Italia Deluxe 3D Stay On Eyeshadow – Review, Photos & Swatches
These lovely palettes are indeed very affordable, but can provide you with a great color pay off. I never really paid much attention to them at the Dept store but when Ms. Sabs of Makeup Maven Videos used one of these palettes in one of her tutorials, it got me really curious.
This is the #2 Palette or what I’d like to call the ‘Neons’ Palette
PACKAGING – The packaging of this palette is pretty simple. Nothing special, actually. To be specific, each of these palettes comes with a concave, plastic, transparent top with a black part in the middle, pretty much where the logo goes. When opened, that black part is also where the mirror goes inside. It comes with two thin sponge applicators per palette, which I haven’t used yet. In all honesty, this palette looks and feels cheap. It looks like it’ll potentially break when dropped. (I haven’t and I’m afraid to test this particular theory, though). The mirror is also a bit to small to do your entire eye look. You can do it but you’ll only get to squeeze one eye and if you’d like to do more complex looks, I’m afraid you’re going to have to look for a much bigger mirror.
COLOR PAY-OFF/PIGMENTATION – With regard to this criteria, I have nothing against the palette. Even for the matte shades, considering that it’s a drugstore palette/eyeshadow, the performance is superb. Of course the matte shade needs a bit more work/swipes, but as I’ve mentioned, considering that it’s a drugstore palette, for me, I can live with it. I’ve definitely seen a lot of ‘drugstore matte eyeshadows’ with lesser pigmentation. With just a single tap on my brush, I can pick up a really good amount of eyeshadow, so in order to eliminate the excess, a little ‘dip and tap’ motion is necessary.
FORMULATION/TEXTURE – With regard to this palette’s formulation, this is the part where I am a bit torn apart with. Though I love that it has a buttery smooth consistency and it can glide on to your eyelids with ease. I feel like it’s too soft and without taking care of your palette, once you drop it, it’ll shatter. Of course that’s bound to happen to any other eyeshadow palettes, but this one is different. This one is really soft. Moreover, some shades are a bit powdery, particularly the matte ones. Therefore you really need to do the ‘dip and tap’ motion, as I’ve said. However the shimmery ones are just to die for.
• Price | PhP 150 ea (Approx $3.57) • Net Wt| 12g / 0.5oz
• Avalability | SM Department Stores/Other Department Stores nationwide
PERFORMANCE/LONGEVITY – As for the mentioned criteria, the eyeshadow glides on to my eyelids smoothly. I don’t have any problems picking it up with any of my eyeshdaow brushes. It also blends easily. There were some fall outs but nothing really major or upsetting. Like what I’ve been saying, you can always avoid this so long as you tap off the excess prior to applying them onto your eyelids. Now with regards to the staying power, it’s always been a habit of mine to apply a primer before applying my eyeshadows. It’s just something that I’ve gotten used to. This one lasted on me (with an eyeshadow primer of course) for more than 5 hours without retouching, with minimal fading.
So, let’s sum this up, shall we?
| Comes with four different eyeshadow palettes
Comes in eight eyeshdow colors per palette
Comes with two sponge applicators
Includes (2 or 3) matte shades per palette to balance out your eye look
Comes with a mirror
Has an amazing pigmentation & color pay off considering that it’s a drugstore palette
Buttery smooth consistency & very easy to blend
Lasts for more than 5 hours WITH a primer
Available at all leading department stores where Beauty Treats are sold
| The packaging looks cheap
The applicator is pretty useless
The texture/formulation is a bit soft
Some shades are a bit powdery (particularly the matte ones)
The matte shades are not as pigmented as the shimmery shades
Overall, I am in love with these palettes. I can’t get enough of them. Considering that they’re only PhP 150 each, they can give you a stunning look from day till night. I love it.
It’s definitely worth your money. Though I gotta warn you, some palettes are often out of stock.
Wearing the #2 / Blues palette
Sorry, I was feeling lazy to get creative or whatever
So those are my thoughts regarding these palettes. Like I mentioned, they’re really pigmented and they have an amazing color pay off. They might be a bit chalky and their matte shades might need a bit of work, but considering that they a drugstore product and you only pay PhP 150? What more can you ask for? These palettes can sure give you a bang for your buck
How about you guys? What’s your favorite drugstore eyeshadow palette? What’s your favorite among these palettes? Do you like the sweet and sexy one like the #2 palette? Or do you want one that has the party, summer-y vibe like the #3? Or perhaps, the more versatile one, the one that you can wear from day till night, like the #3 palette? Let me know! Would love to hear from you loves!