Friday, December 2, 2011

Swatches: L.A. Colors Private Eye 24 Color Eyeshadow Palette.

Natalie Friday, December 2, 2011
L.A. Colors Private Eye 24 Color Eyeshadow Palette

If you haven't heard of L.A. Colors, it's a very affordable line of cosmetics through Beauty 21, Inc; who are also the makers of L.A. Girl and Arissa Studios. L.A. Colors is a really fun line, targeting more of the younger fashionistas, with loads of bright colors at a very low price - many of them being a dollar or two. It's also a cruelty-free company, for you all of you Vegans out there. I've spotted L.A. Colors at several of my local dollar and discount stores. For a list of retail locations, click here.


The Private Eye 24 Color Eyeshadow Palettes is one of L.A. Colors newest additions.

They are available in two different color palettes: Stake Out and Witness. I'm not positive if the finishes of the shadows differ from the two palettes, but I know the colors are very similar.

I own Stake Out, which contains 24 colorful shadows, both warm and cool, all with a shimmery or frosty finish.
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I haven't worn any of these shadows, which is why this isn't a review, so I can only give my thoughts based on swatching the shadows.

This is definitely not a palette for those who are afraid of color, as this palette has every color of the rainbow. All of the shades swatched pretty well, some better than others. The worst shade (in terms of pigmentation) being the light lavender shade, the second shade from the top left corner. I figured all of the shades would be very sheer, so I was impressed. Like I mentioned, I haven't actually tested the shadows on my eyes, so I don't know what the wear time is like. An eyeshadow primer would be highly recommended.
Stake Out




The only downside with these shadows is they are very soft, so they create tons of crumbles when you wipe your applicator in the shadows. This can easily create a mess if you aren't careful. Also, with shadows that typically create a lot of dust, it's necessary to tap any excess shadow off your brush before applying it to your eyelids, or else you will have eyeshadow fall out under your eyes.

CRUMB NATION!? FALL-OUT CITY!?

Not bad for the price, though. ($5 on Cherryculture) It can be a great stocking stuffer, especially for younger girls or those new to makeup and want to experiment with color.

Disclaimer: This post contains a press sample that was sent to me for consideration. The opinions expressed in this post are all my own, from my personal experience with using this product.

19 comments :

  1. such vivid colours! and sparkling too! I'm liking this a lot! this palette will be really handy for you! such nice swatches!

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  2. Only $5? That's more than a good price. Very nice colors. Definitely good stuffer.

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  3. beautiful swatches!!

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  4. i would buy this if i didnt have so much eyeshadow already lol

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  5. That is really shimmery! Cute, but not for me.

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  6. WOW this is very shimmery and pretty.
    ~Jazmin

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  7. nice swatches!!! i think its a nice palette! great shades and really pigmented...=) love it!

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  8. Ah, love cheap colourful palettes like this. Feels like playtime every time! :)

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  9. they are pretty, but scares me how much they crumble
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  10. They are pretty colors, but they don´t look too good! thanks for sharing

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  11. Great colors, but I wouldn't buy because the fallout. Great reviwe though. Maybe you could do a look using some colors. :)

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  12. My aunt has these. She manages to make them work but I, personally, don't care for the crumbly fallout.

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  13. This looks like a great palette color wise but I hate when shadows crumble like that. It's a good palette to have some fun with though!

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  14. I own several smaller palettes (blue and green shades) from the Dollar Tree. I don't wear bright colors on my eyes very often, but when I do, these work well. They are well-pigmented for the price, and stay for hours.

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  15. i Wish i was better with makeup! this looks so pretty!
    x jamie

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  16. loved the swatches. if they are so powdery do they also shed off the lid??
    thanks for sharing

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  17. The shades are extremely beautiful! I had a few palettes before but they are to powdery for me

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  18. love the bold and vibrant colours.. and it's so affordable:)


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