A beauty blog from the 2008 batch. Blogging before it was 'cool'.


Search This Blog

Matte eye shadows...

Following on from the fab Eye make-up remover that we saw recently, I have some eye shadows from Queen Cosmetics to show you guys today and guess what, they are ALL matte!

For some reason, matte eye shadows are so rare to find. Although everyone and I mean almost everyone loves using them, such textures are hardly found in drug stores or high-end.

Shimmer, satin, frost, pearl is all what we have eh? Hence all-matte is quite a change really. 

Oh and finally I have my hands on a magnetic palette. I've been wanting one since quite a while now and this one retails for £7.95. This is the only size it comes in and it easily fits 9 standard eye shadow pans. 

The brand currently does 12 eye shadows in total, which again I should emphasize, are ALL matte. I have some great neutrals, highlights and some crease colours to show you guys. 

My personal favourite is this cool brown called Olive. I for some reason have never been able to wear warm, chocolate browns all over the lid hence I've always had a 'thing' for such cool browns. 

I know MAC does similar ones namely Soba and Soft brown. Such shadows make great transition colours and look seamless in the crease. 

I however adore wearing this shade all over the lid as a nice wash of colour. It adds some warmth as well as compliments coloured eyes so well. 

Another quirky colour that I immediately fell in love with is called Lilac. It's a pastel shade but so baby soft to apply and gives an opaque, flawless finish.

Can you see how it does not look powdery at all! I otherwise do not easily like such shades all over the lid, however the quality of this cannot be faulted.

I also like Dove Grey and Chocolate brown as these are neutrals no girl can deny owning. They make the perfect colour to put in the outer corner of the eyes.

Also note the texture of all these shadows is pretty different to standard ones, in the sense that they are not powdery or chalky but slightly on the sheer side, providing natural definition and depth.

They translate pretty well on on top of an eye primer on the lid, however don't swatch on the hand pretty well hence the lack of swatches. 

Each individual eye shadow pan is sold for £6.95 which is pretty reasonable for their airbrush-like finish. 

They are foolproof to wear everyday without the need of thinking twice and are very office friendly. I can already see myself hitting pan of most of these soon. 

Are you a matte or a shimmer-shimmer girl?

PeachesandBlush said...

Kind of in between...im neither a matte nor a shimmer girl..i like those in between pearly kind of shades !!!! But these r really pretty mattes ! Specially the dove grey looks really nice!

Rakhshanda said...

Love the EOTDs!!! Thanks for this post...I was really wondering about these shadows ^_^ Have their lipsticks & foundation & love them!!!!

nicoletta said...

I dont have a lot of matte shadows but i do like the ones that i have as a quick lid colour. I like the way matte colours seem to photograph as well x

Imo said...

I LOVE Matte shades! Youre right so hard to find yet so appropriate for everyday

TheCosmeticCrave said...

I own about 3 matte eyeshadows, I deffo need to invest in some more! These colours are lovely, just the colours I would wear too!


The Dollymix Diaries said...

I love matte shadows x x

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

I want the dove grey so bad. My friend was looking for a color exactly like that and I couldn't find it for her. Its such a beautiful and wearable version of grey and not many brands make this or well it doesn't seem to be so popular.

Dolly Daydream said...

The first one that you have shown is fantastic, It looks so natural and beautiful!


Summer Loren said...

I've never tried the brand but I really think I should after seeing your photos! x

Amy said...

I loved that eye makeup remover they did but thought it was a bit over priced... However these eyeshadows are lovely and a great price... Apparent from the NAKED palette by Urban Decay I feel like most eyeshadow palettes dont have colours that will all suit me... however these are all great casual colours... I dont like shimmer shimmer colours because of the fallout! But I do like if there is a shimmery one that doesnt leave bits of glitter all over your cheeks! :) lovely xx

Joyce {MakeupByJoyce88.blogspot.com} said...

I like both matte and shimmer eyeshadows. I always wear a shimmery color on my lids and then a matte shade in the crease to balance the eye look out. If you wear all shimmery colors on your eyes, it'll look like you got pounded by a glitter ball. haha..

Get Gawjus! said...

@Amy @Joyce - Agreed! The fall-out and discoball effect put me off at times. I really like the shimmery shades by Urban Decay and Sleek, they're perfect :)

Cynthia Z said...

These look so cute out together like that. I'm a matte & shimmer girl, got to have both :)


PinkSweetSz said...

Wow these look great! I love matte eyeshadows!




About me:

About me:
Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
Copyright @ Get Gawjus. Blog Design by KotrynaBassDesign