Sally Hansen • S Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I got Carmindy's Natural Highlighter in Pink Lustre from Shoppers Drug Mart, it was free since I used my points (I can't remember if it was $12 or $17, either way it's a bit pricey for me). The pink side is nothing, but the white side is an amazing highlight. The formula is a bit gritty, but blends beautifully into my skin. I haven't seen it at that same Shoppers, but will definitely scoop it up again whenever I do find it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am becoming a big fan of the Carmindy inspired line of products from Sally Hansen. These shadows are very nice. I really like the Quartz for a day look. Unfortunately the amethyst didn't work with my coloring, but I will be trying some of the others.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
These are really great, velvety eyeshadows. I love the coordinated colors, they're definitely not what I would have thought of on my own. I bought this in Quartz and Storm.
- smooth + velvety application
- universally flattering colors (i.e. taupes, pink peaches, reddish brown with silver reflect, champagne white...)
- beautifully coordinated
- large quantity compared to high end brand trios
- great price for 3 eyeshadows
- satin finish makes them a dream to blend out
- it takes a lot of time and effort to screw up and get harsh lines
- they last through: sweat, long nights, humidity, snow, rain, and still look pretty in the morning 0.o (to be fair I do use primer)
Quartz was featured in a spread that Olivia Wilde did in the summer of 2010. The look was just so natural and beautiful... I had a difficult time replicating it, even with my neutral Smashbox palette. Had to try the Carmindy line.
The Quartz palette includes a light purple-tinged taupe (satin finish), light peachy pink highlight (sheer satin finish), and a warm bronzed taupe (frost). To get a feel for the colors I applied them as indicated with a fluffy blending brush. The natural depth + definition it gives, even without eyeliner or contouring, is surprising considering they're all fairly light neutral colors. It also really brought out the light greens of my eyes (odd since that doesn't normally happen unless I pack on the black/glittery charcoal or vivid purples). It's so hard to mess this up. Definitely a great combo for daytime/work.
The other trio - Storm, was bought because of the good reviews on makeupalley. The lid color is what I'd call a blackened teal, the contour is a surprisingly sheer taupe, the highlight is an almost opaque champagne white. All the colors are satiny with shimmer. They'd suit both warm, cool, light, or dark complections. The shadows can be left sheer or built up for more intensity.
My normal combo for nightime was getting tiresome (Elizabeth Arden blockbuster sets), and Balmbini from theBalm is just too glittery and childish, even for clubbing. I'm a DJ so I need to be on time, feel put together, and look the part since it's supposed to be a goth club. In my normal rush I patted on UD's primer, winged out MAC's fluidline in Blacktrack, filled in the lashline/waterline with Guerlain's loose khol in black, packed on the lid color from Storm with a flat shadow brush, softened up the liner on my lower lashline with it as well, then blended the edges of the lid color with the contour color into the socket of my eyes and winged it toward the tail end of my brows. The highlight color was used in the inner corner of my eyes. The effect was just dramatic enough without being too harsh/crayola or stereotypically vampy. I put my hair up to further emphasize the eyes and cheekbones. It's hard to mess this up. The colors are neutral and modern. I've also used this in the daytime, without the black eyeliner treatment, and it transitions into a beautiful daytime smoke. So much better than any high end palette I've bought in the past 5 years. I'm of the opinion that you could blindfold yourself, reach out and grab any of these trios and they'd suit you.
These eyeshadows are amazing. You're missing out.
EDIT: Also picked up Stone. The lid shade alone is perfect during the day paired with dark brown liquid liner and a subtle highlight in the inner corners and brow bone. I've been hunting for a good all-over lid shade for an embarrassing period of time.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
After reading positive reviews and making a CVS run, at 75% off I had to try some Carmindy inspired products. The cream blush had no staying power at all. Maybe the shadows will be better.
I could see through the window of the cases that most of the palettes had shiny colors. The color combinations were all really nice however so that was another reason to try them. I chose the Stone collection. I got home and when I tried them on my eyes I couldn't believe it. The lid color a silver/mauve had a frost finish that was sooo unflattering. The contour color a deep plum, which went on muddy, had sparkles in it! The highlight was a matte vanilla which and was non existent when applied.
My eyes looked like a frosty muddy mess. There was very little to no pigment in all the hues.
Was Carmindy sniffing eyelash glue when she "inspired this make up line? Next.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
I was a bit skeptical about Sally Hansen eye shadows at first (love their nail polish though), but since I've been a fan of "What Not to Wear" and Carmindy for years I thought I'd give them a shot. She really makes the process of pairing colors effortless, especially for very wearable, making your natural beauty shine through types of looks. I bought the "Stone" and "Metallic" palettes. Stone consists of a sandy color for the eyelid, a creamy color for the highlight, and a shimmery purple/brown for the crease. I have been loving this! Metallic had a lid color that may be comparable to Stila's kitten (perhaps more pink), a highlight that's a very light gold, and a crease color that's a warm shimmery brown. The quality of both palettes is great and they are long wearing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
Lately I've been really loving eyeshadow trios and quads because I like having color-coordinated colors right in the palm of my hand for me to play around with. I used to collect eyeshadow singles and it was such a hassle to dig through my makeup drawer for the perfect gray or highlight color during my morning makeup routine. I used to have a hard time with picking the right colors to achieve the perfect smokey eyes, but this Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Eye Palette in "Storm" solved my problem! It is a wonderful little eyeshadow trio with a pale cream shade, a slate gray shade, and a taupe with hints of khaki and gray (sorry, that's the best way I can describe the last shade). All three of them are shimmery without looking overly glittery. These three colors make it nearly impossible to mess up when doing smokey eyes. I love the pale cream shade so much that I use it almost everyday as an overall wash of color. I also reach for the slate gray very often when I'm doing nighttime eyes. It's very pretty as a crease color. These eyeshadow are rather expensive, but definitely worth it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was really excited after reading reviews. I purchased the Amethyst because I have greenish/hazel eyes. Unfortunately, it was a reddish purple, which just made me look like I had been punched in the eyes, I tried to blend the lighter colors to see if I could mute this but it was still too reddish to be flattering. It was also a little sparkley for daytime. THEN it got in my eyes and caused really bad allergic conjunctivits. Awful. My eyes are still recovering after 5 days. The pro is that I did like the texture when applying, very silky, but other than that I did not understand the appeal.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I really love these palettes! I have most of them, except Ocean and Earth, I believe. The texture of these shadows is so buttery, and the wear (with a primer) is excellent. What I like best is that they are very grown up and sophisticated palettes....not bright flashy colors, no glitter overload....it doesn't seem like the clubbing crowd was the target market for these, which I really appreciate. They don't bring out the worst in my 42 year old eyelids, and they make my eyes look really beautiful, if I do say so myself :) They are work appropriate, and also look nice for just a casual day makeup look as well. I can't see any need to repurchase, because I have enough makeup to last me until I am at least 1200 years old, but I would repurchase if I broke one by accident.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have this in the blue trio. It has a steel blue color, a navy, and a white champagne color. I really like all three colors. It tells you where to put them but I have not mastered the art of being able to place them on my eye (I am asian and have a hard time putting on more than 2 colors). The colors are very pigmented and are nice and creamy/velvety. I would recommend this product and I would definitely repurchase in this trio as well as others.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
thank you for the reviews ladies, Sally Hansen has a $3 coupon which encourgaed me to take a leap of a faith. i bought the ocean palette compact and it's softly pressed powders glide smoothly on my asian eyes, VIP b/c usually powders quickly become cakey. TOP selling point for me is this product contains No Parabens! Choosing to live without Pesticides, chemicals and preservatives are a part of my healthy lifestyle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have used two eyeshadow palettes, amethyst and stone. I like amethyst the best, as it is more of the plum shades. I have hazel (green w/yellow specks) so the purple shades tend to look better on me. I use the eye base with powder before using the shadows and color lasts for most of the day. I have to complete a minor touch up if I'm going out at night. I also like the fact that the product doesn't have parabens in it. Price is okay, $7-8 for a drugstore product. I have repurchased a couple times.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got this in Mountain. The brown is too dark for me -just makes my eyes look "muddy." The quality seems good; it glides on easily and stays on. I just wish I would have chosen a different palette.
The packaging is a little bulky, and I use an actual brush instead of the foam applicator that comes with it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This makes eyeshadow a no brainer. I usually only use one-coat of a shimmery neutral shadow. I bought this and Mountain, and it looks amazing! It's so easy to apply, and the applicator actually is useful for the crease and highlighter shades. Great product, I definately will buy another palette in the future!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought the storm palette and other carmindy goodies when CVS was having a buy-one-get-one-half-off sale. I'm so pleased with this that when there's another sale I'll go pick up a couple more e/s palettes. Storm makes a great smokey eye and the packaging insert tells you where to put what, so this palette really is fool-proof. The only reason I took a lippie off is because I do notice fading after an 8-hour workday (wearing my everyday base - mac paint pots). But it's nothing a little touch-up can't fix. And for the price these are a steal imo. I plan on getting the stone palette next.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I thought I'd try a little darker shade combo when buying this. I gave it some lippies off only be/c I didn't care for the darker color in this palette. It is very dark and I can't seem to make it work for me.
The other two colors are great though and I use them alot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I could do without the little sponge applicator and threw it away, but that is the only negative I have.
The texture, though it's a powder shadow, is creamy. It's got shimmer without being too sparkly or glittery. The colors are all wearable and lovely. I tried the metallic set and find I can use the two lighter shades both as highlighters on eyes and cheekbones.
The product wears nicely. Blends perfectly.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have managed to hold off on buying any of the Sally Hansen by Carmindy products (I'm not sure how), but finally caved. My local CVS carries the full line now and I was in for something else and checked out the eye shadows. They ALL looked wonderful, but I decided to try to find something that I don't really already have (as I have tons of earthy/brown/tans). I didn't really want to go to Ocean even though I heard blues are great for brown eyes. I didn't want Amethyst because I have some purples....but Stone....looked like shades I've never used and still neutral. In love. There, I said it. They are really pigmented, go on so nicely and although I've only used for the first time, I think they look great. A nice finish without screaming out colors. The highlight is a slight shimmery off white, the lid color is an almost steel colored taupe and the contour is a similar shade but a little blue to it. My descriptions aren't great, sorry. But, the website colors are all wrong, IMO. Anyway, they go on nicely. I lined the outer part of my top lid with Revlon Colorstay liner in Black/Brown, and then the bottom lashline (outer part only) in Revlon Colorstay liner in Navy. Eyes really pop with the blue liner and hints of blue in the shadows. Love it. Will update if the love affair ends, but for now, I'm trying to decide what colors will be purchased next!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Other
Lovely, creamy, slightly shimmery (perfectly beautiful on older eyelids), LONG lasting, non creasing eye shadows. Made in the USA too, Sally Hansen, why did you wait so long to make these eye shadows????
I bought the Stone Eye Palette. The highlighter is a creamy white with just a glowy look to it. The lid color is a beige/taupe? slightly shimmery color. The crease color is a beautiful plumy/bronzy/brown with noticeable shimmer. I used it as a liner, very pretty.
I have light/med, yellow/olive skin and these colors are very beautiful and flattering.
12-23-08 I bought the Quartz eye shadows. The highlighter is a sheer pink with a slight sheen, the lid color is a plumy/taupe with a sheen (similar to Malley's Tribecca Taupe), the liner a dark bronze brown with shimmer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
WOW! I am very impressed with these shadows. I am using the Storm Collection trio, and the pigments are fabulous! I've had a difficult time lately with my Mac shadows drying my eyelids, and becoming a bit irritating. I think I actually like this shadow set better than all of my Mac shadows! :-O Great quality shadows at a great price!!! ♥
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely lovvvve this product!! For Halloween I was searching for smokey eye eye shadows, when these ones immediately hit my eye! I love how you are able to see right through the packaging so you know exactly what colors would look good on you. Each eye shadow amazingly compliment each other. I went and bought a more natural one for tonight!! I'm sure it won't fail me because the other one lasted all night long!