As promised on my Facebook page I have the review of the Castledew single shadows. They're from The Pearl Up Single Eyeshadow range, two of them are called "Extreme Pearl" and are extra shimmery.
Castledew is a Korean brand under VOV and not available in India, so when I found these and other goodies right in the city, I was over the moon!
I actually contemplated them being fake and picked up only two at first but after researching them online like a woman possessed, I found they were the REAL THING!
The next day: Goes back and buys EVERYTHING. (Well almost, still have to try the lipsticks and glosses.)
Anyway, on to my review! Lol!
Living in Mumbai you can find them at Beauty Center for Rs. 75. But they're selling out quick! (Well, at that price they should be! Lol!)
On Korea Depart they have a few colours, it was the cheapest option I found, for 5-6$.
On Ebay they can be found for any price between 8-15$! *cough* rip-off *cough*
The packaging is veryy well thought out. The outer cardboard box is purple with holographic designs and letters, they're basically really pretty and hypnotic so you are compelled to buy them! >.<
It has cut-outs for both back and front to see the colour and read the number and name at the back.
The inside is really pretty too! Shaped like little jewels and with more holographic goodness when you open them! The powder too has a diamond pattern. ^_^
|Feel the Holographic Hypnosis! From L-R: 9456 Ocean Sky Blue, VL330 Midnight Violet, 9634 Pink Bear? Veil? IDK >.<, 9149 Coral Peach, E9209 Deep Brown|
Smell and Texture:
The shadows have no smell and the texture is absolutely buttery except for the two extreme shadows which although soft are gritty due to chunky glitter.
I have five of them and although they have numbers, I practiced my Korean by reading them out loud in the store and sounding like a chimp evolving to use human languages. -__-
I did figure out the names though! Lol! And brushed up on my non-existent Korean skills. XD
9456: Ocean Sky Blue
From the Extreme Pearl Up Eyes, a great aqua colour with loads of shimmer and slightly multi dimensional. The photo doesn't do the shimmer justice. I found that it made a great dupe for MAC's Divine Blue. ^_^
Even though it's called Midnight Violet, this is a pale purple colour and looks very feminine. i was thinking it would be more of a Goth colour but nope! Still love it though. :)
9634: Pink Bear? Veil? ( It says 핑크 베일.. Veil might make more sense. -__-)
This colour is one of those you think looks really plain but turns out to be amazing in that subtle pretty way! Love this for retro looks and is really satin like in texture. Again, reminds me of MAC Ready to Party.. I just saw these colours at the store and realised how I don't need them because I have dupes. Lol! Thought you'd like to know. ;)
9149: Coral Peach
A fave of mine, great for parties and everyday looks. It's a pinky orange which switches to gold in different lights. I didn't expect that from something that looks so flat in the case!
E9209: Deep Brown
Another fave! Looks much darker in person and has a matte finish. Great for a smokey look. It leans warm and doesn't look muddy or patchy when applied.
|This look was done with just the deep brown, a black pencil and a highlight.|
These colours are all so amazing and last for a good long time of 5 hours without primer on my oily lids. Though, the brown lasts much longer! I am itching to get more of these but I have so many eyeshadows right now, that I'll stick to daydreaming about them!
Even though I got them cheap, they do have a more expensive price tag. Truthfully, I would be willing to pay 5-6$ (Rs.200-300 approx.) for these. Their quality is comparable to brands like NYX and some colours especially are worth it!
You can get the chance to win some of the Castledew Pearl Up Eyes in my giveaway HERE.
Hope you enjoyed this loooong review. I'll try to keep the next one shorter! Lol! And I'm sorry about my shabby eyemakeup looks, I did them quite hurriedly. >.<
So, have you tried Castledew eyeshadows? Would you want to?
Thanks for reading!