I bought the whole lot of Ultra Pearl Mania eyeshadow, which means all of the 24 shades. They are very nice indeed, they give a nice bright effect and amazing colour to your eyes and they lasts for very very long time (both on the eyes and in the bottle, so you won't run out in a hurry). The bright effect is much more intensive when applied wet.
The truth is that the packaging is not as good as the product itself, so you can have a problem how to deal with it, but you can just put the eyeshadows into another jar, that will make you the application much more easier.
Frankly speaking, not all of the shades suit me, so I wear only my favourite ones, but I love them. Great and dirt cheap product!
I am new to the esthetics world and after much research you can't beat these loose powders for the price. I have been trying to build up my collection and see what colors work best. These are the perfect testers! LOVE THEM! Until the end of the month these are 20% off...cherryculture.com
These are great! I recommend! <3 Only one thing wrong about them: the package. They're cute but very unpractical. It's hard to get the stuff out. continued >>
The texture is unbelievably fine. It's really similar to mica pigments or shimmer powders made by several other brands out there. The texture is very much like popular "mineral" eyeshadows. It takes a bit of tweaking to work with these depending on your normal process of application. The best way to work with these is to pack/press it on and avoid the windshield swiping motion as much as possible for the best results and ease of control. You have to do this or else the color results will be very sheer and you'll end up with a lot of shimmery dust all over your cheeks.
As for staying power, it's moderate for me anyway. I'm asian so my eyelids are a bit different. I don't have a "monolid" so depending on the weather and base/primer I'm using it -can- crease a bit but nothing major. I would suggest a base of some sort. Cream bases bring out the vibrancy to these the most but UDPP seems to keep it lasting the longest for me. Application for these like I mentioned seems to be a bit "specific" but it's not a problem either... All the colors are truly gorgeous and are more metallic than "pearl". Because you can easily find these for $1 online, I think it's something great to try out an have. I bought a full 24 set on ebay costing me roughly $1 for each shade.
My main complaint is the packaging. While it's not impossible to work with, it's quite horrible. Yes there are certain brushes that can fit into the opening but chances are it's not the brush I'd normally use for eyeshadow or want to use... It's also messy so there will be powder flying out from time to time again. I'd get more eyeshadow on my hands, fingers, desk than on the brush or my eyelids. Therefore I had 24 of these sitting in my train case about a year till recently where I FINALLY purchased 24 empty 5 gram sifter jars to transfer it. This has made things SO MUCH more easier and I'm more willing to use these often now but it's a bit ridiculous I had to pay extra just to make this usable. It would have continued to collect dust otherwise though.
I wouldn't compare these to MAC pigments. I would say NYX chrome shadows are much closer to "MAC pigments" in colors and texture. Ultra Pearl Manias are more like Bare Minerals glimmer powders, MUFE star powders, or Fyrinnae shadows. Same jist, just for a lot cheaper.
These are fabulous, a super incredibly finely milled powder. Irridencent bordering on chromatic in it's reflection. An excellent pigment powder, nice variation of shades and inexpensive but with high end quality. Definetly recommended.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE PIGMENTS THEY ARE VERY VIBRANT AND WORK JUST AS GOOD AS MAC'S PIGMENTS. I HAVE ALMOST EVERY COLOR; HOWEVER YOU DO HAVE TO USE A BASE UNDERNEATH TO LAST ALL DAY AND FOR THE PRICE YOU CAN'T GO WRONG. I FOUND THEM FOR 99 CENTS ON CHERRYCULTURE.COM.
color payoff sucks. not comparable to mac pigments because they are basically just all "pearl" and shimmery. packaging sucks because the opening is so small. i'm trying to find the 5g sample jars that everyone is talking about so i can maybe try that out. can anyone tell me where they ordered/bought their jars from?
I only just got them so I've worn them two days, but today I wore just the pigments on my eyes with no base/primer, and they lasted all day without creasing -- and usually my eyeshadow creases! There leaves something to be desired in the color range (only 24 colors! There are also many light pinks and light blues that look very similar and only one green and one yellow, for example). As far as the bottles go, I like the fact that the opening is small -- MY brushes fit in there perfectly and I don't worry as much about knocking it over and spilling -- also there is less fly away pigment as you'd get if it were an open mouth bottle. Obviously there are a few brushes I can't stick in there, but my little brushes get so much pigment and it's so concentrated that I only have to go to it once for both eyes, twice if I'm doing the entire eye areas. Pigments are smooth, easy to blend, and the color didn't seem to fade at all until maybe the 6 hour mark, and they'd probably last longer with a primer.
Edit: more experimentation confirms that they lasted on me about 18 hours before they creased, and they really hadn't faded much at that point. Negative I've noticed though is that the pigment is very FINE so I get a lot more fallout than I do with MAC, but it sticks to my skin much better than the larger MAC pigment does (at least, that's what I think is going on)
i dont really prefer loose eyeshadows coz i hate it when they fall on my cheeks during application but i just love these little jars of loose pigments from NYX that i have to have them. i have 9 of these and they are just as good, if not even better than MAC. they are very pigmented and smooth unlike some of the MAC pigments that are gritty. very very cheap compared to MAC but it comes in small vials (5ml?) but i actually like it that they come in small amounts coz i can use them up alot faster and buy a new one instead of keeping them for ages. although i dont really see myself running out of these pretty soon.
i only give 4 lippies coz the packaging sucks. the opening is too small for a brush to fit so had to transfer mine in small pots.
These are DIRT cheap. They are very pigmented (but not very wearable), and have alot of product in those tiny bottles.
The packaging is awful. They have a small spout that a brush cant fit into, but I just put mine in a jar from some craft store. I heard they dont fit in 5 gram jars, so I went ahead and bought a larger jar.
They are far too shimmery. There were a few colors that were pretty, but the amount of shimmer makes it unwearable.