Face Candy Couture Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

Here's another set of eyeshadows I got through KimmieKarmaLove. I have actually tried Face Candy Couture before (they were sending out a few free samples for people to try out but I don't think they're doing it anymore) but for some reason I never blogged about them. I'll see if I can find the free samples I got and swatch them to go along with this collection. It seems as if they had closed down for a little while when the owner was moving but they seem to have fully opened up for business!

To be quite honest, I wasn't expecting to be wowed by the eyeshadows (it had been a long time since I played with the samples I got so I forgot about my experience) but I actually really liked what I got. I think it may be because there's such an oversaturation of Indies (like what Jill said in the comments) that it is quite easy to become underwhelmed by the option of having so many. I got three jars of eyeshadows in Burnt Leaf #104, Deep Cranberry #123, and Treat #118 and of the three, I absolutely loved Treat.

You can purchase the eyeshadows on their Etsy page or their own website. I would probably purchase from the website since it has different quantity specials that the Etsy page currently doesn't have. The specials allow you to get ANY eyeshadow colors on the site in options of 3 for $11.99, 6 for $20.99, 10 for $29.99, and 20 for $49.99. I would like to see a page explaining the shipping process and costs.

Each eyeshadow comes in a 5 gram jar with a sifter with 1.2 grams of product and retails for $4.99 normally or you can buy several using one of the quantity specials and save a little bit on each. Each listing tells you whether it's eye, face, or lips safe along with if you can apply it on the nails and an ingredients list.

I can also really appreciate the effort they've made into doing clear product pictures on the site in addition to having really clear swatches. It's things like that that really go into rounding out a business!

Now I did my swatches and product pictures under an Ottlite. I did the swatches over Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Matte Primer.

Burnt Leaf #104, Deep Cranberry #123, and Treat #118. Treat is a little less dusky, a little more blue toned in real life!


I also took a few blurry pictures to properly show off the sparkle in the eyeshadows. This picture makes them look most like the swatches on their site.



Burnt Leaf: "A gorgeous chocolate brown, slightly burgundy undertone". I can dig the description since I really managed to get the burgundy undertones in the pictures. It applied with a little more of a satin sheen but the sparkles were still there!

Deep Cranberry: " A yummy deep burgundy with hints of a dark plum color and copperish highlights". This one I didn't like so much only because it turned grey toned on my lids (although strangely enough, not on my swatch). It did become a little more satin on my lids than Burnt Leaf so perhaps just not the color for me.

Treat: "A delightful muted vintage looking blue with gold undertones" Utterly perfect, it applied exactly the way it did in the swatch as it did on my lids without losing any of the sheen or sparkle. You can see the gold sparkle in the second and third picture. If you're fond of turquoise but don't want it too bright, this is the color for you!

While I do like what I got, there are a few things I need to nitpick on.

It seems that the disclaimer in each listing is copied and pasted from one source since they all have the same spelling mistake in "dramatic". They also seem to have the same ingredients which puzzles me. I didn't think you could achieve such a wide range of colors from just Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, and Tin Dioxide but of course I'm not a formulator. I should also note that the "Ingredients" link on their site doesn't actually lead to anything.

This is also extremely nitpicky but I can't say I'm too fond of the name. I guess for me the word "couture" has been overused in the last few years when it was a popular term to apply to anything. Nitpicky like I said but something I just thought about.

I do wish that they sold samples. I'm so skittish of Indie Companies that I usually prefer purchasing samples first and then full jars later. I don't know if they're planning on adding samples but I hope they decide to.

One last thing I noticed in the checkout is that no matter how large your window for the website is, you still have to scroll within the frame of the website to view your total since the frame isn't wide enough to show your entire cart. I would like to see that get fixed!

If you're still reading, you should enter their newest giveaway to win some eyeshadows on their Facebook page! Like the page, click on Contest Giveaway and then enter using the Rafflecopter Widget!

Disclaimer: I received these products for free from a friend as a gift. This doesn't alter my opinion of the products at all and I wasn't paid to write this post!


  1. I'm glad you at least liked a couple of these! Treat is a pretty color.

    I've seen a few companies with the exact same template that Face Candy has and I don't understand it. It may be pretty but it doesn't function correctly.

  2. I really like those colors! I haven't tried anything from FCC. I think all the reviews I've seen on them have been fairly positive. It just seems to me that so many indies are popping up left and right these days, there are too many to try. I like to stick to my favorite companys that I'm loyal too.

  3. I like quite a few of their colours. I plan to check them out in the future.

  4. I really like what the shadows look like in these swatches! I think I'll have to check them out ;) Oh, and I completely agree with you about the word "couture". Brilliant review as always!


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