Kaja Beauty Poppy Champagne Beauty Bento Eyeshadow Trio Review & Swatches

Poppy Champagne

Kaja Poppy Champagne Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio ($21.00 for 0.09 oz.) features a bright, sparkling yellow, lighter orange, and deeper red-coral. The three shades coordinated well together, and the shimmery shade could be layered with the other two to create lighter/brighter takes on those shades as well. All three shades performed well; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing.

Kaja Starcrusher Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Kaja Starcrusher Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Starcrusher

Starcrusher is a bright, light yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to my lid and spread easily without dropping lots of fallout. The texture felt smooth to the touch, was firmer/denser in the pan but not thick or difficult to pick up with a brush (if desired–the brand says to use fingers!). It wore well for eight and a half hours with just a smidgen of fallout over time.

LORAC Dream Girl #1 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).LORAC Black Tie Attire #7 (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Flashy (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar).Smashbox Let’s Rage (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Hello Kitty Mimmy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Natasha Denona Limoncello (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar).PIXI Beauty Vintage Gold (PiP, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Too Faced Fun in the Sun (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Wide Awake (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “uniform shimmer in every swipe” that is best applied “with your fingers.” They have a dimethicone-heavy feel (unsurprising given it was typically the first ingredient in each shade), so there’s a velvety slip that is lightly emollient but not truly wet or cream-like to the touch. I found them to be more powder-like than cream-like, but they had the binding and hold of a creamier formula. They applied well to bare skin without the need of primer, adhesive sprays, or glitter glue for pretty stellar wear–they often lasted between eight and 10 hours on me with slight fallout. I more often saw faint creasing after eight hours than much in the way of fallout.

Fingertips will definitely yield the most pigmented the quickest, but I didn’t struggle to use brushes (my preferred method for precision) and found that brushes often packed semi-opaque or opaque coverage as well. I also tried them wet and didn’t find that to cause issues to the pan, and it did give some shades a smoother, shinier finish but wasn’t necessary to use them (more like a bonus). I didn’t have issues with fallout whether I used my fingertips or brushes to apply; I pressed and gently pulled the brush across my lid area to distribute the product (same technique I use for high-shimmer/metallic shades). They were impressive; they were magical–if you love sparkly, shiny eyeshadows, they’re well worth a look!

 

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica (Ci 77019), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Aluminum Distearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Silica, Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol.

Kaja Major Mandarin Matte Eyeshadow

Kaja Major Mandarin Matte Eyeshadow

Major Mandarin

Major Mandarin is a light-medium orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, blendable consistency that was finely-milled and substantial enough to work well on bare skin but not prone to patchiness or fallout. It had rich color payoff that lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Huda Beauty Neon Orange #7 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).Sephora Sandstone (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Dominique Cosmetics Sweet Tea (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).Natasha Denona Desert Date (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).MAC Rule (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).Devinah Cosmetics Iduna (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).Kat Von D Ashley (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Apricotine (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Sorbet (LE, $4.50) is more muted, cooler (90% similar).Coloured Raine Natural (LE, $6.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Mica (Ci 77019), Talc, Carmine (Ci 75470), Nylon-12, Silica, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Silica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Octyldodecanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Methylpropanediol, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Dimethicone , Propanediol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethiconol Stearate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Methicone, Aqua/Water/Eau.

Kaja Juicy Grapefruit Matte Eyeshadow

Kaja Juicy Grapefruit Matte Eyeshadow

Juicy Grapefruit

Juicy Grapefruit is a medium-dark, reddish-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was blendable without sheering out too easily. The color applied evenly and stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Frose (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).Coloured Raine Crushin’ (PiP, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar).Kat Von D Placebo (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).Make Up For Ever M748 Coral (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Dear (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).Viseart Nectar (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Flowerboy (P, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).Sephora Synergy (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Unbothered (PiP, $6.99) is more muted (90% similar).Viseart Liaison (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Mica (Ci 77019), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Nylon-12, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Silica, Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Methylpropanediol, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Dimethiconol Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Aqua/Water/Eau.

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