Saturday, January 23, 2010
Forever 21 Love & Beauty Eye Shadow Quad Review & Swatches
While perusing through Forever 21, I came across their Love & Beauty Cosmetics line. The one item that caught my eye the most was this lovely quad of eye shadows ($5.80 CAD). All are frosty mineral shadows with great pigmentation. The palette I picked up features a neutral golden champagne, turquoise blue, pastel pink and eggplant purple. Unfortunately, they aren't labeled with any names or codes to decipher from one from the other. Just check out the selection at your nearest Forever 21 :)
The swatches below are done dry, as well as wet. The colors are rich and vibrant with good staying power to wear for the day when used with a base, such as Urban Decay Primer Potion.
My favorite of the four is the golden champagne. I wore the golden champagne with the purple in the crease, it was absolutely lovely. Look here for some pictures of this look.
The downfall of this quad is it lacks a highlighter. I can imagine using the golden champagne or light pink as a highlighter if needed, however both are quite frosty for my taste. As well, If I were to use all four eye shadows in an eye look, that would be one super bright look!
Overall, these shadows impressed me for their pigmentation and staying power. The blending is a bit of a challenge, although doable. They're worth a shot and I'll probably pick up more Forever 21 Love & Beauty Cosmetics in the future.