Monday, August 09, 2010

He Qi Pressed Eye Shadows BETA

When I'm not working on fulfilling orders, I take a break by making these eye shadows =)

This is a BETA version of the official Pressed Shadow to be released in few weeks. These are perfected pigment formulas, but the texture may not be 100% perfect-- resulting in a dramatic decrease in price. The difference in texture does not effect the application of the eye shadows.

Q: Why is the surface uneven?
It has to do with my pressing ability. These are pressed palettes-- you literally mash all the pigment together using a binding factor, which is a various combination of chemicals, and then press them down with a tile. Because I'm using my hands and not a machine, I can't press as accurately/evenly as a machine, causing an imperfect surface. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to improve on this, but I'll try!

With the exception of how they LOOK and feel IN the palette, I'm VERY proud of these. They're SO pigmented. I really loaded up on the minerals on these. I think these will EASILY rival MAC's pressed shadows. I have one of MAC's shimmer black pressed shadows, and it's not very pigmented compared to these. They GLIDE on, but they're so ugly looking -_-. I want to create a SMOOTH pressed surface. However, this doesn't take away from how it looks worn.

They are currently $5.50 each shipped. They will be going up to about $8 shipped each when I perfect the look of them =)

^ Midnight Sky is my FAV.

Family photo:

See all the eyeshadows HERE.
Yes, these are 100% handmade from scratch by me =)

Just a quick update to let you all know what's up =)

I'm currently working on Jewelry orders Placed from July 31- now. There are a few orders before that I'm still waiting for materials on-- a big THANK YOU to everyone who's been patiently waiting for their order!~

- Lisa



MeiBelle said...

OMG I love Apricot Creme! The packaging looks amazing Lisa!! ^^ I don't think it's ugly at all, but I know u'll perfect them! =)

vanity-fashionista said...

They all look amazing! I love all the shades. Congratulations :D

I got my order a on Saturday, came sooner than I expected XD Thank you! I'll do a blog post on it soon :D xxx

CHEECHUN™ said...

lisa <3

i got my package like a week ago, but i am just NOW able to tell you cause i was having a hectic week, last week. i have yet to try it but i'll def let you know as soon as i do and post a review <3

thank you soooo much!

London's-beauty said...

all of them looks so good!! the packaging is lovely too :)) i especially love the mocha frappe <3

Anonymous said...

Why is the surface uneven?

~Lisa said...

Naw! I think they look amazing. It can't be completely perfect since it's handmade and all.

& the packaging is very nice!

rhaindropz said...

yay!!! your business is growing from jewelries to beauty products i love it and was proud of you (^_^)

hugs and kisses

Lisa Van said...

they look absolutely stunning! xxx

mint said...

wow nice! they do look very pigmented :)

Anna said...

you know what might work for pressing...a c clamp... im pretty sure you can hit home hardware store and pick some consumer grade c claps... i remember my best friend buying some at a dollar store... when she was in her press-powder phase...
a start to a good day is when...the first thing i do when I get to work is check your blog and jen's blog...


contests and such said...

These look great! I love the dual-end brush that comes with them! I think my fav is Empress