I have made two orders from Freedom Makeup London since they opened this year and in each order I purchased a few of their mono eyeshadows. They came beautifully packaged and when they arrived in the post to Australia from the UK they have been consistently well protected by layers of bubble wrap.
The range is characterised into seven categories including Bases, Nudes, Smokes, Smoulders, Gildeds and Brights. They don’t have names, but rather shade numbers. The nine shades I own come from the Gilded, Smoulder and Brights categories.
The Gilded shades are really beautiful and are all very pigmented. 218, 219 and 220 are smooth in texture and shimmery. 217 which is a gold/cooper colour and is so metallic it is almost foiled. The texture of this shadow is smooth and thick (for want of a better description) and works best when patted onto the eyelid. It also responds really well to a damp brush wetted with a little makeup fixing spray. The weakest shadow in this bunch for me is 216 which is a pale pink shade. It has the same thick, foiled metallic texture of 217 but isn’t as smooth so it can be patchy upon application.
The Smoulder shades are darker in tone and more sultry. These are very pigmented and quite unique colours I think. I adore 212 which is a silvery, brown duo chrome shade. 212 is a very deep blue and 214, although it is not clear in the pan at first glance, is actually the darkest green.
The last shade that I own is 230 from the Brights range. It is a gorgeous purple with blue duo chrome reflects. This is a favourite shade for me too!
Overall, I think these mono eyeshadows are really lovely quality. You get a good amount of product and they are only GBP1 which is approximately AU$2 each. I am not a makeup artist, so I selected the individual colours from the collection that I really liked, but if you are a professional you might like to buy the whole collection of 30 shadows and Freedom offers the whole set for a discounted price which is a good deal.
I am so excited to have another cruelty-free brand on the market selling good quality products. I would definitely recommend these mono eyeshadows. If you have tried any of the mono eyeshadows from Freedom I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Have a fantastic day!