Very rarely does a single eyeshadow, more uncommonly a brown shade, catch my attention on counter and actually deliver in a noteworthy way. Newly launched brand VDL cosmetics (last December 15) caught my eye at Alabang Town Center last week. The boutique is like a makeup candy store. I walked away with 3 small purchases the most valued being SEPIA, this gorgeous fudge brown eyeshadow that has an inexplicably pretty plum or violet undertone. The texture is a velvety satin-shot-with-shimmer, fall-out is moderate and the finish is just too beautiful, plus it’s only about Php475.00.
Sepia is such a pretty shade that I don’t mind wearing it on its own, I just stick a primer over my lid (I use my Shiseido Ibuki Eye cream as a primer) then shade it in with a MAC 217 brush and blending the edges with a clean fluffy brush. Incidentally, while VDL’s false lash sets might be somewhat expensive (Php400+) I can’t deny that they’re exquisitely natural looking and the strip is long enough to suit larger eyes, with transparent bands.
I know that there are lash sets that look like this in Divisoria that are dirt cheap, but I considered these as a present as well to the bride who is a family friend. I used this very pair on the last bride that I did. The cute packaging is also what did me in. You can’t deny that the box makes VDL lashes look more special just before you use them.