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A collection of smooth, jewel-like shades subtle enough to wear day or night. Use alone for transparent, sheer shimmer, or layer with our Matte Eye Shadow to create depth and dimension.
Face Stockholm is a beauty brand with its roots in Sweden that now has stores in the United States. Its line of pearl eye shadows comes with 39 shades. Shade #2, which the company describes as a “delft blue,” is reviewed below.
This shadow comes in a very small, plastic compact with a snap-shut lid. The compact is made of black, rubbery plastic like the kind NARS packaging is made of.
Shade #2 is a medium, navy blue with light blue and purple shimmers. The formula has medium softness that produces just a little bit of fall-out.
What is so unique about this product is how it looks when sheer. Whereas with most shadows, you want the color to be dense, bold, and/or opaque, I find this shade to be more beautiful with a sheer, single layer than when the finish is intensified with more layers.
With a single swipe of the brush, you get this stunning, translucent, pale blue that gives an almost duo-chromed effect because of the purple and light blue shimmers showing through. If you add 2-3 more swipes of the brush and layer the color, you get a deeper blue that is still slightly translucent.
So, while this color won’t go on opaquely or even give the same level of pigmentation in the pan, the sheer finish you get with a single layer looks beautiful, rather than weak or washed-out.
Ease of Use: 9/10
You can wear a single layer of this color or add 2-3 swipes of color for a deeper, more pigmented finish.
For $19.00 you get 2 grams (0.07 ounces) of product. MAC shadows are $15.00 and contain 1.5 grams (0.05 ounces). You get slightly more product for your buck with Face Stockholm’s shadows.