Bella Pierre Mineral Eyeshadow – Earth & Calm

Bella Pierre Mineral Eyeshadows come in a variety of shades, and can be used for a multitude of things. As well as being general eyeshadows, you can use them wet for more intense looks, or for eyeliner, or you could mix them with nail polish, or use them for the body, or highlight (colour dependent!) 
I tried Earth, a shimmery pale golden copper, and Earth, a browny purple.

Both colours are really highly pigmented and can be built up well for added intensity. They are fairly shimmery, but frosty rather than sparkly.

The colours work really well together as a highlight and a smoked out edge – for this look I applied Earth all over the lid with a flat eyeshadow brush – packing it on to avoid fallout, then with a different flat brush, applied Calm to the outer corners of my eye. I blended the two together, and the edges, using a blending brush. I then added a thin line of kohl liner to the upper and lower lash lines and went over the bottom lash line with Earth on a small brush, then finished with mascara.

They are really easy to work with and I will definitely be checking out more of their range.

You can find Bella Pierre eyeshadows at Beauty Expert for £12.99 each.

Free Inika Cosmetics with Marie Claire Magazine

Another July magazine with a freebie – this time it’s Marie Claire. The magazine, priced at £3.60 has the choice of an Inika mineral eyeshadow, or eyeliner pencil.

I went for the mineral eyeshadow, which is worth £11.75. There is only 1g of eyeshadow in the pot, so at that price, it had better be good!

The colour is a silvery grey with a hint of purple. Inika went with the name ‘Gun Metal’ for this shade, like so many others seem to do! I have swatched below a couple of other eyeshadows I own named Gun Metal alongside the Inika version…

It’s a lot lighter than the other two, and far more wearable for a daytime look, I think this is due to the purple tones in it – it makes it much fresher.

I have worn it today, with a little Urban Decay ‘Creep’ in the outer thirds and a thin line of MAC ‘Smoulder’ eyeliner on the top and bottom lash lines.

It can also be used on wet skin to create a highly metallic, luxurious looking colour.

This is my first experience of Inika products, and after a little investigation they seem like a brand I’d like to try more of – they are an 100% natural brand, with some great looking items on their site.

I also really love the fact that Marie Claire have included information about Inika inside the magazine. I get so frustrated when there is a freebie on the front but no relating info inside. They have issued a code for 20% off at the Inika website which is inikalovesmc and valid until 1st July.