So, I decided I would do some eyeshadow comparisons, choosing, in particular, the gold shadows from four of my palettes.
Rich Bitch – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer palette
Mojito – Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach palette
Wodaabe – Juvia’s Place The Saharan palette
Irresistible – Too Faced x NikkieTutorials The Power of Makeup palette
This picture was taken in natural daylight, no filters whatsoever.
Now, maybe I ended up biasing myself by swatching Wodaabe first, but the other three shades all felt like I was running the pad of my finger over a burlap sack afterward. Wodaabe is such a creamy smooth shadow, with potential for fallout as a result, but it’s well worth that risk with the color payoff, in my humble opinion.
Rich Bitch, by far not the worst of my four picks here, seemed chalky and a little rough in the pan. I actually went back for a second swipe at the shadow for the swatch, justifying it by the fact it was my pinky finger that I’d used. The color isn’t terrible, but it comes across as a little patchy.
Mojito felt like I was touching a brick, to be honest. The color isn’t terrible, once you get past that obvious odor, but again, it seems a little patchy to me.
Irresistible…. isn’t necessarily so. While it doesn’t have that rich gold, or even the olive undertone of the other shadows with the swatch, in the pan, it seemed very similar. Unfortunately, as you can see here, there’s almost no color pay off. I definitely recommend using glitter glue or an eyeshadow base if you want to maximize the performance here.
Take this little comparison for what it’s worth. People all have their own personal opinions, brands they prefer, needs from their makeup, etc. However, if I could recommend one of these four? I’d definitely choose Wodaabe above the competition.