Glamour Doll Eyes Review: Part II
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Feb. 23rd, 2011 | 03:39 pm
1. Olivia Green
Olivia Green is a matte green colour. It is a bit darker than the online image shows but it is fabulous. This is easily one of my favourite greens in my collection, and I love green shadow. This one had great colour payoff and was super, super easy to blend. I would highly recommend this one for you green lovers.
2. Ahoy! Sailor
Ahoy! Sailor is a gorgeous matte blue. Now, I don't wear blue eyeshadow because it tends to make me look like a whore. But, I thought: "What the heck" and thought I'd try this out. This is a very wearable blue, quite dark and excellent when worn in the crease. It has a little bit of fallout which is as hard to remove as matte black in my opinion. I wish it was a little darker but hey, it's still great.
Jailbreak kind of shows up as a 'brain matter' grey in this image but it is actually a really, REALLY nice metallic grey. It's way more metallic than the website lets on and I was pleasantly surprised with this colour. I think it's my favourite of the bunch. It loses a lot of metallic-ness when blended out but gives a little shimmer which looks great just below the brow. I love this! BUY IT!
4. Graves in May
Colossal disappointment. This is the first, and I hope last, eye-shadow from GDE that I have absolutely disliked. The website describes this as "grey with pink undertones and multi colored shimmer" and in the image it looks a little like Urban Decay's 'Midnight Cowboy' (which I love). Now, when I tried to use it I ended up with huge streaks of pink and an uneven coverage. I think maybe if you packed it on the lid you might get a great effect but...I didn't. I was so disappointed. With a name like "Graves in May" I expected it to be pretty freakin' awesome but yes...I did not like this at all. I don't even know if I could wear this as a highlight colour...It's way more pink than grey and it just doesn't work for me. Unimpressed unfortunately.
Bruised is a really pretty, almost mauve, purple shadow with black undertones and aqua sparkles. I really liked this one. Quite subtle when blended out but packs a quite glittery punch when worn on the lid. Love this.
6. Shaded Orchid
Shaded orchid is described on the website as "a very dark purple" but I beg to differ. There is definitely a lot of pink to this one, maybe even a washed out port colour I would say. Again, I liked this one. Great colour pay off, hardly any fall out. But I do think there are better "purples" on the GDE website, for sure.
I also received some eye-lights which are basically a very, VERY fine glitter for the eyes. Well, not in the eye but you catch my meaning. These are super pigmented and look great over a white or black or even nude base. I was incredibly impressed and I have ordered more :O
7. Cashed out
Cashed out is a true, emerald green glitter powder. It's so bright and twinkly God damn it! All of the eye-lights go on really easily and they adhere so well. They felt smooth to the touch and I had way less fall out with these than I have ever had with other glitter shadows. The glitter really is like a powder, it is super fine which is great for the eyes. If you've ever had a chunky piece of glitter in your eye you will know how painful it can be. I'm pretty sure you could tip the whole jar of eye-lights in your eyes and it would feel fine...maybe not.
Rave is a deep purple glitter powder and I LOVE IT. this looks great, especially, over black. The same things I said for "Cashed Out" go for "Rave" too.
9. Pink Cadillac
Way too subtle for my liking but pretty none the less. It doesn't show up as the baby pink in the image on my skin, more of an opalesque glitter with hints of pink. I'll still rock it though. This would probably pop on dark skin though for sure.
There you go. There is my review. I was very impressed. Out of the 9 products I recieved I was blown away by seven of them, disliked one and was indifferent to one. That's a pretty good haul if you ask me. Which you are, so there. I have ordered another shadow tower, two eye-lights and a shadow from the GDE 80's collection. They should be arriving mid- next week. So stay tuned for that.