I’m a big AliExpress fan when it comes to beauty bargains, and whilst I’d never buy fake makeup, I’ve discovered some amazing finds over the last year especially the Heng Fang £1.50 Stila Glitter and Glow Dupes. I always choose to stick to registered brands when purchasing makeup as they have their own website, and Focallure is a very popular makeup brand. The Focallure Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows have used the Stila ‘Glitter and Glow’ name for these eyeshadows, and I’m unsure how they manage to get away with it but the formula is completely different but they’re no different to what Makeup Revolution, W7 and Technic do with their imitation products but I’d recommend doing a patch test before trying any eye makeup anyway. I spotted the Focallure Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow on eBay but they’re also available on AliExpress and the swatches looked incredible.
The Focallure Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is available in 10 different shades and are £3.99 when buying them from this UK eBay seller, and are £1.97 from this AliExpress seller and I’ve purchased some shades from both sellers.
Focallure do have their own website which you can purchase from however the prices are seriously inflated with these eyeshadows being $7/£5.46 without even considering postage costs as the two sellers I’ve linked to have free delivery. Focallure are a cruelty free brand which really surprised me, but it’s another reason I was wanting to purchase their eyeshadows.
From the 10 shades on offer, I bought 7 as the other three shades weren’t shades I’d wear but I started off buying just one shade initially; 1 Diamond, and I was so wowed I had to buy more.
I love liquid eyeshadows but the Focallure Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow formula is one of the best I’ve tried, and it’s crazy that they’re under £2 when purchasing via AliExpress. The packaging is very sleek and reminds me of the Joeur lip product packaging with a rectangular clear plastic tube, black square lid and doefoot applicator.
“The Metallic Liquid Eyeshadow contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. It’s creating a subtle wash of color or an intense effect. The Metallic Eyeshadow Does not streak or cake.
Our customers found it very easy to blend and the most importantly long-lasting. Designed to have a non-caking, non-streaking, longwearing effect.“
Diamond 01 – an amazing shimmery white with a blue, purple and pink multi-tonal shifts.
Sand 03 – a pale gold.
Royal 04 – a warm copper.
Burning 05 – a deep red toned brown.
Amethyst 06 – a burgundy.
Bronzed 08 – a light brown – very sheer and streaky, and not at all like the other shades and one I’d recommend skipping.
Dubai 09 – an intense golden brown with an olive green shift.
How amazing are these swatches of the Focallure Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow range for £2 liquid eyeshadows?! If you buy just one of these shades please let it be Diamond, it’s the closest attempt I’ve ever seen at creating an holographic makeup product and my photos don’t do the multi-tonal shifts justice.
It looks so, so incredible on the eyes and is pigmented enough to be worn alone or can be applied over the top of absolutely any eyeshadow colour. I am disappointed in Bronzed 08 as it’s extremely watery and sheer, and this swatch is six strokes so that shade is a massive fail but the other six shades are amazing.
You can apply the product directly to the lid with the doefoot applicator, but I prefer to use my fingertip to blend onto my eyelid but I like to apply a transition shade through my crease beforehand and they are so quick to apply but they look as if they’ve taken a lot of time to apply.
I just can’t recommend them enough, they’re brilliant for the price and although Bronzed was a total miss, the other shades aren’t and I can’t rave about them enough and now want to try more from Focallure.
Have you ever tried anything from the Focallure brand before? Let me know in the comments below..