Last Christmas holiday, Althea rewarded their Angels with a new product from 16 Brand. One of 16 Brand’s products is the Eye Magazine, which is their two-tone eyeshadow that enables you to apply two shades in one sweep.
I haven’t tried it yet, but thanks to my Althea Guardian Angels, I was able to try a 16 Brand product. It’s their eyeshadow palette that can be mistaken for a Hershey’s chocolate bar! I’ll tell you more about it so I hope you keep reading!
As I mentioned earlier and as seen in the photo, the BrickIt Shadow Kit packaging looks like the old Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar wrapper, with its brown sleeve and silver box. The palette itself resembles a chocolate bar, and if chocolate gets you weak, you might be tempted to bite it. 🍫
Inside the palette, you’ll find 10 beautiful shades of pinks and browns in mattes, shimmers, and metallic finish. I found some of the colors versatile because they can also be used as blush or highlighter.
Here’s an arm swatch of all 10 shades:
The various colors and finish of the shades in the palette can create different make up looks – from simple everyday to full glam makeup. I like using Eggnog as my base and Milk Choco as a transition shade. Cacao 100 may be good on the crease and the outer V, but make sure to dip lightly if you’re going for a subtle eye contouring.
Three shades can also be used in other ways – Cotton Sugar as a highlighter, Sweet Latte as a blusher, and Rose Macaron as a shimmery blush or a highlighter. As for me, I like mixing Cotton Sugar and Rose Macaron.
All the shimmery shades are so beautiful that they can be used as they are. Simply pat some on the eyelid, add eyeliner and mascara, then slay the day!
By the way, the palette also comes with a double-ended sponge applicator, which I’m afraid wasn’t very useful when I tried using it. It would have been better if it was a brush, in my opinion.
The color payoff of most shades seem to be spot on, though Cacao 100 needs a little bit of work. It can be a little bit chalky and patchy, but still blendable enough. Each of the eyeshadow feels smooth, but it tends to have a slight kick back with a brush, which I find to be quite normal like most eyeshadows.
Cacao 100 and Cinnamon Powder seem to have a slight fall out, while all the others don’t. Should there be any fall out, dip a powder brush onto a powder and gently sweep over it.
There are other more pigmented eyeshadows than this, but for a Korean product, the BrickIt Shadow Kit deserves 7.5 stars out of 10 in terms of pigmentation. There is enough color that transfers beautifully onto the lids. Though I suggest that you use a damp brush to bring out the colors vividly.
Seriously delighted with this palette! From the packaging to the color story, the BrickIt Shadow Kit deserves a place in my collection. Just like a real chocolate, though, this product may be a little pricey with its tag of more or less $25. And again, just like a real chocolate, you’ll still want to get it regardless of the price.
Here’s the look that I created:
Tutorial and review video will be posted here soon! Again, thanks to our Althea Guardian Angels, I got a sweet reward!
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