So this is a little delayed, but remember the GlamourDollEyes Cyber Monday Sample Packs i purchased? Well, here's part one of the review and swatches! Sorry to keep you all waiting! :)
i purchased 4 packs during their cyber monday deal, each contains 6 sample eyeshadows randomly chosen from the 80s child and big cities colleciton
look at all those samples! :D
yup, i got a couple extra.. so i'll be giving these to some friends, as well as saving some for my next giveaway ;)
in each of the packs, i also received business cards from GDE & sedona lace
anyways, on to the eyeshadows and swatches! first up is the eyeshadows i got from the 80s child collection!
note: all swatches done on MAC painterly paint pot
the shadows are already vibrant and pigmented on their own, but on top of a primer, they stand out much more and stick better.
taken from GDE.com, the ones checked are the ones i got
berrywood, brewster, rag doll
better picture of ragdoll
"Berrywood is inspired by Strawberry Shortcake. This is a matte (not completely matte) pinkish purple with some pink sparkles throughout. This shadow is NOT vegan."
"Brewster is inspired by the show Punky Brewster. This color is a vibrant coral with blue sparkle. "
"Rag Doll is inspired by Raggedy Ann. This color is a pinkish red with blue and white sparkles. The blue and white sparkles represent her dress and apron."
rag doll, dream house, jerrica, mutant
mutant, romper, vanity
"Romper is inspired by My Little Pony, but more specifically, Romper. This color a baby purple with lots of pink undertones which fits Romper perfectly, as this pony has a purple body with a pink emblem. This shadow is NOT vegan."
"Vanity is inspired by The Smurfs, but more specifically, Vanity. This color is a bright blue with silver sparkle to represent the hats that all the Smurfs wear."
better comparison picture for dream house and romper
all shades from 80s child
Above swatch taken from GlamourDollEyes.com
My favourites from this collection?
Brewster, Dreamhouse, Rag Doll & Romper
* especially brewster & romper ^_^ *
These eyeshadows are gorgeous and so pigmented! Although i only got a small sample of each, i think they will last me awhile since 1. i dont use eyeshadow on a daily basis and 2. you only need a little bit to get a whole lot of color! I have yet to try a full sized eyeshadow from GDE, but i would expect that they would last forever!!!
The eyeshadows are very high quality, finely milled, and come in a wide variety of shades and textures. i really really love their shimmery shadows because they give off the most gorgeous sheen. As well, all of their shadows seem to be very unique as they have various different sparkle colors. I dont think you can find an exact dupe for any of their shades!
Overall, although i usually stick to neutrals, i am really loving the wide range of colors and shades. i was really impresed with the amount of pigmentation i got, even from just a teeny tiny amount. The shadows blended very nicely, although i'd advise you to be careful not to over-blend as the shadows do blend almost TOO easily.
- wide range of colors and textures
- finely milled & high quality
- very pigmented
- very unique shades
- shadows blend very well
- relatively inexpensive, starting at $1.25 for samples & $6 for full sized
- only available online at glamourdolleyes.com
- slight glitter fallout
Would i recommend?
Yes! There are a wide variety of shades so you're bound to find one (or lots) that you love. The shades are all very unique and are very pigmented, especially when applied over a primer or applied wet. If you love loose eyeshadows, you really have to check these out!
Glamour Doll is an eye shadow company that strives to bring you fashionable and unique colors to strut your stuff! Our eye shadows are great for any age! All of our ingredients are made from earth minerals. The main ingredients we use are Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Kaolin Clay and Methicone Treated Titanium Dioxide. All of the colors we use in our eyeshadow s are FDA approved for eyeshadow use.
Glamour Doll was started in November of 2008. Since then, we have sold over 100 shadows of shadow, glitters and balms. As we learn more about our customers, we create more colors so that we offer a wide variety and shades for just about everyone!
I hope you've enjoyed this review! next up will be the samples from the big cities collection :)
Please note that i did purchase the above samples myself and did not receive any compensation or products from GDE to write this review.