When it comes to eyeshadows I normally opt for palettes, just because I find it convenient when all shades that I want to use are in one place. Having said that I have recently been trying out some of the Freedom Makeup eyeshadows after I received three free with an order I placed a little while back and I’ve got to say, I’m really liking them. The three shades that I got were 216, 217 and 230. Now I’ll be honest, I wish these shadows had names but hey ho, it is a minor thing and doesn’t really affect how they look. Anyway, here’s what I thought of the shades that I received:
First up I got 216. 216 is a beautiful shimmery pearly pink shade. It is one of those shades that is perfect for use on the inner corner and a colour that works particularly well on those with cool toned skin, well in my experience anyway. In terms of the pigmentation it isn’t overly pigmented and it is a shade that is more shimmery than anything else however, I do really like it. The only thing I will say is that with 216 you really do need to ensure that you apply a decent primer underneath. This is for two reasons. The first reason is that it doesn’t have the best wear time. And the second reason is because that shimmer has a tendency to travel about if you don’t have a good sticky base to keep it in place.
The second shade I got was 217. Now 217 is a beautiful, slightly copper toned shimmery bronze shade. My swatch above really does not do the colour justice, trust me. Again with this colour you really do need a decent primer to help with longevity and fall out but in comparison to 216 I’d definitely say that the pigmentation is much better. But the big question is, is 217 a shade I reach for all the time? I’m afraid not. Although it looks gorgeous, I do find that I only ever use a teeny bit and even then I full on blend it out as it is quite an orangy-red shade that can make me look a bit under the weather if I apply too much so for that reason I tend to use the colour with caution.
And the final shade I got was 230. Now much like 217, my swatch seriously does not show the sheer beauty of this colour. 230 is actually a gorgeous duo chrome shade that is bright purple with a lovely electric blue tone to it. This colour has wicked pigmentation, it blends really well and the fall out is minimal. I still would say that a primer is essential though, just to ensure that the colour is going to last on the lids. Now personally I find this the best shade in the bunch. Why? Well because it makes my green eyes really, really pop. Seriously, it makes them look so bright and bold which I love.
Will I be purchasing more of the Freedom Makeup Eyeshadows? Definitely! Sure they aren’t the best eyeshadows I have ever tried and they aren’t absolutely amazing, but for £1 each I think they’re pretty darn good and definitely worth the money. I particularly think they’re good for those who want to start experimenting with colour but who don’t want to spend a fortune in doing so. Anyway, fancy winning these three shades to try out yourself? Well you are certainly in luck as I have three of the shadows to giveaway to one lucky winner out there. To be in with a chance of winning, simply follow the rules below:
– To be in with a chance of winning the Freedom Eyeshadows in 216, 217 and 230, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below
– Those using multiple accounts to enter will be completely disqualified
– There will be one winner
– The giveaway is open worldwide
– ALL mandatory entries MUST be complete or you will be completely disqualified (Mandatory entries are the three that appear on the Rafflecopter widget before you are able to unlock any other entries.)
– The giveaway will run from Tuesday 15th September 2015 until Thursday 15th October 2015 12:00am GMT (One month)
– Once the giveaway is over I will contact the winner directly via email. Once an email is sent the winner will then have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen.
– I am in no way responsible for postal issues however, I will try and help as best as I can to resolve any issues if any unfortunate events did occur