NYC Metro Quartet Eye Shadow 796B Queens Boulevard

Hi there! Today’s post is about a little eyeshadow palette which I bought a while ago. It’s NYC Metro Quartet Eye Shadow 796B Queens Boulevard. I picked it up from a local bargain store (can’t remember which one) for either 99p or £1. In other words – it was super cheap, and I couldn’t resist. 🙂
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As you can see, this eye palette is a small compact that comes with a tiny double-ended sponge applicator. And there are four eyeshadows in this palette. Shade 1 is a shimmery taupe. Shade 2 is a mix of blue and violet. Shade 3 is a shimmery champagne colour (highlighter). And shade 4 is a violet-tinted fuchsia.
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The eyeshadows blend nicely, but they’re not very well pigmented. However, I really like the shades, so I don’t mind putting a little more effort into my eye make-up. And since this eye palette was £1 only, I can’t really complain. 🙂

Oh, and here’s a photo of what the eye palette looked like before I opened it!
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Any comments? Feel free to get in touch! And thanks for reading! 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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I wouldn’t recommend… NYC Skin Matching Foundation 685 Fair

NYC Foundation22Hi there! Today’s post is about a foundation I’d never recommend – it’s NYC’s Skin Matching Foundation in 685 Fair.

I bought this foundation for £1 only. So I knew it wouldn’t be great. But I was hoping that it would be OK and that I would be able to wear it under my actual foundation – as a BB Cream or instead of a primer.

However, I’ve now binned the product. Here’s why.

First of all this shade is quite dark. I’ve seen foundations called ‘natural’ or ‘medium’ which were lighter. So this one isn’t for fair skin. In addition, I’m not sure why the product claims to adapt to skin tone – because it doesn’t.

The major problem with this foundation is that it’s not blendable. At first, it goes on streaky like a bad BB cream. And then you can’t blend / correct or touch this foundation with your fingers, a brush or a sponge – because it will flake immediately. 😦

I gave this foundation a second chance, a third chance, a fourth chance (and so on). I tried to make it work with different moisturisers and beauty tools. But my efforts remained fruitless. This foundation just doesn’t work at all. And because of this I can’t even tell you anything about the coverage or whether it lasts long…

If you see this foundation at a bargain store, don’t be tempted – no matter how cheap it is. There’s a reason why this full-size foundation ended up on offer for £1 in the first place.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde