Today I have something fun to share! I received The Wanderer collection from Manuela which is a lovely collection of neutral/wearable colours. I was quite excited to try it all out and so decided to do a few looks using only the collection. Unfortunately, I don't have swatches as I'm currently on holiday for the summer but I was able to get some pictures of the looks I did whilst still in school! In any case here are the looks:
The second time I tried the shadows, I came up with this. However, I had a really off day with eye liner and ended up with something completely different :'( (note that my entire eyelid is covered in smeary black eye liner) (note to SELF: do not be adventurous in eye liner choice when you come up with an eye look that you really enjoy)
The third look was my night at the museum look :) The Getty in LA was hosting a college night of art, live music, and food (things I am quite keen on) and I went. The eye shadows did not budge all night! I even got a compliment on how "the light caught on my eyelids". This is to say that this collections has rather shimmery colours. There are no matte shades in this! And although this would have added a nice variety to the collection, I don't think it subtracts from it terribly much The collection itself is still rather versatile, and personally as an indie shopper I rarely purchase entire collections but rather, pick and choose colours rather than purchasing entire collections for a theme or some such. It would be interesting to see Upon a World to release some matte shades seeing how much I enjoyed the shimmery shades :)
Often I forget that for the most part my makeup is couple with what I decide to wear on that particularly day or evening. I rarely take photos of my outfits now that I'm less focused on what I wear. In any case, I found this potato photo of what accompanied the eye look I came up with that day. Even makeup these past few weeks has lost a bit of its luster and excitement for me, so I'm quite thankful that this collection came in the mail as it encouraged me to have a bit of fun with makeup again!
The last look is slightly similar to the first and probably my favourite. In that I found the colours I really liked from the collection. The Avenger and The Side-Kick are one's that I would purchase in a full size because of how much I gravitated towards them whenever I decided "Today is an Upon a World day!" As for a surprise contender, Blood Runs Red would have to be that colour. I'm not partial to reds only because I'm at a bit of a loss when it comes to incorporating them into looks, however I found that this played really well with the other colours. This speaks to the unity of the collection and although I had a problem with the lighter shades, I think those apart from that two (The Officer and The Vixen) I think the shade selection of this collection is fairly harmonious and diverse. I'm a very big fan of mid tones and darker colours and so this collection worked particularly well for me. :) My only caveat would be the necessity (At least for me) to supply these colours with some lighter hues, again perhaps a champagne or a peach, a transition colour if you may.
Some final thoughts: Overall I REALLY enjoyed playing with these colours and am so grateful to Manuela for giving me the opportunity to try her lovely shadows! I hope her the best and will be closely watching what she releases and where she moves forward with her sparkly endeavor. These shadows blend like a dream and are quite pigmented. Most importantly, I found that they did not crease throughout wear and had a pretty good longevity on the eyes. I enjoyed this experience and hopefully you found even a fraction of this lookbook helpful or at least found entertainment in my ridiculous selfiezz. I would recommend Upon a World and found this experience to be overwhelmingly positive.
Additionally, Manuela's website is super cute and fairly easy to navigate (which I know some people take into consideration). The illustrations are also rather charming ><
Samples are $ 1.00
Full Sizes are $ 6.00
Her shop can accessed via Upon a World ! :)
Thank you so much for reading,
I do hope you have a lovely day
Till next time!