I have a love hate relationship with these. I hate the fallout these have even tho I tapped the brush a few times. They don't last long either. I do like the how pigmented they are though. But for only a dollar I can't really complain too much.
I really like these eye dusts. These are the closest replacement to Cookie Puss eye dusts I have been able to find. They are full of shimmer, and they have great staying power. I don't always use eyelid primer when applying my eye makeup, and I sweat like a pig when I'm at work. This stuff will stay put. The packaging is dreadful, though. It is the dumbest thing I have ever seen, all it does is spill powder all over everything. I get a power drill and drill through the top opening where the brush goes in to, and I pour or spoon the powder into plastic sifter containers without the sifter.
I bought 3 of these and I dislike them terribly, I used once and gave them away. The brushes were horrible, so I pulled them out and threw away right off the bat. The eyeshadow is messy and has no lasting power even with an eye primer. I was disappointed but for the price who cares! The colors were very pretty, that was a plus, but that's it. Save your money!!!
I love this eye shadow it surprisingly covers and blends pretty well for $1 u get the crappiest brush and bottle I just dumped it in an old mac jar and use my brushes which is why I gave it a 4 if it was in a better jar I def would give a 5. I have radiant The best color btw and sunshine. I wish they had more colors I would be able to cut my cost on some of the shimmery pigment I have from mac yeah they are nicer to blend and a bit more pigmented but the price is too high and if I could get this close to the same affect for waaay cheaper with only a little more effort I will
I have two of these.
Lollipop, and Sunshine.
Amazing colour--either applied dry or wet.
I actually use the brush it comes with, and put some on the inside of the lid, then take my regular brush and dip it in, and use it!
If you can get the product without having to go through the nine levels of hell, it'll be perfect.
I have this in 'Sunshine', 'Snowflake', 'Radiant', and 'Lollipop'. The packaging is a total fail, the brush is total crap. I always depot the product and put them in little jars though. I only like the darker shades of this product, the lighter shades seems a little too shimmery for me.
This eyeshadow is beautiful! I bought all 6 colors I could find, and I love them all. The packaging is terrible, so I depotted them and put them in small containers I found at Hobby Lobby. I wish I could buy all the other colors, but Dollar Tree doesn't carry them. I'm very happy with these eyeshadows. :)
not gonna lie, the brush it comes with is total crap. but the product itself is gorgeous. I cut the brush part off the wand but still keep the stopper inside to keep it from spilling. I have this in radiant which is a bronzy gold. it makes my brown eyes pop! just put a little primer or a base on underneath this and it'll last all day!
LA Colors has not disappointed me yet in terms of product, but here, it has completely failed with the packaging. The brush is all mangled and useless, but you can use your own brush. That's why I gave this a 4- other than that, I own two of these and they are very nicely pigmented and stay for a while. They do look gorgeous on my eyes, especially in the sunlight. For $1, they're really a great bargain!
oH how i love LA Colors!! i really do, their products are absolutely amazing! The Shimmering Loose Powders are gorgeous and so awesome!
The LA Colors products can be found in my area at Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family Dollar. It will depend on your area but i have also seen some products at Five Below as well as online at Cherry Culture and Ebay. I def suggests checking the Dollar Tree. Whats best about LA Colors is their products are super duper cheap and affordable. I pay $1 for the loose shimmering eyeshadows. Unreal for such a great product. A great alternative to expensive pigments/loose shadows. I love em. Cannot believe they are $1!!!
I love all the great colors they have to offer. I have all available shadow colors & theyre great! According to LA Colors site- A gorgeous collection of FUN, SHIMMERING, METALLIC shades with brush applicator that adds sparkle to your eyes. Made with ultra fine powders for long lasting, radiant color. Applies on smoothly with INTENSE color!- I cannot find all 15 colors but i have 6which are the only ones i can find. I wish i could find more bc id def pick them up but all the colors i own of course have a metallic shimmer to them so for those who dont like shimmer- these arent for you. I dont mind them since i own matte shadows that can tone this down. I find tapping the brush a bit will knock off most of the bigger pieces leaving a nice metallic finish. These are great dry & even prettier foiled or wet. I mainly use them dry since im lazy but id def suggest trying them wet once. I find these apply nicely w/ minimal fallout considering their loose shadows. Def watch using darker colors. I know pressing them def makes them easier. I find on their own, super pigmented & true to color. Can be sheered out if needed or built up for vivid color. They stay put for at least 7-8 hrs w/ primer of course & id def suggests using cream base w/ these since loose shadows/pigments always apply & stay alot better when they have something to grab & stick to. So great pigmentation, the shadows are soft, not chalky. I find these to be good quality. They seem to match my Elf Mineral Shadows so if you like those, you can work w/ these as well. The apply & blend easily. Great shadows. So onto the colors i own:
Snow White- a great shimmery white. Its not stark white but more sheer. is great for tear duct highlighting. so pretty to open up the eyes.
Sunshine- like its name, its a gorgeous true gold. its a vivid yellow gold. i have a golden loose shadow but this is true yellow toned gold. so great for summer
Lollipop- a great true cool toned pink. its bright & fun. its a nice pink that wont make you look sickly since its a bright vivid cool toned pink
Honey Suckle- this is probably my favorite since its a more neutral earthy tone color. Its unique in the way its a golden bronzey pink. Its more of a rose gold great for everyday looks. will def use this one up first since its great to add to smoky brown looks for a gorgeous metallic finish. its lighter in shade than Radiant but along the same scheme
Radiant- a great bronzey brown. its a medium tone bronze golden brown. great also to add to smoky brown looks. this color is def a must have since its easy to work w/ and can be used w/ many looks
Black Pearl- wow, a dark super pigmented black. i thought it end up being a charcoal gray but no def a black. this is a great multipurpose loose black shadow. this one can be used for smoky looks & great for wetting to make a pigmented black liner. i pressed this & use it alot to set black liners.
Now sadly this is where the product falls really short unfortunately.. i hate to lower my score since i do really like these but i hate the packaging. These come in a clear see thru hard plastic container. The labeling/info/logo is in black writing. The lid is unique- its a twist of cap with a ring/circle to pull out to the attached brush. The brush is awful since it doesnt fit into the alloted space/hole and the opening gets narrow to allow the brush to pick up limited shadow but the brush gets stuck and frayed. (if you have seen the NYC Cosmetics loose shadows, its like them exactly but a bit worse) So its rather useless. The lid does twist off to the brush/lid. It does keep the shadow safe & secure but it also keeps it from coming out at all. So my suggestion- YouTube search how to depot your LA Colors shimmering shadows- its what i did. I depotted all mine since its much easier to use them now since i didnt use them much in their orinigal containers/jar. I have also pressed mine as well. (i used alcohol w/ a drop of BioSilk Silk Therapy knock off yes theres youtube videos too on this) and they worked extremely well! So other than its packaging, these are great cheap super cheap alternatives to pigments. If you can get past the packaging meaning depot them or use them as is somehow, I know i enjoy them very much!
Overall, def try these out if you are interested in pigmented or playing w/ loose shadows. These were my way of learning how to press pigments or loose shadows w/out worrying if id waste a lot of money. I think they hold up there w/ the NYX Pearl shadows. Def an alternative if you arent sure. These are so much fun to play around w/ but also are great to make some gorgeous looks with!