Along with the Cheek Sticks, I picked up some Addiction by Ayako eyeshadows thanks to my wonderful friend. Around the Internet, these are touted as some of the best eyeshadows ever, and when the entire world tells me it's that good, I just have to investigate. I had to buy these sight unseen, so I mostly relied on The Driveller Kate's swatches of the entire line to narrow down my picks. Trust me when I say it wasn't easy.
While the eyeshadows came in single pans, I decided to purchase the 6-pan palette for convenience. The palette does not come magnetized, but the eyeshadow pans will have glue on their backs anyway. Depotting is as easy as sticking a paper clip into the hole at the base. No heat necessary.
Addiction eye shadows are divided into four color types: (P) for pearl, (M) for matte, (ME) for metallic, and (S) for sparkle.
Top L-R: Sandbar (P), Flash Back (ME), Fudge (ME)
Bottom L-R: Midnight Oasis (M), Twig (P), Concrete Jungle (P)
L-R: Fudge (ME), Flash Back (ME), Sandbar (P)
L-R: Midnight Oasis (M), Twig (P), Concrete Jungle (P)
A closer look at Concrete Jungle, my favorite of the six I chose. The color is a true dove gray, and I can very safely say I don't own anything remotely close to this in my stash.
Highlighted inner corner and under brows with Sandbar
Worn with THREE Eye Belong Eyeliner (review to come), smoked out with Midnight Oasis
Lips and Cheeks: Addiction Cheek Stick in Revenge
Sandbar under brows blended into crease, Midnight Oasis all over lid and lower lash line
that pesky crease line! Bad primers make me sad
obligatory deer in headlights pose
Cheeks: Chanel Brume d'Or; Lips: Dior Beige Angelique 314
While NARS Outremer dashed my hopes for a vibrant International Klein Blue eye shadow, Midnight Oasis rekindled the flames (of desire? haha). In the pan I suppose it doesn't look as brilliant as Outremer does, and when worn it is a tad darker, but that, ladies, is what I call a blue.