Tuesday, February 24

- VOV Castledew Sparkling Shadow...

VOV Castledew Sparkling Pearl Powder Shadow, #2, £7.50*

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll probably remember my BonjourHK Asian beauty haul here. This haul featured the VOV Castledew sparkling shadow shown above; I briefly mentioned two different looks you can create with it so for today's post, I thought I'd show you in more detail.

This tiny pot of shimmer has a rounded sponge applicator, making it perfect for precise application around the eye area. As mentioned in my haul post, I have shade #2 which has a slight golden sheen to it. I'm not usually a massive fan of shimmery make-up looks, but I've surprisingly been loving this this little gem. I really like that there's just specks of shimmer rather than chunky bits of glitter. Below are the two styles I've been creating with it.

ONE: For a more natural look, I've been dabbing a tiny bit of the shimmer to the inner corners. It's well known that highlighting this area brightens up the eyes and gives the illusion that eyes are wider apart. I then simply sweep through a layer of mascara.

TWO: For a different look, yet still fairly natural, I apply a single layer of the shimmer to the entire lid. For a bolder look, you could use a golden eyeshadow shade as a base and apply the shimmer as a second layer. To complete off this look, I use a dark gold eyeshadow along the lower lash line, apply a feline flick, and finish with mascara.

What do you think of these looks? Let me know in the comments below!

30 comments:

  1. That is so so so pretty! You've got to love some sparkle in your life! ;)

    Abbiee
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  2. They both look amazing, Karen! (:
    xx

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  3. I love the applicator as these kind of pigment eyeshadows can be so messy otherwise. It does a great job of brightening up the eye area x

    Beauty with charm

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  4. Oh isn't that very pretty!

    I'm all for a little sparkle when out on the tiles, especially something so subtle x

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  5. Wow very cool. Looks so pretty!

    Jenn from jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. love the glitter your eyelashes are so long very jealous
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. The shimmer's just perfect! This is the kind of thing I'd wear to work. :)

    Tara x

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  8. I love sparkle so this really appeals, I definitely need some of this in my life Lucy x

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  9. Ye yes yes! I really love a subtle bit is shimmer. Best.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  10. I wasn't sure how this would look but I love the way the shadow looks at the corner of your eye. Pretty.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  11. Absolutely LOVE this - I want this shimmer!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  12. This stuff looks amazing! I would love to try it out!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  13. I'd definately wear both eye looks! They are so pretty! x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. This is really pretty! Not sure I would get much use out of it though, I tend to prefer shimmery shadows with pigment rather than these glitter products. They would be nice to add on top of a darker shadow though!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  15. I've never heard of this brand before! Love a bit of glitter, both looks are perfect for an evening look :) xxx

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  16. I agree with some of the other comments, the applicator is the star - makes glitter so much less messy. And the packaging is so cute!


    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  17. I love both looks, so pretty! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  18. This is really pretty - it's so lovely worn like this as it just delicately adds a sparkle and makes your eyes look gorgeous! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  19. This is truly beautiful! Even more so stunning because of your on point application <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  20. This is such a strange thing that I'd never pick up, but it actually makes loads of sense - your makeup looks gorgeous! :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  21. This would be great for a nigh out, I will have to look for where I can find it online!!

    Katherine |Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  22. This eye shadow is beautiful on you! I like how the glitters are very subtle and not too over the top!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  23. This is really pretty :) I like how you used it in your inner corner to add a little bit of shimmer x

    Brenda BusyBee | Bella & Bear Pro Makeup Brush Set Giveaway

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  24. I really like the inner corner of the eye glitter, very unique.

    heels2hairx0.blogspot.com

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