Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection Review, Swatches and GIVEAWAY | #FreedomWeek

6th September 2015

When Freedom launched, I bought a couple of their Mono Eyeshadows and I was blown away by the quality so I decided to purchase the Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection when Freedom were running an offer on their website. You can purchase all 30 shades of the Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection for just £20, making a saving of £10 which is amazing even without an offer as it makes each of the 30 shadows just 66 pence each. I am definitely a neutral shadow kind of girl, but I thought this was a great way of being able to experiment with colour as the Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection includes so many shades including some bright colours that I’d never normally try.

Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection Review and Swatches

Each of the Freedom eyeshadows are packaged within little square black boxes, with the shadows within a circular compact with a clear domed lid and black base. I really like how compact each shadow is, but they’re rather impressive as each pan contains 2 grams of shadow.

I have to say, I do prefer the packaging on the Makeup Revolution Mono Eyeshadows as they’re a lot easier to store as they’re flat but I might try and depot these shadows as the 30 domed shadows do take up a lot of room within my IKEA Alex Drawers; flat lids would have been better in my opinion, but the packaging is identical to the MUA Single Eyeshadows.

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The Base Collection

Base 201 – a bright white shimmer.

Base 202 – a pale champagne shimmer.

Base 203 – a very pale pink shimmer.

Base 204 – a matte pale cream (identical to my skintone).

Base 205 – a matte slightly warmer toned version of Base 204 – very pale.

Stand out shade? 201 and 202 are super pigmented, smooth and buttery soft and make for beautiful highlighters on the cheekbones as well as being used as eyeshadows.

Disappointing shade? 204 and 205 are super pale, so they’re not visible on my eyelids at all but they work nicely to set my eyeshadow primer before I apply any other shadows.

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The Nude and Smoke Collection

Nude 206 – a golden brown shimmer.

Nude 207 – a reddy brown shimmer.

Nude 208 – a copper toned brown shimmer.

Nude 209 – a cool toned, dark brown matte.

Smoke 210 – a very dark charcoal grey with a satin finish.

Stand out shade? 209 is my favourite from this collection, and I love using it as my crease shade with 206, 207 and 208. It’s so pigmented, and buttery smooth for a matte.

Disappointing shade? I don’t think any of these shadows are disappointing – all five shades are amazing in terms of pigment, blendability, longevity and they all work so well together.

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The Smoulder Collection

Smoulder 211 – a steel grey which almost looks blue shimmer.

Smoulder 212 – an amazing brown and green duo-chrome shimmer.

Smoulder 213 – a matte black, with navy blue shimmer particles.

Smoulder 214 – a dark forest green shimmer.

Smoulder 215 – a dark grey matte with a shimmery navy shift.

Stand out shade? Definitely 212 – it’s such a stunning, unique shade which will look amazing for Autumn and Winter.

Disappointing shade? Not disappointing necessarily, but 213 is the least pigmented from the collection and causes a lot of fall out.

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The Gilded Collection

Gilded 216 – a light pink gold shimmer.

Gilded 217 – a metallic copper.

Gilded 218 – a reddy brown shimmer.

Gilded 219 – an emerald green shimmer.

Gilded 220 – a light mauvey pink shimmer.

Stand out shade? 220 – It’s a beautiful multi faceted shade which is just pretty when worn alone, but it’s super pigmented and has an almost foiled finish.

Disappointing shade? 216 is a little below par pigmentation wise compared to the other four shades, and it’s not as metallic as the others either.

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The Brights Collection

Brights 221 – a vibrant shimmery blue.

Brights 222 – an almost pastel green with a slight shimmer.

Brights 223 – is as if 221 and 222 had been blended together – a greeny blue shimmer.

Brights 224 – an acid green shimmer.

Brights 225 – a peridot green shimmer.

Stand out shade? 225! I can’t get over how pretty, and wearable it is considering how bright it is and it’s so rich in tone.

Disappointing shade? I think it would have to be 223 but only because I don’t feel like the shade is needed within this range with 221 and 222.

Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection Review and Swatches

Brights 226 – a super bright, neon pink matte.

Brights 227 – a light lilac with silver shimmer.

Brights 228 – a matte purple.

Brights 229 – a matte more neon purple compared to 228.

Brights 230 – a purple and blue duo-chrome shimmer.

Stand out shade? 230! It’s my favourite shade from the whole collection.. just look how beautiful it is!!! I’m not a fan of bright colours, but I love using this along my lower lashline.

Disappointing shade? None 🙂

So they are all the swatches of the Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection.. I think you’ll agree, the pigmentation and shade range is incredible especially for a budget beauty brand. A lot of these shades would definitely give highend shadows a run for their money. I honestly cannot recommend this collection of eyeshadows enough.

Before trying the Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection, I expected the Gilded Collection to be my favourite but my favourite collection is actually the Smoulder Collection – the shades are all so beautiful and multi dimensional for a subtle colour twist on a classic smokey eye. I am a massive eyeshadow addict and I own shadows from so many different high end and budget brands, and I would hand on heart say that some of these shadows are amongst the best I’ve ever tried – definitely the best £20 I’ve ever spent on eyeshadows.

Now… if you like the look of these amazing shadows, I have bought another Freedom Mono Eyeshadow Collection to give away here on my blog to end my #FreedomWeek.

If you would like a chance to win all 30 of these eyeshadows, please read the rules and enter via the rafflecopter widget below – it’s international too! You must follow the mandatory four steps, in order to be entered and there are some optional steps too…


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions

– This giveaway is open internationally and I will be shipping the prize myself via Royal Mail once I have the winner’s details.
– One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the lucky winner will win the whole collection of Freedom Mono Eyeshadows (30 eyeshadows).
– Entrants under 18 must seek parental permission before entering this giveaway.
– There is no purchase necessary to enter this giveaway.
– ALL entries will be checked and verified, with any incomplete, false or duplicate entries being removed from the giveaway entirely.
– I have purchased the prize myself with my own money.
– The winner will be notified by the email address given and will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected via Rafflecopter’s randomiser.

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