I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday afternoon with their moms! I have been so excited to write about Pandora’s products after falling in love with the Pandora blush that we received in the March Glossybox. I love supporting a Canadian makeup brand whenever I can and I had never heard of Pandora Makeup until receiving it in my Glossybox so thanks Glossybox!
For my very first order, I purchased two lip glosses in Smile and Ciao ($16), one lipstick in Soft Caramel ($16) and two eye shadows in Honey ($14 pan only) and Aquamarine ($18 with packaging)
Here are swatches of the eye shadows which were quite pigmented when and had a beautiful shimmer! I think Honey is just GORGEOUS and has now been added to my UNII palette! I had a feeling I would like it so that’s why I ordered it without the packaging. $4 cheaper too! Aquamarine may not be an every day shade for me, but I just love how icy the blue is!
Next is the lipstick in Soft Caramel. It comes in this super cute cardboard container with a little rhinestone on the cap. The lipstick is silky smooth, hydrating and smells a lot like Caramel actually! Soft Caramel is a great neutral colour and one that I would also wear under a lipgloss. Love it!
Finally, here are Ciao and Smile! Ciao is a beautiful metallic taupe that on the Pandora website is described as “the perfect monotone taupe shine that looks incredible on Asian skin tone”. Being Asian, I figured this would be a good colour to try out. I have worn it, and it makes me look like I have this beautiful bronze tan . Smile is a shimmery peach colour that I know will be another summer favourite!
Packaging: Ultra cute and eco-friendly! Cool vintage earthy look to it and there is so much attention to detail that as a beauty junkie, I really appreciate! I mean, there are sparkly rhinestones! The cardboard packaging is printed with soy ink making it easier to recycle and has the FSC Mixed Sources stamp of approval which means that any product with this stamp supports the development of responsible forest management by only using wood from non-contentious sources. Yayyy!
Formula: Soft Caramel applied very smoothly and felt rich and hydrating. I will definitely be getting more of Pandora’s lipsticks! The lip glosses Ciao and Smile were very pigmented as you can see from the swatches. Upon application, the impact of the metallic finish of each colour was a bit much for me, but I found that as time went by, the colour softened and became more natural looking.
Scent: The lipstick smelled sweet like caramel and the lip glosses smelled minty!
Final Verdict: So far, the lipstick, lip gloss and eye shadow are winners for me and I love an eco-conscious makeup company. If any of you would like to pick up something from Pandora’s Makeup Box, feel free to use the code CosmeticProof20 to receive 20% off your entire purchase*!
P.S. I loved Honey so much, I had to wear it right away!
*I receive no compensation for the usage of the promo code CosmeticProof20 so go shopping girls!