I took the liberty of doing swatches for the shades that I've been using:
|(L-R) White Gold, Pink Bliss, Sky Blue, Bronze Treasure, Cosmic|
I used an angled brush and as you can see, they are pigmented enough to use as great alternative liners (I especially love lining eyes with the bronze and blue), but they can blend out and be a tad bit more demure. It all depends on how you'd want to wear them and the intensity you'd want on your lids. When it comes to blending, I prefer to use the shade over the lid up until the crease then given a little smoke using brown in the crease. This way, the overall metallic look doesn't get overshadowed (pun intended).
|Sky Blue blended out for a softer look|
What else have I been loving? Metallic nails! Though my nails have gone basic black this week, I have been wearing Orly's Rage regularly. It's just so multi-dimensional. It's meant to look like strips of foil then in certain angles they either look gold, copper, or silver and also have a subtle shimmer to them. They have a lot going on so for those that haven't tried this polish yet, if you're planning to, I beg of you to keep your nails short unless you want to end up looking like Laquita in 2032...or Nicki Minaj.
Here is a photo from when I first tested them out at Nail to Toe:
|What a gorgeous polish! As if actual gold and silver were melted down to create it|
Again, there are top brands that make to-die-for metallic polishes like Chanel's Gunmetal Gray, but if you want to purchase something that's easier on the pockets and that is really unique, Orly is the way to go.
Bottomline, never mind the rain. Metal shines through any weather.
Orly nail polishes are exclusively distributed in the Philippines by Sprint Asia www.sprintasiabeauty.com and they should be available at all leading nail salons.
I am yet to see BYS makeup products in stores here, but I have seen a number of online sellers that have them on www.sulit.com.ph