Black Radiance • Loose Shimmer Shadow in Aqua Lustre • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this on a whim at Duane Reade for $1.75 at the clearance bin. This eyeshadow is so beautiful. It's very similar to MAC Waternymph, but Aqua Lustre is more shimmery and silvery. Waternymph has more blue/green to it. My only complaint about this is the packaging. The loose e/s gets everywhere, including my fingers, my floor and anything that touches the pot. For $1.75, I'm not expecting anything more though. It's the good stuff inside that's inside that counts. I'd imagine this to last me a lifetime!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I just bought this stuff on a whim at my local Wal-Mart. Like most of the ladies on here, I'm a cosmetic fanatic. I have high-end to low-end and everything in between. I can NEVER get enough. Anyway, I just happened to pass the "Black Radiance" section in the cosmetic department and haven't really given it much attention before since it's targeted more towards the African-American culture. That didn't stop me though! I couldn't help but notice the eyeshadow colors and how amazing they looked! This one, "Aqua Lustre" stood out and I HAD TO HAVE IT! So, I picked it up hoping that the color would look the same on me as it did it the pot, which I don't like. The sifter thing is annoying and I accidentally opened the whole thing and blue shimmery powder went all over me! It's really annoying, but no points deducted since this product is amazing for under $3! I could not believe how pigmented it was when applied wet. I wonder how nice it is dry??! It goes on like my MAC "Tilt" eyeshadow when wet. However, this was a lot cheaper. My little sister even complimented how my eyes looked when I put this on... "Wow Jess, your make-up is so pretty... where did you get it?" hehe. I loveeee compliments on my make-up! Black Radiance gets a HUGE rave from me and I'm looking forward to getting more colors in the future! Ladies, if you are looking for a blue-ish greenish eyeshadow (loose powder) with lots of pigment and something that will make people turn heads, check this line out next time! :)
Here it is! :) The pink eyeshadow on my brow is by "Love My Eyes" or something and it's in a 3-stacked cube thingy. I'm wearing the one on top and it's loose poweder as well... worn wet. Both of these eyeshadows together would've been under $5! :DDDSorry about the bad quality. I was using my cell phone camera, so please understand!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
NW45 DDD-AAB.....This is an awesome product. Is an aqua shimmer. Perfect shade of aqua for me. Finely milled, highly pigmented, easy to apply/blend, & stays put. Wear over e/s base, paint, or apply wet for intense color. Best packaging for pigments. All for $3. Just wish they were more colors.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Man, I wish they had more colors! That's the only downside to these in my opinion. They apply and blend like a dream. I haven't tried them wet yet, but the color payoff when dry is phenomenal!
I have the purple, aqua and magenta one and love them all.
The sifter top doesn't bother me any--I just dip my brush into the little holes and then apply.
Pick these up if you get the chance~!
You won't be disappointed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This stuff looks like it comes from MAC!!! This looks just like MAC's Steamy color, a aqua-teal with gold undertones. Highly pigmented, and just seems to make my blue eyes pop. I got this gem from WalM@rt for $2.84, and it's just perfect! The only con is the stupid confusing sifter packaging. They meant well, but the sifter is junk, all I had to do was carefully pull mine off the container. Without the stupid sifter I just use an eyeshadow brush to apply the shadow, so it works better this way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been on the lookout for this for a long time. I finally found it (for $2.50, too) and I'm in love! Simply gorgeous color that blends very well. I was afraid to use a loose pigment because they can tend to go everywhere, but it stays put and cleans up easily if I accidentally smudge it. At first I was uncertain how to get it out of the pot because the sifter doesn't, well, sift at all. But I discovered that I can get it out by dabbing a shadow brush through the sifter. That actually works exceptionally well and doesn't make a mess. Great product for the money!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Who knew!? This loose shadow by Black Radiance is incredible! The texture is (dare I say it?) as great as as MAC pigments! Very fine, highly pigmented. This is a bright ocean-teal with a hint of gold shimmer. Quite beautiful. Cost me about $2.99 for about 1/3 the amount in a full-size MAC pigment. And it will last forever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is like a sparklier version of MAC "Steamy"--aqua with lots of gold shimmer. It's very intensely pigmented and the sparkle is quite fine and makes this so lively and fun. I took a lippie off for the weird, confusing packaging (sifter + cover for sifter + sticker over the sifter holes) and general ugliness of the jar. This is very affordable at around 3 USD, though, and you do get a lot of product (comparable to a Jane Radiation). I do wish they'd come out with more colors. At this point, there's this one, a purple, a pink, and a copper.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Beautiful teal shade with shimmer. Brightly pigmented and smooth. The container is pretty big & the price was so cheap! Huge rave from me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this frosty, irridescent, green color. Pairs well with golds, browns and blues. On par with MAC. A little goes a long way; a steel at $3!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Probably the most gorgeous shade of e/s i own, and only like $3!!! I don't know if i will be getting any MAC pigments b/c these are so nice and cheap! HUGE HUGE HUGE RAVE! I have to get all the other shades!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Wow, Aqua Lustre is an incredibly stunning color! If only I could pull off this blue, I would wear it everyday! Really offers a pop of color, and the pigment itself is so fine-milled, smooth, and shimmery! Such a find for 3 bucks! If you love aquas and blues, you absolutely NEED to pick this one up!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Wow! What an amazing color! It's a aqua/turquoise with some shimmer. The packaging kinda sucks but the color makes up for it! This is definitely a must have color! *edit* Whatever you do, don't take the plastic stopper out of the pot! It's a VERY! VERY! VERY! bad idea!!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Is this the newest best kept secret? A modern-day answer to On the Loose! GORGEOUS green-aqua with gold/irridescent shimmer. Packaging *is* very confusing (ie: sucks), but you get so much product, whatever sprinkles out is trifle. $3.89 or so at Duane Reade.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Aqua Lustre is a golden tinged, vibrant light aqua-turquoise shade. This shade, like Plum Reflection, has a lot of sparkle (yay!), and applies true-to-color when packed on the lid. This is a fun shade to wear in the crease with Plum on the lid, for a fun, unexpected summer look.