Red Earth Cosmetics • Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
it works find but doesnt stay long maybe just about 2 hours,
and it will be messy in the end of the day
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have the single color in Star Light. It's not very pigmented at all, and I have to use a looooot of product to even get it to show up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
These eyeshadows are amazing!
Highly pigments and blends well!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I generally love Red Earth cosmetics, I purchased 2 illusion lights e/s from Red Earth in Black Panther and Burnt Caramel.
I have nothing but rave the the Burnt Caramel it was just a very beautiful shade of brown, and it really complimented eyes.
Black Panther was completely opposite, it was more glittery than I first thought when I try it on in store, I just felt like it had more glitter than colour.
I love the way Red Earth package their products, it just soo cute and I love how their packaging is very shiny.
I think Red Earth is quiet expensive, I purchased these e/s on sale buy and get a free red earth eyebrow pencil, therefore I felt like I got my money worth. However if these were full price, I'll definitely reconsider.
Would I buy it again? Yes I think Red Earth makes really beautiful shades of Brown
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have Illusion Lights #25 Deep Forest. It's a really nice dark khaki green that looks amazing with MAC's pigment Golden Olive. This applies really nice for me and it lasts okay without primer. Much better with primer, of course. I didn't even realize I could de-pot this until I read the reviews! So I've just put in a quad with a few other greens, I'm sure it will get much more use now :) Now what to do with the empty case.... hmm. I can't get these in NZ but would love to purchase more when I'm next in Australia.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I would repurchase these over and over and over again.
I am very, very impressed with Red Earth eyeshadow (and their "secret potion" - my HG highlighter of all time).
It's soooo soft, goes on flawlessly and very pigmented. Has great staying power and is cheap (at least in Canada). I bought a few colours at a sample sale for a bit over $2 each, and will get this in every colour available next time I go! Incredible shadows, love love love them. Really nothing bad to say about them. At all.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
First off let me just say what a horrible experience I had with the single eyeshadows of this brand. I bought two colours: Gingerbread and Cleopatra because of the gorgeous colour. It seemed highly pigmented when I swiped it on the back of my hand, and the colour itself, well you don't get to see that sort of colours in an e/s much.
But man, what a mistake. The second I flipped open the container the product just DIED on me. It crumbled and made a huge mess. WTF. I didn't even get to try the product! Initially I thought maybe I just bought a default product, so I still had hopes for the other Red Earth shadow. I gently, carefully opened the other one. The shadow didn't break upon opening. But guess what, the second I touched it did the same thing. It broke apart and created a mess! Note that I very GENTLY touched my finger to swatch it, barely pressed on it. But it crumbled all the same. By now I knew that I have been duped by RE.
I have never experienced this with any of the eyeshadows I've ever had in my entire life, and I've used products that range from the very cheap to the most expensive. And not one was as shockingly bad quality as this one.
I wish I can rate 0 for this one!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
i dont even know where to start with these shadows. i guess i could say that i love them so much. i got one (carribean sea) and my friend got a bunch of other ones because rexall was clearing out all their red earth cosmetics (i think they permanently stopped carrying them which is a bummer). so i think this cost only a few dollars since it was 75% off. anyway these are awesome. the shadow is so soft and blends really easily. its also very pigmented with virtually no fall out. the colour also doesnt really fade too much without a primer. i also dont really mind the packaging. i think it looks really slick, sophisticated. but it is a bit hard to open but like i said, i dont really mind. this stuff is also really easy to depot since it's magnetized. overall a really good shadow. definitely recommend this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I agree with some of the comments on here; the old ones inthe silver discs with a clear top were terrible! I won't belittle anyone by saying they were for "beginners", but they were definitely not very good.
When they re-did the eyeshadow line, they really hit the nail on the head! They became incredible! Cleopatra, Iced Brownie, Stormy Night and Back Panther just to name a few of the fabulous colors! Please check the newer ones out; yes, the new compacts can be a pain in the butt to open, but it is better than ones that open too easily and make a mess!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The colour range is great, but the packaging is THE WORST! The lid is so hard to open, and every one of their eyeshadows i've bought have cracked (just by trying to open it, and trust me I was trying to be gentle!).
"Blue Velvet" is very intense in the pot but has lousy pigmentation when youre actually applying it. You need to apply a fair bit (even when wetting it) to get a strong effect. Though, they redeem themselves with the colours "Havana Nights" & "Cleopatra".
All in all, these eyeshadows are a bit of a gamble...coverage wise; some are great, some not so great. As much as I loved the last two colours mentioned, due to the flimsy packaging and so-so coverage, I don't love them enough to repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have this terrible crush on Red Earth eyeshadows at the moment.
The range of colours isn't great and AUD 16 is more than I wanted to pay for one eyeshadow from a drugstore brand (at least it's a drug store brand in Australia) but I love the two colours that I have.
They blend well, stay on and are very well pigmented, easy to de-pot, and shimmery.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Ummm I found this in my mom's bathroom one day and just took it, and let's just say it's realllllly old. Like, the packaging looks completely different from what they sell at Ulta. It's in a silver pot with a clear top and has "red earth" stamped along the rim of the lid. The colors don't have names, just letters and numbers. I have a shimmery beige that works just as good or even better than my other shadows, given the age. It is very pigmented and lasts all day with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I use this to dust over my eyeliner for a softer daytime look. If I can find this exact color again I'll be repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I have several red earth eyeshadows and I find them to be to true to color and richly pigmented. I like that Red Earth has a large variety of shades in both shimmery and matte colors. They are easily blendable and they wear well and evenly. I like the silver little compact that they come in and it is nice that they have a mirror as some single eyeshdaows don't. The only complaint I have against them (and the reason I didn't give them five lippies) is that they are so soft and so finely milled that they can break apart really easily. I have noticed that some eyeshadows when they are harder they do not break so easily - however these ones which are really soft - can break if you drop them or abuse them. other then that they are great and I would definately buy more of them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I didn't really like their previous range of shadows, whereby the shadows were coded. They are powdery and not that pigmented.
The new range however, is called Illusion Lights. I have it in Forever & Ever and Iced Brownie and I totally heart both of them!
The packaging looks more expensive than the previous range and it comes with a mirror in it, which comes in handy for touch ups.
The amount of the product is the same: 1.5g/0.053 oz.
As for pigmentation, Illusion Lights series' shadows are highly pigmented!! What you see in the pan is what you'll get on your lids
Texture wise, Illusion Lights series' feels really soft while the previous range feels powdery and hard.
It does not crease on the crease-less me lol.
Forever & Ever : Champagne colour with a little bit of pink and beige undertones. I use it when I want to have nude makeup. Shimmery and slightly frosty.
Iced Brownie: My favourite! Cool-toned taupe. I like to wear it alone or use it for daytime smokey eyes. Shimmery.
The only gauge is that before the end of the day, the brown will have smeared to my outer corner of my lower lids. (that's because I laugh too much !)
But I can bear with that, I'd just bring a q-tips along when I go out.
I will get the gold and their darkest shade of brown next time :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have a highly pigmented trio (red, green, yellow) and I LOVE them. The texture is velvety and finely milled. The downside is that the product seems to crumble very easily in the container. (I discovered this after traveling with it, and found a huge mess in my makeup bag). UPDATE: The colors will fade FAST if applied directly to naked lids, but with a good primer and tacky-type base coat, you're in business. I always get compliments when wearing these shadows.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm disappointed in these shadows. The colors look great but there's just too much shimmer in them. You end up seeing the shimmer and not the pigment. They blend ok I guess but the high level of shimmer and the powdery texture leaves me feeling like I've got disco balls for eyelids...update: I have to improve my rating. I based it on some lighter shimmery colors but I bought some more including stormy night (a deep blue) and a dark cocoa color as well as a deep lush green and they are more satin and definitely beautifully pigmented and blend so well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
These eyeshadows do an okay job but aren't very highly pigmented. Their staying power is only about an hour or two even when using an eyelid primer-they wear evenly though so I guess that's a plus.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I read some of the reviews and wonder if we're all talking about the same thing. I have cocoa berry and stormy night and dearly wish I had more colors because they're so pigmented - and remain the color they're supposed to be. I have a MAC color similar to stormy night, but when I apply it, it goes on black without even a hint of the indigo blue. The red earth gives me a pure, rich indigo and is gorgeous. In general, the eyeshadows are velvety soft and easily blendable, which is important to me because I like to play with and layer my colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I went to a Shoppers Drug Mart in Vancouver specifically to get some of this because I remember being in Hong Kong and seeing the flagship store for Red Earth and it was all glitzy and stuff, and I'm totally out of eyeshadow, so I thought I'd give this a try. It's 14.50CAD and SO NOT WORTH IT. It completely powedered off in the container and cakes into pieces when you put in an applicator. It just starts flying powder all over the place and there's so much glittery stuff in it, that it just makes the colour not very pretty. Also, it doesn't blend well at all. For two dollars more, you can buy some MAC shadow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Medium Eyes: Green
My first Red Earth purchase was an eyeshadow called "Forever and Ever". It's absolutely beautiful on! A slightly pinkish, neutral champagne that shimmers wonderfully, but is still wearable in daytime thanks to it's modern rule relaxations and soft colour. I've since collected "Pretty Women" "Cleopatra" "GingerBread" "Stardust" "Winter Rose" "Lolita" and "Iced Brownie". All colours have the most wonderful shimmer and blendability! These shadows are highly pigmented yes, meaning they are not meant for those who are trying to look like their not wearing any make-up! Rather, these are for those of us who flaunt it, and have fun with it. The texture is silky heaven. Seriously, if there was a primo Belgium chocolate of eyeshadow texture, this is it.
I wear RE shadows about half the time, MAC, L'Oreal and Elizabeth Arden, Smashbox the rest of the time. What impresses me most about RE is the softness and the richness of the pigment. On your fingers, it feels like I imagine powdered gold to feel like.
My only complaint is that it doesn't have super staying power, but when worn over primer or foundation, and/or powder, it hangs on all day and only needs a quick touch up when travelling from work to....not work. I don't have oily eyelids so have never had to deal with creasing problems, and make up usually wears off evenly on me, including RE. Using either foundation, or primer my shadow is still in place at day's end, but on a dry lid it would likely disappear throughout the day.
My absolute favourite look is a smokey brown metallic look with RE shadows. I love, love, love this eyeshadow and will definately repurchase my shadows as they run out!!! I think I have bought almost all the colours that apply to my colouring now, but I'll still try for more, much to my husband's dismay! One of my shadows has broken because I dropped it, and I now use it well as a loose shadow mixed with Lise Watier's little "Transformer" . These really are incredible shadows, great value, great look. I will continue to try more Red Earth products, got some swaps coming (wahoo!) and am always grateful when a less expensive company offers a quality product!
Actually, I have one more complaint. More duos, and trios please! RE creates teeny little LE pallets that look exceedingly difficult to navigate brushes into, and so I have never forked out for one. They have a massive singles collection, but when I was at SDM today saw no duos or trios at all! I was in the market for a trio of neutrals and ended up buying two browns instead (Cleopatra, a metallic khacki brown and and Ginger Bread, a lighter complimentary Spice shade). As they grow in popularity, perhaps the line will expand. Until then, my trunk will grow with tiny flip pots!