If you haven’t heard of L.A. Colors, it’s a very affordable line of cosmetics through Beauty 21, Inc; who are also the makers of L.A. Girl and Arissa Studios. L.A. Colors is a really fun line, targeting more of the younger fashionistas, with loads of bright colors at a very low price – many of them being a dollar or two. It’s also a cruelty-free company, for you all of you Vegans out there. I’ve spotted L.A. Colors at several of my local dollar and discount stores. For a list of retail locations, click here.
The Private Eye 24 Color Eyeshadow Palettes is one of L.A. Colors newest additions.
They are available in two different color palettes: Stake Out and Witness. I’m not positive if the finishes of the shadows differ from the two palettes, but I know the colors are very similar.
I own Stake Out, which contains 24 colorful shadows, both warm and cool, all with a shimmery or frosty finish.
This is definitely not a palette for those who are afraid of color, as this palette has every color of the rainbow. All of the shades swatched pretty well, some better than others. The worst shade (in terms of pigmentation) being the light lavender shade, the second shade from the top left corner. I figured all of the shades would be very sheer, so I was impressed. Like I mentioned, I haven’t actually tested the shadows on my eyes, so I don’t know what the wear time is like. An eyeshadow primer would be highly recommended.
The only downside with these shadows is they are very soft, so they create tons of crumbles when you wipe your applicator in the shadows. This can easily create a mess if you aren’t careful. Also, with shadows that typically create a lot of dust, it’s necessary to tap any excess shadow off your brush before applying it to your eyelids, or else you will have eyeshadow fall out under your eyes.
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Not bad for the price, though. ($5 on Cherryculture) It can be a great stocking stuffer, especially for younger girls or those new to makeup and want to experiment with color.
Disclaimer: This post contains a press sample that was sent to me for consideration. The opinions expressed in this post are all my own, from my personal experience with using this product.