February 28, 2012

Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow in Sudden, Calm, Damask Grey, Sarah, Hawaiian Sunset, Pretty, Imagine, Carnival - pics, swatches, review

Hello, Beautiful!

The super nice Shantle from Face Candy Couture sent me some of her eyeshadows to review. I received 8 shades in total (4 full sized and 4 sample baggies). These shadows are very nicely pigmented, blend beautifully, and the colors are very pretty. Not to mention they are affordable too!

Check out my pics, swatches, stats, and review... click on pics to view them larger.

Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Sudden, Calm, Damask Grey, Sarah, Hawaiian Sunset, Pretty, Imagine, Carnival
Continue scrolling down to see more photos on each individual shade.

















Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Sudden
Shade Description: A bronze brown with golden shimmer.


 










Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Calm
Shade Description: A nude tan shimmer.


 










Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Damask Grey
Shade Description: A medium gray with shimmer.


 










Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Sarah
Shade Description: Black with silver shimmer.


 










Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Hawaiian Sunset
Shade Description: A summer orange with shimmer.
 






Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Pretty
Shade Description: A gorgeous pink with a golden undertone to the shimmer. Color reminds me of NARS Orgasm shade.
 






Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Imagine
Shade Description: A green based grey with shimmer.
 






Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow
Shades: Carnival
Shade Description: A vibrant eggplant purple with shimmer.
 



Basic Stats for Face Candy Couture Eye Shadow:
Formula: loose pigment shadow
Wear: average to above average
Coverage: nicely pigmented
Shade Info: currently available in 129 shades
Cost/Availability: $4.99 each (approx. 1.2 g of product in a 5 g jar). Also available for special pricing: 3 for $11.99, 6 for $20.99, 10 for $29.99, 20 for $49.99. Available on the Face Candy Couture website.
Packaging: rounded jar with sifter
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Kisses


Formula:
These loose pigment shadows are nicely pigmented, blend beautifully, and can be applied wet or dry. Use on eyes, face, lips and even nails.

Wear:
Average to above average wear depending on if you use a primer or not. I always use a shadow primer out of habit and these shadows lasted all day.

Coverage:
Very nicely pigmented!

Shade Info:
Currently available in 129 shades. There are so many other shades I have an interest in... such as Chill, Treat, Sneaky, Golden Plum, and especially the shade Romantique. 

Cost/Availability:
$4.99 each (approx. 1.2 g of product in a 5 g jar). Also available for special pricing: 3 for $11.99, 6 for $20.99, 10 for $29.99, 20 for $49.99. Available on the Face Candy Couture website.

Packaging:
Rounded jar with sifter.

Face Candy Couture Eye Shadows Review:
I really liked these shadows! They were very nicely pigmented, as you can tell there is little difference with most of the shades when they are applied wet verses dry. They go on very nicely, blending beautifully perfect. And I know this isn't going to make much sense, but I found these to be less messy to use than some other loose pigment shadows. It could just be I was extra careful when applying these, or maybe it's just all in my head lol, but I wrote down in my notes that these were less messy.

Out of the shades I was sent, Damask Grey is my favorite - but I think some of you know my obsession with gray shadows! I thought the shade Imagine would be gray in color too, but when I swatched the shade it looked more green on me than gray; still a beautiful shade!

The shade Pretty is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! It reminds me of the NARS Orgasm shade, so if you like that shade then you'll love Pretty. The shade Calm is a simple pretty neutral; I would say it's similar to MAC's Shroom shadow. The shade Hawaiian Sunset reminds of orange soda or some other vibrant and sunny orange. It's a pretty shade, but I don't think it's one I would wear (unless it was for a specific make up look, but not one I'd reach for on a daily basis).

The shade Sudden is a great bronzy brown neutral shimmer, while the shade Sarah is a gorgeous black - great for smokey looks or as liner! Carnival is a very pretty vibrant purple, although maybe a little too vibrant for my day-to-day makeup wear but still a shade I plan to use (even if I layer it or mix it with another shade).

And I also wanted to take a minute to say how kind the owner of this company is. Her name is Shantle and she's been incredibly nice and helpful. That kind of thing speaks leaps and bounds to me because I always love to support women-run businesses, especially when I can tell the owner works hard at what she does and truly cares for her customers.

Overall, yes, I would recommend these shadows!

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these shadows? Which shade is your favorite? Have you tried this or is this on your wish list? Discuss in the comments below.

3 comments:

Pink Tattoo said...

wow these are so pretty. the pigment looks amazing!! your lucky you were sent samples, i looked on their website and there is so many beautiful colors i don't know what i would pick. i love all the purples!

LauraLeia said...

I think Carnival is really pretty! And Calm would be a great neutral/base colour for other shades. :D

Krystal Caracol said...

These all look amazing! I love loose shadows for their versatility :) Great review, and photos, as always oxoxo

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