Specifically for OxfordJasmine, this one … I know a few people are on the lookout for the perfect “Cadbury” purple eyeshadow, and I think this one is definitely a contender! Daniel Sandler himself picked this one out for me recently (more about that next week) after I confessed my love of purple eyeshadow to him. I’ve long been after a proper “bright” purple that isn’t too blue, or too “dusty”, and this one has been love at first sight.
Purples are notoriously difficult to photograph, and I’m not entirely happy with how these shades appear here, but I shall do my best.
Don’t be fooled by the adjective “sheer” in the name of this shadow, it’s vibrant and well-pigmented, and very smooth to apply. Whilst not as buttery-smooth as, say, Rouge Bunny Rouge, it’s plenty soft, and very blendable.
The top swatch there is blended over Urban Decay Primer Potion, and the bottom is over bare skin. As you can see, putting this on over a primer brings out the hidden shimmer in this shadow, which makes it appear lighter on the skin. The photo has washed out the shade of this shadow a little, it’s very definitely purple, and not at all the lilac-y shade you’re seeing here.
Daniel Sandler cosmetics are available online from LookFantastic (but a slightly limited range) and Your True Colours (which has a full range) and you can see the entire line in the flesh at Urban Retreat on the 5th floor at Harrods. The shadows cost £10.
The Fine Print: No PRs harmed in the making of this post. Nor did any money change hands. ’twas a present. Kinda. Long story, look out for a longer post explaining soon.