1.05.2013

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown Review and Swatches

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown Swatches
Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown 

From Jane Iredale's Simply Magical Fall 2012 collection, Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown ($28) is a bewitching trio of sultry, smokey shades. Additionally, this eyeshadow is vegan, gluten-free, and not tested on animals. 

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown contains three cool-toned, purple-tinted shadows. There's a pale lilac white, a dusty medium purple, and a dark, muted violet-y blue. All of the shades have a bit of shimmer, and the pale lilac has small bits of glitter as well. 

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown Swatches
Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown Swatches

I think the colors were well selected for this trio: there's a highlight shade, a mid-tone, and a darker shade for contouring and lining. Easy peasy!

All of the shadows have a nice, silky texture, great blendability, and minimal fallout. The pigmentation is good but not particularly outstanding; thankfully, using primer ensures much better color payoff with these shadows. I found that these shades lasted about 4-5 hours without primer and all day with primer.

Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown Swatches
Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown

Here, you can see the medium purple on my lid and crease and the pale lilac on my browbone. I used the darkest shade to line but unfortunately you can't see it in this picture! Because they're not too bright, I think that the shades in Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown are a nice way to add color into an unobtrusive everyday look.

Overall, I think that Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown has a nice, silky formula and attractive shades. However, I'm somewhat wary of the $28 price tag because the pigmentation is not as good as some other, top-tier eyeshadows. On the other hand, this product has the benefit of being vegan and gluten-free, which I certainly feel is often worth a little extra expense.

What do you think of Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Sundown? Do you think it's an eyeshadow trio that you'd like to add to your makeup arsenal?



Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product from the company for consideration. My review is based on an honest assessment of the product and was not preapproved by PR or brand representatives.

6 comments:

  1. Ooh I may need to stop by the website and pick this up. You know it's right up my alley!

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    1. Don't do that! You're getting this one :)

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  2. This looks nice but for the price I would rather buy Wet n Wild or something cheaper with similar pigmentation!

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    1. I have been hearing great things about Wet n Wild lately :D

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  3. The price is defintely a consideration point but the animal testing issue really puts it over the top for me. Avoid drug store makeup if you can with the exception of Physician's Formula, who does not conduct animal testing. On another note, have you tried any of the JI Eye Glosses?

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Vicki. I haven't tried Jane Iredale's Eye Glosses yet. Have you?

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