For my spending ban of January i must admit i did do very well. These two are the only makeup related items i picked up AND they were both on offer - who can really resist a drugstore sale?
The next thing i've actually been wanting to try out since late last year when i tried the Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono single eyeshadows, which are one of the butteriest pigmented eyeshadows i own (including high end). This is the Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Quattro in 'Never Let Me Go' and is basically meant to be the quad version of the single ones, which i thought would be a great idea for travelling as it has a really nice acrylic compact size packaging. I must say though, when i was swatching the shadows on my arm, and then later on my eye, i was slightly disappointed to say the least. Compared to the dreamy formula of the single shadows, these ones took a couple of hard rubs to get proper pigmentation, and the pink shade pretty much consists of only glitter. The darker shades at the bottom are definitely more pigmented than the top ones, but to use these i would need some good quality neutral shades. This did cost an incredible $8 (equivalent to £4), so it's not like i've wasted a tonne of money, but i think i'll stick to my good old Naked Basics for now. And although i wouldn't recommend this quad, i would highly recommend you go check out the single eyeshadows, as they are honestly much much more pigmented and generally better quality shadows.