You might already know that, I am a big fan of Westside’s makeup line Studiowest cosmetics, if you would have read my post on the Studiowest haul and first impressions (here). So when I thought of reviewing their products individually, the one thing that stood out to me from the whole line, were the eye shadows. There is something phenomenal about these that just scream high end quality.
Price: Rs 425
Quantity : 4.2g
Claims: Doesn’t claim much actually, It says these are ” hi intensity color, for dramatic eyes. Blends effortlessly to create a complete look.
Why I love these:
I honestly don’t know how to start the post because there is nothing that I dislike about this quad. The quality is just top notch. The colour pay off in a single swipe is unbelievable I say. The texture is to die for, seriously, I haven’t seen an Indian drugstore shadow this creamy. These feel so buttery, that I almost feel like working with a cream eye shadow . Even without a primer these can last on your lids for two, three hours if you don’t have oily eyelids. I always tend to prime my lids, and with a primer the staying power is outstanding. I own Urban decay eye shadows and they are shadows that I love for their texture. These are so comparable to the Urban Decay quality. I am not exaggerating but I am such a fan of the quality of the studio west eye shadows . This particular quad “Goldmine” has a burgundish shade, antique gold and shimmery brown. It is a must have I would say if you are into eye makeup. If you are a bride to be or even if you like daytime glam, these shades would work so well on a variety of skin tones. This can be a staple for your party looks. These blend effortlessly like a dream and the cost is also on the affordable side.
A small note on what could have been better:
Any eye look cannot just pass away with shimmery eye shadows. There need to be two matte shades at least to complete an eye look. One transition mid tone shade and a deeper crease shade are a must have. I don’t see Studio west come out with matte eye shadows in any of their quads. Although the quality of the existing line is worth appreciation, an addition of few more matte shades can complete the range. It would be nice if they come out with a combination of mattes and shimmers in one palette , which Indian brand usually don’t bother to do. Let’s see, I am sure they might hear us.