If you aren't a brand snob, I bet you've come across and even tried Fashion 21 products. This brand is one of the top local beauty brands here in the Philippines. I used to buy their Fruit Gloss way back in high school and even sold their products when I was in college (as part of our marketing class requirement). I like how they are able to retain their low price point while still providing quality products for Filipinas. If you're a budding beauty junkie who's starting to the basics of makeup and don't want to spend a lot, here's your brand!
I received these pretty Eyeshadow Kits over the weekend and had the chance to swatch and play with them. They come in a simple and lightweight plastic packaging, with the ingredients, palette number, and manufacturing date at the back.
The palettes don't come with a box; I wish it did just to add protection to the product, but the good side here is that there will be less trash produced. Because really, who keeps makeup boxes? :D The plastic lid is transparent so you'd get to see the shades inside in one go. It closes well and won't take up much space inside your kikay kit considering it come with 5 shades per palette! I admit I'm not a fan of the lid though, as the material gets scratched easily.
Now on to the swatches!
Fashion 21 Eyeshadow Kit 1
Palette 1 is an everyday palette. Among the 4, this one is the most practical to get since it has a highlight shade, 3 shimmery shadows in earthy colors, and a matte brown shade which can be used as contour, liner, or as brow powder.
Fashion 21 Eyeshadow Kit 2
At first glance, I didn't notice this Palette 2 because I found the shades rather dull, but upon swatching it looks rather lovely. This palette can take you from day to night with its combination of shades. The first 3 shades are definitely my kind of colors - very natural and not too warm or orangey. The lilac and matte midnight blue shades are perfect evening shades for smokey eyes.
Fashion 21 Eyeshadow Kit 3
Palette 3 reminds me of a debutante. The ballet pink shades remind me of gowns that ladies would choose as they turn 18. I used to wore these shades a lot when I was in college, so this palette is very nostalgic and girly at the same time.
Fashion 21 Eyeshadow Palette 4
My first impression with Palette 4 was that it might become my favorite among the 4 kits I got because of its neutral rose gold theme. However, upon swatching, it reminded me of a more pigmented version of my Forever 21 Eyeshadow Block from 3 years ago. This neutral palette is just like Palette 1, but rosier. The first shade can be used as a highlighter. The dark brown matte shade is the same as Palette 1 and can be used also as brow powder.
- Sturdy and lightweight packaging
- Space-saving and travel-friendly
- Contains 5 shades per palette
- Practical and affordable
- Elegant shade combinations
- Pigmented and smooth formula
- Doesn't come with cheap applicator
- Fallouts during application (tap your brush first to remove excess product or just use your fingers to apply)
- Very narrow spacing of shades
- No mirror
Available in leading department stores nationwide
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