Name: Sparkle Eyeshadow in n.13, n.14 and n.15
From Layla’s website:
Pure colour with particles of pure light for a sparkling eye make up. Sparkle Eyeshadow allows all women to re-create themselves using fashionable colours and an easily softened texture
What I liked:
- available in a lot of shades
- very pigmented
- very shimmery
- silky soft texture, easy to blend
- the packaging
What I didn’t like:
- some people may find them too sparkly for their taste
- if you have oily lids, you need to use a primer to make them last all day
- the price
When it comes to eyeshadows, I have no will power. They are one of my favourite makeup items and whenever I see one I like, it’s really hard for me not to give in and buy it (and, at times, regret it). As a result, my eyeshadow collection is huge and it takes a lot to really impress me. But Layla Sparkle Eyeshadows have completely blown me away, they are awesome!
Pigmented? Check. Shimmery? Check. Silky texture? Check. What could a girl want more? But be warned: available in 18 shades, ranging from colorful bright greens and blues to safer shades like browns and white, these aren’t for the faint of heart. The colors in fact, are both very pigmented, and very, very shimmery!
Above, you can see swatches of the three shades I had the opportunity to try. N.13 is a bright medium blue, n.14 a vivid forest green and n.15 a bold pink and as you can see, they all have excellent color payoff. The swatches, in fact, were done with only one swipe and no primer! Isn’t that amazing?
Also, as you can see, all the shades are chock full of shimmers and will definitely make your eyes sparkle and get them noticed! If you are a fan of matte eyeshadows, these will be way too shimmery for you, but those that want to sparkle, like me, will fall in love with them. And despite how shimmery they are, all three shades have a very soft and smooth texture that’s not chalky at all and blends like a dream!
The catch? These sparkle eyeshadows need to be used on top of a primer to last all day. Without, they start fading and creasing after a few hours on me. Of course, keep in mind that my lids are somewhat oily and I have this problem with most eyeshadows. But considering how pigmented and sparkling they are and the wonderful texture they have, I don’t really mind having to use a primer to improve their staying power.
I’m in love with Layla Sparkle Eyeshadows. They are hella pigmented, very shimmery (too much for some people) and have a smooth and silky texture that blends easily. However, if you have oily lids you need a primer to make them last all day. But if you love shimmery shadows, you definitely need to try them!