Disclosure: I received complimentary Paula Dorf makeup as a member of BrandBacker to facilitate my review. All opinions are strictly my own and were formed through personal testing. As with any product or service your results may vary.
NOTE: This product is featured on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
I love wearing eye shadow and playing with different looks and application techniques. I like eye shadows that don’t settle into creases or fade after a few hours. I also like eye shadows that have great pigmentation and don’t require a ton of it to get a beautiful look. The Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette and Paula Dorf Teal Mascara are among my favorites.
The 5 shades, including a white, nude, browns and blue, are reminiscent of a desert sky and allow you to customize your look from subtle to bold.
Paula Dorf Aztec City Eyeshadow Palette
Paula Dorf Teal Mascara
I have loads of loose eyeshadows but I really like it when I can find several colors in a small palette. That way, I can keep it in my makeup bag in my purse and have it with me all the time. If we’re out on a weekend and decide to go out to dinner or somewhere before heading home, I can apply it quickly and easily. The Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette makes that super easy because the compact comes with a mirror and a double-ended application brush.
The brush is really cool. One end is tapered so I can apply the darker shadow to my crease. It really picks up the shadow too. With it, a little goes a very long way. Then I can also use it to fan on the darker and medium shade to my lower lid and just above the crease onto my upper lid.
I use the bigger brush end to apply the white shade to my tear ducts and just below my brow line. This opens my eyes and makes them look brighter and more awake. I also used the larger brush to apply the blue shadow to my lower lid when I wanted it all over. For just a highlight along my lash line, I use the flat brush to apply a very thin line just above my eyeliner. I then apply a coat of Paula Dorf Teal Mascara to the tips of my lashes, over my black mascara. This helps makes the black liner pop just a little.
The Paula Dorf Teal Mascara is really pretty. Over my black mascara, it is very subtle and gives just a hint of color. Alone, it is a really pretty teal that isn’t overly bold or bright. The mascara stayed on nicely all day and didn’t smudge, run or leave me with raccoon eyes. It washed off very easily at night as well.
About the Product
About The Paula Dorf Brand:
Paula Dorf is famous for unique “trick” products that offer solutions to every woman’s makeup concerns, such as Transformer® (from eye shadow to liquid liner), Perfect Illusion® for lips (ends feathering lips), Perfect Illusion® for eyes (smoothes skin), Perfect Primer® (keeps foundation fresh), Enhancer® baby eyes (brightens eyes) and Clean-Up Stick® (erases makeup mistakes).
Crafting brushes from art supply stores, our early tools included the award winning Foundation Brush, Cheek Cream Brush and Eye Transformer Brush, so unique they are patented. Paula Dorf’s designs are so phenomenal that other companies have tried to duplicate them, yet none have been able to match.
After working on our unparalleled brush collection, Paula Dorf Cosmetics created a high quality, long-wearing, easy to use color cosmetic line that is designed for every woman. Our makeup philosophy is to empower women and is captured best in our signature phrase: Become your own makeup artist®.
Seen in the latest issues of In Style, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle and on celebrities including Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Debra Messing and Reneé Zellweger, Paula’s products are constantly embraced as industry favorites.
Paula Dorf Cosmetics has received a variety of accolades over the years including multiple “Allure Best of Beauty” awards, Self Magazine’s Healthy Beauty Award and the Fashion Group International “Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2006.
My readers will receive a code for a free Paula Dorf Teal Mascara with purchase! Use Code TEAL
My readers will receive a code for a free Paula Dorf Teal Mascara with purchase!
Use Code TEAL
Paula Dorf Aztec City Palette: $36.00
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Crystal is a stay-at-home- mom, living in KY with her husband and children. She is a travel and lifestyle blogger encouraging folks to live their life one adventure at a time while also focusing on beauty, health and lifestyle. From time to time she also likes to showcase her adorable pets along with her family. Along with Cinnamon Hollow she can be found at The Martin Family Adventure … read more
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