The Glamour Doll Eyes website looks awesome! It's colourful and I personally enjoy the style in which it was designed. The website has changed since I placed this order and it looks re-vamped and professional. It's pretty easy to navigate the site and find what you're looking for. The colour descriptions for the eyeshadows are pretty accurate, and I really like how they show a picture of the eyeshadow, swatches of the eyeshadow, and often even a picture of someone WEARING the eyeshadow. As for the Glamour Glosses, I feel that the product descriptions and photos are not very accurate at all. Pictures of the glosses make them appear more opaque when in real life they are very sheer. They DO have swatch pictures of the glosses, but even these were rather misleading in my opinion. The swatches of the two glosses that I purchased (Haute and Fashionista) seem a lot more pigmented than the gloss that I received. The picture shown for Haute was REALLY off, it looked like a semi-opaque bright red gloss with an orange sheen when in real life it is a sheer, bright orange. Haute has not been listed for sale on the website since I ordered so I am not sure if it will be available again. A good point about the website is that ingredients, vegan info, and lip safety info are all listed clearly under each product. One thing to note about GDE is that some of their eyeshadows are unblended which means that the colours were not created by the company. If you would prefer to not purchase unblended colours, it is easy to avoid them as this information is listed under the product description for each eyeshadow. Also, unblended colours have a * next to them for easy identification. I appreciate the honesty of this company as everything is very clear on their website. They even have a page of the bloggers that they "sponsor" so you know who they are affiliated with. Ordering from their website is easy and since you make an account with them, they know which eyeshadows and samples you have received so you will never get doubles, which is nice. I had no problems with ordering or customer service. My order was mailed promptly and shipping was fast.
|I purchased: 2 Glamour Glosses, 2 full size eyeshadows, and one 6 colour eyeshadow tower: the Chelsey tower.|
Hmmmm, how shall I put this, um.........I LOVE THE PACKAGING!!! The labels look professional and stylish and I love the look of them! Even the free samples have cute packaging....you've got to love that kind of attention to detail! The labels on the TOP of the eyeshadows and on the glosses are water-resistant (shiny, not just paper) which is good for me as I tend to wreck labels. The labels on the bottom of the eyeshadows are not so water resistant but they contain the name of the eyeshadow as well as vegan and lip safety information. They do not contain any ingredient information. I enjoy the fact that on the website, you can choose whether or not you want sifter jars when ordering as some people prefer these and others do not. You can also order eyeshadow towers containing 3 to 6 colours. ****EDIT: It seems that the towers are no longer available on the Glamour Doll Eyes website.**** My orders were packaged securely in bubble mailers and I had no issues with leakage of product. One thing to note is that if you order lip gloss and eyeshadows, they will be mailed separately. I received several pretty business cards as well as a pretty pamphlet with information and tutorials along with my order.
SINGLE EYSHADOW PACKAGING
FREE SAMPLE PACKAGING
The following prices are in USD. Full size eyeshadows are $6.00 (sifter jars: 1.5-2 g of product; non-sifter jars: 2-2.5 g of product). Sample baggies (0.5g of product) are $1.25 and sample jars (1g of product in a 5g jar) are $2.50. Glamour Glosses are $6.00 and shipping is free worldwide on orders over $30. I feel that the pricing for their products is reasonable.
Let's start with the glamour glosses!
THE GOOD: I love the smell and texture, and taste of these! They are not sticky and apply smoothly. You can detect a slight sweet flavour when wearing them which is something I like but I do know that not everyone does so keep this in mind. The packaging is very nice and I like the colours that I picked. Also, Fashionista (the pink one) glows under UV-light! Sweet!
THE BAD: These glosses were a lot more sheer than I was expecting. They look nice on and have sparkles in them, but being that they are so sheer, the colour is quite subtle. The sparkles also don't really jump out at you. Judging by the pictures on the website, I was expecting these colours to be a lot more "in your face", if you will. The gloss wore off fairly quickly as well (I got approximately 2 to 3 hours of wear before they were mostly worn off). I suppose that is not BAD per se, but I've had better.
THE VERDICT: If you are looking for a nice, sheer, flavoured gloss, these are pretty good. If you're looking for dramatic, opaque, or unique colours, you should probably look somewhere else.
THE LIP SWATCHES
|LEFT: Fashionista RIGHT: Haute|
OH NO SHE'S GOT THE UV LIGHT OUT AGAIN.........
|LEFT: Fashionista RIGHT: Haute|
|From left to right: Jailbreak, Dirty Jeans, Bruised, Graves in May, Graves in May again. Note the difference in appearance between the two Graves in May swatches.|
CHESLEY TOWER SWATCHES
|From left to right: Family Secret, Aqua Foil, Pistol Pistol, Ladies Night, Tattooed. Hot Mess.|
|Please note that Hot Mess is an Eyelight (glitter), not an eyeshadow. It ws swatched over UDPP so it would stick to my arm.|
|Closeup of Bruised to show how pretty and sparkly it is!|
Would I repurchase from Glamour Doll Eyes again? I'm kind of on the fence. I see a lot of eyeshadows that I really like under their "Collections" section. However, I am kind of disappointed in the products I got. I enjoy the glosses, but they aren't anything too special. The eyeshadows crease on me so quickly that I don't wear them that often as I don't want to look like a hot mess. They seem to work well for others, but I simply had no luck with them.
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