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Last week found me at health and glow sky walk mall in Chennai. The health and glow there is stocked up but a little congested to be honest with all the brands of make up under one roof like loreal, lakme, I just love u(?????),maybelline, streetwear and chambor!phew! It does get confusing when SAs from all directions to pull you towards their own makeup counter. I its tough to smile and say thanks but no thanks :toothygrin: knowing my addiction to makeup. 😛 Particularly chambor SA was trying hard with all her might to show me the new silktouch lipsticks when I managed to crawl between the two of them to the street wear counter . There I discovered these nicey-nice eye shadows with colors for everyday wear. They were not on my long list of streetwear lipsticks comprising buff matte, coral matte etc.inspite of that I picked up two!and also got a make up pouch free (never mind the pouch :/)
The colors available: There are four beautiful colors available which are light blue, light green(don’t know the label names), royalty and enchantress.
Price: Rs 225 for 4 grams(pretty decent considering lakme’s one gram ones:/)maybelline studio ones are similar to these with more colors on offer
These are 225 at health and glow but I saw them for 300 at style one mall( :SHOCK: )
What the pack mentions: A long wear mineral eye shadow infused with good for skin minerals.
About the product:
Enchantress is a light beige brown one and royalty is more of a brick brown one. royalty is almost like my own lid skin color(can we say my lids but better:?)the enchantress one is more of a eye brightener and works well for the inner corner as well.These are powder eyeshadows with very very fine shimmer and no chunky glitter at all. The powder is not thick and is not very pigmented as well.they are more on the lighter side and don’t expect a burst of color when blended.These are supplied with a doe foot applicator for precise application and even for trying them out as a liner or smoky effect at the base of the lash or otherwise. The applicator is very soft and yet stiff enough not to bend during application. Some amount of the powder flies in the air at the time of inserting the cap inside the tube, and there is minimal fall out so to say, which is unavoidable with a powder eye shadow.
Performance: If we dab the product on to a concealer, it shows up a little better due to the nature of the colours I got. The browns usually don’t show up on my lids as well as the bright ones. But the browns are the safest to wear everyday. The dab dab application is good enough for a lighter wear but when these are blended into the skin, they really stay put and there is no further smudging. Once blended, the shimmer almost vanishes and they show up more as mattes. I wore them over a concealer and a little of smudged brown eye pencil and they stayed for four to five hours at a stretch even my oily lids. (no going out in the heat and the sun, I tested them in the AC at the mall please 🙂 )four hours for a well blended powder eye shadow over a concealer is good enough for me as no eye shadow would go without creasing on me considering oily eye lids of mine. There was creasing after five hours or so by the time I came back home. So I am happy with the performance!
If you do not have oily lids, I suggest wearing them without a base or just over a smudged brown eye pencil and then blend it in the skin well. It will not budge for five hours. If you have dark circles I suggest you skip these two shades and try out the blue and green.:)
Why pick these up?
Four hours minimum staying power
Office/everyday wear colours such a princess and enchantress
Stay put on being blended
Easy precise application with a doe foot applicator
Good as and all-over and also as a crease color
Make the black eye liner pop and look even more beautiful 🙂
Suitable for oily eye lids for crease free three to four hour stay
Great for the price of 225 and quantity
Great for brightening up the inner corner of the eye, particularly the enchantress color.
Except the minor fall out that is inevitable in powder shadows, I don’t see any particular cons because im happy with colors, quantity, the pricing and the staying power. I may pick up the green and the blue as well. Compared to my avon angel wink (read my review here)and the street stay on copper goddess (here)ones which were horrendous and yet claim an 8-hour stay, these two are real treat. the avon one does not blend into the skin as well as these two do.the colors are my favourite from the brown family,give or take shimmer and glitter.
I recommend these to girls who are on the look out for a brown everyday wear eye shadow with a good amount of staying power.
Rating: 4 on 5
Free Pouch :
And what I stuff it with:
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