As you all know (if you’ve been reading my lil ol’ blog for a while), I’m a total slave for K-Palette eyebrow/eyeliner products. Imagine my glee when I received this package—an eyeshadow/eyeliner hybrid called the K-Palette Essence in ShadowLiner*—right before I left for a trip.
It’s similar to the dual-ended eyebrow markers that K-Palette makes with a brush-tip on one end and a powder product on the other end. In this case, it’s eyeliner instead of brow marker opposite eyeshadow and a sponge-tip applicator coupled with a spring mechanism.
I received four colors: the eyeliner in black and varying depths of brown, and shimmery neutral eyeshadow shades.
01 black x brown | 02 brown black x camel brown | 03 deep brown x nude beige | 04 pink brown x nude pink
I tried them out on my eyes, sans primer and eyebrow anything. Sorry for the horror. Anyway, look:
If you’re low maintenance, these are amazing products to bring on for trips. I brought 01 and 02 with me to Taiwan, but I’m a little picky with eye makeup, so I never really used just the pens. They’re useful little multi-taskers for those who aren’t as fussy as me, though.
I’m also not a fan of how the shadow is dispensed, so take care when applying and watch out for fallout!
The thinking behind these products is pretty interesting, to me. See, you have 4 very specific types of shades and how they’ve designated each is pretty utilitarian as they have their own purpose:
- 01 black x brown with deep pearl — “deep eye definition” and “accentuate the eyes”
- 02 brown black x camel brown with vivid pearl — “soft eye definition” and “glamorous look for the eyes”
- 03 deep brown x nude beige with soft pearl — “natural makeup” and “sheer highlight”
- 04 pink brown x nude pink with shiny pearl — “feminine makeup” and “shimmering finish”
It’s ultra useful if you’re just starting out with makeup and you just need one go-to look. It doesn’t work in that way for me, but I do love the shades of liquid liner in my favorite formula.
The K-Palette Essence in ShadowLiner retails for Php 950 each, exclusively available at Rustan’s (Shangri-la, Makati, Alabang Town Center), BeautyBar, and SM’s Beauty Section (Megamall, Mall of Asia, Makati, Aura).
* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.