Hello Dolls! Today I will be reviewing the Sivanna Colours Eye shadow Palettes in Smokey & Brown. I had bought this quite sometime back and use it very very often. This review was requested by Nivedita from MakeupAndChitChat. Sivanna Colours has become quite popular in the blogosphere. I use to use the products even before it became popular. I love the variety of makeup that they offer at such an amazing rate. So let's head on with the review!
Sorry for the poor quality pictures. I had better pictures of this but there is a problem with my IPad! :(
Price: INR 350 ( Prices may vary )
Shades: Pink, Natural, Naked, Smokey and Brown
These eye shadows are a very similar dupe of the NYX eye shadow palettes and even share the same names. The palettes have a sponge tip applicator which is of decent quality so no complaints!
Smokey: Is it just me or I am sold when I see a beautiful purple eye shadow? It was the same with this palette.
L-R: This Silver-Grey is a beautiful shade. It is my kind of silver. It is more like gun metal. This shade is very smooth to touch and has good pigmentation. Blends without a fuss.
The second shade is a matte black and you maybe already disappointed with the swatch. I think this black has a good, smooth buildable pigmentation. I like this black because sometimes when I want to do a black smokey eye, I go for this. It is more forgiving against my colouring. I still love a super matte black though!
The third shade..... Let us take a moment to appreciate this shade. Okay done! This plummy purple is soooo gorgeous and I was crossing my fingers before using it the first time. It has the same pigmentation and smoothness as the first shade. Love it!
The fourth: I like it for slight brightening when I do not want to use any shimmer for highlighting and that's about it. NEXT!
Fifth Shade: This shade is a very helpful transitional shade on my colouring. I did want it to be more pigmented. This shade would not even show up on on my Dolls with darker skin!
Sixth Shade: I love this one. It is smooth, decent in pigmentation, defines my crease beautifully and an amazing contouring shade on my colouring.
Overall: Although it is a good palette, I do wish that the last three eye shadows had better pigmentation. Also, the shades cater to a very limited number of skin tones. If you do have extremely pigmented lids then I don't think it would show much except for the first three shades. Recommended!
Brown: I use this palette quite often. I used it in my very recent Adele makeup tutorial and Adele MOTD.
First Shade (L-R), a matte brown with a good, smooth pigmentation. It would make a great transitional shade for my wheatish dolls. I like to use this shade to define my crease in some eye makeup looks.
Second shade, I like this shade on top of eye primer as my base eye shadow. This shade also helps me blend the harsh edges of any look. It has a smooth and decent pigmentation. This shade however, might not show up on darker skinned dolls!
Third Shade, this shade is a taupy brown and I love this shade to define outer corners and my crease. It has a good and smooth pigmentation and texture.
Fourth Shade, This shade is slightly warmer than the first shade. It has golden shimmers which is not OTT and looks quite pretty.
Fifth Shade, this one is a common shade between both the palettes. This is a wee bit warmer and a bit more sheer. Once again, a great shade for contouring for me and also a good one for slight definition in the crease.
Sixth Shade, the best in this palette for sure! It is a very beautiful bronzey brown and has good pigmentation and really smooth to touch. I love it!
Overall: I use this palette quite often as it is very helpful for me BUT those who are dark skinned and have really pigmented lids, this palette too will have a bit of problem showing up on your lids except for the darker colours. Also, I will be very honest and say that the palette should not have two similar looking browns (1st&4th shade). They should have replaced it with a beautiful golden shade and a rose gold shade. I know the palette's name is Brown but similar shades in a palette really puts me off! Overall though, I would say it's a great palette at a good budget and I use this almost every time! Recommended!
I will also have to say that these palettes are priced well so they do perform well for the price. They last for 4 hours without a primer and with a primer, they last much longer! You cannot go wrong with these palettes because they are very friendly to use. These palettes are available on flipkart. I bought this from Kolkata itself. I have quite a few sivanna products and I really like them!
Do let me know it you have any queries. Do you have any Sivanna Colours favourites or tried any of their products?