Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Earth Eyeshadow Duo

2nd Love Baked Powders Collection: Eyeshadow Duos

Currently, 2nd Love has six variations of the eyeshadow duos ($9.00 each for 5.4g/0.19 oz.). These all have the same quality and feel as the rest of the 2nd Love product range. They’re smooth, soft, and pigmented. The colors feel like velvet, and they blend easily.  They can be used wet or dry, depending on the intensity and kind of application you want.

  • Earth is a combination of silvery-white and subdued brown.
  • Amethyst is a combination of pale pink with soft silver shimmer and a dirty mauve-berry.
  • Go Green is a duo featuring a gray-green with gold sheen/shimmer and a soft brown with green-gold shimmer. This was my favorite of the six, just because it seemed so multifaceted.
  • Starry Night is a mix of lilac with soft cool-toned sheen and a purple-blue with violet sheen. (It’s definitely more of a purple than a blue shade.)
  • Sandstone is a combination of a lightly warmed up bronze and a golden beige.
  • Solar is a duo of bright silver with shimmer-sheen and a rich, dark black with a bit of multicolored shimmer.

Compared to MAC: Similar in feel and texture, though these all were pigmented for me, and none of them were glittery or overly shimmery. I’ve found some of the MAC mineralize eyeshadow duos can be too frosty or have gritty glitter that puts me off. These are also flatter colors, and by that I mean that you’ll see a silver base color with silver shimmer or a purple base with purple shimmer/sheen. You won’t see a purple with gold shimmer or things of that variety–at least not yet. Of course, these are also cheaper — $9.00 each for 5.4g/0.19 oz. as compared to $19.00 for 2.5g/0.08 oz.

Check out product photos and swatches

Amethyst Eyeshadow Duo

Go Green Eyeshadow Duo

Starry Night Eyeshadow Duo

Sandstone Eyeshadow Duo

Solar Eyeshadow Duo

Earth; Amethyst

Go Green; Starry Night; Sandstone


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37 thoughts on “2nd Love: Eyeshadow Duos Swatches, Photos, Review

  1. Those look amazing! I think i might want to get them all! buwahhahahhaah thatnks Christine for the amazing post and review 😉

  2. Julie

    I love it! they’re so pretty

  3. hi

    Gorgeous! Amethyst looks like a revamped version of the MAC Team Violets Suite Array duo.

  4. I’m loving amethyst, go green, and sandstone. $9 a pop! That’s gotta be a steal. :)

  5. Jenn

    These look really nice. esp. go green and starry night.

  6. Mary Ann

    I want them all!

  7. shontay

    I’m really interested in this. I can’t wear mac mineralized products because I’m allergic. This seems to be an alternative.

  8. Ok, now I’m in trouble…lol.

  9. thanks christine! these will save me some money compared to mac’s mineralized e/s :)

  10. kp

    I’d take these over the MAC Mineralize Shadows anyday. I agree that the mineralize shadows are to chunky/frosty/dusty for me. These look more finely milled.

  11. Wow, Sandstone is very pretty!

  12. Glenna

    Got to have!! Can anyone please let me know where I can find them? only online or available in stores?

  13. Eva

    Wow, these look pretty! I like that they are less frosty than MAC MES.
    Thanks for the swatches, Christine!

  14. jenny

    they look like awesome dupes for mac!!

  15. Sandstone = Engaging, Solar = Polar Opposites I guess.
    I loved Starry Night btw!

  16. Marcela

    They’re soooo pretty, I was going to buy the MAC Girl something baked eyeshadow(from the Color Craft Collection), which is $19,00, and for that amount I can buy two of these eyeshadow, which is awesome!!!! =-) I will buy all the eyeshadow and the Amber blush, I hope they come up with more items soon. =-)

  17. Elena

    Hi Christine,
    Thanks to your web page I have discovered 2nd love. I’ve been lemming the beiges de chanel 13 quad and was wondering if I could recreate a similar look with the go green and sandstone duos.
    Love your swatches and looks.


  18. Did you make the swatches wet or dry?