This gal likes herself some neutrals and bronzes. So I picked up these two shades.

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They come in screw top plastic jars. Small and light enough to fit in your purse.

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When I tested these out, they swatched/applied pretty well on my skin. The pigmentation was very good. I recommend applying these over  a primer. They don’t really need a mixing medium, but one couldn’t hurt, I suppose.

In natural light:

Top to bottom: Breaking Bronze and Buff & Tuff

Top to bottom: Breaking Bronze and Buff & Tuff

Out of natural light (away from the window):

Top to bottom: Breaking Bronze and Buff & Tuff

Top to bottom: Breaking Bronze and Buff & Tuff

Breaking Bronze is a coppery orange bronze. It’s less brown than MAC Bronze, and less coppery than MAC Copper Sparkle pigment.

Buff & Tuff is your average sparkly neutral beige. The shimmer keeps it from being too blah. It’s a little pale for my tanned skin, but I make it work by lightly dusting it all over my lid. Another option would be to mix it with a soft brown shade.

Overall, I like these two eyeshadows, but the problems I had were sparkle overload on Breaking Bronze (once I applied it, the sparkles migrated to the rest of my eyelid and my face) and limited staying power. These lasted maybe 6 hours on me- with a primer. The packaging claims 24 hour wear. I saw fading within 4 hours.

Pros: Beautiful, wearable shades, smooth application, affordable price, easy to handle packaging.
Cons: Does not deliver on claim of long lasting wear, sparkles migrate too easily.

Grade: B+

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