Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Current Obsession: duochrome eyeshadows

Ok I'm just going to come out n say it. I love duochromes. Whether its nail paints or my saree or the colour of my car. Oh and duochrome is not to be confused with two-toned ok. Two toned is like colour blocking...when you have two distinct colours separated by a distinct border. Duochrome, on the other hand is when one colour is "shot" through the other..meaning it reflects another colour at a different angle. Ok, class over. Now, onto the fun part..

I love duochromes in makeup. Well, duochrome has been around in nail paints for a long time... You have so many paints that reflect blue or hot pink at different angles (an inexpensive example is maybelline colorama Roxo Metallico). And blue- green combos are also quite popular. Like NYX Paradise. Another one is Chanel Peridot which is a gold-green duochrome. Very pretty. And of course plenty of Zoya polishes which just looks like magic in a bottle.

There are some duochrome lipsticks and glosses available too. I have one from maybelline called iced orchid which reflects violet and hot pink. Very attention grabbing but not OTT as well. Then there are these AMC glosses that Inglot makes that really shift colour..very pretty!

But, my latest obsession is duochrome eyeshadows. With these, eye makeup looks soo complex and interesting without putting in too much effort. All you need to do is sweep the duochrome shade all over your lid and it'll look like you spent hours layering and blending. Cool, right? Im gonna list my top picks for duochrome eyeshadows. Oh but before I gotta say somehow duochromes only comes as pigments mainly. But that's still better right? You can use it as an eyeshadow or mix it with clear nail paint to make your own. Yup. Ok so without further ado, presenting my top fave duochrome eyeshadow/pigments... *drumroll*

INGLOT pure pigment no.84 : a stunning reddish brown- olive green gold duochrome. Absolutely gorgeous. Can't stop drooling over it! Buy it. Now.

INGLOT pure pigment no. 85 : another pretty one, slightly similar to 84 but more of purple. This is an purple brown - green gold duochrome.

Bourjois shimmery loose eyeshadow in Parme Etincelant : A lilac- blue duochrome. So girly and beautiful.

NYX Dramatic Chromatic pigment in Apricot/ Princess: Both are v v similar. Pink- peach- gold duochrome. Can even be worn as a highlighter.

Inglot eyeshadow in no.415: a light aqua blue- green duochrome.

Inglot eyeshadow in no.439: A medium purple- blue duochrome.

I know there are tons of others in many brands but these are the ones that I like the most and have my heart set on. Gonna buy all of these very soon. :)

Oh and gotta mention- I found a seller on Etsy called "persephone minerals" who makes the most drool worthy mineral duochrome pigments ever! I just wanna buy her entire shop! Sooo pretty. I still haven't bought anything off Etsy so I'm not sure of shipping and logistics. Once I do, I will update on the blog.

So which ones did you like? Would you wear duochrome eyeshadows?

21 comments:

  1. ooh these look so pretty. I am planning to get the Inglot lipgloss.

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    1. You should! They are like magic no?

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    2. oh btw, do you have that lipgloss?? if so do a blog post :)

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    3. Oh I don't have the gloss. Not yet. Planning to get one v v soon.

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  2. Love your gloss but, eyeshadow mmm...I am not sure...I prefer to keep it simple

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    1. Really? I love doing up my eyes n keeping the lips simple.prob coz I hv big eyes n stupid thin lips... Hehe. :p

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  3. ooooh i soo know what you talking about! i am totally in love with duo-chrome eye shadows too :)) try MAC Trax and MAC Club... I guarantee you'll love themmm Trax a bit more :) Nice post btw :D

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    1. Wow! I'm gonna chk out Trax... But club is v similar to inglot 85 I guess. :)

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  4. Wow so beautiful.....Nitya this looks so beautiful...ur tempting me so much...
    lovely post

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  6. I love the eyeshadow! Specially the purple tinge that it has!

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  7. I love these colours!! The Etsy store...omg Im so gona have to get some of these!!

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  8. I am in love with the nail paints, they are awesome :)

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  9. I am a great fan of Duochromes as well and all I have is Roxo Metallico. I am drooling over all the pics.. be it the gloss or the eye shadow..

    INGLOT AMC Pigment #85 is very similar to MAC Blue Brown Pigment and I also found a dupe- Sephora Colorful Mono eyeshadow shade 03 :D

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  10. like all of them esp the one on ur lips luks cool

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  12. i am not a big fan of duochrome lip colors..i look so weird in them..but love the eyeshadows!

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  13. I love duochrome shadows, they look amazing specially the blue green duochromes are awesome

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  14. I was just trying to get over the lip gloss (iced orchid), when I saw the eye shadow... Woooowwww! Such beautiful shades! I'm itching to get some!

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