Sunday, 30 June 2013

Swatches: & Other Stories Lockram Cactus and Shetland Brown Eyeshadows

These little eyeshadow singles come from & Other Stories - the slightly more upmarket brand from H&M which everyone is talking about because a) their clothes cost more than £10 b) they have a full range of quite nice looking makeup and c) they stock interesting brands like theBalm, Eborian, and Dr Bronner alongside their in house stuff.

I picked up two eyeshadows whilst browsing the store on London's Regent Street recently.  The packaging reminds me very much of the old Shu Uemura eyeshadows - clear plastic, squared off case, very minimal.  These are quite a bit bigger than Shu eyeshadows though.  I chose to purchase Lockram Cactus, a greeny taupe, and Shetland Brown, a metallic bronze.

Swatched, you can see a pretty, sparkling metallic finish on Shetland Brown, and a really unusual green flash on the dark taupe base of Lockram Cactus.  Of the two, Lockram Cactus is the really special shade - I don't think I have another taupe eyeshadow with a green flash to it.  

Both shadows are well pigmented, but lack that buttery soft texture which almost it applies itself to your eyelids.  They're perfectly usable, but expect to need to pack the colour on and give it a good blend before you're ready to go.  

You'll find Lockram Cactus and Shetland Brown at the & Other Stories website, where they cost a fairly mid range £7 each.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the shade of "...cactus" :o) Thumbs up!


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