|City Colors Cosmetics
eyeshadow trio in Falling Leaves
Hey everyone! Today is a review on the City Colors Cosmetics eyeshadow trio in Falling Leaves. I received this is my January ipsy bag and have fun trying it out. I’m actually kind of phasing out of eyeshadows for the most part. I tend to go for a lot more neutral colors these days and don’t put much variation in my everyday looks. I liked the oranges of the Falling Leaves trio because they were still on the “neutral” side kind of with just a bit of warmth. This is a perfect palette for fall obviously but I think they’re great winter shades too.
This trio contains a matt pumpkin base shade, a light peachy orange, and a dark bronze brown shade. Overall, I thought these were nicely pigmented, especially the darker color, which also happens to be my favorite of the three.
These pigments apply pretty smoothly. The matte orange isn’t quite as pigmented as the other two so it does take at least two layers to get the rich orange. I didn’t find a difference in color payoff between using primer and not using it. At least the few times I’ve used them so far, I haven’t had an issue with much fallout which is definitely a plus for me.
When I wore these colors on Friday, I used Thank Me Later eye primer. After 4 hours, I found these colors still looked the same with no creasing. After 8 hours, there was a bit of creasing. This may have been the fault of the primer. Today, I have applied the colors without primer and at three hours, color still looks good. I’ll update at the end of the the night if it showed creasing without using a shadow primer.
City Cosmetics lists this trio on their website as $5.99 which I think is a great price and is pretty accurate as to what I would say its worth. Its better than some of the cheapo brands but not quite as pigmented as higher end eyeshadows like Too Faced. For $6, this little trio is a pretty good deal and a great compromise if you’re looking for a convenient eyeshadow palette.
I thought this was a nice little eyeshadow compact with three shades that compliment each other very nicely. I have red hair, green eyes, and fair skin and the colors worked very well on me. They blended fairly nicely although the matte shade was a little bit harder to work with and not as smooth. Pigmentation was midrange, I’ve seen worse but I’ve definitely seen better. Would I buy this again? Maybe. If I found a good deal on the price then sure. I have a couple other products from City Colors Cosmetics so I feel like I’d try other eyeshadows based on this review.
UP NEXT: e.l.f bb cream review for pale skin and NYX HD concealer. Also thinking about a weekly Indie “try out” post, but I’m to ideas! Tell me what you want to see. 🙂