Considering you can get some high end palettes for this price or for $10 more... no it's not worth it.
I think the price is worth it, I got dusty rose because it is a light color to start with and now I am ready to go bolder. Maybe start with the rose or a lighter color and build up!! BEST EYE-SHADOW I have ever worn!!
for me, if you love shiny, metallic shadows with the perfect amount of shimmer, and appropriate for all ages, this is a definite must-have!!! this product is very unique- i was a sephora store today with my mom, and after swatching several colors, i was stunned at the pigmentation and color-payoff- without any primer!!! i was hesitant to buy this product, because it is pricey, but after seeing it for myself at the store, i have already bought 2 in comex copper (one for back-up, that's how gorgeous they are), and one in vintage gold black- i got the last one in the store!!! to the people that say it's not worth it, if it's because of the small amount of primer that cones with it, you can use UD's primer potion or too faced shadow insurance in place of it, or even regular eye drops work!!! honestly, i have used these eyeshadows without any primer at all, with stunning results. for the people who think it is "cheap glitter", maybe it is the colors they chose, because all i know is i swatched 3 colors in-store today, and all of them were perfectly metallic, rich, creamy, and consistent in texture. the colors i swatched were comex copper, vintage black gold, and comex gold, all of which swatched beautifully- the comex gold was just a little bit too yellowy for me. i am super-picky when it comes to eyeshadows, and i also am a makeup artist with years of experience, so i know quality when i see it. this is a unique product, so for the people who are calling these shadows "cheap glitter", they probably honestly just don't know how to apply it. i can see how these shadows could turn into a chunky glittery mess if you don't know how to use them. a little goes a long way, and these shadows aren't difficult to apply, IMO. the trick is to use the shadow sparingly and lightly dab the product on your eyelids carefully, as you have to be somewhat precise with this product. i LOVE how you can control the intensity of the look you want by building layers, or by changing the amount if primer you use.
i really don't know how to respond to the people that think these shadows are trash- the only way i can see these shadows not working out is if you stick your finger into the eyeshadow, and try to swipe it over your eyelid, like you normally would with any other eyeshadow, and then rubbing your eyes so it gets all over your face. this is an extremely UNIQUE product, and you have to be delicate with it, and apply it differently than you would a normal eyeshadow. it's not hard, and the results are to die-for.
but don't take my word for it, stop by sephora and swatch these shadows for yourself. if you are looking for unique high shine metallic, rich, creamy, crease-resistant and long lasting shadows, then this is for you. if you are looking for something different and are willing to accept the fact that you have to apply these shadows differently with results unmatched by any eyeshadows out there, then these are it!! if you are not willing to put a little effort into a product well worth every penny (if you know how to apply it), then stick to what you normally use. go to a sephora store and try them out- see for yourself, these shadows are absolutely amazing.
If this a color you would normally use, then yes. For example, I always wear a gold and brown smokey eye when I go out to night clubs, I purchased this and love it.
answered 8 months ago
(San Diego, CA)
I think it's worth it, but it is a very dramatic shadow so it's definitely not something you'll get daily use out of, such as you would with something like the Naked palette. So unless you have a real use for having super-shiney eye lids, you might want to skip it. I justified the price because I have several months of events that I would be wearing a smokey eye to anyway, and I really really really find the foil-like finish to be unique and worth the price.
answered 9 months ago
(New York, NY)
I'm not sure about dupes, but the product is very glittery, way too glittery for me and I am someone who loves vibrant, shimmer, glittery eye-shadows. It's like when you do crafts and you sprinkle glitter onto a glue covered area, and you end up with glitter all over your hands and the area around you and it's nearly impossible to get rid of. That's what it was like for me, and it creased on me as well, even with eyeshadow primer, face primer and makeup setting spray [which was sprayed several times throughout the day to keep my makeup in place and freshen my makeup. The creasing would only be noticeable if I closed my eyes, so I can deal with the creasing. As much as I hate how much glitter ends up all over my face, I will purchase the product again, only because it looks amazing and makes my eyes stand out. If you can deal with the excessive glitter and the creasing then it's worthit, but if you can't, then I don't recommend it.
answered 9 months ago
Nope. It looks nothing like the foil look of the ads. It's chunky glitter that looks like a 99 cent drugstore shadow. I did my first ever Sephora return. Great concept... wish it worked.
answered 9 months ago
In my opinion, I've never seen another product like this! Even glitter and pigments aren't this amazing
Its not worth it. I tried it again today, and I'm going to wait till the end of the day to pass judgement but so far, its going to be returned
I've certainly never seen anything quite as shiny as this, so I would say this is pretty unique. It's not just a "metallic" eye shadow, as it does have some visible foil/glitter particles, but it's not a completely opaque foil finish. Having said that, this does come with a primer and a small blending tray, and a little bit really goes a long way so for the price, I could see this lasting for some time. I wore it the other day, and I had no problems with fallout or creasing until much later in the evening and after sweating so I would say the lasting power is great. I loved it! If you're not into heavy sparkle however, I would say give this a pass. If you are, give a more subtle color like the lavender a try and you will feel like a princess.