The eyes are windows to one’s soul. As much as I love enhancing my eyes with make-up, I’m not very good at it. To this day, I still struggle with eye liners and have lost count of the number of times I stabbed my eye and turned my sclera a murky grey-black.
What I really need are good, stress-free (for me, at least) eye products that will just work their magic on my eyes. Without having to faff about with buffing and blending. Not having to worry about any product separating or getting stuck on my face as they make their descent – usually by the 2-hour mark in this humid climate.
Also, as I have been travelling quite a bit in between hospital stays, having some make-up on does wonders for the soul! With travelling, I do not have the luxury of carrying my entire beauty stash with me so the following products have since found their way into my travel and everyday make-up bag.
I have been eyeing the Burberry Eye Colour Contour Pens ever since dear Lily raved about them. When Sephora MY offered to send me some eye products, I immediately picked one up. As I’m a fan of multi-tasking products, I also went in for an Edward Bess Threads of Silk Multi-Use Powder in Bellissima.
Burberry Eye Colour Contour Pen in Pale Copper (RM115)
The Burberry Eye Colour Contour Pen in Pale Copper is a beautiful shimmery bronze shade. This glides on like a dream (no lid tugging here) and gives you more than enough time to blend it out before it sets. Once it sets, it doesn’t budge at all.
I especially appreciate how versatile it is. You can either blend out one layer for an everyday, work-friendly look or take it up a notch and apply an extra layer or two for a glamorous, shimmery evening look. On my oily lids, I managed to wear this from morning to evening and it only faded ever so slightly without separating.
Edward Bess Threads of Silk Multi-Use Powder in Bellissima (RM189)
Edward Bess’ products have always intrigued me, which is why I chose the Threads of Silk Multi-Use Powder in Bellissima. First up, it comes with a very generous 12g of product, equivalent to that of most powder foundations. The exquisite woven pattern is prettier in real life, so much that even Paul* was caught admiring it for a good few minutes. This product can be worn as a highlighter, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow or even an all-over face powder for that “lit from within” glow.
The ivory, blush and bronzy-taupe shades sure look like they’d make a wonderful eyeshadow trio, won’t they?
On the eyes, this works best with an eyeshadow primer. When paired with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion and a clean finger, the colours did not translate as well on my eyelid as it did when I used an eyeshadow brush. The powder is woven with silk fibers and finely milled, making blending a breeze. All I did was lightly sweep a MAC 217 brush over the desired shade(s) and it gave my eyelids a lovely wash of colour.
Having tried and enjoyed using Bellissima as an eyeshadow palette, I decided to use it as a finishing powder to put its claim – this product draws a luminous veil of light to the skin – to the test. Using a large, natural-bristled powder brush, I lightly dusted some Bellissima all over my face and it sure did draw a subtle, warm light to the skin. It reminded me of my favourite Guerlain Meteorites – an illuminating powder made up of light-diffusing pearls.
As the shades in Bellissima come off as rather warm, I suggest those with fair-light skintones use this with a light hand when wearing it as an all-over face powder.
The Burberry Eye Colour Contour Pen and Edward Bess Threads of Silk Powder work well alone as well as together. When Pale Copper’s used as an eyeshadow base, I enjoy taking the ivory shade from Bellissima and just blending it in towards the corner of my eyes. A fast, almost mistake-proof way to get that gradient eye look!
This festive season, sparkle and shine your way with your eyes and check out the vast selection of eye products Sephora MY has to offer here!
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