Product Review: Bottega Verde Intense Eyeshadow Trio in Pink Nuances

by Gio

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Name: Intense Eyeshadow Trio in Pink Nuances
Brand: Bottega Verde
Price: €14,99

From Bottega Verde’s website:
A trio of pearly, coordinating eyeshadows. They can be applied dry, for a natural and satiny look, or wet, for a very sparkling and vibrant effect.

What I liked:
– can be applied dry for subtle daily looks, or wet for vibrant, sparkling evening looks
– good colour payoff
– easy to blend
– good staying power when used with a primer
– often on sale

What I didn’t like:
– texture is very powdery
– some people may find them too sheer when applied dry
– without a primer, the eyeshadows don’t last long

Some products have misleading names. Bottega Verde Intense Eyeshadow Trio in Pink Nuances is one of them. As hard as I look, I don’t really see much pink in it. There are some hints of it, but it’s purple the real star here. The simple, round palette houses a bright purplish pink with violet shimmers, a medium lilac with silver shimmers and a medium brown with purple undertones and multi-coloured shimmers.

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All the shades have good colour payoff but, when used dry and with a brush, they just don’t translate that well on the lid, providing only a luminous hint of colour. Because of how subtle it is, this look could easily be worn during the day and even at work (unless you work in a very conservative environment where even the subtlest hint of colourful eyeshadow is banned).

But if, like me, you prefer a more intense pop of colour, you’ll have to be apply these eyeshadows wet. Then, the pigmentation really shine. And so do the shimmers. The result is a vibrant, sparkling look that’s more suitable for a night out. Plus, when applied wet, fallout is greatly reduced. These eyeshadows are very powdery and quite messy to apply, if you’re not careful.

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The texture isn’t particularly soft either, which may be due to the shimmers, but it is easy to blend. And what about the staying power? Applied over a good eyeshadow primer, such as Too Faced Shadow Insurance, they will start to fade after about 8 hours of wear. On their own, though, they last a lot less…

Bottega Verde Intense Eyeshadow Trio in Pink Nuances features three purplish and shimmering shades that can be used dry for a subtle and wearable daytime look, or wet for a vibrant, sparkling, nighttime look. The texture is very powdery and not very soft to the touch, but is nonetheless easy to blend. Staying power is good if used with a primer.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Janessa January 26, 2013 - 7:34 am

I’m not fond of packaging with room for applicators since I remove them and store them elsewhere. I wish there were a way to depot baked products :D. I like seeing brands I’ve never known of before.

beautifulwithbrains January 26, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Janessa, I agree. They may just as well stop putting applicators in palettes as they are almost always useless. 🙂


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