A couple months ago I saw two of my favourite creators; MartesMakeup and AlicesBeautyMadness talking about their Glam Shop shadows and I was in awe. They look so sparkly and magical and I knew I had to try them! I bought these in December and I'm so glad I did because literally only a couple weeks later I got an email saying that they were going to suspend shipping to the UK due to Brexit trade deal issues. At this moment in time, I'm not sure if they ship to the UK anymore, hopefully it's already sorted out at the time of writing this.
I bought 7 shades from their Turbo Glow range. Glam Shop have a lot of really cool colours, they have quite a range of grungy duochrome type of colours, so I had a great time looking through their shadows. I had no real strategy when picking these shades, I just picked the ones that looked the prettiest in swatches.
Dwa Lica is a blue shimmer with periwinkle shift to it.
Zyg-Zak has a deep warm brown-.red base with a green shift. This shade does remind me a bit of Asteria from Devinah Cosmetics.
Unikat is a warm neutral brown duochrome that shifts to a reddish brown and has a pale blue flecks of shimmer running throughout it.
Pluton is a tea rose base that shifts to a deep magenta pink with green leaning shimmer running through it.
Laser is a warm lilac that shifts to a warm pink with flecks of silvery blue shimmer. On the lid it mainly looks like a purple with teal shimmer running throughout it.
Żuk is a deep brown that shifts to a deep purple that has warm green or blue shift depending on the lighting.
Błyskotka is a bright, pale peach gold that shifts blue.
The shadows are probably best described as lid toppers, some have more base pigment than others but in general these feel like you'd need a glitter glue with these. If I had to compare it to other formulas I've tried, I'd say they remind most of the Kaleidos shimmer formula.
They wear reasonably well, although there is a decent amount of fallout during the day, even when I used a glitter glue. If you are concerned about fallout, I'd definitely recommend applying this before your base makeup. Some shades feel almost a bit flakey, so you get a high impact sparkle but with the cost of the fallout.
Although these shadows all are from the same (Turbo Glow) collection, the formula does vary somewhat. For example, Dwa Lica feels a lot more like a topper shade; whereas Zyg-Zak has a lot more of a base to it. I think in general the rest of shadows I've tried feel pretty consistent in their formulation but I wouldn't be surprised if there is some variation in formula in the Turbo Glow line.
I'm really happy I managed to get my hands on these shadows and I could see myself buying more in the future. They're fun topper shades, so if you like special shadows like this then you should definitely check them out. Again, be aware that there is a lot of fallout with these shades so if that is a deal breaker for you, I'd skip these. But as someone who love a bit of sparkle, these will definitely get a lot of use from me.
Again, I'm not sure if you'll be able to get your hands on them if you're based in the UK, so just double check before you decide to purchase from them.
Also if you want to see how these eyeshadows look on the eyes, I'd recommend keeping an eye on my Instagram account.
(For more Glam Shop swatches, click here to see my latest haul!)
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