Getting a perfect formula eyeshadow is tricky for me. I love my eyeshadows to be highly pigmented, easy to blend and with long staying power. There are many high-end brands which have all the qualities which I look for in an eyeshadow. But these days Indian market too is flooded with numerous amazing eyeshadow formulas. Today I will be reviewing one of the eyeshadow palettes that I bought almost 2 years ago. The product I have today is ‘Lotus Herbals Ecostay Eye Shadow palette Serene Wonder’.
I have this Serene Wonder since a very long time and the product is about to expire in a month, but I never have actually used it enough in the past year. While going through my makeup drawer past month I saw the expiry date on the palette and thought that it is high time to give this product a fair chance. Now, after using the colors for about a month, I realized the reason for not using it earlier.
Price: INR 645 for 4X2 g of product (BUY HERE)
Preservative-free ECOSTAY eyeshadow is a palette of 4 exceptionally vivid, long-wearing colors in an ultra smooth, silky texture to create that perfect look resisting creasing and smearing, feel the purity all day long.
Each palette contains four different shades. They have an extremely soft with a satiny feel. These shades are highly pigmented and are not chalky at all. An application brush is provided with this eyeshadow to give good and smooth finish without harsh lines.
- Silky soft texture
- Very pigmented
- Long lasting
- Enriched with natural ingredients
- No preservatives used
The eyeshadow palette comes with 4 different shades which seem to be chunky due to the heavy weight of the packaging but are actually contained in small round pans. The weight of the palette is majorly due to the packaging and the full-size mirror provided on the inner lid of the container. The shiny rose gold container is further packed in a fabric pouch and finally into a regular pink cardboard box. The fabric pouch does give the product a luxury feeling and the color of the packaging makes it look absolutely beautiful.
The palette comes with a small brush with a sponge applicator on one end and a regular brush applicator on the other. The bristles of the brush seem soft but the small size makes it almost impractical to use. Also, the shadows have major fallout if applied with the applicator provided.
My Experience with Lotus Herbals Ecostay Eye Shadow palette Serene Wonder:
The first thing that comes to my mind after seeing the colors is, that the palette cannot be used alone for creating an eye look. If someone is just starting off with makeup, you can use 2-3 colors together, but for someone who likes their shadows to be perfect, the palette does not really have a transition shade. Also, none of the colors in the palette are matte, one of the colors has sparkles in it while the other 3 have a sheen to them.
Deep Brown: The color looks beautiful in the pan but is super chalky and difficult to work with. I have had blending issues with this shade.
Champagne gold: This is the best color out of the four. The color has a beautiful sheen to it, it is non-chalky and blends really well. The color can be used as a highlighter or even as an all over the lid color to get a soft look.
Pink: This is the only shade in the quad that has shimmer particles in it. The silver shimmer particles are not too chunky but are big enough to be seen. The color is not very pigmented and is not easy to pull off by everyone.
Copper Red: This is the boldest shade of the quad. Another shade that is not everyone’s cup of tea, but personally I love this color. The color looks beautiful with Indian outfits and is perfect for fall. The color has a pearly finish.
The color does stay decently well with an eyeshadow primer, but without a primer, the colors do not stay even 2-3 hours on my lids. They become greasy and all the colors get mixed together ruining the entire eye look.
Overall for me, it is a decent product, not something that I would like to buy again. I love two of the shades from the quad and absolutely dislike the other two. The packaging looks nice and is sturdy but is kind of bulky for traveling. And the brush, it’s of no use.
Pros of Lotus Herbals Ecostay Eye Shadow palette Serene Wonder:
- Easily available
- The Copper Red shade is not so easy to find and looks beautiful with Indian Outfits
- Luxurious looking packaging
- The product has a full-size mirror
- Enriched with natural ingredients
- Contains no preservatives
Cons of Lotus Herbals Ecostay Eye Shadow palette Serene Wonder:
- Severe fallout in almost all the four colors, especially with the brush provided with the palette
- Bulky packaging
- Brush provided is of no use
- Average staying power
- Two of the color does not work well for me and have blendability issues as well
- The palette contains no matte shade and hence can not be used alone
- No Ingredient List