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First off I feel that I must be clear about what I'm reviewing here which is the Miss Sporty Fabulous Mono eyeshadow. I haven't actually seen any of these available to purchase in any other size or shape and this cost me £1.99 and I bought it in the shade called Romance (which is a pretty pink shade) though it is also available to purchase in Star, Amber and Night colour options.
These come in a square compacts with a flip top see through lid to the top of them with Miss Sporty clearly written on that lid then on the underside of the compact we are told what it is, the shade chosen and contact details for Miss Sporty are given. This compact does look and feel a bit cheap, but for me its always the product that counts to be fair and I was impressed that for under two pounds I got such a nice shade and huge block of eyeshadow for it!
The Eyeshadow Itself:
This come with no applicator and no mirror however you do get a large block of square shaped colour. This transfers easily and not messily to a brush of your choice and is a thick powder really. It goes on smoothly, is easy to blend and doesn't agitate the eyes once on at all. However I was really rather surprised at this one. Once applied it felt great and I built the rose colour up really well on my eyes but after a couple of hours I noticed that it really had faded rather badly and I even had creases! It was easily removed with my usual make up removing routine but I wasn't one bit happy with the appearance of it on my eyelids that really hadn't lasted long once applied.
I usually really appreciate Miss Sporty products and think that they offer great value for my money but sadly not this time...avoid this like the plague is my top tip!
Available in all good chemists etc at just under two quid for a mono shadow.
I have this Miss Sporty eye shadow in number 7, Vision, which is a purple colour.
I bought it because it is small, quite cute and I was curious about whether the eye shadow would be any good.
~ Price ~
A single eyeshadow is priced at just 99p and is available in drug stores, chemists, Superdrug or anywhere else that has a Miss Sporty counter.
~ Packaging ~
The eye shadow is small and round. It is about the size of a 2p coin. The eye shadow is set in a dark blue translucent plastic container. The clear plastic lid has 'Miss Sporty Eye Shadow' in small white lettering. The lid screws on and off easily.
The dark blue plastic on the bottom of the eye shadow has space underneath the eye shadow so that instead of screwing the lid onto the eye shadow you can stack more Miss Sporty eye shadows on top or underneath this one.
I think this is a pretty cool idea.
~ Use ~
The eye shadow has a slight shimmer to it. It is a fine powder and I have found it easy to pick up onto my brush or applicator.
The eye shadow does not transfer onto my skin as easily as it is picked up onto my brush. It appears on my skin a duller colour that needs to be built up. To me, building up the colour requires more effort than it is worth so I either leave this colour on looking duller than it should or take it off and wear another eye shadow. It is noticeable, but it is not instantly recognisable as purple. It looks slightly grey and it is virtually transparent on my skin. It is not very pigmented, but it does feel smooth and silky on my skin.
What colour is there is fairly long lasting on your skin. It easily lasts an 8 hour day, but for me this is .
~ Conclusion ~
Apart from the pigmentation which makes it difficult to apply this eye shadow is cheap and has a small cute design.
I think the pigmentation is quite a big deal for an eye shadow as poor pigmentation means the eye shadow is virtually useless. I'd hate to think of how the lighter colours look when applied.
I'm sorry to say that I would not buy this eye shadow again because as an eye shadow, it just isn't that good!
I picked up this eyeshadow about a year ago when I was looking for some plain black eyeshadow, for some reason none of the other make up brands didn't seem to do a plain black one, so I was happy to come across the Miss Sporty one which was cheap and cheerful.
The eyeshadow comes in a square plastic case which is clear. On the front is the Miss Sporty logo in white writing.
Over the back is a sticker which has the shade name on it, barcode a few little details ( where it was maid, what it contains ect.. )
You get 3g of eyeshadow in the case.
Its also a flip top case just to let you know.
The price I payed for this was only £1.99 which I guess is expected as Miss Sporty is good for when your on a budget and some of the products they use do work very well.
The shade which I have is 'Night' which is a very dark intense black shade.
On use I always seem to find the case hard to open, maybe its because I picked up a dodgy one or something but I always seem to have a problem! it always takes me ages to open it.
The eyeshadow is sat in the case and has a pattern on it, kind of like cubes, it has a little bit of shimmer to it but not to much and is a good size to dip your brush into.
The eyeshadow is a powder too, I swiped my finger across it to see what kind of texture it had and how well it came out on my skin, with a light press you get a quite grey looking eyeshadow and if you press harder you will get a more darker intense shade, so depending on how you use it you can really create a look with it, its a great eyeshadow in the sense that you can create a smoky eye look as you can make and use different shades depending on how hard you press ect..
I dont think the eyeshadow is very pigmented when used dry, although the colour is there it doesn't come across as very strong and bold if you get me? its quite faint and not that dramatic.
I found that the eyeshadow stayed on a good few hours looking the same all the time, it was good in the sense that it didn't crack or slide off down my face, it looked just the same as applied after around 5 hours, then it does start to wear off and the colour begins to fade and get weaker and weaker.
I have found though that if you use a brush and wet it and swirl it in, you do get a very rich black which looks really nice on, although you get the same colour all over so to achieve a better look and to blend together you should use it with some other eyeshadows to bring it together, do be warned though when you wear this wet, as lovely as the colour is it does crack after a hour or so so you will have to keep reapplying.
Over all, its not amazing but if your on a budget it does do a great job for the price.
I Came across this eye shadow in my local factory shop for just 99 p I thought why not and brought one in the shade of cream as I like light colours on my eye. There were a number of different shades available and they also had duo eye shadow although there were no colours that took my fancy in them.
My eye shadow came in a square compact case that had a transparent lid so that you could see the block of colour underneath. The eye shadow takes up the whole bottom part of the compact case.
To get a full lid of colour you need to apply quite a bit of powder and it does not transfer on the the brush easily you had to press quite hard for the powder to come loose a little. Once upon the lid it is a bright stand out colour and gives a god definition effect.
The eye shadow lasts a good few hours but I found half way through the day it was starting to wear off and was completely gone by the time I got home after work. It started to fade within and hour of applying it and to wear it for a full day I have to carry it around with me to keep topping it up.
Over all I would say to pay that bit extra for an eye shadow that lasts as although it looks like a bigger block of colour the amount of the powder you need to cover your lid properly and the amount you need to top it up for it to last the day it is not worth it.
These little eyeshadows are not bad at all, but they are by no means good. In reviewing this fairly i'd have to say it depends what youre using your eyeshadow for, if you know what i mean?
Ah, you don't, well i'll explain...
I usually do a pretty 40s make up thing, the eyeshadow part of which is a pretty neutral non descript beigy colour, and its not particularly as central to the look, as my base or mascara or lippie. in this case these little eyeshadows would be fine.
If youre more of a smokey eyed person who uses eyeshadow for a dramatic look, or wants something to blend eaily with a lasting hold that is crease free, id go to bourjous or somwhere.
These eyeshadows are okay, but thats really all they are. i had a blue one once, which was pretty undramatic when i put it on ( i was trying and failing to be elizabeth taylor..this eyeshadow didnt help..) and the colour was very weak compared to the pot. i have a very dark brown colour now which works okay, but if i were going to use it regularly id get a better brand.
On the positive side, when you do feel like being elizabeth taylor for a day, or you see a colour that looks nice on your mate but are not sure if itd work on you, these are cheap as chips as theyre great for experimentation, and are great buys for younger girls to chop and change, before you get stuck in the same make up rut like me...:)
I was given this little cute eyeshadow by a friend who recomended it. I have fairly sensitive skin - allergic to most make-up and face paint - but she said that it would be fine and its true. I didn't come up in any rashes or blemishes. The colour is a glittery gold/brown called warmth (no. 48) and is made by coty who also manufacture maybelline products. It comes in a fairly plain blue container with a clear lid. Although it comes in a cute dinky container it lasts for ages. I found out that it comes from superdrug and costs £1.39, also everthing in the miss sporty range is under £2. I thought that this was a bargain!! I have tried many of the eyeshadows and eye glosses in this range and all of them are superb to use - go on easily with a clean finger as no applicator is provided - and don't crease. I highly recommend the miss sporty eyeshadows and if you don't own one of these eyeshadows i suggest that when you have finished reading this article you head down to your nearest superdrug and buy one!!
I have just bought one of these. I paid £1.05, currently on offer but is normally under £2 anyway, for a minty green colour which is really summery and doesn't look to bold. There was a great range of colours to chose from, most are natural colours suitable for daytime wear though. In the actual container the eyeshadow feels nice and smooth and it doesn't crease when wearing, it stays on for a good while and doesn't smudge all down your face like some. Unfortunatly it doesn't come with an applicator, the pot is small but I only need a small amount to get my disired result so it will last me quite a long time - making it great value for money. I'm fairly sure this is suitable for most skin type as it is manufactured by COTY, who also manufacture Mabylinne products. The ingriedients listings are available on the Miss Sporty stands in Superdrug stores. It isn't scented for those who are wondering, I am yet to see a scented eye shadow. The pot is fairly bland, with a a dark blue, semi-transparant base and a clear lid, but it is simple and compact and does it's job. Overall I think this was a great bargain, as you probably already know I am a fan of this particular brand of make-up. I highly recommend this product.