Monday, September 19, 2016

Review | Cozzette Infinite Eyeshadows

Cozzette is a brand that I have followed and admired over the years, but it wasn't until recently that I finally had the budget to splurge a little on some brushes and, on a beauty rush at The Makeup Show, I spontaneously purchased their newest line of Infinite Eyeshadows. These shadows initially grabbed my attention with their vibrant and alluring array of colors and textures - and then I touched them!! All of a sudden I found myself blurting out "okay, how much to buy all the shades here?!" *gasp* Thankfully, they were offering a discount at The Makeup Show, so I saved a good chunk of money on this colorful investment ;)

The Cozzette Infinite Eyeshadows are an impressive formula of smart ingredients with purpose and performance, excluding the common unsafe ingredients present in most eyeshadows. Jojoba oil is used as a binder in the formula, which is my BOF (Best Oil Forever!), because it is a natural ingredient that is good for the skin for hydrating and nourishing. The eyeshadow pans say "vegan" on the back label, however Cozzette does not market as being a "vegan brand", rather they identify with "cruelty free consciousness".

So, in my entire eyeshadow lifetime, I've tried other natural and vegan formulas - none compare to the Cozzette formula. They are so richly pigmented, yet so easy to work with. They can be sheered down, blended out, packed on, applied wet or foiled, and even when layered they create flattering hues and textures. They are unlike any other eyeshadow I've ever tried... which is why I felt compelled to buy them all!

Here I have applied every shade to the eyes, without a primer or base underneath, mainly to show that they apply just as rich as they look in the pan. I used the precise Cozzette brushes S185 & P365 to apply these little swatches of color:

The Cozzette Infinite Eyeshadows are sold as individual pans. I store mine in an extra large metal palette from Make Up For Ever, and all 36 of the shades I own (I'm currently missing Hemitite, a black with silver sparkles) fit in the palette with a little room to add a few more. There are three textures available, matte, velvet, and crystal. The matte shades hold a punch of color and they blend as smoothly as all the other shades - very impressive for mattes. The velvet shades are ultra rich in color, very buttery smooth and a pinch of color goes a long way. Lastly, the crystal shades are super metallic and very reflective! As a whole, the entire collection is spectacular. Here is an eye look I created with some of the Cozzette eyeshadows:

For each eyeshadow pan photo, I tried my best to balance the lighting and edit the images to reflect how they look in real life. For the skin swatches, I used the Cozzette brush D240 to pick up some product and do 2-4 swipes mimicking application on the eyes. I did not use a product underneath the swatches, just clean bare skin.