L.A. Colors Duo Tone Eyeshadow Mermaid Review
Skin Tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
I had hauled a few eyeshadow duos from L. A. Colors. Earlier, I had reviewed the duo “Toasty” and today I have picked up “Mermaid” for review. Read on for more details on this eyeshadow duo.
Product Description:Harmonizing duos for base and contouring colors to create your ideal eye look. 16 perfectly paired shadows in a variety of colors and finishes deliver eye-popping color with ease. Includes mirror and dual-ended sponge applicator.Price:3.50 USD
My Experience with L.A. Colors Duo Tone Eyeshadow Mermaid:
This eyeshadow comes in a round, black-colored plastic palette with a see-through lid. The clear lid helps to easily spot the shade from makeup stash if you own more than one of these eyeshadow duos. The brand name is embossed on the lid. The lid fits very securely with an audible click, but the palette is very fragile and I ended up breaking the lid of the palette. There is a mirror and an applicator with this palette. Overall, the packaging looks cheap and it is really fragile.
The name “Mermaid” given to this duo is quite misleading as you would imagine that the palette might have some gorgeous blue and green hints, but it’s only a silvery white and a purple eyeshadow instead. The soft lilac purple shade has some pastel hue, which makes it fit to create a perfect summery makeup look. Now, let us discuss each shade separately.
The first shade in the palette is a shimmery white color, which is loaded with lots of shimmers. These shimmers are finely milled into the eyeshadow formulation, but the color looks chalky overall and can only be used for inner corner highlight. It looks ashy when used as a brow bone highlighter.
The second shade is a lilac purple color. It also contains super-fine holographic shimmer. The shimmers are very tiny and do not look chunky. This eyeshadow sets to a soft matte kind of finish with a subtle sheen in it. The shimmers do not really show up and almost give a matte finish to the eyeshadow. This is a beautiful lid color and it is also ideally good for lining the lower lash line.
The texture of these eyeshadows is soft and smooth. The formula is lightweight and feels comfortable on the eyes, but it is slightly hard to blend and goes a bit patchy if not blended properly. The formula is kind of powdery and both the shades have fallout issues. These shadows are quite low in pigmentation and need to be built up nicely for them to pop.
The colors fall out easily and you need to clean it all up to achieve a finished and polished look. These shadows do not crease. Though the longevity of them is low, they last for around 4 hours with a good eye primer underneath. These are easy to remove and the shimmers get removed easily without much effort.
Overall, these eyeshadow comes in pretty colors but the quality is just average and do not perform as per my expectation. So, I would neither repurchase nor recommend these duos to you guys.
Pros of L.A. Colors Duo Tone Eyeshadow Mermaid:
Perfect for creating everyday eye makeup.
Shimmers are not chunky.
No tugging or pulling.
Easy to remove.
Cons of L.A. Colors Duo Tone Eyeshadow Mermaid:
Low staying power.
Hard to blend.
Name is misleading.
Would I Recommend L.A. Colors Duo Tone Eyeshadow Mermaid?
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