If you can remember back to some of my favorite eyeshadows of all time from Sephora here then you know how absolutely enraged I am that they weren’t made permanent. I came across the Victoria’s Secret Metallized Eyeshadows in Metallic Mink & Femme Fatale while cruising their new makeup & swatched them with the testers. Hmmm these seem quite similar to my beloved discontinued formula! Keep reading to see how these stack up!
From Victoria’s Secret:
Go for major metallics. This innovative hybrid-texture eye shadow from our VS Makeup collection drenches lids in extraordinary, multi-dimensional color and the hottest metallic finish ever.
TIPS & TRICKS: For a more intense effect, build color on lids. Sweep on a light shade, then layer the same shade or a deeper hue over it.
So the packaging on these is just ok, the lid worries me because it isn’t super sturdy. I like the diamond/quilted type imprint on the eyeshadow (the Sephora eyeshadows were quilted as well!) but that made these a bit hard for me to photograph.
The first photo of the eyeshadow is with flash & the second is in natural, angled lighting. Swatches below.
Victoria’s Secret Metallized Eyeshadow in Femme Fatale- This is a really unique metallic burgundy because you can really see the pink in this while still getting a dose of the cranberry/red shade. You can see this better swatched below.
Victoria’s Secret Metallized Eyeshadow in Metallic Mink- A metallic …yeah the name is actually pretty accurate. I like the touch of gold & champagne in this, very pretty neutral & quite wearable for a metallic.
The swatches I did for this post aren’t over primer…they aren’t even wet! The two shades I chose are the only ones I can speak for but they are wonderfully pigmented & pretty smooth one applied!
The pigmentation looks the same as the Sephora eyeshadows but the texture is a bit different. While the Sephora shades are ridiculously smooth these have a bit of flakie-ness to them that isn’t disruptive but is noticeable to my comparison. This isn’t really a deterrent for me & doesn’t have fallout either. Wet I don’t even notice the texture being an issue either. I wear these eyeshadows over a primer (as is my habit, not because they need it) & I don’t notice fading or smudging, especially wet. I’m very impressed.
The shade Femme Fatale is readily available on the Victoria’s Secret site but for some reason I don’t see Metallic Mink. I’ll go out on a limb & say that the shade “Cosmic” very well might be this one renamed but I won’t know until I see it in person. Femme Fatale is a seriously cool shade, I highly suggest checking it out if you dig red/pink type shades! The Victoria’s Secret Metallized Eyeshadows retail for $12- $14 depending on the shade apparently so if you’re interested check out Victoria’s Secret for deals which are frequent!
What do you think of these shades? Have you tried the Metallized Eyeshadows from Victoria’s Secret yet?