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Holika Holika Lazy & Joy Tiramisu Eyeshadow Palette Review
If you've been on my blog for a while, you might know that I have a profound love for Gudetama. All things Gudetama. Gudetama mousepad, gudetama cell phone cases, gudetama plushies. Holika Holika came out with a line of Gudetama products last year, called the Lazy & Easy collection that featured Gudetama on all kinds of things from nail stickers to blush to cushion foundation compacts to lipsticks. Then at the end of 2016, they came out with the Lazy & Joy collection, which was for the holiday season and featured Gudetama as desserts on some of the products. I had to get in on that, of course. I was pretty late in purchasing things, so some of the stuff I wanted was sold out. I did manage to get a good amount of things (which I will be reviewing!), so let's start with the eyeshadow palette!
I was only able to get my hands on the Tiramisu version. I wanted the strawberry cupcake one because the packaging was cuter to me, but the shadows themselves look virtually the same in the picture.
The swatches just look a tad pinker. But don't get me wrong, the tiramisu palette is sooooo cute.
On the inside, there's a little plastic protector that has cute Gudetama graphics on it.
It has a handy dandy mirror, but does not come with an applicator. That's fine for me, though, because I just toss those little spongy things anyway.
The two left shades are matte, and the two right shades are shimmer. The bottom right shade is just slightly shimmery, definitely not as much as the top right shade.
I think the colors are really pretty, and it's a great neutral palette to take on the go. You can easily pop this in your purse because it's no bigger than a compact, really, but you would need to bring a brush with you.
I was surprised that the shadows were so pigmented. I guess I was kind of scarred from my The Face Shop palette experience. So it was a pleasant surprise when I started to use this on my lids. The shimmer color, though, wasn't what I liked. The glitter pigment was difficult to build up, even with a wet brush. So it just gives you a slight sparkle, which is still pretty, but I would have liked to be able to build up that pigment.
I came up with this look:
- Nice, neutral colors
- Nice combination of mattes and shimmers
- Has a good transition shade and deeper color
- Limited fallout
- Small and compact
- Has a mirror
- Not cheap ($16.99 on Jolse.com) for four shadows
- No applicator
- Glitter pigment difficult to build up
As you can see, I have more pros than cons on my list. Even if I didn't like it, I would still keep it as a collectors item. But I'm glad that it is a product that I will actually use. In fact, I am planning on taking it with me on an upcoming trip! If you want to purchase some of these items, you can find them on Jolse, as well as Memebox and Amazon. If you know of other reliable places to order from, please let me know in the comments!