It’s funny how we change. I used to hate all things pink, and here I am, about to fangirl over Lord & Berry’s Hana*.
I was sent this eyeshadow a few weeks back and it did something amazing. I am all about the neutrals, but this made me leave the taupe in the drawer and I’ve been reaching for this instead about 75% of the time.
The formula is really nice and smooth; it glides on, blends well, and lasts all day. There is nothing negative I can find to say about this. It’s everything you need in an eyeshadow.
I have to admit, when I first saw this I was skeptical about how much use I would get out of it. In the pot it looks a bit too vibrant, but it tones down once it’s on your skin. It’s a buildable formula, so you can make it pretty bright if you want to, but with one swipe it’s certainly not as dark as it is in the pot. The finish is matte, with a little bit of shimmer in it.
Hana is part of Lord & Berry’s Seta eyeshadow range, which sells for between £6 – £11 per shade depending on which website you use. You can also buy the individual refills. The Seta range is quite big, but I struggled to find anywhere the than the Lord & Berry website that sells a decent chunk of the range. Quite a few big websites only seem to sell one or two shades, so if you want a few shades you’ll probably need to order direct from Lord & Berry.
Since I was weary about the amount of use I’d get out of it, I figured other people would be too. So I’m going to share my three go-to looks with Hana.
My favourite look of the three is to pair Hana with MAC’s Phloof. It’s a lovely frosty white colour which really brightens up your eyes and works perfectly with a pink eye shadow.
(Phloof isn’t cruelty free, does anyone know of a cruelty free dupe?)
For night time, use a dark brown eye shadow to create a smokey eye look.
On it’s own, Hana looks great with winged liner.
It usually takes me a couple of attempts to get it looking fairly even, but it took me even more attempts to get it to a point where I was happy to photograph it. Why is it you can always get it perfect on one eye, but never the other?
Pink isn’t a shade I see popping up on blogs all that often, and maybe it’s time that changed.
It is surprisingly hard to take a good photograph of eye makeup. I see stunning photos on blog and on Instagram and I have no idea how these girls do it. I’ve been putting this post off for weeks due to how hard it is to get a decent photo.
Some bloggers say all they use is their iPhone, I tried that and it just didn’t work. I have no idea how they do it, I’m 99% sure it involves black magic. In the end I had to take loads and loads of photos on my DSLR, hoping that it had focused on the right thing.
If you have any tips for photography eye makeup, be my guest and share them with me.
Is it cruelty free: Lord & Berry do not test on animals.
Would I repurchase: Absolutely.
Is pink eye shadow part of your staple makeup items?
*I received a free PR sample, but that did not affect my opinion at all.