I’m just going to come out and say (write) this. Readers, my name is Adina, and I am addicted to eye shadows. Metallic, matte, bright, or neutral, I don’t care as long as it is a quality shade that I can use to adorn my lids. That is not to say that I am not picky, in fact, I am very discerning when it comes to picking out the palettes, shades, and brands that will work for me best. Throw in some bells (benefits) and whistles (great packaging), and you just might have my heart forever.
Always on the lookout for the latest and greatest, I am currently directing my gaze to the delightfully awesome, Illumin8 Complex Eye Shadow Palettes, by Anastasia Beverly Hills. Part color cosmetic, part skincare, Illumin8 offers up a whole lot to love for this eye shadow junkie.
Illumin8 Complex Eye Shadow Palettes are a brand new addition to the wildly popular Anastasia Beverly Hills beauty line. These five shade shadow palettes work on two levels, for maximum results. The first is obviously to paint the lids in beautifully vibrant, silky, complex colors. The second is to deliver nourishing, enriching, anti-aging ingredients to the delicate skin of the eyes. Clinically proven to make the eye area appear younger, it is no wonder this palette is so welcome in my eye shadow world.
You know we can’t discuss skincare without taking a look at what makes this product work so well. The list of active ingredients includes Brown Algae to lift, firm, hydrate, and revitalize the appearance of skin. Core Powder diffuses light, to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sea Whip Extract, to sooth the skin. Macadamia Derivative, to hydrate the skin, and Balkan Botanical, an Anastasia-exclusive, antioxidant rich complex that soothes, softens, and hydrates the delicate skin of the eye area.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the palettes.
Palette 4, Swatched
Palette 5, Swatched
Palette 4, In Action (Excuse the messy brows, growing them out for a shaping)
Anastasia’s Illumin8 palettes are available both online, and at your local Sephora. Fellow eye shadow junkies rejoice, for here are some more awesome palettes to add to your repertoire, and they are great for your skin, too!