They're both from the Deluxe Eyeshadow range, with an awesome price tag of US$6 from their website and not available at local Sephora stores, apparently. The packaging is gorgeous - every colour has a different design and they're all very pop art-ish/graffiti.
|The packaging - Fishnet (L) and Ransom (R).|
|Inside - Fishnet (L) and Ransom (R).|
To me, Fishnet has a little bit of warm pink, while Ransom has more of a cool-blue tone.
Anyways, I was wondering if I should be doing swatches and decided to go ahead with them, since most people would like to see how the colours look on the skin. Pardon my images though - my camera isn't the best and the lighting in my room is horrendous. The husband loves tungsten lighting so our room is always basked in a warm, orange light which is kind of dim and don't make for fantastic photos. :( There's also no sunlight in the room because the two tiny windows in our room are blocked by our giant wardrobe. Eventually, we'll move to our own place so I hope to have more sunlight in our future room to allow better photos.
|Swatches of Fishnet (L) and Ransom (R) without primer.|
Other shades of purple that I have similar to the pink-ish tone of Fishnet are: Rosette from Stila In the Garden Palette, and Anna Sui Ombre A Paupieres (201).
|Warm purples - Rosette (L), Fishnet (C) and Ombre A Paupieres (R).|
|Swatches - Rosette (L), Fishnet (C) and Ombre A Paupieres (R) without primer.|
As for the cooler Ransom, I will compare it to L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Purple Obsession, but that's stretching it a little since Purple Obsession looks nothing like Ransom in the pan.
|Cool purples - Ransom (L) and Purple Obsession (R).|
|Swatches - Ransom (L) and Purple Obsession (R).|
So I wore both the UD eyeshadows to see how long they last, starting with Fishnet.
Below is 12 hours later...
|Oh no, I can't close my eyes properly. Am I creeping you out yet?|
Here's the look for Ransom!
Again, lids primed with UDPP, Ransom all over, UD 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Empire and finished off with Maybelline Lashionista Mascara. Boo, you can see Empire almost immediately transferred to crease even though I let it set.
12 hours later...
Again, very slight fading. Weird that the eyeliner didn't seem to have made as much of a mess as I thought it would - seems like it only had the transfer from the application in the morning. Huh.
Overall, I love both UD eyeshadows for their superior quality and for the price I paid, they're definitely worth every cent! In fact, the sale price I paid is even cheaper than the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows! You don't need much product for a good colour payoff either, and the lasting power is amazing with slight fading and virtually no creasing at all.
If UD eyeshadows are priced reasonably in the local stores, I will definitely purchase every colour!
Wow, this has been one long pictures-laden post. I'll be going on a short getaway for the next few days but there will be more reviews when I am back! :)
Happy Lunar New Year, everyone!