My makeup heart is always attracted to eyeshadow, even though I already have too much. I’m so pleased to have gotten one from my bntgirls beautybox. Here’s a Stylenanda 3CE One Color Shadow in Saturn. It’s a new release, part of the Shimmer range of 3CE eyeshadows. There are three other finishes: matte (natural), lustre (dimension & glow), and sparkling (dewy & youthful).
Stylenanda claims that the characteristics of the shimmer eyeshadows as fine-textured eyeshadows will look great on Asians for “structured, glamorous makeup.” All of the shadows are a one-touch eyeshadow color—if I’m not mistaken, they are marketed as eyeshadows you can wear on their own. Right off the bat, the quality is pretty amazing, just judging by texture and feel.
I didn’t realize just how red Saturn was until I pulled out a color I had that I thought to be similar to it:
On the left is 3CE’s Saturn. On the right, we have 203 Burgundy, which is a Water Eyeshadow from Kiko Make Up Milano. Side-by-side, they look identical, but they swatch kind of differently:
Though both red, 203 Burgundy (on the left) has just a touch more purple in it. Saturn is described as a burgundy mixed with pearlescent pink.
I find Saturn to be of better quality, too. The pigmentation is amazing, and the texture is quite soft and buttery.
You can actually wear this color in several ways. It looks scary, but you can actually just apply it lightly for the slightest hint of color, like I did on the left. On the right, I spritzed MAC Fix+ on my brush, dipped it in Saturn, and kapow! A beautiful, extra-bold festive red.
I used it for a failed video (I poked my left eye and made it red), but here is Saturn in action, for posterity:
Honestly, I do not find it that hard to work with, despite it being quite red. Especially if you pair it with more neutral, earth-toned shades like browns. For this look, I paired it with cool greys, so I suppose it’s a little harder to wear out on a regular day.
All in all, this is an amazing eyeshadow and I’d love to try out some more colors in the near future. The colors are actually pretty exciting, especially if you see how their campaign utilizes them:
Each color retails for $12.11 at StyleNanda.* This product was provided to me, free of charge, for review. All opinions are honest, unbiased, and my own. 🙂
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