Saturday, January 8, 2011

Glamour Doll Eyes ♥ Big Cities Samples

To continue from the 80s child samples post (click here if you havent read it yet!), today i will be swatching the samples i purchased from GlamourDollEyes big cities collection!

the ones checked are the samples i received in my sample packs

sample packs

chicago, denver

closer up of denver, look at the pretty sparkles!

"When asked what Chicago would look like as a shadow, I was sent a bunch of pictures of gorgeous Chicago sunsets. This is a gorgeous shade of blue with a slight purple undertone. It also have some gold and silver sparkles."

"When asked what Denver would look like as a shadow, I was told a black with red, blue and purple sparkles to represent the Denver nightlife. This is a pearly black with red, blue and purple sparkles throughout."

miami, new york

"When asked what Miami would look like as a shadow, I was told red, orange or yellow but definitely bright. This is a gorgeous shade of yellow that also has red reflects in it."

"When asked what New York would look like as a shadow, they mentioned the Yankees as well as the "concrete jungle". This is a metallic white, almost silver color with blue and silver reflects throughout.."

for comparison, miami on left, jerrica on right
miami is much more vibrant where jerrica is more sheer and shimmery

close up of new york, sooo pretty!

Philadelphia, Seattle

"When asked what Philadelphia would look like as a shadow, I was told red because of Love Park and gold because of the Liberty Bell. This is a gorgeous brick-ish type red with TONS of gold reflecks."

"When asked what Seattle would look like as a shadow, they said a grayish blue color because of the rain. This is a light gray with an blue tint as well as purple, blue and green sparkles."

all colors from big cities collection
above swatch taken from

My favourites from this collection:
Chicago, Denver & New York

* especially new york! its sooo shimmery ^_^ *


Overall Review
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
- 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!

If you plan on purchasing, dont forget!

"Shipping is free on all samples worldwide

If you purchase a sample and you decided that you want to go ahead and get the full size jar, we will take the price of the sample off the price of the full jar. Please email us before placing your order so we can make you a coupon code!"

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! take care!

Please note that i did purchase the above samples myself and did not receive any compensation or products from GDE to write this review.
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