Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Prestige Total Intensity Bold Shadow Trio in Smoke & Mirrors - swatch

*Disclaimer - Product shown was won in a contest given by Prestige Cosmetics.  I am in no way affiliated with this company or am being paid for my review*

The weather is getting cooler, least here it is :).  This excites me at the prospect of darker lip colors, smokier eyes and layered clothes!!!  To help me achieve that smokier look, I have Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Bold Shadow trio in Smoke & Mirrors.

Prestige Total Intensity Bold trio - Smoke & Mirrors
The lovely Smoke & Mirrors trio is one of four in the trios found in the Total Intensity series.  The trios can be purchased for $12.50 USD and can be purchased anywhere Prestige Cosmetics are found, such as Ulta,,, and more.  The three buttery shadows are enclosed in a plastic, clamshell case that is of a medium weight that has thankfully protected my shadows during 2 falls.  In the compact, you receive 0.09oz/2.85g worth of product.

Prestige Smoke & Mirrors trio
Smoke & Mirrors consists of three shadows that, as mentioned before, are super buttery.  The shadows have an almost creamy consistency to them both in the pan and upon application.  When swatched or used on the eyes, I had no issues with fallout.  All shadows are very fine and there were no discernible chunks or glitter or shimmer anywhere.

Prestige Smoke & Mirrors - finger swatch - no flash/overcast lighting
The lightest color, is a pale white with golden sheen.  The middle shade is a hyper taupe that looks silver in the pan, but swatches with hints of purple and brown.  This is the most complex shadow in the trio and is also the creamiest in consistency.  The last shade is a flat, matte black that is soft, yet not as highly pigmented as the others.  I do not mind having to layer a shadow, especially one so soft and blendable, and was able to get nice pigment with two layers.

Prestige Smoke & Mirrors trio - no flash/natural light
The swatches above were done without a primer.  All swatches are one pass over the shadows and a single pass over the skin.  From the swatches here, the first two shadows did well without primer in terms of pigmentation  and coverage.  The black shade was a bit patchy, and though soft, was a bit streaky in application.   The shadows kept a fresh look for hours with the help of my usual primer.  I have not worn these sans primer and cannot wait to put them up to that test.  I will say this about Smoke & Mirrors...these shadows are extremely blendable!!!!  It was a dream to blend these in with themselves and played well with other shadows.  I did not have any additional trouble with how creamy these shadows feel with the addition of primer.

Try these out now!

xoxo - D

*Disclaimer - Product shown was won in a contest given by Prestige Cosmetics.  I am in no way affiliated with this company or am being paid for my review*

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