If you've seen these eyeshadow palettes in Target and found time to wonder about them...by all means, take them out for a spin, but mind a few pros and cons. Pro: they're sheer, wearable, blend beautifully, and the colours are on-trend without being loud and confrontational. Con: the texture is EXTREMELY dry and powdery, so expect a lot of fallout--you'll want to prep the lids with a moist foundation or primer to help it adhere, and keep a packet of makeup wipes on hand to clean up under the eyes. I have the Shimmering Sands quad and the Diamond Life duo, both of which are in heavy rotation when I'm doing either nuts-and-bolts minimalism or a strong lip.
best drugstore shadows hands down very blendable and long lasting but not very pigmented
Great Eye Shadows! I have several of Sonia Kashuk's single colors & group palettes. I like her eye shadows as well as Macs or Ulta's. A little bit more color choices then other department store brands but not anything like Mac. But what is available are of nice quality & the mattes are very finely made. They blend well & hold all day.
The Sweet Nothings have a base with it which would work probably for normal to dry gals but I am a bit oily and Too Face shadow Insurance works better for me.
The Glitter Collection I bought last year has a nice matte plumb that is super nice color for in my shadow crease area when I use a light shade on my lid like Starlight (matte). I just wish it was available in the single palette. The other plumbs are too dark or too purple. I need to take it to the Mac counter (before I use it all up) & see if I can match it. I didn't have any luck with matching it with Ulta. I think it may be a limited collection too.
I like the glitter collections but I usually do not use heavy glitter eye shadows. They just are too glam for work but I have used them as an accent - high light for evening wear. I am older (50) so a little is better for me and I do not like a dark or heavy look. Less is more - but of coarse none is so Bla!!!!
Better then most of department brands out there. I am not knocking department store brands as I do use some, just not the eye shadows. I have not found many that I like as well as Mac. So I do recommend Sonia Kashuk as a nice quality brand to use for eye shadows.
Too Face - Shadow Insurance, eyelid primer. It comes in a handy tube. Itís a little expensive but you get what you pay for. I never ever have eye creases and my eye make up will stay on perfectly till I take it off even 24 hrs later. I have combo skin in the winter (2 months!) but mostly oily skin here in drippy hot Florida! Iíve tried so many but this one is the best. It is the only one that I don't ever have a crease no matter what I did even after a good work out at the gym.
I love her shadows! I have tried the sparkly ones which are to die for and the matt ones. I highly recomed the quad with the sparkly and matt shadows you will love it, It goes on super easy and gives your eves a wet shimmery look. I will buy again and stock up , I like these better than Bobbi Brown sparkle eyeshadows.
I bought an eyeshadow duo in Taunting Teal and I don't really like it. The colors are pretty in the pan but they are so lightly pigmented, the colors don't come out as nice as they look.
1. Easily available at Target
2. AMAZING color choices
1. Pricier than other DS brands
2. Not as pigmeted as I'd like (but this makes it easier to use the more daring colors during the day, toned down)
Repurchase? Yes. I currently own two duos, Cocktail Hour (01) and Take Cover (46?).
I was really excited to buy my first Sonia Kashuk eyeshadow pallet. I have the one in Sweet Nothings-16. I really like the eyeshadow base, its very smooth and makes my eyes look so soft. The eyeshadows however are not very pigment, which I was very disappointed about. You have to use a lot of product, usually layering on 3 swipes, to notice the color. Maybe because the colors are so light. Its not bad for just a simple eye color over the lid, but then I have to pair it with a more pigmented shade on the crease from another brand.
I purchased a white shimmery eyeshadow to use as a highlight color under my brows. It is chalky and wears off very quickly. More so I think than most eyeshadows I've tried. Even ELF. It looks ok when I first apply it, but the section I applied it to looks naked during the day. It doesn't last. I wore Loreal HIP on the bottom the same day and it lasted all day. Maybe it's just this color, because I haven't tried any other Sonia Kashuk products before.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sonia Kashuk Showstoppers-01 Eye Shadow Quad. It is a small white plastic square palette of four eye shadow shades--all with a significant bit of shimmer. I am a total nerd for shimmer, glitter and sparkle so it's no surprise that I would totally fall in love with this eye shadow set! There is a shimmery white (for highlighting the brow bone, I guess), a sparkly taupe or beige (which I use for my lid), a pretty brown shimmery shade and a sparkly black that I use to line my eyes. These shadows make my eyes pop and stand out, although I guess it might be a little much for daytime. So they're more of a "going out" kind of product. It was $9.99 in Target, and If it is possible, I think I like this even more than the NP Set palette that I thought was just the cat's pajamas before.
Ugh...where to begin! I recently bought the *ShowStoppers* Quad after reading about it in different magazines. I was definitely on a mission to try it and went to every Target around trying to find it. I finally did...and what should have been a totally satisfying moment was a bust! There is NO color to this quad, it is simply glitter. When I pressed harder to try and get more color, I just got chunky glitter. I felt like I was 13 all over again! :-) I was disappointed, because I have tried other Sonia Kashuk eyeshadows and they were decent. This quad might be alright if your planning on going to Vegas...or go-go dancing! :-)