Reducing My Oldies Stash – Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy, Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery, Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky

Hi there! Today’s episode of Reducing My Oldies Stash is about a few single eyeshadows and eyeshadow compacts that I’ve had for quite some time. The 2 compacts are Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy and Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky.

The 2 single eyeshadows are Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery. Now let me tell you if these products are any good. And let’s start with the Astor compact!

Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy

Astor Pure Colour Eyeshadow 530 Sweet Daisy is a duo eyeshadow compact that comes with a small applicator. The eyeshadows are a bit chalky and they’re not very well pigmented. And the colours turned out much cooler in real life. In the compact the colours look like a pale beige-rose and a brownish purple, but in real life they’re more like lilac and lavender.

I’m OK with lilac and lavender eyeshadows, but I’m not OK with them being chalky and rather poorly pigmented. I will continue to use these eyeshadows, but I don’t know if I can commit to finishing this Astor eyeshadow compact.

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery

Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 03 Frosted Apple & 05 Chocolate Jewellery are limited edition eyeshadows. I’m not sure if you would still be able to get your hands on them, but I’m sure that, at some point, Essence will ‘recycle’ these two shades – well, that’s if they haven’t already. 🙂

Frosted Apple is a rosey shade, and Chocolate Jewellery is a medium brown. Both eyeshadows have a metallic finish. I think these eyeshadows are really nice. The shades aren’t too out there – they’re actually fairly neutral, and the velvety texture makes these eyeshadows easy to blend. I enjoy using these eyeshadows, so, of course, I will continue to use them! 🙂

Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky

Miss Sporty Studio Colour Smoky Eyeshadows 407 Luxury Smoky is a small eyeshadow compact that comes with a tiny applicator. This compact is really small – it’s about 2cm x 2cm. Anyhoo… this compact contains four eyeshadows – a barely-there pale beige, a golden yellow, a medium grey and an almost black / charcoal shade.

The almost black / charcoal eyeshadow is the only well pigmented one. The other 3 eyeshadows aren’t great. They’re lacklustre. They lack… life! I can make these 4 eyeshadows work for me, but I don’t really enjoy using them. I will continue to use them, and I will try to finish them. Well, this compact is really small, so I think finishing it isn’t impossible. 🙂

Have you tried any of these eyeshadows or eyeshadow compacts? If so, feel free to let me know what you think. And thanks for stopping by!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Rimmel Colour Rush Trio Eye Shadow 760 Elements

Hi there! Today’s post is about Rimmel Colour Rush Trio Eye Shadows 760 Elements. This product was in the half price bin at my local Poundworld store – so it was 50p only! This eyeshadow trio is a leftover item from a discontinued range, but it was sealed, so I was happy to pick it up. But – there’s a but…
Rimmel 760 Elements
I’ve now tried the product, and I’m pretty much underwhelmed. I’m sure you see why when you look at the swatches above. The eyeshadows felt soft and silky, but they weren’t very pigmented. They came out really pale and lacklustre. I think this would explain why this pretty-looking neutral eyeshadow trio ended up in a discount store.

I will definitely use these three eyeshadows, but since they’re so pale, I can only use them as highlighter (shade 1) or blending shades (shades 2 and 3). Anyway, I hope my other recent beauty bargains will not let me down.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Fashionista Limited Edition Palette

Hi there! I don’t know who else remembers MUA’s former sister brand Fashionista, but I thought I’d struck gold when I found a few of their Limited Edition and Custom Design palettes online.
Fashionista Custom Design Palette
The first palette I opened was this Fashionista Limited Edition Palette. There’s no number or name on this palette, so I can’t tell you exactly which palette you’d have to look out for. However, I can tell you the names of the eyeshadows in this palette.

Fashionista Custom Design PaletteLet’s start with the pretty ones! The merged brown eyeshadow is called Private Fitting, and the merged pink eyeshadow is called Couture (I think this name is perfect). These are also the first two shades in the swatch.

Now on to the neutrals with the incredibly boring names! The matte light brown eyeshadow is simply called Nude Shade 20, and the shimmery beige gold eyeshadow is called Nude Glimmer Shade 19. Obviously these are the last two shades in the swatch.

This palette was a really nice surprise for me. I love these four eyeshadows because they’re very wearable and really easy to blend. £3 well spent!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Technic Sultry Eyeshadows – Tawny

Hi there! I can’t get enough of neutral eyeshadows, so I bought another eye palette: Technic Sultry Eyeshadows – Tawny. This small palette contains six shades – four shimmers (shades 2,3,4,6) and two mattes (1,5).
Technic Sultry Eyeshadow Tawny
The colour selection is really nice, but the swatches look quite faint – that’s because the eyeshadows are not as pigmented as I hoped. However, the eyeshadows don’t give me any trouble in terms of fallout or creasing.
2015 Technic Sultry Eyeshadow Tawny 05
I don’t think I would buy this eyeshadow palette again. Priced at £1.49 it’s an absolute bargain. However, other comparable drugstore products are of much better quality. If you want to give Technic Sultry Eyeshadows – Tawny a try, this is what the palette looks like.
Technic Sultry Eyeshadow Tawny

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

I Heart MakeUp I Heart Passion Eyeshadow Palette

Hi there! Like a few other ladies I too went nuts during my latest MakeUp Revolution online shopping spree. One of the palettes I bought is I Heart MakeUp’s I Heart Passion Eyeshadow Palette. (Scroll down for swatches.)
I Heart MakeUp I Heart Passion
This eye palette contains 16 shades – 10 shimmers and 6 mattes. Whilst there are five rather striking shimmers (two purples, a green, a blue and a black/silver shade), everything else could easily be part of a nude palette. This means there’s something for everyone in this quite versatile eyeshadow collection!
I Heart MakeUp I Heart Passion
I’m very pleased with the selection of shades and with the quality of the eyeshadows. They’re buttery and soft and easy to blend. My favourite shades are the mattes – all of them. They were selected very well and they compliment the shimmers nicely.

I Heart MakeUp I Heart PassionThe shades from left to right.
Top:
Love is The Drug,
Limber Up,
Rumba Down,
I Say Go,
Guess The Rest.

Centre:
I Believe,
Liaisons,
In My Heart,
Heartbreaker Romance,
Takes Over,
We Are Going Home.

Bottom:
Missing A Beat,
Never Never,
Catch Your Eye,
U Need More,
Easier Affair

Unfortunately I Heart MakeUp’s I Heart Passion Eyeshadow Palette is about to be discontinued. It is currently available for £3.99 only.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Sleek i-Divine Garden Of Eden Palette

Hi there! I finally got around to swatch one of my favourite palettes, Sleek i-Divine Garden of Eden. I love this palette because it’s full of neutrals and greens and it’s perfect for spring or autumn.
Garden of Eden
Like every other Sleek palette this one’s got a mirror and it contains 12 shades:
Top: Gates Of Eden, Eve’s Kiss, Paradise On Earth, Python, Forbidden, Flora
Bottom: Entwined, Adam’s Apple, Fig, Evergreen, Fauna, Tree Of Life

Flora, Adam’s Apple and Tree Of Life are matte shades, everything else is shimmery. My favourites are Python, Flora, Fauna and Tree Of Life – shades 4, 6, 11 and 12 in the swatch below.
Garden of Eden
11 of the 12 eyeshadows in this palette are highly pigmented and easy to work with – it’s only Adam’s Apple, the matte light green, that comes across as a little pale. However, on the other hand side, Tree Of Life, the matte dark green, is incredibly intense and more than makes up for Adam’s Apple’s paleness.

I strongly recommend this palette if you love neutrals and greens or if you want to unleash your inner Poison Ivy. 😀 Sleek i-Divine Garden of Eden palette is available for £7.99 at most larger drugstores. As always, look out for a 3 for 2 offer!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Sleek i-Divine Au Naturel Palette

Hi there! I finally got myself this pretty eyeshadow palette: Sleek i-Divine Au Naturel (scroll down for swatches). Every time there’s a 3 for 2 offer, this palette is usually sold out on day one, but this time I was lucky!

I wanted this palette for quite some time because the shades – most of which are mattes – are simply stunning, but considering that I’ve got other eye palettes, this one wasn’t a priority. However, with the 3 for 2 offer, I thought I’d treat myself to it (and two more palettes, by the way, but those will be looked at separately)
Sleek Au Naturel 1
This i-Divine palette comes with a mirror and it contains the following shades:
Top: Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe
Bottom: Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir

Taupe, Conker, Moss and Mineral Earth are shimmery shades, everything else is matte. My favourites are Cappuccino, Conker, Bark and Regal – shades 3, 7, 9 and 11 in the swatch below.

Just in case you think I swatched 11 of the 12 eyeshadows only… no, all 12 are shown in the swatch. Nougat, the first shade, simply doesn’t show much on my pale arms.
Sleek Au Naturel
I like this palette very much. The neutral shades are perfect for beautiful everyday looks. But the shimmers are a nice addition to this mainly matte palette because they can add a touch of subtle glamour in an instant.

The shimmery shades are incredibly buttery – they’re a dream to work with. The mattes are not as buttery, but I wouldn’t call them chalky either. They’re actually quite blendable. To sum it up: Yes, I do recommend this eyeshadow palette!

Sleek i-Divine Au Naturel is available for £7.99, but keep your eyes peeled for offers!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde