Name: Magic Eyeshadow Duo in Rosa Polvere and Champagne
Brand: Bottega Verde
From Bottega Verde’s website:
Two contrasting eueshadow colors that can be used dry or wet. Apply dry if you want a light and natural result, wet if you want a more intense and metallic effect. The texture is particularly silky and adheres well.
What I liked:
– sheer color payoff that looks natural but can be built up for more intensity
– pearly, metallic finish
– brighten up the eye area
– soft texture
– often on sale
What I didn’t like:
– need a primer to last all day
– champagne shade is a bit prone to fall out
– packaging looks cheap
– the price
While I’m very familiar with Bottega Verde skincare products thanks to my mum who had been using them for years with good results, I never paid much attention to their makeup line. I have a friend who swears by them though and she was so lovely to give me this eyeshadow duo (and a few other bits and bobs I’ll be reviewing soon as well) for my birthday. Here are my thoughts about it.
Magic Duo Ombretto in Rosa Polvere/Champagne contains two shades: a yellowish gold and a pink with corals undertones, both infused with shimmers. Applied dry, they provide a sheer wash of colors on the lids with a very pearly and sparkly finish that really brightens up the eye area. The result is soft and natural and even though, as you know, I’m not a fan of sheer shadows, I have to admit that I’m loving these as they look lovely on.
But if prefer more vibrant colors, you can easily build them up to reach the desired intensity or you can use them wet. This will improve the color payoff while giving the shades a more metallic finish. And if these two shades don’t catch your eye, it is also available in 6 other basic color combinations, ranging from greens to blues, from browns to greys, to suit everyone’s tastes.
The texture is quite soft to the touch (but not silky soft really) and the shadows apply and blend easily. The gold shade is a bit prone (nothing major) to fall out, a problem that I didn’t have with the pink one at all. I recommend you use a primer with them so that the powder will adhere better and minimize fall out. In addition, a good base will also make the colors last all day. Without it, they start fading after 4 hours of wear on my slightly oily lids.
The packaging is a simple and clear square case. I think it looks a bit cheap although I like the fact that it is see-through. It comes with a sponge-tip applicator which, as always, is totally useless. As for the price, I think €15,49 is quite expensive for a drugstore brand but the great thing about Bottega Verde is that they always have sales, discounts and special offers on, so you can easily find this eyeshadow duo for half the price or less. If you do, it would make a lovely present too.
Available at: Bottegaverde.it
Bottega Verde Magic Duo Eyeshadow in Rosa Polvere (Pink) and Champagne is a pretty little duo that offers a soft and pearly look when applied dry or a more intense, metallic effect if used wet. The texture is soft and easy to blend but the eyeshadows require a primer to stay put all day. And while the retail price is expensive, it can often be found on sale.