THE GOOD: The eyeshadows I chose are all lovely colours with good pigmentation. I found that they applied and blended smoothly. The colours that I picked are shimmery and have a nice sparkle to them. These have passed my "weekday test" without creasing so I am happy with how they wear. The packaging is simple, clean, and professional and the labels are water resistant FOR THE WIN!! The jars also have sifters in them to avoid spillage. The name of the shadow as well as the ingredients are listed on the bottom label.
THE BAD: I tend to get a bit of fallout of the glittery, shimmery bits when I'm blending these. This may be due to the types of primer and base that I use as well as my brush technique but I can't seem to get around this. Also, vegan/lip safety information is not directly on the packaging (I personally could care less about this but I know that some people do).
THE VERDICT: Overall, I'd say that these are good quality eyeshadows that are packaged professionally. I would purchase these and I plan to purchase some in the future.
|From left to right: Sugar Plum Fairy, Havok, and Zen Fire.|
|DuoChrome Blush: Nouveau|
THE GOOD: Once again, packaging is professional and ingredients are listed directly on the water-resistant label. This is a really neat product, in my opinion, as it can be used for both the cheeks and lips. It has a nice, creamy consistency and smells AWESOME! The smell is a light, minty scent and I adore it. I found that it applied smoothly to the lips and can be applied both sheer or more opaque as the product is buildable. I'm also completely in love with the colour and the name.
THE BAD: The texture of the product is nice but I find that it is almost a bit TOO soft, which makes application a bit tricky. Also, the fact that it is packaged in a tube is fine for using a lip brush, but when I tried to apply this to my cheeks using a foundation brush, it was a bit difficult to do so from a tube. I also found this to be difficult to blend on my cheeks over top of my foundation and powder (MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15 and MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15). It blended well on my bare skin but it is not particularly compatible with my face products and it takes a bit of work to get it to blend nicely. Once again, there is no safety/vegan information on the packaging.
THE VERDICT: Overall, I like this product and would buy other colours despite the fact that it is a bit tricky to use on the cheeks. Also, it's SILVER so I suppose when you use a metallic colour as blush, it's going to be tricky no matter what you use.
|Left: applied opaquely. Right: blended out.|
|I love that you can get these in a rollerball!|