Monday, May 23, 2011

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics! Review and SWATCHES!

Happy Monday Zombies!

So, the world didn't end and zombies decided not to roam the Earth. I guess you're all stuck with me for a little longer!

I was recently given the opportunity to review a brand spanking new company called "Dawn Eyes Cosmetics". I "met" Dawn originally through the Aromaleigh fan page on Facebook and was really excited when she opened her own business. Even more excited now that I've swatched her colors. Girls, we may have a company *similar* to Aromaleigh on our hands.

As you can see, I received samples in small zip lock baggies. I think I actually prefer this size sample! Dawn included just enough product for 7-10 uses (if used sparingly IMO.) Now, I don't know if these are the size samples you'd get when purchasing samples.

You can not tell from these swatches, but several of these shadows are SO sparkly and gorgeous, especially Sparkling Jade, Neon Purple Sparkle, and Very Hot Pink. Holographic Black is FULL of holographic glitter.

Descriptions taken from Dawn Eyes website:

Sparkling Jade:  The glittery version of Jade, soaked in green sparks. For reference, the description of "Jade" is: One of 4 Jades that we custom blended for a friend, this Jade has a soft shimmer but no sparkle, and leans more blue than yellow.

Rose: Almost a copper, but with a lovely pink overtone, this color named like a wine goes well with all meals. Satiny, not sparkly.

Ultimate Purple:  Cheerful purple, leaning pink, medium light and crazy with borealis sparkle!

Neon Purple Sparkle: Brilliant neon purple packed with purple and violet sparkle, tends to neon pink at different light angles.

Blurple: This awesome shade looks like a metallic blue head-on, but stuns with a deep magenta heart and a profusion of purple sparks. A must have for lovers of both blue and purple!

Very Hot Pink: As the name says, it's pink, it's hot, and it's very in for Spring 2011! Satin finish, no sparkle.

Fine White Pearl: A very basic white pearl.

Holographic Black: Black base filled with holographic sparkle.

Peacock Teal:  A softly shimmering satiny dark teal.

My thoughts?

Wow...and more WOW! I was not expecting what I got from these tiny, inconspicuous baggies. When I first "dry" swatched each, I was amazed by the pigmentation. Each is so unique in it's own way. Even the most basic "Fine White Pearl" holds true to it's description and is just lovely. Each color is so blend-able, applies like a dream, and has a nice consistency. I think the only complaint(s) I have it that "Holographic Black" is more of a charcoal color than pure black. But there is SO much holograhic glitter in it. Neon Purple Sparkle, isn't a very NEON purple, but there are neon pink sparkles throughout the base, making it amazing.

My absolute favorites are: Blurple, Very Hot Pink, and Neon Purple Sparkle. I will be doing a look very soon with these gorgeous colors.

Samples of colors from the website are $1.00 and full size jars are $6.00. According to the website the sizes are:  Sample size = (1/16 tsp.) Full size = (5gm sifter jar, 1.2-1.5gm net wt.) While the website is a tad cumbersome, the swatches of colors are pretty amazing and very helpful!  There is also such a huge variety of colors and finishes already! Something for everyone. I am very excited about Dawn Eyes and I can't wait to see what other colors Dawn cooks up! I am also lemming quite a few of the current colors! And oh the sparkles! I think I've found my next best obsession!

You can also find  Dawn Eyes on Facebook!

What do you think Zombies? Are you going to try out Dawn Eyes Cosmetics?

*samples were provided by Dawn Eyes Cosmetics for review purposes only. Opinions are my own and honest.*


  1. Wow, the samples sound really small. =\

  2. VijiiS, the baggies are small but the samples are generous!

  3. I'm getting samples too... And I can't waiiiiit!
    This just makes me want to stalk the mailbox more!! These are on my MUST get list!

  4. Yay, I love hearing about new companies!
    The colors look so pretty and pigmented, but I can't lie, I'm scared to order. I was pretty disappointed with many of my aromaleigh shadows, so to hear the company described as aromaleigh-esque gives me pause.
    I'll keep an eye out for more swatches though. Thanks for the info!

  5. I just got my review samples today, so I should have a review up on my blog soon if anyone wants to see more swatches. Wendi, I hope you don't mind if I put the link here:

  6. I have to agree that 1/16th for $1 is a small sample. I think the earlier poster meant the measurement as well, not the size of the bag. Most places offer at least 1/8th.

  7. I love the look of Rose and Peacock Teal :)

  8. Blurple (I love that someone *called* something Blurple!) and Peacock Teal. Neon Purple looks really interesting too. I do want larger samples for a buck, I think, but I'd love to give 'em a try!

  9. These colors are amazing! I'd definitely give them a try. :)

  10. Thank you for bringing another company to our attention! The colors do look really pretty, but I have to agree with other people. 1/16th teaspoon for $1 is high compared to other companies. The sample amount is usually 1/8th of a teaspoon. I have a lot of mineral makeup companies on my "to buy from" list and this one is more toward the end just because of the sample sizes.

  11. Hi Ladies and thank you for the feedback! I want to address the sample size issue. My samples are actually closer to 1/8th than to 1/16th. They are just slightly less than 1/8th (I don't have a 1/8th measure), but by comparing the weight of 1/4 tsp. at .6 for my test sample, the measure I am using comes up to .25 so it is only .05 less than 1/8th tsp. I hope that makes sense! I have always added extra in because I didn't think my measure was enough.

    As for the comparison to AL, I'm sorry if anyone didn't like some of her products, but mine are not hers, so don't let the comparison get in your way :) ~Dawn

  12. oh my god. Peacock teal needs to be mine. SO GORGEOUS.

    I just want to say thank you for featuring all of these non-name brand makeup companies. They seem to have really unusual, fabulous colors that are absolutely to die for. Lots of my money will go to them because of you!

  13. OMG @ Blurple & Peacock Teal. I'm digging it. They look almost creamy, how nicely they blended and the consistency I see in the swatches. I may have to make a special point to order from them next time I get paid. :-)

  14. Thank you all for the compliments! I'll look forward to doing business with all of you! It's so great to get feedback and interest, and I learn a little more about how to do a good job everytime I read blogs like this one.

    Wendi, you have my sincere gratitude :) ~Dawn


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