First Impressions: Designer Brands

During a trip to New Zealand last year I got caught out with a bare face on a night where we decided to just run from our day into an evening out with friends.  Wanting to pull myself together just a bit for the restaurant I popped into a chemist to grab a couple of bits for my face and picked up my first DB – Designer Brand, items.

Designer Brands produce cruelty-free and budget-friendly so they were certainly worth a try but I haven’t been that impressed by this little eyeshadow quad.

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Designer Brands: Starry Skies Eyeshadow Quad

I quite like the packaging of this quad which is solid clear plastic and it came with two foam applicators (which were handy on the night I used it on the run but otherwise I haven’t touched).

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Starry Skies swatches

The colours in the quad are quite pretty – I like to accentuate my blue eyes with touches of blue and thought that these colours could make a nice fresh day look or a smokey look.  The shadows themselves are quite powdery and as you can see from the swatches they lack pigmentation, but these are certainly workable.

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Although this quad worked for its purpose at a pinch, the formula of these shadows doesn’t encourage me to try more eyeshadows from the range.  They are quite powdery and kind of blend away if you get too carried away.  I have to be honest that I haven’t really reached for this since returning home from our trip.

If you have any suggested products from the DB range I would be interested to hear as I am all about supporting cruelty-free brands.

Have a great day!

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