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31.1.13

REVIEW: Luscious Precious Metals- Stardust!

Ever since these came out, I have been eyeing these Mineral Eyeshadows by Luscious. Today I want to share with you guys the Precious Metals Pure Mineral Eyeshadows in Stardust!


The clear plastic container houses three separate loose pigments in each section and I like that the photos on the outer packaging and website match up to the actual colors of this trio.




The plastic doesn't feel completely cheap but nothing very classy about it either. I mean, we've seen Luscious come up with some gorgeous lipstick packagings and seen those revamped to even better ones, and that does make you expect more from the rest of their products in the packaging department. That said, it was because of the packaging of these that I resisted buying these eyeshadows at all. Like I said, I have eyed these for the longest time, they've been in the market for quite some time, but the packaging has always put me off.

Unscrewing each pot can be quite a hassle and the fact that the mineral eyeshadows are loose powders makes it worse because it can get very very messy. Half the time, I'm afraid some secret paranormal anti-makeup force is going to push me while I hold an open pot of these and off it will go flying into the air like Tinkerbell dusting her sparkly goodness over me. Atleast I shall sparkle. Ooh la la! As much as I'd love to sparkle, what a waste of product that shall be, and that would make me a very sad girl.





Sad, because not only do these little pots of sparkly loveliness offer a real good quantity for the price but more so because the pigmentation for these is BANG in your face! I am in LOVE with how pigmented these are and I really wish these were pressed pigments so I could use them more often without worrying so much about making a mess or wasting the lovely product!

The swatches below are from just swirling my fingers over the thin layer of product deposited on the inside of each pots' lid. As you can tell, these eyeshadows are so pigment packed with the steely black being the most saturated of the lot and the gold and the off white are such pretty shades, ugh! The white shade makes for a gorgeous highlight across the cheekbones too! Need I say more?



The only downside is that despite being so richly pigmented, these do require a good base or primer underneath in order to stick to your eyelid and prevent fading or transferring. I do love how nicely milled the loose pigments are and the shades are perfect for desi weddings! To sum it up, these are definitely worth the PKR 575 price tag it comes with if you are willing to work carefully with the packaging! Even better these Precious Metal pigments are available on promotion for a set of all four at a promotional price for Luscious' 5th anniversary!

Check these out here, or visit your nearest Luscious counter to try these out!
Want to learn how to use these? The talented MUA Leena demonstrates an easy step-by-step look on the gorgeous Zara Peerzada in this video tutorial!

LOVES:
-Pigmentation
-Quantity
-Nicely milled pigments/smooth texture

DISLIKES:
-Packaging
-Shadows are prone to fading and creasing without primer
-Messy fallout

My Rating:
3/5: Hmm..Maybe baby!






Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! Comment down below if you have something to say! I always appreciate your comments! <3

22 comments:

  1. Ahhh loose eye shadows and super clumsy nayab who trips on invisible things scatered all around is not a good idea. Im speaking fro. Experimce in which loose mineral foundation and i were involved along with my dark brown rug haha

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  2. Excuse the typos haha. I should develop a habit of reading before publishing lol

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    1. I completely understand! 12am and shimmery eyeshadows can cause a lot of typos! :)

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  3. I have this trio in Summer Holiday , despite the fact they are insanely pigmented we cant neglect the fact that loose eye shadows are always a hassle to use!!!!!! And I agree about packging they do need to get it improved and FYI Im super clumsy when it comes to loose powdered eye shadows, I prefer pressed powder over them :D xxx

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    1. Me too! The pigmentation for these is awesome! Thankfully I'm very patient with my makeup but yes I would like to see Luscious improve the packaging!

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  4. Okay Amazing Review & Classic Photos! Like others, I'm also oh so uncomfortable while working with loose pigments but I might give them a try of course once I purchase all the other things that are already in my always growing wishlist. x

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  5. Awesome Photos :) I have the one with the Pink Green n silver shade!Cant remember the name!!

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    1. It must be Summer Holiday! It's really pretty too! :)

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  6. These look sooo pigmented and nicely put together. Ironically even I reviewed and swatched almost similar colors from L'oreal HiP range on my blog today. Check it out and let me know if you've used them and whether the 2 products are comparable!
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    1. I sure will! :) I haven't tried the HIP range though!

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  7. Good for pro use...but a clumsy person like me with a nagging kid around the packaging is a TORN OFF. I really enjoyed the part like a movie that how it may fall from ur hands...lolz imaginative:p

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  8. Aww such pretty shades but I try to avoid loose shadows . I have butter fingers and I can't afford to ruin the rugs . But I might look into the new trios they came up with . Great review Ayesha

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  9. Me too! I try to avoid loose pigments. Even though I've learned how to work with them I still find it a bit messy. Nice review :) xx

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  10. Loose pigments are so hard to control, I'd go for pressed eyeshadow anyday. Great review though! xx

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  11. The only reason why I didn't get my hands on these attractive shadows was because of them being loose powders.
    Nice review and awesome photography, as usual!!

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  12. these are insanely pigmented! hate the fallouts though!! x

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