Sunday, January 3, 2010

Yaby Cosmetics Pearl Paints

As promised here's more pictures and swatches of the Yaby Pearl Paints palette :)

Yaby Cosmetics is a Canadian brand that is gaining popularity with makeup artists. heir products come in simple sleek white packaging. Even though the palette is plastic, it feels heavy and much sturdier than say the 88 black palettes or the Sephora Blockbuster palette.



The eyeshadow sizes are about the size of a dime so they are slightly larger than the 88 palettes but smaller than MAC eyeshadow pans. They offer a range of colour finishes, but I wanted the Pearl Paints eyeshadows because of the shimmery finish. I was actually going to buy the pre-made World of Pearl Paints palette, but they were out of stock at IMATS so I bought the palette and shadows separately. It contains all the Pearl Paints except for 3 colours which I substituted from the main range.

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Colours that I substituted are:
- Purple in 3rd row from left, second last pan
- Greens in 5th row, the last 2 colours at the bottom

The colours are extremely vibrant, even the regular non-pearl paint shadows. They are even brighter when applied in real life, more than the 88 shimmer palette I have.

Pinks and purples (left side of palette)

Blues and greens (middle of palette)

Neutrals (right side of palette)

I love these colours because they blend well and are extremely pigmented! Here's a FOTD using the greens and the bright yellow shade:





Different lighting:



With flash - shows the shimmer better I think:


I purchased the whole 40 pan palette and colours for $90 at IMATS Toronto, but these palettes are regularly $120 to $136 on the Yaby Cosmetics website. You can find great swatches of the full Pearl Paints palette from Whit and Pursebuzz - the shimmer and pigmentation really show up in their photos.

Overall these are one of my favourite eyeshadows ever due to the creamy, easily blendable texture and vibrant colours. If you are willing to invest in a good quality palette I'd definitely recommend Yaby!

P.S. I just updated my blogsale with more new items. Its more of a preview list since there aren't pictures yet, but if something catches your eye you are more than welcome to buy it! Thanks :)


. : * justine * : . said...

This is my favourite favourite purchase of 2009 and I'm so happy that the brand is getting more love on the blogs! I need to get myself to an IMATS so I can get the Best of Both Worlds palette :)

The palette by far is my favourite for greens and purples; I find the pinks not as pigmented but they are soft and show up awesome with a base so I'm okay with that, haha.

Happy New Year!

Catherine said...

WOW. That is just a gorgeous palette!! The EOTD is so pretty on you too! My kind of colors!

sugabum said...

That FOTD so gorgeous. You make vibrant colors so wearable...I'm inspired!

AskMeWhats said...

the shades look great, such a nice palette and you've done a great look! Happy New year

Shop N' Chomp said...

Cute name and the sleek white packaging looks really nice. Your EOTD looks fab. Love your contacts!

Alice said...

Wow I think I might need that palette! Green looks amazing on you! The colours are so bright and beautiful!

A. said...

The colours are so gorgeous and vibrant! Thanks for sharing!

freshelle said...

def really pretty. my frd got me some singles and they are just sooo pigmented i dont even need primer!!!

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Nice blog. I am now a follower.

Anonymous said...

sooo pretty.
i do regret getting other misc stuff, and not investing in this :(
I just couldn't justify the size of the pans! lol but they are pigmented..
anyway if I'm good, maybe next year XD

Diane said...

Awesomely vibrant and pretty!!

Arianne // said...

These look awesome! It's too bad I didn't get to pick up anything from Yaby. I've been hearing/seeing nothing but great things about their products.

Witoxicity said...

That's a lovely palette! The look that you created with the colours - gorgeous with the green! :)

Shaimaa said...

You look beautiful
love this shadow

Jessying said...

nice blending of your eyes !

izumi said...

WOW! i want one! :P

that look is great <3

Unknown said...

You and Justine made me want this!!!!!!! ARGH!! But I figure, if I get this.....I wont need any other palette!!???

Lavender said...

Lovely eye makeup!

ChyiX2 said...

Wow, you look like a nymph with that green eyeshadow and those contacts!

prettymom said...

i really like how the greens show up on you. i usually stays away from greens but you have inspired me to give it another try.

getuneed said...

wow!!!! very nice..really i like it..

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