Pavera makeup is one amazing brand which lots of you may not have heard of. It has recently opened in Bahrain (seef mall) and I really suggest you try their products if u haven’t!
Their products are highly pigmented & very rich in color! I am in love with their pigments (will do another review soon)-
I absolutely loved their blushers too. So i got this really great palette where they fill it in for you with your chosen colors.
The sizes of the blushers are reasonable not too small and not as huge as kryolan
Below is a hand swatch of those blushes/highlighters- see how highly pigmented they are. FYI- these are only with one application ( i have not applied more than one coat)
See below for the steps on how to create this eye look. Sorry the image is not super clear
I used the following products shown below
- After priming the eye area, I used Sleep palette eyeshadows (unfortunately i don’t know the names of what I used)
- Topped it off with Illamasqua’s “ore” pigment
- Defined the outer corner into the crease with a darker color from the sleep palette (dark brown)
- Maybelline gel liner
- smoky lash mascara from makeupforever
- chanel nude eyeliner “clair” on waterline
- Ardell lashes “demi pixi”
A special eye pigment called “tan”- from MAC, is a new favorite of mine. It’s one of those products that are constantly out of stock… lucky me- I found one!
You would always assume that this little bottle is just messy & why would you apply powder shimmer on your eyelids if you have eye shadow? Right?
Well, pigments are totally different from eyeshadow!! They are powdered and they should be pressed on the skin unlike eyeshadow where you can brush/swipe etc. What I love about this little jar is that it lasts forever- believe me.. It won’t finish! Effects from pigments are very different from the effect of an eyeshadow. Pigments are ofcourse more pigmented- stays put more & tend to have a more shimmery/shiny glow with them (most of them).
The color: this color is gorgeous! It’s a muted pinky brownish bronze- not just bronze! It’s a warm color, with red undertones. It has some shimmers, more metallic looking (which is so in now –trend)!! It can also be described as a golden bronze color.
Where to use it: I would use it with my MAC 239 brush, and softly apply some, tap the brush (to remove any excess powder) then press (I MEAN PRESS NOT BRUSH) on your lids. Press it up to the crease, then apply any dark brown color in the crease to blend. You can also use it on the lid on its own. The color is just amazing- metallic bronze. You can also use a hint of it for the cheekbones for a shine/glow, or in tear duct.
You will love this product especially if you are olive skinned!! Dark/tanned skin goes beautifully with bronzed eyeshadow- and believe me this is quick to apply- simple & natural. Also, if you have hazel or green eyes, it will definitely make your eyes stand out!
The color: It appears to be white, but it’s not actually white! It’s a Peachy-gold shimmer delicately grinded to make application easy. It is not frosty, so it can suit many skin tones & ages- as it’s glowy. It is basically used to cause a more dramatic effect for the eyes.
Color shown above portrays a beautiful golden/white highlight
Where to use it: You can use it on your brow bone ( a highlighter). I usually take a brush that can be used for easy access small areas- whichever brush you choose, make sure the hairs are short (tiny). Apply it on your brow bone, and easily blend it with your finger. I also love to use it next to my “tear ducts”- which is the eyes inner corners. This gives an amazing glow & attracts whoever straight to your eyes. It makes your eyes brighter (if placed in inner corner!)
Extra Use: this might sound weird, but some girls mix some of the pigment in their daily body lotion. They mix it up, and then get glowy moisturized skin as a result!
I DON’T recommend using it as a “Cheek highlighter”. It’s is quite difficult to use & any wrong application will cause a mess. This type of loose powder needs to be mastered properly, and the mini tub won’t help a big brush. Plus, it’s too shimmery for the cheeks.