Saturday, December 25, 2010

Glamour Doll Eyes: Swatches and Thoughts

With the month of December comes several exciting times. And for this make up lover and collector, nothing got me more excited than the release of new colors on Glamour Doll Eyes!

Yes, the lovely and amazing Vee, Creator &Genius, of the oh so lovely brand is a MAD woman. And when I say MAD I mean it in the sweetest, most loving way.

Vee by far has proven that she is a creative and ubber savvy business woman. Not only releasing two HUGE Hit collections, 80's Child and Big Cities. But she has released several new colors to the site. Now the colors I purchased in this small little haul was mostly the colors I did not already have in my own personal collection (which includes the Twi Shadow Perfect Cure...somehow I misplaced this shadow...hate it when that happens).

Overall there were a total of 7 new colors released in the line, which 4 of the 7 were part of the limited edition Halloween Sets*.
**If you are interested in reading a bit more about the Halloween Set then check in my previous blogs. They do include swatches of the colors and first thoughts and impressions of the colors**

Another key point I want to bring to your attention is the new labels that are found on the jars of Glamour Doll Eyes Products. Vee had a contest a little while back, seeking the aid of creative followers and subbies to help her create a new look for GDE labels. With the release of new colors and the "reopening" of the website (as she had it down during her trip to southern California), all products will have the new labels.

As a side note, I would like to also state that when I received these shadows (which were sample sizes), they came sealed. Another new addition that the lovely Vee has added to her products, which shows customers that they are receiving neatly packaged and sanitized products! HUGE THUMBS UP! Plus it ensures that the jars will have a harder time spilling in transport..and since mine is traveling all the way to Germany. I know I greatly appreciate the change!

So the newly released colors include:
* indicates I have previously blogged with pictures of swatches of the colors
Dazzle Me

With this purchase I decided to order Dazzle Me, RoxxCandy and Rocket. So let's get into some swatches and thoughts!!

How this will work is I will post pics of the products (in their jars), pics of swatches, give you my description of the color and then the site's official description will be marked with (*). I also want to point out these items were swatched Dry on ELF Essential Eyeshadow Primer (the one for $1).

See New Label. The label is cute, the only thing I do miss is the ability to see which color I am reaching for!

Dazzle Me-nudey gold with a TON of gold shimmer.

It reminds me alot of Bare Naked...another GDE color. The major difference is Dazzle Me seems to be a more subtle nude, making it a great highlight color.

The amount of shimmer in the shadow though is AMAZING, whichever angel I moved my hand the light was constantly reflecting and kept my eye fixated on the color! I think if this color was applied wet it would be even better!

*Dazzle Me is a light beigish sheen with silver shimmer


RoxxCandy- Silver Sky Blue with hints of silver shimmer and glitter. Tons and Tons of Glitter which include, blue, purple and green

RoxxCandy is an interesting color as when it is swatched on my skin (NC15-20 at the moment) it seems to take on more of a silvery color (with just a hint of blue). But looking at it in the jar I can totally tell it is a soft blue, it's always interesting how that happens.

Again another amazingly packed shimmer filled Blue silver that just screams highlight or inner tear duct eye brighter. I think it will be a great color Wet all over the lid, I would also love to see this color over a black base. Perhaps then the blue will POP more! Overall, very pretty..I'm just a little sad that it doesn't show as nice on my skin tone.

*RoxxCandy is a very light blue with silver, green and purple sparkles


Rocket-mixture of a blue grey color with a undertone of gold or green. It's hard to tell as it seems to change with the light. TONS of Shimmer though it appears to have a more satin finish.

Again this color reminds me of another GDE...Pistol Pistol. I think its the underlying greyish color, mixed with the shimmer, especially when it is blended out. The major difference between Rocket and Pistol Pistol is the undertone is more multi colored with Pistol Pistol. While Rocket has more of a golden/green (maybe I'm seeing green..but I swear it kinda has a green sheen on my skin).

Another color that would look GREAT applied wet or on top of a black base, as I think the true nature of this color would POP. I think this could make a good lid color or be blended into the crease (of what type of look...I'm not quite certain).

*Rocket is a very unique color. It is almost a gray with blue and dark dark purple undertones with gold shimmer. Very complex color

This ends the newly released colors.

However, since I haven't done much blogging in regards to the Twi-shadows I did want to include the swatch and thoughts of the additional shadow I ordered.

Twi-shadows are just like the regular shadows in the Glamour Doll Eyes line, however these particular colors are inspired by the characters of the series Twilight.


The Perfect Cure Inspried by Carlisle (the father of the Vampire Cullen family)-Medium brownish gold with golden shimmer

This color is interesting because it has a texture of a satin...but the color output of a matte (if that's easy to explain..ha ha). Definately is a crease color....or perhaps a lid color if you wanted to do a fun dark smokey brown.

This color would look amazing wet...I'm still not quite certain how I don't have this color with my other Twi-shadows. I'm thinking I swatched it...decided it wasn't for me and swapped Cookie for something else (cause I'm silly like that). So it is only right that I get it back into my it's always good to have a nice brown shadow around!

*The Perfect Cure This color is a medium brown with a low sheen, almost matte, with a tiny bit of gold and green sparkle.

Final Thoughts on New Colors

I look forward to playing with them as the newest addition to my collection of Glamour Doll Eyes. I think it will be actually a little more of a challenge for me to come up with looks using these new colors as they are just JAMMED packed with SHIMMER.

I know I know, how in the world is that possible....for there to be too much SHIMMER in shadows..and there isn't really. I just think as time goes along and as Vee continues to add colors to her collection, the colors are getting more and more AMAZING!

The biggest question on my mind right how will she top these new jewels?


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