From left: Cashmere, Warm & Fuzzy, Sex Kitten
The quality is hit and miss - Cashmere and Warm & Fuzzy are really nicely pigmented, apply well, blend well and have a lovely not-too-OTT shimmer. Sex Kitten is pants - chalky, chunky, and glittery.
When I was messing about with them it occurred to me that they all looked vaguely familiar, so I decided to see if they were dupable.
From left: SMH Sex Kitten, Stila Kitten
SMH Sex Kitten, Stila Kitten (sorry for the light - I took about 50 pics of this swatch, and this is the best I could get)
I thought that Sex Kitten was probably supposed to be a dupe of Stila Kitten, given the name. However, they're not really anything alike, as you can see in the swatch.
From left: NARS Ondine, SMH Cashmere
SMH Cashmere, NARS Ondine
When I tried Cashmere the first thing it made me think of was NARS Ondine. Though they're not an exact dupe I do think they're quite similar. I love Ondine - it's one of my favourite and most-used eyeshadows - but I think I actually like Cashmere better. It's a little more shimmery and has a nicer finish.
From left: Wet'n'Wild Nutty, SMH Warm & Fuzzy
Warm & Fuzzy, Nutty
Warm & Fuzzy is supposedly a dupe for MAC Satin Taupe, which I don't have. However, Nutty is also an alleged Satin Taupe dupe and I do have that, so I compared these two. I think these two are the best likeness, even though they're not an exact dupe.
So overall, I like these eyeshadows, though there are obviously some duds.
- There's a good range of colours.
- They cost $6US each, so they're a bargain (though ACW can screw you on shipping).
- They come in those little clear plastic pans - you're supposed to put them in a palette yourself.
- They're the same size as MAC eyeshadows so you can use their palettes too.
Anyone tried any of these? What do you think? I'm curious to try some of the greens and purples but I'm trying really hard not to buy any more eyeshadow at the moment...