Name: Eye Dust
Brand: Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics
From Jesse’s Girl website:
28 spectacular shadows. Apply alone, combine with water or a light weight moisturizer to create fine lines and bold accents to intensify your gaze.
What I liked:
– lots of beautiful shades available
– easy to blend
– the packaging
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– not very pigmented and long lasting unless used with a primer
I was curious to try Jesse’s Girl Eye Dusts after haring raves about them. Now that I have, however, I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, they’re not all that bad, but, at £3.99, you do get what you pay for.
The pigments are available in 28 beautiful shades. I have #560 Cloisonne Violet (Ultra Violet), a light shade of violet/purple with shimmers which aren’t too obvious. The color looks very rich in the jar, but when applied on naked lid, it is quite sheer. However, when used with a primer, the color is very pigmented, as you can see in the swatches below. This is not really a problem for me, as I always use a base anyway, but since MAC, Barry M and Makeup Masala pigments show up well on naked skin as well, I was a bit disappointed this doesn’t.
(First pix with flash, second without. Both one coat.)
The powder is very loose and blends well. However, if you have oily lids, it will quickly fall off. Again, the problem can be solved by using a primer. If so, it will stay in place for the entire day.
The product comes in a pretty and large round jar with a sifter, so you don’t make a mess when you open it.
Jesse’s Girl Eye Dusts come in a large selection of colors, are very cheap and the packaging is pretty. Overall, they are a good and cheaper alternative to MAC pigments BUT only if used with a primer. In that case, the color is very pigmented and long lasting. But without a base, they just don’t work very well at all.