I was so excited to have the opportunity to try out some Paula Dorf products. The company sent me two items: the Aztec City Eye Color Palette, and Lash Color in Teal.
The mantra of the company is so empowering: “Become Your Own Makeup Artist”. And with 5 eyeshadow shades to mix and match, the palette allows you to do just that. I have brown eyes, so I tend to gravitate towards sandy neutrals with a white highlight (which the palette provides), but the blue and silver of the set is subtle enough for women to wear with all colorations. I actually found myself using the sky blue as a base – out of my normal comfort zone, but that’s what the exploration is all about! The powders are very soft, so even the most daring of combos are acceptable for the professional woman.
The packaging is high quality, as well. The palette includes a mirror and a dual brush that is probably my favorite surprise of the entire set. Really helpful for crease-work, and to mix wet/dry application. At just $36, the set is amazingly priced compared to comparable brands.
The lash color in teal was equally as exciting. I normally stick to a standard black mascara, but I did notice my sister-in-law wearing a blue shade this summer, and have been wanting to try it ever since. Instead of providing a stark electric quality to the eye area, I found that it provided a subtle color differentiation that really played nicely with natural sunlight to highlight the handiwork of the eye palette.
Pick up your own palette (or gift it during the holiday season!): http://www.pauladorf.com/makeup/eyes/aztec-city-eyeshadow-pallet-5-shades-p-159 …. The company offers free shipping on orders $50+!