Eyeshadow is my vice. I wear it pretty much
daily and always love experimenting with different looks and shades, teaming
together contrasting colours to create pretty smoky eyes and dramatic evening
looks. In fact, I feel pretty much naked without some shadow plastered onto my
lids, so when Lord & Berry sent out four of their Seta Eyeshadows for me tor review it’s safe to say I was
I definitely have more palettes than I do
single shadow pots, so it was really nice to receive four different shades from
which I could create a range of different looks. Plus, with all the travelling
I’m doing lately between home and London it’s so much easier, lighter and
travel friendly to pop one of these into my makeup bag instead of lugging a
palette around. I really love the size and the simple packaging. They’re nice
and light, though I do wonder how sturdy the packaging is if you were to drop
it, for example.
From left to right the shadows are Espionage, a
gorgeous rich brown that is my personal favourite and one that I’ve been
wearing almost daily; Eden, which looks more yellow in the pot but swatches as a
hazy green, almost khaki shade; Jungle Party, a really deep, dark emerald green that is
perfect for smoking up the eyes at Christmas time; and Cobalt, which is a bright
and bold royal blue.
The shadows are nicely pigmented and are definitely
buildable, which I think is ideal considering how bright they are. It means
those who are just starting to experiment with brighter shades can add a subtle
hint of colour, and those who want to give it their all can pack on more
product to achieve the desired result.
I do find it can be quite hard to get a
completely even finish due to the fact you need to build product in order to
achieve the desired pigmentation. However, they have quite a matte finish,
which is again something I really like in a shadow and it means the shadows
suit both bolder and subtler eyeshadow looks.
In terms of durability, the products are
really impressive. Due to their matte finish there is no fly away powder, and
the light consistency means they stay put all day. I haven’t experienced any
cakeiness (is that a word?!) or any of the product gathering in the folds of
the eyelids or at the tear duct, and that’s after a full day in work and a
sweaty gym sesh afterwards!
I have to say I really do like these little
shadows. I wouldn’t say they’re on my lust list – I do still prefer my higher
end alternatives – but for a quick, basic shade to wear everyday they’re rather
impressive. They do retail at £12 which I personally feel is a little steep, but they’re sure to last and there’s such a fantastic range of colours you’ll definitely find a shade that suits.
Lord & Berry isn’t a brand I’ve heard
much about, but I’m really eager to try more having sampled these shadows. What
do you think I should try next?
Lots of love. xoxo