The story of the broken eyeshadow, I wrote about here–I was disappointed of course, seeing that the shade that broke on me seemed beautiful. And it was, it is. This is my gateway drug/product to the wonderful world of Sonia Kashuk cosmetics.
Despite my heartbreak, I have to admit that the only downer to this eyeshadow quad was that it broke on me, and that might very well be blamed on the courier than on the product. The Sonia Kashuk Monochrome Eye Quad in Textured Cocoa (Php398) comes with four cocoa shades in different, and all beautiful, finishes and textures.
- On the upper left, a matte deep brown–velvety and smooth. I reckon this will be nice as an eyebrow powder as well.
- On the upper right, a fusion of a matte cocoa with gold dust–I am staring at the swatch on my hand as I try to gather descriptions for this; the gold dust looks like it is glimmering, moving. Beautiful.
- On the lower left, perhaps my most favorite in the quad (although I’d wear each one for different moods), a satin bronze shade–very creamy and luxurious-looking.
- On the lower right, the source of anguish, the broken-down shade. A shame, as it is a beautiful golden glitter that almost looks liquid!
All shades are beautifully pigmented and buttery; they feel very high end! Packaging seems sturdy, too, despite the mishap. These aren’t the most long-wearing eyeshadows, but I feel like it’s something a good eye primer (I use Maybelline’s Bad to the Bronze under these, sometimes, and they all mesh together beautifully) can solve. They glide easily on the lid and are very blendable. I’d say these are the best drugstore powder eyeshadows I’ve tried so far and I’m already itching to get my hands on more Sonia Kashuk products (I am in fact, ordering online now haha).
What other products from Sonia Kashuk would you recommend? Let me know!
p.s. I just watched this video from Maggie G and she basically says these shadows seem to be exactly the same as the Tom Ford ones! I haven’t tried anything from Tom Ford, but it is nice to know!
Sonia Kashuk is cruelty-free.