PUPA VIVA CARIOCA DUO EYESHADOW COMPACT
My undertone is warm (I am sure you guessed) so I always tend to lean towards warm and neutral shades, specially when it comes to eye shadows. Naturally this palette just called out to me and I had to have it, I love the colour combination as orange and brown look pretty good on my skin tone. The brown eye shadow has a slight red undertone, it has a satin finish with small gold speckle in it. The orange eye shadow has a peachy gold undertone, with a satin finish and this eye shadow also has small gold speckles. Firstly the eye shadows are absolutely soft and kind of has a creamy feel to it.
The eye shadows are very easy to blend as they are super soft. There is quite a bit of fall off when applying these eye shadows so you really need to dust off the excess or do the eye makeup first and then apply your foundation. The swatches show that they eye shadows are pretty pigmented but when you apply it on the eyes it gets a bit muted (I think that is because I am a bit on the dark skin tone spectrum) so you have to really pack the eye shadow onto the eye lids. I usually apply an eye shadow primer so that the eye shadow will pop. The best is to apply a white cream eye shadow as the base as it makes the eye shadows true colours pop.
The perfect combination to create a lovely day smokey eye, not too over the top but just enough to be noticeable. Pupa had a few different colour combinations and after trying this out I am now intrigued to give them ago. I can also include them in my MUA kit. The eye shadows last about 2-3 hours on my eyelids, that's because I have very oily eyelids but if I use an eye primer then it will last around 4-5 hours before it starts to crease so if you have oily lids then use a primer because the staying power isnt that great but if your lucky enough (unlike me) to not have oily lids then your good to go.
Overall I really l like this palette and specially because of the colour combination, who said wearing neutral colours in the day can be boring, thanks to this I can wear a cool smokey eye during the day. Have you ever tried any Pupa eye shadows? They arent a big brand that is known every where but for a high-streey brand I would say it's pretty impressive. Let me know what you think in the comment box below.