Product Type: MeMeMe makeup
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Sunkissed Highlights And Beautiful Eye Shadows All In One Palette!
MeMeMe Shimmer Stack
Member Name: Machair1
MeMeMe Shimmer Stack
Advantages: I love the fact that it highlights and can also be used as eye shadow.
Disadvantages: None at all.
MeMeMe Shimmer Stack
MeMeMe Cosmetics is an affordable brand of cosmetics sold in Superdrug and also online from their website at www.mememecosmetics.co.uk. In recent months I think that Superdrug has really improved their cosmetic ranges. Certainly in our local store in Chelmsford, following a recent shop floor upgrade, there are now many new lines of affordable but most importantly really good quality products.
I first became aware of the MeMeMe Shimmer Stack just browsing one day in the early summer, and I noticed that it claimed to be both an eye shadow palette and a highlighter. I really love products that have a dual purpose as I travel a lot, and like to be able to put together a simple make-up bag quickly. The product is available in three choices, gold, bronze and pink and as it was summer when I purchased this I chose the gold. This is the one in the Dooyoo photo.
The price of this at the moment is £8.49 which is superb value for money. Inside the square black case is a solid block of five colours that lie next to each other in lines. There is also a good size mirror on the lid as well. There are no application tools with this product so you will need to use your own brushes. The shades in the gold palette range from a beautiful vanilla highlighter, through to neutral browns and taupe, and a shade with a pink undertone. Being highly pigmented these work beautifully as eye shadows, and due to their subtle shades it is possible to create a lovely natural effect really easily and quickly. I have tried several combinations of colours on the lid and in the crease, always using the highlighting vanilla shade on the brow. These blend so easily together and you can create a lovely washed sunset look which looks really flattering if you have blue eyes.
The beauty of this product is in its versatility. To create a lovely summer look you simply sweep a large brush over the entire palette and use this to highlight cheek bones. This looks really pretty, and the look is long lasting and due to the slight sparkle in the product it catches the light beautifully. The website explains that you need to use it sparingly to achieve a natural look, as you are trying to re-create an image of skin that has been naturally sun kissed. I have found this product easy to work with, and there is no danger that you will look overdone or orange. It can be built up if you wish to deepen the look, but I have never had to remove any as it imparts a subtle finish with just a couple of sweeps of the brush across the palette.
Furthermore you don't have to worry that you will have an all over glitter look which certainly for a lady of my age (51) would not be flattering. This is not going to impart a cheap overdone effect but rather a natural healthy glow. I really love using it now that the last rays of summer sun have finally gone - it is a cheer up for Autumn!
One important attribute that these colours have is that they last a long time. I have been using them since the early summer and there is still plenty remaining. I even took mine out to The Maldives on holiday and they performed very well indeed in extreme heat and humidity.
Many reviews of this product that I have seen online say that they are a dupe for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. I can't comment on this because I have never tried these. However I can believe it as I have been very happy using a Superdrug blush recently made by a company called Sleek, which is identical in performance and colour to a product made by Nars, a higher end cosmetic brand. In these economically challenging times I think it is lovely to discover really good products that are good value, as not everyone can afford to spend money on higher end brands for any or all of their purchases.
I can highly recommend this product, it imparts a healthy glow when applied as a highlighter, and it also offers some gorgeous summery shades for eye shadows. It is also a very attractive price and has a long lasting quality both on the skin and in the palette, so you can be confident of achieving a lovely look which is also very good value.
Summary: A really good value dual purpose product.