Shimmer Cubes Palette 20
Disappointed with the colors
First the basics: Shimmer Cubes are cute little individually packaged cubes just under an inch each packed into one two-inch cube. Wasn't sure I'd like that configuration, but I now give it a thumbs-up, especially for travel and mixing with other Shimmer Cube sets. The shadows are an even mix of pearl and glitter. Decent color payoff (better than "drugstore" brands) and not too much glitter fallout (some, but even the best glitters have fallout). Using an eye primer intensifies the color and wear - wear is average otherwise. Used dry, they feel soft. A damp brush gives a foil effect, and the darker shades (particularly the blue) make lovely eyeliners. The white is good for the brow bone and inner corners of the eye. I bought mine half price, and while it's good quality I don't think I would pay full price for it.
My personal issue was with the colors. The names are not listed here, and on every monitor where I saw the colors it appeared one of the colors was a sea green and one was a warmish denim blue. Not so. The colors are (clockwise from top left) indigo blue (a cooler blue than I thought), starlight silver (the one I thought was sea green is actually full-on silver), midnight black (a super shimmery almost-black), and snow white (a sheerer non-1970's white and my favorite of the colors).
I'd buy Shimmer Cubes again if they were on sale and had the colors I wanted.
February 1, 2014
These cubes are a great combo and blend very well together. I love it. On a night out, I'll use all of them and my eyes look beautiful and dramatic. I ALWAYS get told that I look great when I use this cube palette.
Separately, they're awesome, too, and I like that you can take 1 or 2 with you and not ones that wouldn't work for the occasion - not that the palette is bulky. It's small, but there's a lot of eyeshadow in each cube. Definitely a good value.
April 24, 2013
Usually these types look too glittery and flake off on your lashes. This quad has excellent staying power, easy to blend, you can build on the colors to smokey eye it for nights out. The little cubes are individually packaged so they don't flake into each other. Great colors and value.
August 28, 2012
Love these colors
All the colors are beautiful! I have blue eyes and the blue and white make them pop! I use these for the smokey eye look and they're great!
July 24, 2012