This evening I have a brand new company to introduce you all to! I was recently contacted by Shantle with Face Candy Couture asking if I'd review her new line of eyeshadow. I was excited to check them out, because 1. the website is pretty and I like her banner and 2. the colors really caught my eye. Shantle sent me 6 mini jars (I chose, Antique Sea, Pretty, Barbie Glam, Isis, Carri bean Dream, and Danger) and 3 sample baggies Copper Bliss, Lovely, and Romantique.
I immediately fell in love with the packaging, but not because of the labels on the top of the jars, but the labels on the bottom of the jars. I love the font she used and love that the ingredients are also listed. The packaging is very feminine and pretty.
3 of the jars came with sifters and 3 without. From my initial swatches, I was impressed but not overly with the colors. They are softer than I'm used to and I think that was part of my hesitance. But once I got out the Pixie Epoxy, everything changed. (Maybe PE has magical powers!) I was over the moon for Pretty. This color is exactly what the name suggests.... "Pretty." It's a soft rose color with a green shift. And not your run of the mill shift, it has a dramatic and gorgeous shift. I do not own another color like this. I do recommend you go right now and purchase it!
Descriptions from the website directly.
Danger: is a pretty deep plum color with sort of a burgundy undertone and accented with gold sparkles.
Pretty: is the prettiest soft pink with an iridescent undertone.
Isis: an amazing golden yellow with gold sparkles and a deep orange undertone.
Caribbean Dream: is a a bright aqua color with yummy shimmer and a tropical look.
Antique Sea: is an amazing vintage muted blue color with some shimmer.
Barbie Glam: is a sexy perfect pink color with lots of silver shimmer.
Romantique: is a beautiful soft light pink with lots of shimmer.
Copper Bliss: is a beautiful copper with gold sparkle shimmer.
Lovely: a very sexy hot pink with golden sparkles for accents.
The descriptions and pictures on the website aren't too far off from the eyeshadow itself, in fact they are pretty accurate. The only eyeshadow that I had blend-ability issues with was Isis. Upon swatching the first time, it felt gritty from the glitter, but I didn't have an issue after that. Could have just been glitter that settled into the top of the jar.
*Each eyeshadow is $4.99 for a 5 gram jar, which holds 1.2 grams of product. *
Face Candy Couture is also offering free samples here!
My favorites so far are Pretty, Lovely, and Danger. I'm excited to see what the future hold for this new company and I wish Shantle the best of luck!
4.5 out of 5 Zommmbies would eat the brraaaains of Face Candy Couture!
**HEY! Are you still with me? Really? Good. Because, Shantle has also graciously offered up 4 3 gram jars of mineral eyeshadow to one lucky MZ reader (winner gets to pick the 4 shades)! All you have to do is become a follower if you're not already of Makeup Zombie, then visit the Face Candy website, and tell me 4 products you'd LOVE to try out from Face Candy Couture! Extra entries for blogging, twitting, or Facebook'ing about this giveaway! (Please leave all that good stuff in one comment with your email address!)** Giveaway is open International and will run from today (11/18/2010) until 11/25/2010 (HAPPY TURKEY DAY!) A winner will be picked at random on 11/26/2010.**