It’s easy to get carried away on Black Friday. I do everything to avoid the stores but I get roped in by my blogger friends who start talking about the deals that are piling up. I had absolutely no intention of buying em Cosmetics products. But then they started … “Did you see the BOGO going on at em?” “Have you tried those Waterliners? They are amazing.” “I am absolutely loving some of the em Cosmetics I bought.”
What’s a girl to do but go shopping! So I went, I saw, I ordered and now I’m having fun.
At the sale you had to buy 2 of the same type item to get one free. Part of my order was 2 Shade Play eyeshadow palettes: Madagascar Taupe and Dublin Khaki. Each palette is $38 and contains 6 shadows of various sizes. There are 15 choices and they all appear very nice yet in my opinion overpriced.
Em Cosmetics is an offshoot of L’Oreal. It’s designed by Michelle Phan who became famous as a YouTube vlogger with over 5 million subscribers. She’s also the age of my children so ideally this shouldn’t be a line that I’d like. But I don’t follow rules when it comes to makeup. I like a little shimmer and not much matte when doing my eyes.
Dublin Khaki has a little bit of shimmer, one matte shadow and two glittery eyeshadows. I like part of the palette but not all of it. But the part I like is enough for me.
My favorites: #2 is a beautiful lightly shimmered milk chocolate with a golden touch; #5 is the only true khaki in the palette (which surprised me considering the name); #4 is a very shimmery cream that looks gold.
The other shades in the palette are dark and I’m still figuring out exactly how I want to use them. #1 and 3 are very similar with #1 being a dark green with glitter (oops it didn’t show on my finger) and #3 having more of a black green with glitter. #6 is a matte brown.
I also bought em Cosmetics Eye Primer ($15). It’s a great eye primer (review coming) and adds a brightness to these shadows. I’ve tried them with TFSI too and with both primers they last amazingly well.
Here’s my personal pros and cons:
*silky shadows in Dublin Khaki that are well pigmented
*colors last exceptionally well with an eyeshadow primer
- those two little applicators are a waste of space. I can’t imagine using them.
- $38 is a lot for a palette like this. I’d watch for specials on the em cosmetics website since they do have them.
- in Dublin Khaki there needs to be one more light color and one less dark shade; two of the shades look so similar on the eyes that they are duplicates. A silky lighter shade would help tremendously.
- why is it called Dublin Khaki if there’s only one true khaki in the palette?
Here’s the biggest PRO though
I love how #2, 4 and 5 look on me and that’s what counts.
Have you bought any em Cosmetics yet? — Marcia