Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

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Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

Last weekend, I headed to the city to celebrate my friend Norlin‘s 40th birthday. You know you’re celebrating something special when you’d brave the cold temperature and wind (apparently it was the coldest night in goodness-knows-how-many years!) to spend the evening eating and dancing with the girls. πŸ™‚

It wasn’t that sort of swanky affair but a gathering of a group of ladies having dinner, drinks and a whole lot of dancing. And what an awesome evening it was. Since it was so cold, I wasn’t able to wear a dress or skirt that evening. I didn’t only jazz up my jumper with a very bling-bling necklace, I also jazzed up my makeup for the evening.

I was fortunate to be sent a few new eye makeup products by Luxola a couple of weeks prior to the event, and so I thought I’d use them for the evening. The eye makeup held up surprisingly well, so I thought I’d recreate what I did that evening for you.

Here’s the makeup I used for the evening.

Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

I didn’t manage to get the false eyelashes on that evening as I was slightly rushing for time. Goodness knows I need a LOT of time to get false eyelashes right!

I had no idea that Luxola stocked Sleek makeup and I’m so glad that I’m finally able to try one of their eyeshadow palettes! The one I received was the i-Divine palette in 658 Oh So Special. Those colours are absolutely gorgeous. It has a mixture of shimmery and matte shades which work well for me. There’s a very beautiful matte coral shade that I actually ended up using as a blush!

Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

As for the rest, I used the K-Palette 1 Day Magic liquid eyeliner to wing out my eyeliner (really like the very thin tip; it’s easy to use) and the Luscious Cosmetics Incredible Lash waterproof mascara. I was going to use the Lavie Lash false eyelashes for the look today but I found it a tad fiddly to use and you know me and my lack of falsies application skills. It’s pathetic. In the end, I decided to ditch the eyelashes and piled on the mascara instead. It worked just as well because when I did get one side of the falsies on, it was so wispy that it doesn’t look like I had any on! The mascara alone did a great job.

Here’s what I use for the rest of my makeup:

Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

Like I mentioned earlier, I liked the matte coral shade from the eyeshadow so much that I used it as a blush for the evening. It works!

Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

Where the “magic” happens

With my trusty eyeshadow primer on, the Sleek eyeshadows managed to stay on my lids well with only a small hint of creasing by the time I got home. It’s tough for me to find eyeshadows that last long because I have very oily eyelids, so I’m pretty impressed at these.

I’m not a pro at eye makeup so I didn’t do anything fancy with it. But this worked a treat for me and I really liked it. I hope you did too. πŸ™‚

Many thanks to Luxola for providing the eye makeup for the night. If you’re unsure about what Luxola is, it’s an online cosmetics company based in Singapore and stocks a variety of Western and Asian beauty brands like Zoeva, Rodial, Sigma Beauty, Sleek Makeup, Vichy, Edward Bess, Dr Jart, Astalift, Koh Gen Do, Yves Rocher, Sachajuan and much more. They have a wide eye makeup range too.

Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

I’ve teamed up with Luxola to offer you lovely readers a nifty discount code. Simply enter the promo code BLX-TINE upon checkout and you’ll get 15% off your first order. This offer is valid until 31 August 2015. Please note that this discount is not applicable for non-discountable brands as stated in their FAQ page.

Luxola also has free international delivery for every order over AU$55.00, which actually isn’t bad at all. Mind you, not every single thing is the same price as, say, Sephora, but there are some that are comparable or even cheaper. Time to whip out the calculator and do the math to see which ones work out better for you. πŸ™‚

Rock Those Peepers With Luxola

One thing I must mention though, the delivery time for Luxola, at least for me, was crazy fast. International parcels usually arrive at least 2 weeks via regular mail. My parcel came in just a week. Heck, I have Australian packages that won’t arrive in a week. Australia Post, I’m giving you the stinkeye.

Anyway, have fun shopping! πŸ˜€

Have you shopped at Luxola before? Have you tried any of the eye makeup I mentioned? Man, I am digging that Sleek eyeshadow palette big time!

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16 comments… add one
  1. Yishan

    It’s worth providing feedback to Luxola that they should make it clearer that their discount codes are not applicable to all brands on the Luxola website! I added Koh Gen Do and Zoeva to cart after reading your post but it wouldn’t accept the code. Also interesting to see that they offered your readers a 15% discount code, when they offer 20% on their site for first time orders… hmmm….

    1. Tine

      Oh crapola, I forgot to mention in the post that it’s only applicable to certain brands. Sorry, my bad! About the discount code … yeah … according to them, the 20% discount lead magnet is for a limited offer only and they wanted me to use my discount code for tracking. *shrug*

      1. Yishan

        Having said that, it didn’t stop me from purchasing a Koh Gen Do foundation & a brush from Zoeva!! Both have been on my wish list for ages, and the free shipping won me over.

  2. Asha

    I have the Oh So Special palette! Jinx! πŸ™‚

    1. Tine

      Ah dammit you said Jinx first! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

      1. Yishan

        Having said that, it didn’t stop me from purchasing a Koh Gen Do foundation & a brush from Zoeva!! Both have been on my wish list for ages, and the free shipping won me over.

        1. Tine

          Woohoo! Enabling DONE. πŸ˜‰

  3. Shamim de Varax

    have you tried any of the Zoeva brushes? they aren’t sold here and I’m not sure of their quality. Lots of bloggers like them but I’m unsure because they’re likely sponsored. Although their eyeshadow palette looked interesting! But again…..what is the quality like??? to get back on track, the eyeshadow looks amazing on you! very pretty. I haven’t really used that palette all that much, I will break it out now.
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    1. Sophie

      Zoeva Brushes are Incredible! Soft, maintain their shape, pick up eyeshadow easily and are simple to use- they also do some petit size brushes for those of us with smaller faces- their a dream to contour with!

    2. Tine

      I’ve not tried Zoeva brushes. I’ve heard SO MUCH good things about them from bloggers and YouTubers, even the ones who didn’t receive them for review. I didn’t want to buy more brushes since I already spent a buttload on Hakuhodo, Suqqu and Wayne Goss brushes.

      The Sleek palette is gorgeous, simply gorgeous. I’m so damn impressed. I was half expecting them to be gritty and cheap-like, y’know? But they were buttery smooth, not gritty at all and easy to blend. I have to use eyeshadow primer with any eyeshadows I use so with primer on, these stayed on very well (many eyeshadows don’t, e.g Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, etc) for hours. I used eyeshadow brushes to apply the eyeshadows and just before I finished, I used my finger to apply a pop of bright shimmery shade right in the middle of my eyelids for that 3-D look. Works very well!

      1. Shamim de Varax

        oh how is wayne goss brushes??? I want to try hakuhodo but no in person retailers either =.=””
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        1. Tine

          I only have the popular one, the The Holiday Brush that’s apparently always sold out. It’s good. Not as good as the Hakuhodo ones but it’s more than decent. The only problem I have with it is that it bleeds every time I wash it. I’ve lost count on the number of times I’ve washed the brush yet each time I do, it still bleeds and the water turns dark blue to grey. I would recommend Hakuhodo brushes over Wayne Goss ones any time given that the Wayne Goss ones aren’t cheap either.

          In terms of good and affordable makeup brushes, I must say, the ones from Makeup Geek are good. I have a few eye makeup brushes from the brand and all of them are fab.

  4. Amy Yip

    The Oh So Special palette looks perfect for me as I’m such a fan of neutrals. Glitz looks like such a gorgeous colour!
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    1. Tine

      It’s really pretty. You can even use the coral shades as a blush, which I totally did! πŸ˜€

  5. Mel

    I love the look you did Tine! I have bought from Luxola once before, but found it was a bit on the expensive side for most items :(. I mean comparable to Australian prices, sure, and an easy way to access some brands that are not available in AUS, but I prefer alternative websites/brands for the time being πŸ™‚
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Mel! I’d admit, not everything from Luxola is cheap. But for the sporadic discounts and free worldwide shipping over $55, it’s not so bad. A lot of other international online stores only do free shipping over $100 >.<

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