$99.95 for shadow quad, blush, liner & 2 empty compacts (mascara sold separately) $$ | plastic packaging
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ARTISTRY SIGNATURE COLOR® EYE & CHEEK KIT – Pink Chocolate Each kit is specially curated with matching eye shadow quad, eye pencil, and blush to help you create complete looks – effortlessly. Easily go from simple to glam, or natural to intense. Choose your favorite look from five exquisite kits or collect all five.(source: amway.com)
Quick Review: A decent product line with a price point slightly higher than the brand itself commands. Still, a worthy purchase and well curated kit. The Artistry® Signature Eyes Length & Definition Mascara (which isn’t included in the kit) is worth a try on its own.
The beauty of prefabricated kits like the Artistry Signature Color® Eye and Cheek Kit (Amway’s cosmetic brand) is it removes any guess work for those seeking a simple and easy makeup routine. Artistry’s collections are sensible and have colors that all work well together. Each product is also available separately.
Before I get into all the PROS of this kit – there is one sore spot that needs attention.
The main issue that I have with the brand is its packaging (which can make or break a product IMO) and the price – particularly of the Eye Shadow Quad. Sold individually – the quad is $44.50 and the compact (yes, it’s separate for some reason) is $15.50. Making this shadow quad cost more than the hypebeast 12 color Urban Decay Naked Palette which also boasts a full sized double sided brush ($54).
This alone makes it a tough contender in the makeup world. $60? Perhaps they are trying to set themselves apart from the more affordable Avon brand – but aligning their price point with fashion house Dior (who’s 5-Couleurs palettes go for $62), makes it questionable if the price has less to do with quality and more to do with being able to offer higher commissions.
The concept makes sense – but the price does not.
That said let’s get to the good stuff. The quality of the shadow is good – pigmentation and blendability are reliable with moderate color payoff (possibly better if you use the enclosed applicators).
SHADES: Pale cream shimmer, taupe satin, pale rose pink sheen, plum brown shimmer ☆ A sheer wash of the pale rose pink shade over the lid gave the look a pretty pop of color. See swatches below.
The Longwearing Eye Pencil in Brown was smooth and wore very well throughout a regular work day with minimal smudging. Color wasn’t as rich as some other liners – but that made it easy to use without worrying about obvious mistakes.
The Signature Color Blush in Sweet Pink (bottom swatch) was delicate and sheer, giving cheeks a clear flush without looking overdone. Same issue with the packaging – I wish companies in general would stop putting that useless little brush with blushes and just make the product take up the whole compact.
MONSTER TIP: While I can’t wholeheartedly recommend the products as a kit – it would make a lovely gift and is packaged nicely just for that. Otherwise, purchase products separately, focusing on your main concerns and needs.
Of all the products I received, the stand out was the Artistry® Signature Eyes Length & Definition Mascara™. Mascaras are one of my obsessions and this surprised me! It definitely lengthened lashes and defined them with a rich black color while lasting all day. I applied it OVER a waterproof mascara (to hold curl) and really liked the results. At $26.60, it is on the department store level pricing, but worked better than most with comparable price tags – and more refined than drugstore products.
My issues with the price tag aside, the Artistry Signature Color Eye and Cheek Kit in Pink Chocolate is a very pretty collection. The overall concept could use a reboot – but those who purchase it will not be disappointed. The Length & Definition Mascara deserves a closer look and gets the Cosmetic Monster stamp of approval.
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