Ever since the L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection hit South African shores I was itching to try them out. I am a firm believer in finding gems at the local pharmacy or drugstore. I don’t usually purchase high end products, especially if I feel that there are budget friendly products out there that can get the job done. I went to Dischem when the LA Girl Beauty Bricks were launched in SA and just my luck, they were sold out so I waited for a while. Once the hype had died out I tried again and… SUCCESS! There they were, the Nudes and Smoky palettes, I was ready to give them a home haha
The packaging is a lightweight cardboard case with a mirror and an applicator (a brush one on end and a sponge on the other). They’re often compared to the Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow palette which I sadly haven’t tried.
The Nudes palette has rosy toned neutrals which are perfect for a “no-make up make up look”. I use this palette every single day, LITERALLY! If you’re after that JLo sun-kissed glow, this is a good place to start.
The Smoky palette has darker shades that work well for evening make up looks, some of which are quite patchy and not as smooth as some of the nudes shades. This is a great palette nonetheless as it provides the option of a subtle or very dramatic smoky eye.
Each palette is super pigmented and includes a variety of 12 matte and shimmer shades, the perfect tool to go from a simple daytime look to a more dramatic evening look. The staying power is about 4-5 hours without using a primer. Overall, I would recommend the L.A. Girl beauty bricks for the everyday girl. I got these for about R90 each, such a win!
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