Monday, 6 January 2014

The Chequered Lily

Being online and bored with time to kill is not a very good mix, especially for my bank balance, lol. On one of these such days, I decided to browse online website, Etsy. This is when I came across the store Chequered Lily. My browsing soon became a need to place an order, especially after I read Lily's honest blurb

"If you haven't purchased from us before, here's what you should know: We believe in honesty and transparency and we want our customers to be safe and happy (and to look fabulous while doing so). We use only eye-safe products in our shadows and always include safety and ingredient information on our packaging unique to each product. 

All swatches are shown against dry, bare skin. I strive for accuracy in my photos, but some colors have a dramatic shift that the camera cannot adequately capture, for this reason, I show photos of my products in varying lighting conditions (but always outdoor, natural light) and shoot video for each color ( I also provide a "streak" photo for each color against lightly textured black paper to give an idea of how a color goes onto the skin and what its finish is, ie: metallic, pearl, matte, glitter, etc. The use of a primer or base will enhance the brightness, opacity, and wear of any shadow and is highly recommended, especially for shadows that are very sparkly or contain a high percentage of glitter. Colors on the website may appear lighter than they actually are, this is partly due to varying monitor settings, and also partly due to camera settings and editing. If you are unhappy with a color you have received, please convo me so we can work on a solution. ^_^"

Everything that I look for in a listing is covered, informative with great photos and swatches, to make choosing easier. Lily was such a joy to deal with, she was more than happy to cater to my needs wants.
Ok, so onto the product

Stormbringer- Charcoal violet blue, with gorgeous shimmer. THE best blackened colour that I have used!

Snow Glass Apples- I just couldn't capture the gorgeous red iridescence of this pearly white shadow.

Pharaoh's Curse- Molten gold shimmer. The blurred pic shows the wonderful shimmer of this shadow.

Monster Bride- Ghoulish golden green, I love it!

A Dustland Fairytale- Nude pink.

Candyfloss- Salmon pink.

November- Deep mocha.

Jareth V2.0- Dark violet brown. 

Terracotta Rose and Enraptured blushes. These blushes are so pigmented, but don't let that scare you because they blend out like a dream!

Of course I couldn't wait to apply some eye shadows!

For this look I used A Dustland Fairytale on my inner lid, Candy Floss on center and outer is Jareth V2.0

To complete this look, I applied Pharaoh's Curse on my inner lid, Monster Bride on center, November on the outer "V" and Stormbringer in the crease.

I was so impressed with these eye shadows. They had such a beautiful finish, very pigmented, yet easy to blend. I am so happy that I stumbled across this brand, definitely worth trying!


  1. Wow I've never seen or heard of Chequered Lily before! Thanks so much for introducing me to this brand/store :-)
    The shadows do look amazing and I love the looks you've created with them. The green and gold looks really pretty together...and very suitable for an upcoming day ;)

    1. Yes, great idea, Gemma. This look is so wearable, I could easily recreate it for Australia Day :)

  2. Woah, the pigmentation looks amazing! very very pretty i think my favourite is nude pink. although i'm not sure how that'll go on my lids

    1. Lily, how could you not purchase a few things from this store, it has your name all over it! lol ;)