This is one of my favorite palettes, especially to travel with. It has a great shimmery teal in it as well. These are (as far as I'm aware) only available in the UK and are extremely affordable. If you know somebody out there, I totally recommend pulling the friend card and having them purchase one for you.
They're about 6 pounds each, and they come with 12 mineral based shadows. Aka amazing deal.
Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadows
The palette above shows all my blue/green Mac shadows, as well as my blacks (column on the right).
The color I'm focusing on in this palette is the light turquoise color, the top color in the second column from the left. It's called "Shimmermoss" and it's a shimmery light turquoise. It's got a warm tone to it. The picture of the shadow itself makes it look a tad bit more blue, the swatch on the right makes it look a tad bit more green.
Mac "Birds & Berries" Eye Shadow, from Give Me Liberty of London
I actually have 2 of these eye shadows. One I depotted, and is right underneath Shimmermoss in my palette. I just wanted to show you the original packaging it came in, because it was cute lol.
This is a darker shade of teal. It's got a little bit more smokiness to it than the standard teal. Finish is a Veluxe Pearl. It's pretty pigmented. I love using this as a color to run on my lower lashline when spicing up a neutral eye.
Mac Mega Metal Eye Shadow "Odalisque"
This was just released with the Peacocky collection. It was one of their fabulous Mega Metal shadows. It's got a great, soft texture, as well as amazing pigmentation. It's also larger than the standard shadow. They were all frosty. This one is a very peacock feather teal color. It's got a little bit of silver shimmer infused in it as well. One of my favorites.
Mac "Teal" Pigment
This is a very self explanatory product. It's a frosty (without being packed with white shimmer) true teal pigment. I guess frosty isn't the right word. Mac qualifies it as a frost finish. It's a metallic teal. Use this on my lid for the standard smokey teal eye shadow look. One of my most useful and dependable products.
Mac "Reflects Teal" Glitter
One of my new obsessions. It's a newer purchase and it's amazing. It's a Pro product (I found a pro store near me) and it's something I TOTALLY recommend purchasing if you like sparkles.
It looks white in the pot, but it reflects teal in some light and pink in others. I love it. It's fantastical.
Urban Decay shadows from the BOS III
My favorite part of Urban Decay shadows is that they all have a great texture. They're soft, pigmented and translate really well.
Haight is a slightly bluer turquoise and Loaded is a very dark, smokey brown/teal duochrome.
Maybelline "Irrisitably Ivy" Eye Studio Quad
This one is a very Princess Jasmine turquoise. It's a bit more on the green side, with a gold shimmer in it. Has great pigmentation and is a great drugstore find. I don't use it as much as I should.
Jesse's Girl Eye Dust
This is another drugstore find. I wish it was more pigmented than it is. As you can see by the swatch, it comes off a little sheer. It's super cheap though and can be purchased at Rite Aid. It's a good layering pigment though. Some are too pigmented to layer, but this one looks really nice layered over other blue shadows.
Here's a quick all-in-one photo of all the shadows to see them next to each other:
Nyx Glitter Cream Pallet
These are interesting... and by interesting, I really mean sort of crap. They were cheap, and at CVS though. If used with a brush and a very sticky base, I can see how these could be fun.
But just trying to use them with a sponge applicator (which it comes with) or your finger? Impossible to use.
They have a bunch of these in a bunch of different colors... I have 3 just because I was curious. Will I use them? Probably not. But you never know when one can be desperate for glitter. And bad glitter is better than no glitter.
They way these are formulated is what makes them so difficult. It's held together by a very silicone feeling base. Like a less sticky vaseline like feel. Or like some of those silicone based face primers. Because of that, when swatching with fingers, it sticks really well to the finger, but doesn't transfer onto the intended surface. I tried swatching it onto my hand, but the more I rubbed, the flatter it stuck to my finger, creating a very mermaid like, solid, metallic glitter patch on my finger. Which is nice. But I don't want it on my finger.
Liners from left to right:
And here are just some nail polishes. Most of them I've talked about before.
Nubar Teal Glitter, China Glaze Flyin' High, Orly Veridian Vinyl, China Glaze For Audrey, Hot Topic color change.
Zoya Charla, OPI Cuckoo For This Color, China Glaze Atlantis, Wild And Crazy Deep Blue Sea, OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui
Color Club Gossip Column, OPI Austin-tatious Turquoise, OPI Yodel Me On My Cell
Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal, OPI Ski Teal We Drop, China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald