Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Tokidoki Eye Shadow Sets Review
Tokidoki! I've been waiting to get my hands on some this makeup for a while. Their style is cute and has a Japanese cartoonish look to it that is uber cute! Most importantly the makeup products they put out, as far as I can tell, are great quality! This will be a review on two of the eye shadow sets, the Cromatico Eyeshadow Palettes in Adieu and Adios.
Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette: Adieu
Here is the Adieu Palette in its packaging. One of the many things I love about tokidoki is that they do really cute packaging for their products. The packaging here is clear in some places so it goes with the actual palette box underneath.
Here is the outside of the main palette itself:
The palette has two layers to open. Here is the first layer with the four eye shadows and a little eyeshadow applicator. All of the color names are on the bottom of the palette. Going clockwise from the top left we have a pretty white color called Carino. You can't tell very well in this picture but it has a lot of glitter in it. Next is Ciao Ciao, a nice bright pink color with a bit of a purple tinge to it. Then Al Dente, a more true purple color with shimmer and Adieu, a deep purple with lighter purple glitter. The first and last have a lot of glitter in the and the other two are smoother with just shimmer.
Here is the second layer of the palette if you open the bottom. A super cute keychain! The little character looks like a french skeleton with her little had and the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette: Adios
Here is the Adios Palette with outside packaging. Adorable and kind of Gothic looking at the same time!
Here is the package itself.
Now the eye shadows! The top left is Candy Cane, a white with sparkles. The next is Carina which looks very similar but has more silver in it. On the bottom right we have Malandrino, a really nice gray, almost gunmetal shade (probably my favorite). The bottom left is Adios which is the eye shadow that is closest to matte than the rest. There is still a teeny bit of shimmer in this one.
The key chain in this one is a cute little skeleton that looks like he might be the grim reaper.
I did some swatches on my hand with Too Faced Shadow Insurance underneath.They all went on pretty smoothly. I'd say the ones with the most color pay off are the gray, pinkish purple, regular purple, black, and dark purple. The only con I have with these is that the ones with glitter, Al Dente, Candy Cane and Carina, could cause some bad fall out. Then again, depending on what look you want you may like sparkles on your cheeks. ^.^
All in all I find these palettes worth the money. Cute packaging, good color pay off in the shadows and key chains included. You could use these eye shadows to create smoky looks, cutesy looks, or just use one of the eye shadows at a time (the Adieu or Malandrino) for everyday.There are two other eyeshadow sets that I didn't buy (Diamante and Bastardino) but you can check them out on Sephora as well. I got mine at sephora.com for $25 a piece. It may seem a little pricey since there are only four shadows in each, but I feel that you get a lot with each palette. Especially if you're a fan of anything Japanese style. These would be great for a birthday or Christmas gift. I hope you enjoy! ^.^