Prestige • Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I own quite a few Prestige eyeshadows, so I figured I'd do a review of each one for you potential buyers/skeptics out there. All the shades I have are the ones in the round discs, not the quads or bar-shaped ones. Some shades I use more than others, so I won't review all of them at once; I'll just keep adding to this as I go along.
Generally, I like these eyeshadows a lot! I don't use primer on my lids, although I do add foundation, and these shadows don't ever crease! They blend well, with each other and with my other eyeshadow brands as well (although the brush you use makes a difference on how well they blend). Most of them are also very pigmented, except for the light, pastel shades.
The packaging isn't bad; it's sturdy and light, although the writing on the sides and bottom fades but that's no big deal. I got most of these in a gift set so I don't know how much they sell for today, but I will check when I get the chance. Here are the colors I have:
C-154 Spark: my favourite! I love this shadow and I use it all the time. It's a rich, shimmery brown that's perfect for my everyday look. I highly recommend!
C-161 Suede: a pearly off-white; another one of my favourites! I like to use this shade for highlighting, for the base colour for the lids, on the inner corners of my eyes and for adding some shimmer anywhere on my face.
C-160 Melba: a bright, shimmery orange. Not a big fan of this one because the texture is very grainy, making it hard to apply and blend. It also goes on kind of sheer, although a swatch on your fingers usually reveals a nice thick color - I think again this might be due to the texture.
C-43 Sandstone: a matte, nude-ish brown or dark beige. Another one of my favourites which I like to pair with Spark. Soft texture + easy to apply and blend. Can also double as a bronzer!
C-165 Saturn: a light, shimmery baby blue. I hate this eyeshadow. It goes on very sheer and barely has any color pay-off. Also has a very grainy texture. Avoid this one.
CD-14 Eye Candy: a double eyeshadow disk: one side is a bright purple, while the other is a shimmey, peachy color. The color pay-off on both these shadows suck. I have to scrape really hard with my brush to get any product from this disk, and it doesn't apply evenly no matter what I do. Avoid this one too.
C-71 Velvet: a matte dark brown with purple/plum undertones. One of my favourites! It gives rich, dark color and goes really well with black eyeliner and voluminous lashes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I found these in the bargain bins at my local K Mart for $2AUD each. I manage to find 4 different colours and one duo. I got to say, I usually dont fancy brands like Prestige, but when I got home and swatched these I fell in love.
These had little cute round pan packaging,or though I would say the packaging are a bit flimsy. The products themselves are Ah-Mazing! Highly pigmented and blendable. The colours arent over caked with glitter like a lot of other eyeshadows. I have heard a lot about prestige makeup from my favourite youtuber and I generally agree that these are value for money (honestly her recommendations are a miss most of the time for me).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
For the price you pay, this shadow is amazing! They actually dupe to some of Urban Decay's colors. With proper priming and such, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this and UD.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Very pretty colors for a drugstore line, but the one I tried (Glisten, a pale iridescent gold) was so soft and powdery that it shed flakes of shimmer onto my cheeks and even my chin as the day wore on. And that was after using an eyeshadow base! I love the shade but had to chuck this eyeshadow after a couple of uses, because the texture is impossible and staying power sucks.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am a huge fan of Prestige products (already love their eyeliners and lipsticks) but one thing I did not really like is their eyeshadows. I tried on the Beauty Bar in Surrey and Earthling (both browns, Surrey is more gold based and Earthling is copper based) and they were far too shimmery for my liking.
Other than that they are actually quite nice, the colours mesh well together and are very pigmented. They are a *little* bit more expensive than average drugstore eyeshadow quads (Prestige Beauty Bar is $18 AUD, others - Maybelline, Covergirl & Rimmel - average $14-16) but I guess the quality is worth the price. If only they weren't so shimmery then I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
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I got 2 of these for free (didn't get to choose colours) - a light pink/purple and a taupe brown. I don't really like them, it's impossible to get the colour to REALLY show up even after using a wet brush and packing on a billion layers. Also both colours sort of faded into a silver mass, couldn't tell they were meant to be pink and brown at all.
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PRICE  $18 AUD | PACKAGING  | REPURCHASE [maybe]
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Ahh these are great! Amazing pigmentation. Very original Colors...(I have Blossom, a rich pink-magenta color with tiny sparkles)....I also love the little shadow case they come in...easy to open and pretty good size but still fits anywhere. You get a lot of product and don't need to use much for good payoff. It lasts a long time. A great buy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i got the golden sun.. this is a yellow color that is bit shimmery but it applies evenly and clean.. i use this as my eyeshadow base and it really makes my eyes pop.. i'll try other colors..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love these eyeshadows. I've been collecting eyeshadows a lot lately but the only brand I found that I liked was MAC & Urban Decay. They can be quite costly and I really want a lot of colours but I don't have the money to spend like $18 CDN for just one little pot of eyeshadow. This eyeshadow and the NYX eyeshadow are my new favourite drugstore eyeshadows! The colour choice is decent and the price is awesome. I got this for like $5.00 each and that's much better than MAC's price tag. Anyways, the staying power is great (works well with UDPP) and the pigment is really nice. For such a low price, the quality is pretty good. The colours I bought were: Champagne (a taupe pink beautiful shimmer), Velvet (a purple plum tone), horizon (a steel, rich blue colour), glisten (nice highlight shade that's slightly pink), suede (a tanish, light highlighting shade) and royale (lovely deep deep purple). The pigment is PERFECT. It's not cheap drugstore makeup in the sense that it's awful. It's cheap drugstore makeup in the sense that it works! The dark colours appear nicely with one coat but can be layered for a more dramatic smokey eye. The lighter colours are great too. They show up nicely and I really like the two highlight shades I chose. Suede and Glisten are my absolute favourites. I'm planning to get some brown, neutral shades next. :) For my brown smokey eye/pink lips look. Anyways, the shadows blend nicely and they are super smooth and light. Have to get some more. :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Great eye shadows. The pricetag is great, they go on smooth, the colors are rich and they last all day. Doesn't matter what colors you get- they are all great shadows if you want to purchase something that isnt expensive and lasts.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got a Prestige quad in Safari. I really didn't like this preticular one, the pigmentation just didn't live to my expectations. I didn't find that it applied well, or blended well either. I also got another shadow, this was a duo in Pretty Penny and I love this one. It is pigmented, and it's just a gorgeous colour, so I'm pleased with this one. This one applies well. So one out of two were a hit for me :D
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I found a kit on sale for $12 which included the loose mineral trio in great bronze and gold colours as well as a pinky colour and a blue colour. I have been using the trio all week and am in love! I use the darkest as an eye liner and blend the other two. These are great products with no talc or parabens. Will definitely try more prestige!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
These are really good eyeshadows, especially for drugstore makeup. They are really soft and come in very pretty colors, my favorite is blossom. I am not sure if these are being discontinued or not though, I got them on clearence at Walgreens for about $1.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I own the Prestige eyeshadow in "Angel" and I really like it. It's the perfect color to highlight under the brow and in the corners of the eyes. Its also good to wear as an everyday shimmer with black eyeliner. I love the shimmer as it give off a glow and really makes the eyes pop. Looking forward to purchasing more colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love Prestige. I agree with all the good things other reviewers have said about this product. The ones I have are a little frosty for my liking, but I love the packaging and the shadow overall. However, I would be wary of buying more since I recently bought one that turned out to be really discolored and was a completely different color under the top layer. My 'yes' to repurchasing this product is more of a 'maybe'.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Do not like this eye shadow, because the cosmetic line is very limited in terms of color selection. I did not enjoy the baby blue one that I got earlier because it made me look like a highschooler when applied. I think this may be good for a younger girl of sixteen, however, does not translate well with my own look. Additionally, if you are looking for dramatic color for a night out you will probably not find it here. Look elsewhere.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Came across this line for the first time in Canada at Pharma Plus. Eyeshadows are $4.99. Picked up the colour Flushed and my word. The pigment for this price is phenomenal. Yes watch out for the glitter flakes in this colour but this stuff does not crease and I wear some pretty heavy winter eye cream. If anything it enriches in colour, almost like you used a cream eye shadow and looks super sexy. I am picking up more colours this week.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I found these at a local beauty supply store and whoa..they have a lot of different colors and textures. I have a matte grey and shimmery pink..and I think they compare to MAC in terms of the color selection and pigmentation. Not sure about the ingredients..but worth trying out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I just tried this at my local drug store today and I have to say I'm quite impressed. I only tried the eyeshadow duos but so far, I like the colour range and quality they have for such a low price! I read in some makeup book that one way to test the pigmentation of eyeshadows is to take your index finger, swipe it over the eyeshadow once and then look at your finger. Usually, the colour you're left with is what you get (if it's too light, then apparently you will be trying to build the colour on your lids for ever). I've certainly had that experience. Well, I tried that, and with one wipe the colour was very rich and dramatic. The lighter colours were just as pigmented as the dark. It had a very smooth consistency too. I then tried it on the lids, and it blended like a dream. I will definitely be purchasing some of these colours for my personal makeup kit. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Prestige eyeshadow is by far my favourite drugstore brand! I am a huge fan of Prestige bronzer, eyeliner, blush/highlighter, and lip glosses, and the shadows don't disappoint me either! I love the duos. I bought them in Cinnamon Stick (warm brown/lighter shimmery brown), Icing (pastel pink/blue), Frenzy (Shimmery green/blue), and Passionfruit (medium purple/lighter shimmery pinkish purple), and I love them all on my hazel eyes! They go on smoothly and last on my eyelids very well! I love that I don't have to worry about reapplying or fixing creases!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love prestige eyeshadows! They are the BEST eyeshadows you can buy at the drugstore. I've only used the single pan ones and they've all been good. Looking at the reviews here on MUA, the only single pan shadows by prestige that aren't great are the ones that contain glitter.