OMG, All That Glitters is the shadow I've been searching for and finally found. This is what Bagatelle (LE) should have been....soft, creamy beige/gold/slight peach and undeniably beautiful. It's the perfect neutral to dress up or down any eye look. It's similar to UD Blunt but more creamy gold in hue. And since it is permanant I will definately buy this shadow again. ;)
I purchase this shadow in pro pan for for $10 USD, which I think is rather high now that I have ventured into other shadows (Cargo and Stila) that offer more shadow and a bigger pan for a couple of dollars more but overall I didn't subtract anything from the rating because of this.
Diamond Lil' is a truely wonderful, soft and blendable warm toned gray/silver/taupe shadow. Unfortunately for me I can't pull it off very well and this would be the only reason why I wouldn't repurchase this shade. (C7/GGG-DDD)
Very nice, soft, super blendable silvery taupe....more silver than I would have hoped and thus we did not get along. No purple undertones that I was able to see. I love the texture of CARGO shadows. I wish this one would have worked on my DDD complexion but it didn't and it will go back to the store of an exchange...for another CARGO shadow. Love 'em...this one just didn't love me!:(
ITA that Shattered is pretty in the pot but that color does not transfer over onto my lids. When I first applied this it was a very flattering teal/turquoise but after less than an hours time it quickly faded into some weird, off green hue...and this is when used in combination with my HG primer potion. I'm so disappointed! This only proves to me that all cosmetics line eyeshadows are hit and miss, love Lounge...not so much for the recent others I've reviewed. :(
YDK is a taupe, ash brown bronze shade with shimmer and just a bit of glitter. I find it too be very pretty in the pot but once applied it makes my C7 DDD skin look ashy...not a good look. The packaging is average. It didn't blow me away and I wasn't disappointed by it either. No, I wouldn't buy this product again and will either return or swap mine.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Eye Shadow in Purple Haze
lorraineedayz 9/30/2005 2:47:00 PM
Dang! I had high hopes for this one. Purple Haze is a gorgous true jewel purple --- in the pot but applied it was a giant disappointement from the start. I started out applying it with one of my standard MAC brushes over UD PP, then I tried a sponge brush and lastly wet and every time the color quickly faded from jewel-toned to a purpled up pink. Grrrrrrr. The texture is pretty standard for Urban Decay and I was attacted to the fact that this one had NO glitter (a big plus in my book)....but this fades like you wouldn't believe. So, up for swap or back to the store this goes. :(
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
lorraineedayz 9/29/2005 12:08:00 PM
I had previously tried and didn't like UD Primer Potion and promply swapped it away without hesitation because (1) I wasn't using it correctly (2) I was previously using MAC Studio Fix, used a light powdering of it under my shadesticks (HG colored bases) (3) I was too cheap and at the time, very much a MAC snob. When I started using a new foundation (PX Virtual Skin) I realized that in the Texas heat and humidity I NEEDED something to prevent my shadows from creasing now more than ever and decided to give the primer a go around again. I am so glad that I'm not stubborn and that I am no longer a brand snob or I would have missed out on this gem. I apply my makeup every morning between 7:20 and 7:40 and it lasts with no creasing or faded up until I remove it at 6, 7, even 9 at night sometimes. I'm a convert. This is my HG shadow base...and it doesn't even require a second base to stay as vibrant either. I have applied shadows directly after the primer and the end effect is the same. LOVE it! Of course I would buy it again and again and again! :D
Nice golden bronze copper shadow. Unfortunately on my DDD skin, it applied identical to MAC Amber Lights so up for swap it goes. The texture and pigmentation are super and the packaging was okay for me...but I'm not a stickler for packaging so I didn't add or take anything away for this.
St. Topez is a pretty MLBB (my LIDS but better) brown/beige shadow with a hint of shimmer. For reference, applied it looks identical to MAC Shimmersand shadestick and I'm a MAC C7 DDD gal. A great neutral and nice for a barely there makeup look. Cargo shadows are smooth and the color payoff is great. The shimmer is not overpowering and the color is very buildable. I don't find the tin packaging that hard to manage but I do wish CArgo labeled there shadows better.
I totally agree with the previous reviewer, this shadow is horrific and very unflattering on a multitude of skintones. Chopper (applied to my DDD skin) is basically orange (no bronze or copper tones) with chunks of silver glitter that ended up everywhere. Definately NOT the look I was going for so up for swap this goes.
When I first started branching out to try other brands, Stila was my first choice and Kitten was the shadow that was/is on the tip of everyone's lips. I have to say this is a shadow that either you love or you hate and I'm in the minority on this one because I really don't find it at all unique or special. On my C7/GGG/DDD skin, this is too frosty and too white. It reminded me alot of MAC Nylon applied. The only way that looks decent is applied with an careful, gentle hand. I will not buy this again.
Barefoot Contessa is a dream come true in pressed powder form. I can't believe how many combo and colors BC is able to work with. I'm still really unsure what color Barefoot Contessa really is because the color morphs depending on what you where or pair it with. It's brownish burgundy. It's plum brown. It's bronzey. All and all, Barefoot Contessa is very complex, original, and simply beautiful. The color is stunning and shimmery. The texture is soft and blendable and don't appy at all what it looks like in the pot. It's a breeze to blend and very easily sheered down. The color and the shimmer are not too overpowering and really compliments whatever shadow I decide to wear on my lid. I've paired it with MAC Orange Tangent (which despite the name is peach toned on my C7 skin) and with MAC Amber Light with Barefoot Contessa in the crease. Pretty. Soft. Natural with a kick. Stila pans retail for $14.00 (USD) and you get alot more (vs MAC pans) for the price you pay and it will last a while. I would definately buy this shadow again because I think I've found my HG neutral with a kick crease color. ETA: I'm totally in love with this shadow. It is so versatile and can be worn anywhere (lid, crease, outter corner). Today I wore it on the lid for the first time with Stila Grace in the crease. Love it!
I can't believe how much I love Lounge. I hardly ever were the same shadows or combos but this shadow is so amazing that I had to wear it two days in a row...and both days I received fantasic compliments and inquiries about what I was wearing on my eyes (even at the MAC counter). As the previous reviewer stated, Lounge is a medium red brown that has a green tinge to it that flashes when you look at it from different angles. Oh, so complex and the pigmentation is fabulous. I wouldn't say it has any shimmer though. I find this shadow has more of a sheen, not flat at all. There is so much depth that it is hard to describe. I tend to shy away from shadow with any kind of red undertone but I was drawn in by this shadow the first time I saw it and it wou;dn't let go so I had to go back and buy it. I usually were this over MAC Gentle Lentil shadestick (which helps to dilute some of the red and make it more wearable for me), with MAC Brown Down in the crease to add a little dimension, and black liner for umpf. I purchased this during an Ulta sale, Buy 1 Get 1 Free...so basically this shadow was a steal and so worth the price I paid and more. I believe I would buy this again if I ever ran out. ;)
I was talked into the product when I recently switched foundations and I wish I went with my first instinct, needless to say I returned this the very next day. This pressed powder is supposed to be comprable to MAC Blot however PX Powderful was not colorless and changed the look on my face with or without foundation applied. The look of the compact is by far the most unattractive thing I have seen in a while and the sponge included as useful as it may be being double sided and different textured did not do the job at all. Its too small and picks up either too much or too little product. I would NOT rebuy this.
I was so hesitant to buy this product because in the tube it looks too orange (and me and orange DO NOT get along) but applied this is heaven. Bronzeray is a gorgeous shimmery chocolate bronze cream to powder bronzing stick that seems to bright and bring my face alive. I love it. I have combo skin that borders on oily in the summer and this did not add to or make my face overly greasy. I would definately buy this product again if it weren't LE.