Kaja Rosewater Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio Review & Swatches

Rosewater

Kaja Rosewater Beauty Bento Bounchy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio ($21.00 for 0.09 oz.) includes a sparkling, lighter peach, sparkling, medium peach, and lightly sparkled plum. All three shades performed well, though Ballerina Pink had a lot of sparkle and a touch of fallout during application and over time as a result. They applied well with fingertips, which was how they were marketed, but I had no trouble using them with dry brushes as well. Using them with a wet brush just amplified the intensity and shine but definitely wasn’t a necessity.

Kaja Champagne Cream Bounchy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Kaja Champagne Cream Bounchy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Champagne Cream

Champagne Cream is a bright, peachy beige with warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation when applied with fingertips (the recommended method) as well as brushes. The base seemed slightly more translucent compared to other shades, which may have been why it wasn’t as pigmented. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly emollient without being too dense in the pan, and picked up well with brushes. I didn’t notice any fallout during application, and it wore well for eight and a half hours with almost no fallout at all.

Tarte Glaze (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Tickled (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Pep Talk (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Pat McGrath Angel Dust (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Ladybird (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Pop (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Too Faced Cuteness Overload (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Alchemy (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% 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 Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Aluminum Distearate, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone/PEG- 10/15 Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol.

Kaja Ballerina Pink Bounchy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Kaja Ballerina Pink Bounchy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Ballerina Pink

Ballerina Pink is a medium peach with warm undertones and lighter pink and peach sparkle. It had a high-shine, sparkling finish that was opaque with applied with fingertips and more semi-opaque when applied with a dry brush. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient but not dense or thick in feel or applied to my lid. There was a smidgen of fallout when blended out on my lid but not even enough to justify doing eyes before base. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before creasing faintly and had very slight fallout over time.

PIXI Beauty Metallic Rose (PiP, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar).PIXI Beauty Antique Rose (PiP, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).NARS Atomic (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar).Juvia’s Place Osun (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar).Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar).NARS Firenze (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar).Inglot J409 Cosmic Glow (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar).BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #6 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Mica (Ci 77019), Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Aluminum Distearate, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), PEG-8 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Silica, Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Dipropylene Glycol, Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol.

Kaja Deep Plum Bounchy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Kaja Deep Plum Bounchy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Deep Plum

Deep Plum is a medium-dark, plummy brown with warm undertones and flecks of gold and plum sparkle. It had rich color payoff in a single layer when applied with fingertips and mostly opaque coverage (that was buildable) when applied with a dry brush. The eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was thin without being dry or stiff to work with. It applied evenly to bare skin, blended out along the edges, and didn’t have fallout during application. It lasted well for eight hours on me before creasing very faintly but didn’t appear to have fallout over time. This shade as less sparkly compared to the other two shades but still had some dimension and shine.

Colour Pop Mademoiselle (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Upon a Star (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Patrona (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Dollhouse (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Inglot J403 Ethereal (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Bed of Roses #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Daphne No. 2 (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Inception (PiP, ) is cooler (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, Mica (Ci 77019), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Distearate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Synthetic Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Carmine (Ci 75470), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Silica, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol.

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