I’ve thought long and hard about my relationship with Korean eyeshadows while writing this review. To me, Kbeauty shadows can be described as shimmery and trendy in a nutshell. The palettes have that wow factor at first glance, but longevity is a little more elusive when it comes to the more affordable options. Is the Color Deep Glam Shine Palette (PHP 580) from Althea Korea up to the challenge?
Color Deep Laboratories Glam Shine Palette
Quick Specs: 12 x 1.5 g ; made in Korea
Time and time again, I make it a point to drop by the In2It counter at my local drugstore beauty haunt (a.k.a. Watsons). After trying out this affordable Thai brand’s blush, lipstick, powder eyeshadow, and powder foundation, I generally trust their products to be of great quality and the colors to be universally flattering. On my last browsing session, I came across one of their latest offerings, the In2It Sparkling Eyeshadow in SE04 Rose Gold (PHP 299.75).
Quick Specs: 1.8 g ; made in Thailand
While I still purchase eyeshadow palettes from time to time, depending on the curating of pretty shades, I have stuck steadfastly with shadow sticks more recently. I’ve been having less time to prep before leaving the house, and the unintentional solution is to spend less time blending shadows together and more time trying to perfect my brows. (Can you relate?) So I don’t see my eyeshadow pens getting retired anytime soon. In fact, I’ve nearly finished up my beloved Laura Mercier Amethyst Caviar Stick, so I went ahead and bought a Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow in Leila (PHP 654 at Sephora.ph)
Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop in Leila
Quick Specs: 1.6 g / 0.05 oz ; made in Italy
Am I starting a love affair with colorful makeup? Gosh, I hope so! I did experiment with whimsical shades of blue and green a few years ago, but they’re not exactly embraced with open arms in the corporate world. And so I’ve always dubbed them as “editorial colors”. These shades would earn a few stares, and I would get self-conscious. However, the 2010’s make it a-okay to flaunt bold beauty, so I picked up the Zoeva Love is a Story Eyeshadow Palette (PHP 1,106 from Sephora.ph) to have fun with.
Zoeva Love is a Story Palette
Quick Specs: 1.5 g x 10 / 0.05 oz x 10 ; made in Italy
Off the top of my head, there are two ways to make an FOTD more distinct: Color and shimmer/sparkle/glitter. The former is something that I’ve only just started to tap into this year, while the latter has been a longtime go-to that started way back when I was a teenager.
From experience, I can safely say that shimmer, sparkle, and glitter can be as subtle or as bold as you want it to be, depending on where they are positioned and how they are diffused. So you can imagine the fun I had when Althea Korea gave me the chance to experience glitter galore with their limited edition Glitter Box (PHP 1,370).
Althea Glitter Box
Discover the contents with me!