Glamour Doll Eyes Eye Lights and Eye Shadow Review!

Hey True Believers!

Today I got an eyeshadow and glitter review for you! Glamour Doll Eyes (or GDE for short) was kind enough to send me a few eyeshadows and glitters (they call them Eye Lights) for me to test out. I’ve seen so many bloggers use their eyeshadows, that I was naturally curious about them.

I received 2 of the regular Eyeshadows, 2 of the Super Shadows (Based off of different super heroes!) and 2 eye lights of my choice.

And just for you all, my lovely, awesome, amazing, readers, I have a special discount code for you!

Use the code “SuperSiryn” for 20% off any purchase of $20 or more. This is good until November 19th, 2012.*

*This code isn’t applicable on collections, Glamour Gloss, insurance, OTM, or gift certificates.

I hope you enjoy using it to buy lots of pretty eyeshadows and eye lights!

This is a pic heavy post!

*Items received courtesy of Glamour Doll Eyes. I was not asked to review them, nor paid to use them.

Note: I swatched all of these at night and used artificial light which may have affected my skin tone (In some previous swatch posts my skin was much lighter due to me using daylight)

Glamour Doll Eyes Eyeshadows are $6.00 for Full Size and $1.25 for Sample Size. Eye Lights are $4.00 for Full Size and $1.00 for Sample Size. They are Cruelty Free and SOME shadows are Vegan.

About Eye Lights:

Eye Lights are actually unblended pigments. They look like glitter or glitter powder!

I love that under each jar, they tell you what they are safe for (Eyes, Lips, or both). I also love that they are sealed in a peel away plastic seal. It makes me feel like they aren’t going to accidentally open in transit to me. They just feel a little fresher when you take it off. 🙂

Freshness Seal!

GDE Eye Lights in Circus

Ingredients: Glitter Powder.

Approved For: eyes, lips, face & nails.

GDE Eye Lights in Circus
GDE Eye Lights in Circus
GDE Eye Lights in Circus applied over Foil Me.
GDE Eye Lights in Circus over Foil me. Angled to show sparkle.

GDE’s Description: Circus is an orange glitter powder.

My Thoughts: Dark Orange. It definitely sparkles like a glitter and applies like one. I used this one on my Scootaloo inspired look on my eyebrows and applied it with the Lit Glitter Base and it functioned just like a glitter would. I really like this color a lot and will probably be using this as my main orange glitter.

GDE Eye Lights in Steampunk

Ingredients: Glitter Powder.

Approved For: eyes, lips, face & nails.

GDE Eye Lights in Steampunk
GDE Eye Lights in Steampunk.
GDE Eye Lights in Steampunk applied over Foil Me.
GDE Eye Lights in Steampunk angled to show sparkle.

GDE’s Description: Steampunk is a dark brown glitter powder.

My Thoughts: It’s an antique gold. This didn’t read brown to me at all. Again, like Circus, I had no issue using the Lit Glitter Base with this. It sparkles and behaves just like a glitter and it’s actually really gorgeous in person (more so than the photos, which it’s also gorgeous in). I can see this being used in a neutral look for a little bit of pop. I actually plan on using this next time I wear my steampunk costume. 🙂 (which of course, is the reason why I chose it. It’s called STEAMPUNK!! lol For those of you who don’t know, check my FAQ for my other hobby and link to that 😉 ).

GDE Eye Shadow in Jailhouse Jumpsuit

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Oxide.

Approved For: eyes, lips, face & nails.

GDE Eye Shadow in Jailhouse Jumpsuit.
GDE Eye Shadow in Jailhouse Jumpsuit.
(L-R With Primer, No Primer)

GDE’s Description: is a bright orange (formally known as Orange Crush).

My Thoughts: It’s a bright metallic kumquat orange. GDE also notes that this is a unblended pigment, but this is much more finely milled than the Eye Lights which are more like glitter. The best results I got with this is to actually swipe it. Patting it just didn’t give it enough “umph” to me (it kept it more shimmery, but not as pigmented), so I swiped it and it turned into this awesome pigmented metallic which I wasn’t expecting! I really like this shade! I can see this being a gorgeous highlight in the center of your lips if you did a fire ombre type of lip.

GDE Eye Shadow in Olivia Green

Ingredients: Chromium Oxide Green, Zinc Oxide.

Approved For: eyes, face & nails.

GDE Eye Shadow in Olivia Green.
GDE Eye Shadow in Olivia Green.
(L-R With Primer, No Primer)

GDE’s Description: flat, matte, medium green pigment.

My Thoughts: Matte, Grass Green. GDE classifies this as a unblended pigment, but it is finely milled and not chunky like their Eye Lights. While I think this is a beautiful shade of green, I’m generally not thrilled with loose matte eyeshadows but I wanted to try out GDE’s to see if this would be one I would like. I was a little disappointed with this one as it applied very splotchy and uneven.  Even after doing a few swipes to get it even (I even patted it on to see if that would change the outcome), it still had some spots that were uneven. I think this one might be a little difficult to blend out and might take some extra effort.

GDE Super Shadow in Cajun (Named after Gambit of the X-Men)

Ingredients: Manganese Violet (Pigment Violet 16), Zinc Oxide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Carmine.

Approved For: eyes, lips, face & nails.

GDE Super Shadow in Cajun.
GDE Super Shadow in Cajun.
(L-R With Primer, No Primer)
(L-R With Primer, No Primer) Angled to show sparkle.

GDE’s Description: medium to bright pink with orange and gold sparkle and sheen.. Don’t be fooled by Remy LeBeau’s charming accent and Southern gentlemen demeanor; Gambit is a kinetic force to be reckoned with. You are no match for this gambler’s hypnotic charm. This color is NOT vegan.

My Thoughts: Metallic rose-pink with orange and gold sparkle. First of all, you all know I HAD to have this. It’s named after my fictional character crush from childhood!! GAMBIT, the Ragin Cajun! Now, if you want to keep the sparkle this has, pat it on, other wise, you can also swipe it on and get a nice metallic sheen. It applied pretty smoothly and is easily blendable.

GDE Super Shadow in Light Speed (Named after The Flash)

Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica.

Approved For: eyes, lips, face & nails.

GDE Super Shadow in Light Speed.
GDE Super Shadow in Light Speed.
(L-R With Primer, No Primer)
(L-R With Primer, No Primer) Angled to show sparkle.
Comparison swatch. Jailhouse Jumpsuit on the left, and Light Speed on the right.

GDE’s Description: Medium orange with gold and red sparkle. It’s hard to believe that Barry Allen used to be late all the time. Ever since his incident, well, let’s just say his speed has seen light years of improvement. When The Flash passes by, he gives a whole new meaning to “making your head spin”.

My Thoughts: Light metallic orange with gold and pink sparkle. I really wanted to try this one out since it sounded so amazing on their website. It applied just like Cajun but I didn’t notice any red sparkle, since it looked more pink to me. Pigmented, blendable, and bright!

GDE Foil Me Glitter Adhesive.

(Information from GDE is unavailable as they are out of it on their website and have removed information)

GDE Foil Me Glitter Adhesive
GDE Foil Me Glitter Adhesive

GDE’s Description: Unavailable (Their website has removed information regarding the product since it is out of stock. I think they should leave this information up, and simply remove the “add to cart” and replace it with an out of stock notice. Just my suggestion 😉 )

My Thoughts: They promote this as a glitter adhesive, which is what I used it for the glitter swatches. I’ve also read that it can be used to make a liner out of your loose shadows. I haven’t tried it in this way, but will test it out more later and let you know what I think. It was included with the products they sent me, and honestly I should have tested it out a little better and will do a proper review of it later (I was more focused on the eyeshadows and glitters! >.<).  I don’t like the container they sent the sample in, as it is a runny wet product and easily seeped out of the container when I closed it. But it did seem to work well as a glitter adhesive. It will need to be tested up against my favorite glitter adhesive for a better comparison.

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