Saturday, August 6, 2011

Review + EOTD: Australis IntensifEYE 'The Big Smoke' Palette

Hello Darlings!~ How are you all doing?

You might recall the swap I did with Suzanne from Don't You Know Who I am? from a while back. I have been using the products she sent me and the one thing I have noticed is that my favorite products where the Australis products. Of course, Australis is an Australian brand and thus is unavailable to me T_T

But I am very happy to have been able to try some of the products! Thanks Suzanne!

The Big Smoke Palette comes with four eyeshadows: satin white, satin cement grey, a dark navy with a grey undertone, and a black with silver sparkles.

My two favorites colors are the grey and blue!

A great quality, durable compact. The design is very practical and simple. It comes with a long, double ended sponge tip applicator which is nice if you don't have any brushes with you.

Product Review
My favorite thing about these shadows is that they are super smooth and very blendable. You can build the color up easily and still blend it out effortlessly. But, they can be a little sheer and patchy if you are not careful. Because they blend so easily, it is also easy to  over blend and loose pigmentation.
I love the finish of the first three colors; they have a really awesome satin finish. The only shimmery one is the black, but its not overly shimmery.
The shadows are really smooth, but I don't get much fallout which is great!

~Smooth with no/minimal fallout
~Easy to blend
~Great finish; subtle shimmers
~Durable and practical packaging
~Easy to over blend
~Pigmentation could be better
~Not available to most people

 These look a little more shimmery in the photo than they do in real life. But they do have a fantastic subtle shimmer and a beautiful sheen~ My absolute favorite color is the dark, grey-blue color. I did have to layer the color twice to get a better color payoff.

Overall, I think this is a great palette; great colors in a practical compact. Very comparable to higher end shadows in my opinion. I think the CONS are outweighed by the PROS! If you get a chance to try these colors, definitely do it!
Rating: 8/10
Recommend? Yup! If you are lucky enough to have this brand available to you, try these palettes out!


This picture might be familiar~ This is the look I wore when I reviewed the KKCenterhk A188 bottom lashes. I used this palette to do the eye look~
 Products Used:
~Cement grey from Australis palette on the lid
~Grey-blue from Australis palette on the crease and lower lash line
~Black from Australis palette on the outer V
~MAC 'Lark About' pigment on my inner corner
~L'oreal Lineur Intense liquid liner
~Maybelline The Falsies mascara
~some really used KKCenterhk lashes that I cut to make demi lashes. Ignore how gross they look. I needed to throw them out already.
~KKCenterhk A188 bottom lashes

Notice that the colors are semi-sheer. I could have made them more pigmented, but I wanted to try a softer look.

Thanks for reading!


  1. oh man, now I have to go back and buy one for ME. australis are so awesome.

  2. Ooh, pretty! :D the swatches are gorgeous :)

  3. That smoky eye looks gorgeous on you!

  4. o0o, that palette is lovely! And I love your pics. What camera do you use? If it's a dslr, what lens?? Lol. I'm learning how to take better EOTD/FOTDs

  5. Nice! I agree that the pigmentation could be better!

  6. looks great! ur blending is really good.

  7. OMG!!! The colors are amazing!!1 Love the EOTD!!!

  8. Those eyeshadow colors look amazing. I looove smoky eye colors. It's cool how navy is included in the quad you got too. Adds a slight pop of color. Your eye look is GORGEOUS. I love the sparkle of the eyeshadows you used and the lashes. :)

  9. I am very surprised, I would have never thought the color payoff would be so great. Can you do a tut on this look

  10. A very lovely soft smokey eye babe ^_^

  11. the swatches are great but they seem to be lacking pigmentation when applied on..? :) still, i still think you did a great job with your EOTD!

  12. Awesome swatches. I want one. Can't get one. SAAAADFACE.

  13. haute!!! love smokey eyes on you--super chic and sexy :)))

  14. Lovely EOTD <3 loving the grays and blacks. Wee~ so pretty!


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