Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LA Splash Cosmetics - Diamond Dust Review & Swatches

I have been wanting to share this for such a long time. Hurray for blogging!

I was at Ulta a while ago & stumbled across these little pigments by LA Splash. Now, whenever I shop for makeup, I take LOTS of time; I try everything I can, read ingredients & warnings, compare prices/brands & make sure I have as much information I can on the products I plan on purchasing. I noticed these on my way out, so I just quickly grabbed 3 colours (they were on sale, buy 2 get 1 free) & went on my way.

I went back later that day & bought 15 more. A splurge like that isn't too common for me, because I really like to do my research before I buy. But the 3 colours I had previously purchased were so intense & vibrant that I was convinced I needed more. Before I get to a review on these, I'd like to share some swatches :D

 Avalanche, Sea Of Gold, Golden Strawberry, Tampered, Majestic Starfish
Accentric, Azure, Rainy Daze, Rich, Serenade

Marvel, Fuse, Renaissance, Enchanted Forest
Dragons Lair, Trance, Dragon Dust, Golden Smoke

Look at those glitters! YES! Eye-safe cosmetic glitters. I swatched everything over concealer.
I have about 10 more swatches to post, but the photos did not come out very well. They also have really awesome liquid eye liners & glitter liners. I will post those with the remaining swatches later c:

So to review these; they're great! Plain & simple...they're really great. I would definitely recommend using these wet (especially the glitters) to build a more opaque colour. They are incredibly vibrant & some of these colours are packed with a nice golden or silver glitter. They apply & blend easily. Some colours stain the skin very lightly, so a primer & a coloured base under these would be preferable to prevent that. I would also suggest patting/packing the glitters down as opposed to swiping them over the lid.

These are also fairly inexpensive. I read on MakeupAlley that they are available at Walgreens -? I purchased mine from Ulta & they generally go on sale once or twice a month. I also caught a couple colours on clearance (woah, alliteration!) Here, in Illinois, they retail for $6.99 each. The clearance jars I got were $3.00, and they either go on sale for buy one get one half off, or buy two get one free.

You can also purchase their cosmetics from LASplashCosmetics.com ; where they have their entire collection of products & more information. The pricing on the website seems to be a little higher than what I paid at Ulta, but I will be placing an order soon to try their other items.

I really hope this is helpful! I will be posting the other set of swatches tomorrow once I can re-do them. If anyone would like to see a specific colour under a certain base, please feel free to ask! They are amazing over their respective coloured bases. You will definitely be seeing a lot of EOTDs from me using these products!


Anonymous said...

Omg I totally love all those glitters! I think I'm going to take a trip to my local Ulta soon to see if I can pick some up. I think they would be amazing for the classy simple looks my stepmother is urging me to start wearing instead of the bright colors.

femputer said...

Wow, these are so gorgeous! Those glitters are pretty. I have some LA Splash liquid liners and I love them to death, so it's not surprising to me that they'd make other great eye products as well. :)

The only LA Splash I've seen at Walgreens was a single display of liquid liners; which is where I got mine. Beyond that I don't think they carry much LA Splash...

How about some looks with those glitters? I'm not sure how I'd use those, I'd love to see what you can do with them!

(P.S. Came over here from LJ, I'm a beginner blogger too. ^_^ Looks like you're on the right track! Your pictures and swatches are fabulous. Keep at it!)

Arezu said...

Wow, those are really nice colours.
I don't think I've ever seen that brand here in Canada, boo that sucks.

Can't wait to see some looks with some of those colours!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pigmentation and seems they spread really even *YaY*