I promised some decent swatches of some of the goodies that my beautiful friend Julia sent me from her home country, the Philippines!  Is there anything more exciting than surprise swap parcels from far away destinations?  Errr NO!

By the way… check out the backdrop, same location but finally entered the 21st Century and got ourselves some of that new-fangled double-glazing stuff – here’s hoping this Winter will feel warmer than the last!

Ok, so back to the 4U2 I-Pro Professional Eye Make-Up Palette in Contemporary (what a mouthful!)…

Nicely packaged in a sturdy plastic housing that feels secure and substantial… it opens to reveal a large, clear and distortion-free mirror and 8 vibrant, shimmering eyehadow shades.

The shades all lean toward the pastel, so this will make a perfect choice for some fresh, Spring looks.  All pans have a texture like butter with a colour payoff that matches our own Sleek Makeup offerings.  The difference being that I don’t get the same amount of fall-out with these shades as I do with the Sleek eyeshadows.

And some swatches (on bare skin)…

Aren’t they lovely?

Colour me jealous… I want this brand to be accessible in the UK!  Who says we get all the best stuff? *sulk*

I believe (after conversion) that this retails at around £13 a palette?  You get about 2.5g of product per pan which works out at around £1.60 per eyeshadow.  I do love an economical purchase!

Are you currently lusting after anything from foreign shores?  Spill the beans!

12 Responses to “Filipino Makeup! 4U2 I-Pro Professional Eye Make-Up Palette in Contemporary”

  1. Valeria says:

    This looks great! I really love the effect of the champagne color on the skin :)

  2. Jan says:

    I must say the packaging is sleek and very lovely and the swatches look dense and deeply pigmented. If I could lust from anywhere it would be the sort of drug store US or pharmacy Frenc brands, I like nothing more than a mosey round the pharmacy shelves of Boots/Superdrug and the closest I have got to what I imagine US or French pharmacies to be like is John Bell & Croydon in London – really point me in the direction of any independent chemists and I am happy. Thanks for the post. Jan x

  3. Shifa says:

    seems stunning for the price :)

  4. Leah says:

    Wow, they are so pigmented! Awesome. I think doing swaps with someone in another country is a brill idea, especially coming up to Christmas.

  5. MakeUp Mole says:

    Wow what great value for good pigment and colours! Always keen to keep the weight down with a good palette so I’ll definitely be keen to try this one out

  6. Love the look of the browns and the light shade that looks similar to MAC Nylon :)

  7. Amee says:

    All the shades are very pretty!! and they looks very shimmery.. the packaging is also very attractive..

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  8. Julia Arenas says:

    I *blush* what a wonderful way to come back to civilization (just came from the beach in the countryside). 😀 Love love love, Charlotte.

  9. eva says:

    this looks wonderful! i love the idea of doing foreign swaps!!!
    personally i would like to live in a country where sephora stores are. or at least get my hands on some of their stuff. actually, i would grab the sephora stuff with both of my hands and then other body parts too :)

  10. I just did a foreign swap with beauty blogger Gloss Boudoir in Mexico for some hand and body lotion. I don’t think the UK sees half of what is really out there in beauty land.

    I really like the look of turquoise and marigold? coloured eyeshadows they look a bit different and high quality. If hadn’t known such riches…..x

  11. noi says:

    *sigh* i love it when i see brands from my country getting featured in foreign blogs — thanks so much! :)
    i love 4U2! they aren’t really local (as in, homegrown) but with their competitive prices in comparison to drugstore brands, 4U2’s worth to splurge on! the duos are soft, pigmented and blend like butter… the quads are awesome too! i hope this brand reaches your side of the world! 😀

  12. faiza says:

    hi there can anyoneone please let me know where can i buy this platter i like it.i live in london .

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