Review: Absolute New York Eye Artiste AES16 Mystique

by - 7:37 PM

Who prefers single eye shadow more than palette? Me!

Today, I’m going to review a single eye shadow from Absolute New York, a new drugstore makeup brand from New York 😉 This brand entered Indonesia around 2 years ago. Since the brand is quite new, not many reviews are around even though actually this brand deserves more spotlight for their cheap price and great product quality.

Eye Artiste (AES16 Mystique)
Brand: Absolute New York
Netto Weight/Content: 2.25 g
Origin: USA
Price: Rp 80.000,- 
Where to buy: Absolute New York counter

Few months ago, this brand teamed up with Huey Dewey Louie as one of the sponsor for Surabaya Beauty Blogger’s First Soiree, and gave us a voucher that could be traded for one single eye shadow and one matte lipstick. I’m going to save my thoughts of the lippie for another post, so today we can focus on their eye shadow only.

Here’s the packaging. Nothing’s different or special from this one, it’s just like the other single eye shadow out there: it has simple outer box and the packaging itself is made of quite sturdy plastic. The packaging is quite thin, so it can be easily tossed into your small pouch or makeup bag without eating too much space – and exactly this is the reason why I prefer single eye shadow more than those big bulky palettes 😉

I picked the shade Mystique, a deep purple. On pan, it looks like it has very fine shimmers but when applied, it’s more of a matte-satin finish. The pigmentation is awesome, the color payoff is great whether you use fingers or brush to pick up the color. To be honest, this shadow’s texture is on the drier side – it’s smooth, but not buttery or creamy like the texture of eye shadow nowadays. The good thing about eye shadow with this formula is, it has little to no fall out at all!

Unfortunately, one issue that I have with shadows of this formula usually is its blendability. It’s quite easy to blend the shadow when I immediately do it after packing it up on my lid, but when I leave the packed shadow for a while and don’t blend right away: it will set and won’t blend out nicely However, once it’s set, the staying power of this shadow is actually awesome – with or without primer – and the color stays true and vibrant without any creasing throughout the day!

Last Words?
Absolute New York Eye Artiste is one cheap-but-great single eyeshadow that I would definitely recommend to anyone out there, especially those who just start to try playing with makeup. The color selection is awesome, the pigmentation is great, plus it stays all day! The compact and thin packaging also become another plus point for this product, especially that it also comes with dual-end sponge applicator – which we usually deem as useless, but hey perhaps you’ll need it for precise touch up on-the-go! One little minus that I can think of is how fast this shadow set after application, making it quite hard to blend out nicely when you leave it packed for more than 8-10 seconds.

That’s all about this product! You can check the other shades from this Eye Artiste line here. If you want to shop for this product or any other items from Absolute New York, just visit their website here:
Instagram: @absolutenewyork_id

Thank you for reading, and see you on my next post Angels 😊 xoxo!

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