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Quickie: Some Eye Bits from MAKE

I have already waxed poetic about the MAKE Colour Palettes (Post-Impressionism, Aether*, Celeste e Verde*), but let me tell you a bit about their other bits! For the non-palette obsessed lot of you. 🙂

Today, I gots a matte eyeshadow called Khaki* and the Transforming Eye Primer* both of which are totally up my alley. (What alley, you say? This alley. What do you mean this is not an alley…?)

MAKE Colour - Matte Eyeshadow Khaki

MAKE Colour Matte Finish Eyeshadow in Khaki* ($ 25)
This eyeshadow is weirdly not what I had in mind when I hear “khaki.” Described as “an intense tobacco brown with a black undertone,” MAKE’s Khaki is a beautiful cool brown that is such a perfect lazy all over the lid or crease color for my coloring. I find MAKE’s eyeshadows to sometimes be a bit chalky-powdery (but with no fall-out)… they’re dry but not hard, soft but not buttery. It’s quite strange, but this is perfect for a simple, put-together look.

The case is really gorgeous but also utilitarian and not cheap-feeling. Supposedly, this shadow lasts on with no creasing and “conditions throughout wear.”

MAKE Colour - Transforming Eye Primer

MAKE Colour Transforming Eye Primer* ($ 23)
This is a strange texture for an eye primer. It’s a little silicone-y, similar to MAKE’s Custom Finish Effects Matte perfector, but a little softer and with a more mousse-y texture. It apparently contains “micro-diffusers” that are supposed to help with crow’s feet and crepe-iness, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It extends eyeshadow wear and is safe for contact lens wearers.

I find that it is best to use when you have completely smoothed it over the eye (it can make the eyeshadow “gum up”) and to pat on your eyeshadow before it sets. It definitely made Khaki look more vibrant:

MAKE Colour - Matte Eyeshadow Khaki, Transforming Eye Primer - Swatches
Swatched, L-R: MAKE Khaki, MAKE Khaki over MAKE Transforming Eye Primer

This is a brand that I am definitely falling in love with! I haven’t tried some of their products, and they’re not the best out there in terms of performance, but the attention to detail, their collections’ stories, and even their own tale that they tell as a brand is enough for me to offset some of their more mainstream competitors. I’m really, really glad that I was able to finally try them and get to know their products. Definitely a company worth supporting.

* PR Sample.

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  1. The primer sure seems to do its job here! Really liking the packaging and the concept of all the MAKE products you’ve shown us!

  2. The primer looks gummy, I kinda wanna eat it, hahaha!

    How similar is this formula to Lorac PRO? While you were describing the shadow, all I could think of was Lorac Pro. “chalky-powdery (but with no fall-out)… they’re dry but not hard, soft but not buttery. “

    • Haha! It’s kind of moussey. 🙂

      I don’t actually have any LORAC palettes, can you believe it??

    • Hi Maryam, I haven’t had the chance to use it much (I left Manila before I got a chance to properly test it out), so I’ll let you know when I get back. 🙂

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