Friday, 22 May 2009

Glamour Doll Eyes Aqua FOTD

A while back I ordered some samples from Gamour Doll Eyes, mostly because my dear friend Decorative Diva was praising them. And if you're her reader, you know that she's very particular about this things. I have already done some looks with my samples but failed to post them so here it goes!

First, a few words about the shades I used. Disco White is a white with aqua sparkle. I know, it sounds a bit scary but I can assure you that the colour is in no way garish. The sparkle is very subtle. I would recommend doing your eyemakeup before putting on your foundation, though. Otherwise you'll have a disco under your eyes. Coral Reef is greenish blue colour. It looks exactly like the water on nature documentaries when they film coral reefs so the name is spot on. Shamrock is a vivid green. It's very bright and lovely.


Purely Cosmetics Skin Smoothing Foundation
Purely Cosmetics Silk & Pearl Primer (as finishing powder)
Meow Cosmetics Crystalline Cat Glow Powder in Quartz (on cheekbones)
Purely Cosmetics Blush in Blushing
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on upper lids)
Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadow in Disco White (all over upper lid)
Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadow in Coral Reef (2/3 of upper lid)
Glamour Doll Eyes eyeshadow in Shamrock (outer vee and crease)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (upper lashline)
Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara in Black
MAC Dazzleglass in Goldyrocks

Because Shamrock is such a strong green, I had to apply it very gently because i didn't want the contrast with it and Coral Reef to be too sharp. So I did a lot of blending and here it doesn't look as vibrant as it can be. But I can assure you, it's very vibrant!

I'm not happy with this picture. It looks like I have lined my eyes only on the middle of my upper lid. The photographer should be fired! :D I love Coral Reef but I didn't remember I had another blueish Glamour Doll Eyes colour called Fantabulous! which, in retrospect, could have worked better than Coral Reef. Well, you live and you learn.
I used Disco White all over upper lid before using the other colours. You can't see it in this photo but the sparkle from Disco White is visible underneath and it gives a gorgeous glimmer.
I wish I had a better camera because when I compare these photos to what I see in the mirror, these pics don't do these lovely colours any justice.

After using such strong colours on my eyes, I wanted to use something lighter on lips. I chose Goldyrocks because there's not a lot of colour but just enough of golden sparkle.

I really like Glamour Doll Eyes. Their colours are very vibrant and fun. Also, if you buy samples and end up getting your sample colour later as a full size, the price of the sample will be deducted from the full size price. Neat, huh? I like their customer service, Vanessa (the owner) is such a sweetie and willing to help if you have problems (I accidentally screwed up my order and e-mailed her and she fixed it immediately). They also have a gorgeous purple eyeshadow called Glam Girl (which I love) and a lovely pink called Pinky Swear. I have added their site to my links so if you're interested, do go and have a look and order some lovely samples!

Have you tried Glamour Doll Eyes? if not, are you going to? And what do you think about this look?


Phyrra said...

Oh my god your eyes look gorgeous and vivid with these colors! They really pop :)

Glamour Doll Eyes said...

Your look is absolutely stunning!!! Thank you so much for the great review. You rock these colors!!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thank you, girls :) I really loved this combo. I just wish I had a better camera :( I'm not usually a fan of whites with different colour sparkle but Disco White is such a beauty! I think I've rediscovered my love for green :)

Kim said...

Hello, I recently stumbled on your blog and I love your looks ^^
Those eyeshadows sound intriguing.. and they look stunning on your eyes!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Hi there, Kim :) And thank you so much!
If you're interested in Glamour Doll Eyes, they have their sample baggies (not jars) at 50% sale. You don't need a coupon or a code. I think the quality is very good and the colours are absolutely gorgeous.