Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Swatches & Comparisons: Prestige Cosmetics Single Eyeshadows

Top Row: Golden Retriever, Royale, Perfection
Bottom Row: Flushed 1st Version, Flushed 2nd Version, Love

Pros:
  • not expensive compared to other eyeshadows, such as Mac or Urban Decay
  • doesn't crease when used with a primer
  • blends easily
  • no fallouts during application (except C-202 Flushed)
  • C-179 Golden Retriever has great color payoff when used with a primer
  • C-179 Golden Retriever has a buttery texture
  • C-163 Love and C-179 Golden Retriever applies smoothly
  • C-179 Golden Retriever doesn't get dusty in the pan

Cons:
  • fades a bit after 8 hours, even with a primer (except C-231 Royale)
  • C-231 Royale fades a bit within 30 minutes of application
  • gets dusty in the pan (except C-179 Golden Retriever)
  • C-202 Flushed has fallouts during application
  • C-202 Flushed has a gritty texture

From Left: Golden Retriever, Royale, Perfection


Urban Decay Half Baked - It's a true gold that doesn't look too yellow or orange & has a metallic frost finish. This is not a dupe for C-179 Golden Retriever because Golden Retriever is warmer and has an orange tint.

C-179 Golden Retriever - It's a warm bronzey gold with an orange tint & shimmery finish. It has great pigmentation when used with a primer, no fallouts during application, doesn't get dusty in the pan, doesn't crease, has a buttery texture, blends easily & applies smoothly. I personally don't like the color because it's a little too orange; however, I still recommend this shade (if you like the color) because the quality is great.

Mac Woodwinked - It's a warm antiqued gold with a copper brown undertone & a shimmery finish with a metallic shine. This is not a dupe for C-179 Golden Retriever because Woodwinked has a cool gold sheen to it.

C-231 Royale - It's a blue based violet with a soft shimmery finish that's not too frosty. It has decent color payoff when layered & used with a primer, no fallouts during application, doesn't crease & blends easily, but it fades a bit within 30 minutes of application & gets dusty in the pan.

Mac Haux - It's a mauvey rosy brown with a satin finish. This is not a dupe for C-238 Perfection because Haux is more rosy.

C-238 Prestige Perfection - It's a mauvey brown with a matte finish. It has good color payoff when layered & used with a primer, no fallouts during application, doesn't crease, blends easily, & doesn't look chalky, but it gets dusty in the pan. Overall, I like this shade and it's a great color for the crease.

    From Left: Flushed 1st Version, Flushed 2nd Version, Love


    C-202 Flushed 2nd Version + 1st Version - It's a light champagne with a baby pink iridescence & has a shimmery finish with gold glitters. I have 2 Prestige eyeshadows in the same color and they look different in the pan and when swatched on my arm. The 2nd version looks a little more pink than the 1st version. However, when worn on my eyes, both versions look the same. They both have good color payoff when layered and used with a primer. They also blend easily and don't crease, but they have a gritty texture and they get dusty in the pan. The major issue with this shade is that there are alot of fallouts during application.

    C-163 Love - It's a bright hot pink with a shimmery finish. It has good color payoff when used with a primer, no fallouts during application, doesn't crease, blends easily & applies smoothly, but it gets dusty in the pan.

    Top Row: Golden Retriever, Royale, Perfection
    Bottom Row: Flushed 1st Version, Flushed 2nd Version, Love

    Bottom Line: Although they're not as pigmented as Mac or Urban Decay eyeshadows, I still recommend getting Golden Retriever, Perfection and Love if you are on a budget and like those shades because the pigmentation is good enough for a drugstore brand, but I would stay away from Royale and Flushed. The pigmentation of Royale is not terrible, but you can find better pigmentation elsewhere at a comparable price too. Also, Flushed has major fallouts during application and will leave your under eye area filled with glitter. If you still insist on getting Flushed, then I recommend doing your eye makeup before applying your foundation so that you can wipe off the glittery mess without ruining your foundation.

    Note: The Prestige eyeshadows contain 2.2g each and you can purchase this at Prestige's online storeUlta, Duane Reade,  Rite-Aid, Kmart, and other drugstores for around $3.95. As with any drugstore product, I would definitely wait for a sale because there is always a "buy one, get one half off" or even a "buy one, get one for free" sale.

    Have you tried any of Prestige's single eyeshadows?

    3 comments:

    1. Golden Retriever (what a funny name! Makes me miss my doggie!) and Perfection look gorgeous! I love how you do your swatched, the pictures are always so clear!

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    2. Thanx Gaby =)
      It actually takes me a long time to do the swatches because I can only take pictures during the day or else the pictures will come out blurry and inaccurate if I take them after the sun sets. -_-

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    3. Well, I think they're worthed for the prize they have.

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