To be honest I’m not the type of girl who spends a lot of time in front of the mirror, doing my make-up, but I had to make an exception for this beauty.
I actually only use mascara during the week, but when my skin really decided to hate me, I always use foundation too. When cleaning up my closet the other day, I realised I’m kind of a hoarder when it comes to make-up. The fact that I don’t wear a lot of make-up, doesn’t mean I don’t buy it and apparently I never throw away old make-up. I found lip pencils in vague colours. When did I ever wear a blue lip pencil? (I’m actually praying I never did, or at least no one took pictures that day) Or foundations in a shady orange tint.. How come no one ever told me about this huge make-up mistakes? I came across lot’s of these things. I hardly dare to say, but most of this old make up was still there from my high school period. What was I actually thinking? That I would ever use it again? I guess so.
But now, I started a journey of experimenting with, new, different kinds of make-up. For this review I tried the Baked Split Eye shadow from Model Launcher in the colour Aura.
Before I start I always start with applying something to my eyelids so my eye shadow stays in place better. I used to use a primer for this. Which is a colourless crème you apply to your eyelids and it makes the eye shadow last longer and better. But lately I’ve found out that a little bit of foundation and a neutral mattifying powder on my eyelids pretty much have the same effect. It actually works better for me.
At first glance the eye shadow looks a bit powdery. But when I apply it to my eye it doesn’t feel powdery at all. It sticks very well on the skin, but you can easily correct. Bring on more layers and the colour deepens immediately. This means you can both use the eye shadow when going for a natural look as well as evening make-up.
After testing it, I actually use this eye shadow a lot. The colour really suits my skin and they match well with most of my outfits. What I didn’t expect from this eye shadow was the absolute amazing sparkle in it. It makes the colours look so bright and deep at the same time.
I think the combination of colours is very nice. I use the light colour at the inside of the eyelid and the darker one on the outside. But there are various ways to apply the eye shadow and you should definitely experiment with that. What do you think?
For me it’s not really clear if Model Launcher is a model agency with a cosmetics line or the other way around. But I’d like to think of this company as a model agency who created cosmetics of their experience in the fashion world. All the cosmetics are of professional quality. If you got excited about the eye shadow or curious for their other products, you should check their website. Or, even better, if you aspire a career on the runway you can join one of Model Launcher’s online modelling competitions. Their competitions offer a platform for aspiring models from around the world to compete for an opportunity to win their Grand Prize, which includes a round-trip airfare, 2-day stay at a premium hotel and a professional photo shoot with a renowned fashion photographer, as well as Model Launcher make up. The winners also receive endless promotion through all Model Launcher social media outlets and networks to make sure the winner gets everything she needs and open doors for them that they would not be able to do on their own. 🙂 Check it out here!