Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Red Shimmery Eyeshadows

Products in This Post Purchased By Me unless otherwise mentioned

Red Shimmery Eyeshadows

Several months back I purchased a Sugarpill eyeshadow palette from Beautylish.com.  As part of a special offer, they included the red shimmery eyeshadow called
@#$%! as a free gift with purchase. While I don't know how to pronounce the name of this limited edition shade, I do know that it is so beautiful! It's a deeply pigmented red with silver shimmer running through it.  I'm so happy that I had a chance to snag this shadow. However, it is super hard to get a hold of. If you weren't as lucky as me, I have rounded up some other red shimmery shadows that may help fill your need for the perfect crimson pigment. 

While I wouldn't call these exact dupes, they are all read shimmery shadows, and I hope swatching them side by side can help you find one you might like.

Here is a look at some of the red shimmery shadows in my collection:

@#$%! is a limited edition red eyeshadow. It is similar in color to Love+ by Sugarpill, but instead of being a matte shade, it has silver sparkles throughout. 


NYX 109 Sunrise is the closest dupe I could find to the Sugarpill shadow. I think it is a very close dupe. It's very pigmented and filled with silver shimmer. The Sugarpill shadow is a bit darker, and slightly more blue based.  However NYX Sunrise is equally as pigmented. In the pan, Sunrise appears to have more shimmer, but when actually applied to the lid, the amount of shimmer seems to be the same as Sugarpill's version. 

Milani Baked Eyeshadow in I Heart You leans a bit more coppery than the other two shadows I've mentioned. It can be used both wet and dry, and is intensely pigmented. If the idea of red eyeshadow scares you some, this one is a bit more wearable. 

NYX The Ultimate Pearl Shadow Copper Pearl is a great dupe for the Milani shadow just mentioned above. As the name suggests, it leans a bit more copper. The pigment and shimmer is very similar to the Milani Baked Eyeshadow and I found little difference between the two brands. 

Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows 17 Primary is a palette I actually won in a contest on Twitter!  As the name suggests, this palette contains shadow strips containing primary colors that can be applied wet or dry. I really like to use these with a wet angled brush as eyeliner. The eyeshadow itself swatches exactly the same as single pan baked shadow, although it appears to be more of a true red in the pan. 

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley 34121 (center lid shade) is the newest red shimmer shadow to my collection. This is part of a limited edition palette that I found on a trip to Walgreens one day.  While the palette has gotten mixed reviews from the beauty community, I rather like it. I think the colors are pretty pigmented, and definitely unexpected.  Of all the reds mentioned, this one leans the most coppery of the bunch, and is also the most shimmery. 

Here are swatches of all of the eyeshadows side by side for comparison:

Pictured above from left to right: Sugarpill @#$%!, NYX 109 Sunrise, Milani Baked Eyeshadow in I Heart You, NYX The Ultimate Pearl Shadow Copper Pearl, Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows 17 Primary, Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley 34121 (center lid shade)
I hope you enjoyed this look at some of the red shimmery eyeshadows in my collection!  Do you have any of these? What's your favorite? 
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  1. i don't have any - yet. i bought a shade called Redcurrant from Madison Street Beauty but that's more pink. i'll be looking for the NYX Sunrise on my next trip to Ulta.

  2. The Sugarpill shade looks so gorgeous! Too bad it was LE. Thanks for swatching a bunch of similar colors! I would love to see a tutorial showing ways to use red shadow because it's a bit intimidating! :) Hint, hint. Wink, wink! :)

  3. I am going to try and get a red eyeshadow tutorial up as my next post!

  4. Thanks to you Liza I feel more comfortable wearing makeup day to day. I still have a lot to learn and a ways to go, but now wearing eyes and lips on the same day doesn't seem like a huge task. Thank you for keep it real and natural.


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