Enchanted Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Palette in ‘Pixie Dust’ – Review, Photos & Swatches
Product Description/Claims According to the card that came from my July BDJ Box
This long-wearing eyeshadow palette from Enchanted contains 3 shades that allow you to add depth and drama to your peepers. Swipe on the lightest shade as an all-over color, wile using the medium shade to contour and the darkest one to line your eyes
PACKAGING – This eyeshadow trio is housed in a black, sleek, plastic packaging that actually looks quite elegant and appealing. Unfortunately, the plastic packaging, feels a bit cheap in my opinion. The palette itself is really loose from the compact, and just a couple of days after I received it, the palette fell off (not really sure if that’s supposed to happen – click here to know what I’m talking about). The compact provides a mirror attached to the lid, big enough to see one eye at a time, ideal for touch-ups. It also includes a dual-ended sponge which I don’t really use. As much as I love these types of packaging, I find this one bulky, because of its thick, curved lid. I really don’t think it’s necessary since the product doesn’t take that much space.
COLOR PAYOFF/PIGMENTATION – Enchanted Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Palette in ‘Pixie Dust’ is consists of three shades, all of them have shimmery finish.
• White – Shimmery finish but the shimmers are barely noticeable
• Pastel Yellow – Shimmery finish with specks of silver glitter
• Brown – Semi-matte finish but the shimmers barely shows up when being swatched/applied
The two lighter shades are not as pigmented as I expected them to be. They don’t have enough color payoff and you need to layer them in order to get your preferred intensity. The third shade however, the ‘Brown’ one, is quite pigmented and has a decent color payoff when swatched. It’s a different story when worn, you still need to build it up, but at least it shows up on your lid, unlike the other shades I just mentioned. These three shades also does not appear that vibrant without an eyeshadow primer/base, so if you want them to become more noticeable on your eyelids, a primer is a must.
Without a primer
FORMULATION/TEXTURE – These eyeshadows are a bit powdery, particularly the lighter ones, so you need to tap off the excess and be careful for possible fall outs. The ‘Brown’ one is a nice shade for contouring your lids since the shimmer is barely noticeable. This shade is also easy to apply and blend (with a base/primer). The lighter ones, however, are really chalky (especially the ‘White’ one) they don’t sit well on to my eyelids, and they barely show up with our without a primer.
PERFORMANCE/LONGEVITY – As previously mentioned, all of the shades in this palette are a bit powdery particularly the lighter ones. However, the ‘Brown’ shade, despite being powdery is not really prone to fall-outs compared to the lighter shades. I tried applying them to my lids without a primer but it wasn’t easy blending & applying them, I felt like it would be easy to apply them using my fingers rather than my brush! I used the Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base as my primer/base and that’s when the eyeshadows somehow became visible on my eyelids. It also became a lot easier to blend each shade. I did not test the longevity of the product on bare lids, but with a base/primer, it lasted on me for more than four hours. By the fifth hour, it already started to fade.
• Shade | Pixie Dust • Price | PhP 179 • Weight | 6g
• Avalability | Not really sure but you can check out their Facebook Page. I got mine from my BDJ Box
SCENT/ETC – No particular scent. Contains all sorts of Parabens & Talc which might be an issue to some.
Packaging looks sleek & classy
Mirror is big enough for touchups (one eye at a time)
The ‘Brown’ shade is easy to blend with a primer
Lasts four hours with a primer
Packaging feels cheap & loose
Each shade is powdery especially the lighter ones
The lighter shades are very chalky
The lighter shades are barely visible when swatched
Not as visible on bare lids (hard to blend as well)
Need to build up in order to get the preferred intensity
Prone to fall-outs
Contains all sorts of Parabens & Talc
Not widely available
I rarely find a makeup product that I’m not so happy with and if ever I find one, I don’t really review it. However, I decided to share this one because it came with my BDJ Box and most of you already saw it. I gave it a chance the other day, and unfortunately, I’m not really pleased with it. Sure, it’s affordable, and it’s something that you can wear for your everyday look. But I still don’t think it’s worth it. If only the lighter shades have the same quality as the ‘Brown’ shade, and the packaging was a bit sturdy (despite the bulkiness), I might have a different opinion.
I think there are more affordable local and imported palettes that you can buy which can offer better quality not only in terms of formula but also in packaging, etc. It may not be in the exact price range, but at least you get what you pay for.
FACE: Natasha Face Duo in ‘Beige’, Ben Nye Neutral Set; EYES: The Face Shop Love Me:Ex Style My Eyebrow in ‘Brown’, Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base, Enchanted Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Palette in ‘Pixie Dust’, Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in ‘Hot Chocolate’, Maybelline Rocket Volum’Express Mascara; CHEEKS: Benefit Hoola Bronzer; ELF Studio Blush in ‘Tickled Pink’; LIPS: EOS Lip Balm in ‘Strawberry Sorbet’; L.A. Colors Auto Lip Liner in ‘Pinky’, Etude House Princess Etoinette Crystal Shine Lips Lipstick in ‘PK 003’
Overall, like I said, I’m not too pleased with this one and at the same time disappointed. It has the potential of becoming a really good palette. I think the quality was compromised in an effort to make an affordable product. I don’t know, I shouldn’t assume such things. I apologize. But I just wanna say that this is my honest opinion about this product, and it may be different from yours. I am in no way bashing this palette/brand because I really wanted it to work. It may not have worked out for me, but it may have worked for you. Who knows?
Anyway, how about you? Do you like this palette? Do you own any makeup from Enchanted cosmetics? Do you like them so far? Did you get this palette from BDJ Box? What palette did you get? Did you like it? Let me know.
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