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Yaby Palette Review: Pearl Paints

Sorry to keep you all waiting an extra day for the fun side of my yaby review. I hope I didnt keep you too much on edge.

I went into a alot of deal in my last post about the dramatically neutral palette, so I advise you read that one first.  I had the same shock and worry about the small size of the pearl paints palette. Ofcourse with the pearl paints that dissolved as soon as I opened the palette and looked at the gorgeous shimmering buttons of bright colors staring back at me.

Pearl Paints claim to be a lot of things. Waterproof, vegan friendly, and most important and hard to be believe a creamy eyeshadow that is actually a powder. When I think of cream eyeshadows I think bright intense colors, smooth application, long lasting, and well creasing.

Yaby Pearl Paints deliver all the good without the bad.  I used the pearl paints on an avant garde look and they stayed, were very bright and true, and showed up perfectly on camera.

For best results it took a couple tries to find the best brush to apply them with, because pearl paints are nothing at all like any of my other shadows, they apply a little differently and I find them a little harder to blend.

Liz Yu the creator of Yaby reccomends Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics Eyeshadow brush, the basic white one, which will cost you 1$.  If you allready own hundreds of brushes however and don’t want to add even one more cheap one.  Any short bristled dense brush will do the trick.

Every single one of these colors has made me swoon when being swatched. Some of my favorite colors include : pp070 mermaid blue , pp061 copper ruby , pp066 butterfly blue and pp041 kamkuat.

You can find yaby eyeshadows and pearl paints at the Yaby Cosmetics Website or if you are having trouble buying them because they are sold out (yaby is very popular and this happens often) you can also try buying the shadows at Camera Ready Cosmetics.  This is where I got my Yaby eyeshadows and where I got my Lip tars.

Swatches:

Eco Tools

Yesterday I made a quick detour into london drugs to buy a camera so I could photograph swatches and take photos in my classes, that actually picked up the makeup and wasn’t super blurry.

While on my quick detour.. I made a quick detour into the makeup section of the store.  If you know me or have been reading you should know by now I am obsessed with make up. I live breathe and don’t do much else then buy, test, and research makeup. So of course unable to wait for my new brushes I ordered from E.L.F I bought some Eco Tools brushes.

I had never used eco tools before let alone a synthetic brush, and I really didn’t think they would be too great. However, I heard some good things about the brushes and they were about 5 bucks each (Woo!), so I picked up the foundation brush and the angled eyeliner brush.

Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush:

The website said: 

• Ultra-flat, precisely angled bristles create a clean line around eyelashes
• Soft, cruelty-free bristles
• Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly angled eyeliner creates the perfect line to define eyes. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.

HOW TO USE:
• For precise lining, keep the brush’s longer bristles toward the inside corner of the eye.
• Softly line eyes close to lash line with eyeliner.

I Say: I can’t believe how soft this brush is for a synthetic brush! It lines extremely well and is way way way easier to clean then my animal hair brushes. I wish it was a bit stiffer but it still works really well.  I tested it with my aqua creams and it looked great though I had to dip a few times to get the product on the brush.  I really like the handles, and the look of the brush and the bamboo, it’s almost kitschy in a good way.

Bamboo Foundation Brush:

The website said:

• Applies cream or liquid foundation for an even finish and a flawless look
• Soft, cruelty-free bristles • Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly foundation brush helps you achieve a flawless finish with cream or liquid foundation. And, it shows respect for the planet:
• Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant.
• Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
• Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.

HOW TO USE:
• Choose a foundation that is the same shade as your skin tone.
• Use the brush tip to apply foundation.
• Use the flat, fanned portion of the brush to blend upward and outward.

I say:  This brush is my latest dream come true! It’s not as soft as my other foundation brushes but, I tested it with cream and liquid foundation and I’m so in love.  This brush has zero streaking, is a bit poofier then my other foundation brushes, but that has to be a good thing.  My foundation looks almost airbrushed with this brush! When I washed it there was no shedding, no dye came out of it, it cleaned very easily and dried quicker then my other foundation brushes.

It takes care of my beauty needs and my eco conscience and my wallet! I’m sold.

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