatches
mark eye dream of glam ultimate eyeshadow palette- lower shadows
mark eye dream of glam ultimate eyeshadow palette- lower swatches
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I wasn't sure what to expect from these in terms of shadow quality, but these are really pigmented and apply easily- wet or dry. The shades all have some form of shimmer, but the texture does range from stains, metallics, and glitters. Oh, and there are even a few shades with an almost duo-chrome like colour play. I find you do get a bit of fall out from these shadows (mostly in the form of  glitter/shimmer) , but it's easily cleaned up if you do eyes before foundation. I love how pigmented these shadows are and how many neutrals this palette has in combination with colours. Above, I opted for some of the pinks with a coppery gold outer v for a wide awake, pretty look.

While you get great payoff with these when used dry, they really come alive when used wet. I have become quite fond using the plum shade through the crease (second row, last shade) with the iridescent white gold/pink shade (first row, second shade) dry and adding gold (third row, third shade) wet in the center for a metallic pop. It's what I'm wearing today actually.

Overall, you really can't go wrong with this palette! I love how versatile the shades are- I don't think there is a single shade I here that I wouldn't use- and the fact that these shades wear amazingly well. With so much glitter and shimmer, I wondered about wear, but when used over primer (or wet) I didn't have any creasing issues or glitter fallout during wear. What do you think of this palette? Something you'd like to see under the tree?