I got this trio as a gift from Bourjois on purchase of rs.1500 I guess but I am must say,it is a very pretty and handy product and great for those who love neutral smoky looks.
PRICE: I am not sure aobut the price as this product is dscontinued but still available as freebies.It must be around rs.500-600 for 3.5 gms!!
PACKAGING: The effect lumiere has a same shade plastic packaging like i have golden shades so the packaging is golden.A small sponge applicator is also provided that comes handy in application at times.
The shade name and number are provided at the back of the packaging.The eyeshadows are in the oval shape divided into three.
SHADES: The three shades present are shimmery with a lighter champagne shade that is quite chalky and has fallout but looks beautiful as a brow highlighter.The second shade is a velvety light golden with a bit of shimmer.
It look great when used all over the lids.The third shade is a chocolaty brown with shimmer.It is great shade for crease.
TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER: The texture of the eyeshadows is smooth.They have fallout but not too much.Also,you need to layer on the shade at least 2-3 times to get full colour on lids else a single swipe will have a sheer coverage and only shimmer is visible. The first shade feels a bit chalky but comes out beautifully on lids.
They are not highly pigmented but need 2-3 swipes as said.Also,the shades blend well with each other and come out with a beautiful everyday wear look.
I would like to mention that these eyeshadows show up well when applied with a sponge tip applicator than a flat eyeshadow brush.
Staying power is around 6-7 hours which is great.Also,a base underneath will increase the staying power.
- pretty shades for a day look.
- soft and smooth texture,
- decent staying power.
- handy packaging.
- all the shades blended together very well.
- can be used sheerly as well as intensely.
- the shades have a bit of fallout.
- the first shade feels a little chalky.
- this range has been discontinued.
- absence of matte shade.
- no mirror.
RECOMMENDATION: This is neither a bad nor a very great trio as many dupes are available in the market.