Dolly Wink Eye Shadow in Sweet Dolly [Brown] [[REVIEW]]
So you and I both know that Watsons brought the range in and marked it up by round about 6 dollars per palette. -pauses- I shall not comment on that lest I get a letter for libel.
In any case, I promised a review asap about their products so you’ll be able to gauge if you’d like to give their stuff a shot and I’m a girl of my word so I’m back today with a review of the Dolly Wink Eye Shadow in Sweet Dolly by Tsubasa Masuwaka.
Now, the packaging is similar to the one for their cream eyeshadow.
1) It unfolds like a book.
2) It contains tips on using the product from Tsu-chan inside.
3) The “book” is a pain in the behind to open. I half ripped the one from my cream eyeshadow.
The main product packaging has a clear window like a heart revealing the four shade palette inside.
It also has the brand name across the window.
On the casing, there are raised patterns on the black bits and this reminds me of Anna Sui. :3
Once again, no indication of the amount of product in the palette. It does tell us that it’s from Japan though.
The product opens as a ordinary snap-open-closed product would and is super small and light. In fact, it borders on cheap (again).
It comes with a puny sponge applicator that most people who cry foul at using – I used my eyeshadow brush cause I’m going to have to return this palette to cubby after I’m done (-sends love to her-) The applicator is absolutely tiny, I really don’t think I would have used it either way.
The palette comes with four shades, a rather orangey gold, gold, milk chocolate brown and dark chocolate brown. -laughing- Has anyone else described colours like that before?!
The milk chocolate brown one reminds me of MAC’s Tempting and the dark chocolate brown reminds me of MAC’s Buckwheat, with better pigmentation in both cases though.
The colours are complementary and you can’t really go wrong with them seeing that they’re all just neutrals.
The quality of the shadows however, is where this product stands a chance of shining. It’s buttery and has relatively good pigmentation, which I wasn’t very surprised to find.
It took me just one swipe of the pan to get this intensity and that really is something, I really liked that rather than large glitter particles, it had micro shimmers instead so I didn’t have to worry about looking like a disco ball.
In fact, I didn’t experience any fall out at all – this, I was surprised at.
I wore the colours out to USS over my Jill Stuart jelly eyeshadow and they held fast till past 9, but seeing that I was wearing a base, I don’t suppose we could say much for the staying power of the product.
Oh, but without a base, one wipe from my tissue was all it took for the lighter colours to completely disappear.
Over here I used four colours: the dark chocolate brown on my outer corner, the milk chocolate brown for 1/4 of the way, and the orangey gold on my inner corner, blended with the gold. Then I blended everything out. XD
So there you have it!
♡♡♡ Dolly Wink Eye Shadow in Sweet Dolly [Brown] ♡♡♡
✔ Product Quality: 8.5/10 [It dies without a base but has good pigmentation.]
✔ Staying Power: 4/10 [Used it over my jelly eyeshadow, it wouldn't have been a problem either way but without a base, poof, the lighter colours would disappear with one wipe.]
✔ Scent: 0/10 [No scent whatsoever]
✔ Packaging: 4.5/10 [I gave a 7 to my Jill Stuart palette and that one had a decent applicator and a mirror.]
✔ Price: Too expensive [If you're buying it here in Singapore, it's 32.90 or something like that according readers. In my opinion? So not worth it]
Seeing that I’ve been a Jill Stuart and MAC user for a long time, I have no need for this palette. The colours are ordinary and are close to what I already have.
Check your stash for similar colours and don’t buy into the hype over the product, it’s definitely pricey and you won’t be missing anything with the packaging cause honestly, it feels cheap and looks like an Anna Sui wannabe.
I don’t think I’ve ever slammed a product so hard before but with the price tag on it right now and us not knowing how much product it contains, I’m not sure if it’s really value for money; I’ll leave that to you, babe. <3