The first Shiseido Hydro-Powder eye shadow I bought was in H8 Bare Pink. I bought it @The Bay for $28 CAD. My friend was wearing it and I liked how it looked. It has a creamy consistency in the jar, just like the MAC paint pots. It claims it is crease-resistant and I have worn the shadow alone for at least 12 hours straight and it is true that it doesn't crease. However, I have tried using UDPP with this eye shadow and it does work better than using it alone.
I didn't encounter any problems with the quality of the eye shadows until I recently purchased the shadow in H6 Violet Visions. This violet colour is buildable but can easily fade away. I never encountered this problem with the H1 Goldlights and H8 Bare Pink.
Also, I find these shadows are a little too shimmery for my liking. I wish the shimmery formula was toned down a bit.
Here are the swatches:
Product: Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eye Shadows
Rating: 4 / 5
- Long-lasting effects
- Great colour payoff on some
- Too shimmery
- Violet Visions didn't have the best colour payoff