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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: Shawill Mono Eye Shadows

I have been out and about for the past couple of weeks preparing for my nephew’s Baptism. I was tasked to make the souvenirs, invitations, candy buffet and decorations for the party and I had to travel hundreds of kilometers to get here. Yes here, I’m creating this post while I’m at the province since I decided to extend my stay. Sometimes, a busy bee needs to have a vacation once in a while. I’ll be back in the city if you happen to be reading this now. Blog post about the party on my other blog here: (Link will be available soon) When I was browsing my laptop and deleting some files when I stumbled upon the photos which I took last year.
I bought these eye shadows a while back so it’s about time that I make a blog post about it. When Shawill cosmetics hit our local malls it was like I was given a chance to extend my makeup collection. The brand has a wide range of products from satin to shimmery e/s, matte to sparkly lip products and even mineral makeup. But when I saw these eye shadows and tried to swatch them, I was sold! They are the most pigmented of the affordable single eye shadows that I have seen so far.

The e/s are individually placed in pans w/ their own respective closures, I haven’t tried to depot them but I think you can if you want to. I decided to pick up four pigmented shades.

 I feel bad that the photos don’t give the colors justice but its close enough. I just wish they named the shades rather than have numbers to represent them. It’s a pain to pair the colors to the respective numbers. All the shades that I got give off sheen when swatched and if placed on the lids; however, it is not overpowering and can be used during the day with light application. The texture is satiny and not powdery at all. The eye shadows give off sheen, and the color hues change as the light hits it in different areas on the lids as seen on the photo above where the eye shadow is pressed in a two dimensional Argyle pattern. You can even use one eye shadow by itself. I suggest using a flat brush to tap the colors on to the lids and blend it with a clean blending brush for a fast and easy smoky look.
Shades I bought:
002 a taupe brown with metallic undertones

006 is a metallic brown lighter than 002 (It  looks green on the photo because it has gold micro shimmers)  

010 is an electric royal blue

001 is a plum purple

 Here are the swatches with one swipe:

001, 010, 006, 002

Above are the swatches when blended out (amaaaaazing pigmentation!)

As you can see in the swatches there’s no question with the e/s pigmentation it went beyond my expectation.  For 69.00 Php and 4grams of product its quite a good deal. Here’s a list of ingredients that it contains.

 Now, let’s talk about the product’s staying power, do take note that I have oily lids to start with. Here’s a snapshot of my lids using shade no. 1 on my crease. (Excuse my messy eyeliner) By using a primer before hand, it started to crease within 4 hours of wearing the makeup, without the primer I would predict it to stay on my lids without creasing for about 1-2 hours which is a bit disappointing. Again, I have oily lids and I used elf primer then. But I can’t complain since it is a very affordable product. I had to also be very careful while applying the product on my crease w/ a fluffy brush since it can cause a bit of fallout (nothing unmanageable). I suggest using a flat brush and blending it afterwards. I did not have any allergic reactions to the product when I used it.

 I filmed a tutorial for this look but I can’t seem to upload it on my channel.

Product is reasonably priced
Undeniably rich pigmentation
Smooth texture
Readily accessible via local department stores

Can cause a bit of fallout
Weak staying power if not used w/ a primer
Ingredients contain strong preservatives

Overall Rating:
3 out of 5 J

If you do NOT have oily lids, and is looking for a pigmented eye shadow, try passing by Shawill counters and have a look at their products, you might like it.

1. Use a good primer before applying the e/s for a better staying power
2. A little goes a long way with this e/s so keep in mind to be gentle while applying it especially with dark colors or else you will look like a raccoon. :)
3. Try using a setting spray if yo have hooded lids since this may crease a lot more on you and might even cause transfer.

Thats it for now. 

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