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Friday, 24 June 2016

MAKEUP REVIEW: Nichido Stardust Eyeshadow in Totally Neutral

Hey there! So I was looking to purchase a compact eyeshadow for my makeup kit and I found this while browsing Watsons pharmacy. It's a palm size eyeshadow kit with three shades, a tiny sponge brush and a cute mirror. It's a tiny, all-in-one kit that let's you put on eyeshadow wherever you are.

Before I proceed in writing my review let me tell a few things about this product:

Stardust Eyeshadow in Totally Neutral shade
by Nichido
1.6g x 3 / 0.17 oz
Made in Caloocan City Philippines

Disclaimer: I was not paid to do this review and I used my own funds to buy this product. ^_^

This product is complete with a cute mirror and a sponge brush - helpful when you need to apply eyeshadow on the go.

First impressions:

It has three shades (which is perfect btw) for my favorite type of eye makeup: smokey eyes. True to its title, the Totally Neutral has Light Pink, Light Brown and Dark brown shades for that all natural day look. The makeup doesn't have an off-putting smell (it does not have a scent at all) which was a relief since I actually dislike scented makeups.

I liked the fact that it's small and takes up less space in my makeup kit. 

The Makeup:

How I used this makeup became a learning experience. I first tried on the pink shade on my lid and after a few swipes, I felt that it wasn't sticking on my skin so I went ahead and applied the darkest shade for the smokey look but lo, one swipe was darker than I imagined I immediately blended it together with the pink shade to make it look decent.

Lesson learned: When trying on new eyeshadow kits, try on the dark shade first to test its vividness on your skin.

This is pretty much how it looked on my skin. The darkest shade was very vivid but unfortunately the lightest shade was a disappointment. It barely showed on my skin even after a generous application.
Well, it did buffed the dark brown shade as it was very dark the first time I applied it.

Overall Thoughts

If you are looking for a neutral/earth tone eyeshadow, this one is the best for you. The dark shades will work perfectly for your look and the lightest shade will work well as a buffer for that over all smokey eye.

I had a neutral eyeshadow kit before from Clinique and it was amazing, especially it's pink shade. For Nichido the pink shade was not vivid at all - and I only got to use it as a buffer instead of achieving that pinkish shade on my lid.

One good side is that it stays long on the lids, without eye primer. It does not crease even when my face tends to be super oily at times. I have used this palette a few times already and its result is consistent!


Pocket size kit with three shades complete with mirror and sponge.
Very affordable (I think it was less than 200php? Not very sure but yeah :D)
Does not crease despite my oily face.
Last long even without primer.
Odorless makeup (ftw!)

Pink shade is not vivid.

That's it folks! I hope you like my comeback post. Stay tuned for more makeup reviews and probably a video blog (finally) soon!

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