StreetWear Luminous Shadow Review
StreetWear Luminous eye shadows are not recent products – they’ve been in the Indian market for about three years now. Even though I’ve been using other products from this brand, strangely I hadn’t heard of them until this July! I remember I was shopping with my sister who wanted to buy a lip gloss and on an impulse we went over to the first counter which happened to be StreetWear. While checking out the glosses, this duo shadow caught my eye and I just had to get one!
Streetwear shadows come in four shades namely Ocean’s Mermaid, Bubbly Me, Snow Gold and Satin Sand. At the time they had only two shades so I picked up Ocean’s Mermaid which is the one I’ll be reviewing today. I haven’t come across any stores that has had all four at one time as usual suffering from the ‘out of stock’ syndrome!
The ingredients listed on the back are Boron Nitride, Silica, Dimethicone, Iron oxides. Now I know that these ingredients sound very frightening so I did a bit of research on each. Honestly, I had never bothered to check these until I began writing this review.
All the ingredients mentioned above are FDA approved. Boron Nitride is generally used in mineral makeup as it has oil-absorbing property and it also has a ‘tactile’ feel which means it makes it easier to stick to the skin. Silica absorbs sebum that is produced by the skin and Dimethicone gives a ‘velvety feel’ to the skin or hair. Lastly, Iron Oxides are known to give colour to the product. There, not so scary now, is it?
The Ocean’s Mermaid shadow claims to be a “Rich colour that adds vibrance to your eyes”. Now there are two contrast shades in each. Ocean’s Mermaid has a turquoise and light pink shade – kind of reminds you a little bit of Ariel from The Little Mermaid! The turquoise is very pigmented and bright but the pink is a total let down. It is good enough for a slight wash of colour in the crease but on the lid it is disappointing!
Having said that, you need to use a good brush to pick up these colours like a sponge tip applicator or else you may find it annoying to keep going in again and again.
Now these shades are not completely matte. They do have a slight shimmer but in texture they have a satiny feel to them. I haven’ experienced any fall out as such as their staying power is satisfactory. However the colour may appear to be fading through the course of the day. A good tip is to use these with cream base or shadows which will enhance the colours very well and help them last!
Each duo comes with a small double ended sponge tip applicator but I broke mine. This does come handy for this particular shadow though.
A swatch is below:
• Can be worn everyday without looking OTT.
• Not expensive.
• No clumping in the crease (this may be different for those with naturally oily lids)
• Range of colours to choose from (if they are available at your store, of course)
• Can be carried in your travel kit.
• Comes with an applicator so no need to carry a separate brush if you don’t wish to.
• May fade during the day if you are not wearing it on a cream base.
• The colour pay off isn’t the best.
• No mirror! (unless that is not really an issue with you)
• The applicator does not last very long like most applicators.
Price: 175 for 3 grams.
I have seen the other shades – Satin Sand which is a duo of peach and brown. Then there is Snow Sand which is a duo of silver and gold and my guess is that Bubbly Me is the duo in the picture above! If I can still find these I’ll be lucky! I feel these eye shadows are great for beginners who are experimenting with colours and are on a certain budget.
27 thoughts on “StreetWear Luminous Eye Shadow Review”
Never seen these eyeshadows before…or I guess I never did notice them..will surely go looking now :-))
..couldn’t really figure out the other colour swatch though..only blue – guess the pinkish one is really faint 🙂
Rads your Chanel will be so disappointed – you ditched it to have an affair with Street wear 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛
My Chanels sit happily with my oldieeee Lakme eyeshadow..guess they will learn to like Streetwear too :rotfl:
Imagine your Chanels having a conversation with the oldie lakme and the Nooob Street Wear –
like in the dark when u leave them alone in the room …
Chanel 1 to Chanel 2 – Look at this new colorful duo, imagine she picked it up from the “streets” :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: I can’t believe we have to sit on the same face as them !!! :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:
Street Wear thinks to itself :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: :reallyangry: just you wait you evil bitches – Imma sit on your foundation so bright, that I will out shine you !!!!
and your lakme will say ” dont get so angry street wear – there firangi Chanel bitches will come and go – you and I made from this desh ki dharti – we will always be there “
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Hi Radhiak! Yeah, the pink is quite faint! Try using it with a bright base
😯 😯 😯 🙄 🙄 🙄 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: I am going to be too scared to use any makeup now..imagine what they will be talking about me 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮
Cool… I was at a Streetwear counter today and I asked for eye shadow. They didn’t have any!!!
Can you beat that?
Liked the research you’ve done on the ingredients. How many of us bother with that? I am tempted to pick these up for playing around! 🙂
Thanks Anks! You’ll have to ask around a couple of places to really find these. Like I said, they’re out of stock!
Nice review Anuya :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: !! Will check them out, in next shopping trip!! 😀 😀 😀 😀
THank you, calicoaster! 🙂
I was dreaming of that coastal scents palette yesterday night!! :dazed: :dazed: :dazed: :dazed: :dazed: :silly: 😛 😛
😀 😀 😀 😀
I have never seen them around. I like the pink and blue combination. :yes: :yes:
Sale will start after 1 hour!! :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:
It’s at 3, silly. 😛
one hour????? isnt it supposed to be at 3pm?
i wanttttttttttt this one. this is the perfect turquoise i was looking for. 😛 😉 can’t wait. but i dont know if it is available here or not. 😕 thanks for letting us know abt this little gem. :-))
You’re welcome! Love the turqouise myself!! Hope you find it though
Hiya! Hope you find it…do ask around a few shops though