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.
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
001, 010, 006, 002
Above are the swatches when blended out (amaaaaazing pigmentation!)
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
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
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.