Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: Garden Of Shadows Cosmetics

Well, it's not really a *FULL* review per say. I mean she only has eyeshadows right now. So, recently my blog friend Porcelaine made a new cosmetic line called Garden of Shadows.It's pretty exciting! The theme is called "Lipstick Feminists" and it's based on beauty bloggers she likes! I was one of them and my color is called "Eve". I was sent that for free and I got a "blogger pack" from her site. Basically you get a few colors for just the shipping cost. 

So here is the review:

Swatches: Over NYX milk. 

 These are the little baggies in order of swatches: Heather, Meg, Eve, Liv, Anne, Kari

 Without a base
 Obviously you see that it's not too impressive dry. Over a base, it's quite nice. The "Heather" color is really too light. It reminds me of NYX lilac. The taupe color (Kari) reminds me of Covergirl's Tapestry Taupe. The purple Anne reminds me of Revlon matte shadow in Aubergine. 

Wear and Tear: I use TFSI so no creasing. Nothing to say. 
Packaging: In sample baggies. I hate sample baggies. HOWEVER! I got a lot of the "Eve" color and I will be pressing it hehe. 
Price: 1.50 for a sample and 4.5 for a full size. I'm not sure how much the sizes are! I would like for the sizes to be listed as well. 
Ingredients: Mica, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Myristate, Titanium Dioxide, Aluminium, Iron Oxide, Silica, Tin Oxide, Silicon Dioxide

The ingredients do vary a little from one shadow to the next. 

Overall thoughts: Not bad for a first time indie company. I think that the shadows are pretty basic and I would love more the colors to be more pigmented and vibrant. Also, I would love for the range to be expanded. Finally, there really needs to be a wider variety of items! Blushes anyone?

Thoughts anyone?

EDIT (8/4/11)------------------->
You can find sizes HERE


Porcelaine said...

Thank for reviewing. I'm going to be reworking the formulas for this collection. I happen to be working on blushes as my next project and I'll be formulating very carefully this time. I'm working closely with the feedback I've been given. Hopefully things will improve dramatically.

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Lillian Funny Face said...

Great review, seems like a good start but with room for improvement :)

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