The Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes are coordinated powder eye shadow trios, which one might never guess in spite of the ridiculously long product name. As the name does imply, these shadows are paraben and fragrance free. Additionally, they contain ginko-biloba and dog rose extract.
The application, color, pigmentation, texture and wear of these shadows impressed me. The shadows are very finely milled, apply smoothly and blend easily. Pigmentation is excellent on my fair skin. The midtone lid shades offer good coverage and intensity is easily built for greater drama. The deeper contour shades apply rich and velvety. The highlight provides just the right balance of color and shimmer without noticeable metallic particles.
With an eye shadow primer (I use either Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Urban Decay Primer Potion), I get 12-15 hours of wear without fading or creasing. The application and performance are comparable to my favorite mid-and-high end shadows. I could live without the oversize round compact that houses the shadows. The compacts are awkward to store and take up more room than is necessary. If the packaging were less cumbersome, I would rate these shadows a perfect 5 lippies.
Carmindy is most well-known as the makeup artist for the What Not to Wear TV show. While I am a fan of her philosophy and techniques, I admit to following my own drummer when it comes to my personal makeup application. I rarely apply shadow in the traditional lid, contour, highlight style. I tend prefer two alternates: (1) highlighter on the brow bone and at the lash line with lid or contour color smudged as liner, or, (2) highlighter as a wash from lash to brow and lid or contour color smudged as liner. I do occassionally opt for a smoky look and use the lid color from lash to crease, the contour color at the lash and the highlight on the brow bone.
I own almost all of the Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palettes. The application, color, pigmentation, texture and wear of these shadows are comparable to Bare Escentuals, MAC and Urban Decay. Most of the palettes are offered in shades I consider "the basics." While the shades may not be unique in the world of cosmetics, the quality and wearabilty are unexpected at this price point. These eye shadows are easy to use, from beginner to advanced application, look good and wear well. I would purchase these or new palettes again and recommend this to anyone looking for great quality, affordable shadow or curious about experimenting with paraben-free eye shadows.
So the results! You can see in the pic above – I got a perfect leopard print eyeshadow from using the eyemajic instant eyeshadow… and this actually takes about 2 minutes (and that includes getting the sticker of the pack so you can open it!) It’s just such a quick process.
eyemajic Instant eyeshadow is an eyelid shaped foam pad with eyeshadow for your whole lid already applied… once you’ve pressed it on you can blend a little if you need to and then you’re good to go!
And there are 24 different regualr eyeshadow combinations in the whole eyemajic Instant Eyeshadow collection. You can get either a box of 2 sets, or a box of 5 sets.
Instant Eye Shadow