Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer, Shy Girl, Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eye Paints Reviews & Swatches

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Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow

Daydreamer

Dominique Cosmetics Daydreamer Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a darker, reddish-brown base with flecks of lighter gold and bronze sparkle and shimmer. It had semi-opaque coverage–far more than most shades in the range–with a chunkier, thicker consistency that was less watery and thin.

It was easier to work with the included-applicator, as the thicker consistency wasn’t as prone to streaking and enabled me to get a more even layer of shimmer and color. I still found a separate brush was easier to work with, but I was able to use a fingertip gently diffuse and soften the layer of product if I used the included doe-foot applicator. I wouldn’t apply a second layer as it created a very thick, texture emphasizing level of product that cracked and flaked over time–so no, not buildable. You get one layer and you work with it! With one layer on, it lasted well for 10 hours with very slight flaking after eight or so hours.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.27 oz. - $74.07 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "blendable, buildable, [and] fool-proof" and is available in three finishes. The formula varied wildly from shade to shade with respect to consistency, pigmentation, application, and longevity... It's extremely inconsistent to the point where I'm not sure why the brand released these together and/or didn't provide more accurate breakdown of each shade.

Most shades dried down fairly quickly and set in place for a transfer-resistant and long-wearing finish, but the struggle came in when they were layered--built up in coverage as marketed--and became thicker, more uneven, and then I experienced a bit of flaking. The sheerer shades tended to apply more unevenly, so it took some effort to apply and diffuse while retaining coverage (a fingertip often absorbed half the product applied!). I found a fluffy, synthetic brush tended to work best to diffuse and soften the layer of product without creating more unevenness or patchiness.

The formula was more watery than not, though one shade, Shy Girl, was very much the outlier as it was opaque in a single layer, thicker, and applied quite evenly. The other shades were varying degrees of sheer, harder to build up, uneven application, and were generally fussier to work with.

Browse all of our Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Acrylates/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Silica, Diglycerin, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis- Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Trideceth-6, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Benzoate, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)

Daydreamer

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
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Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow

Shy Girl

Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a muted, darker mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was the real outlier in the range, as it was opaque in coverage in a single layer (when the formula was supposed to be buildable!) and had a flat, matte finish (the others are shimmery).

The consistency was less watery and thin, but it wasn’t too thick so it didn’t take long to dry down. The product applied evenly with the included applicator as well as with fingertips and with synthetic brushes. You’ll want to work one eye at a time and diffuse after giving it a few seconds to “soft set” to avoid potentially lifting the product off the skin by attempting to blend it after it sets. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.27 oz. - $74.07 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "blendable, buildable, [and] fool-proof" and is available in three finishes. The formula varied wildly from shade to shade with respect to consistency, pigmentation, application, and longevity... It's extremely inconsistent to the point where I'm not sure why the brand released these together and/or didn't provide more accurate breakdown of each shade.

Most shades dried down fairly quickly and set in place for a transfer-resistant and long-wearing finish, but the struggle came in when they were layered--built up in coverage as marketed--and became thicker, more uneven, and then I experienced a bit of flaking. The sheerer shades tended to apply more unevenly, so it took some effort to apply and diffuse while retaining coverage (a fingertip often absorbed half the product applied!). I found a fluffy, synthetic brush tended to work best to diffuse and soften the layer of product without creating more unevenness or patchiness.

The formula was more watery than not, though one shade, Shy Girl, was very much the outlier as it was opaque in a single layer, thicker, and applied quite evenly. The other shades were varying degrees of sheer, harder to build up, uneven application, and were generally fussier to work with.

Browse all of our Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Silica, Polyethylene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, May Contain (+/-); Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Shy Girl

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow
Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow

Vibey Vixen

Dominique Cosmetics Vibey Vixen Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.27 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff in a single layer, so it wasn’t quite what I’d expect from a formula touted as buildable.

On the upside, because the formula wasn’t particularly user-friendly, higher coverage meant less layers, which resulted in better application and longevity than if it had been sheer. The texture as thin, more watery but dried down fast enough that it didn’t settle into fine lines or crack. The included applicator did a decent job of laying down the product, but I would recommend a fluffy, synthetic brush–not fingertips!–to diffuse the product for a more even layer of product and to soften the edges. Fingertips picked up product and created uneven, bald patches, unfortunately. Once on, it lasted well for 10 hours without fading or creasing, but a second layer resulted in flaking after seven hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.27 oz. - $74.07 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "blendable, buildable, [and] fool-proof" and is available in three finishes. The formula varied wildly from shade to shade with respect to consistency, pigmentation, application, and longevity... It's extremely inconsistent to the point where I'm not sure why the brand released these together and/or didn't provide more accurate breakdown of each shade.

Most shades dried down fairly quickly and set in place for a transfer-resistant and long-wearing finish, but the struggle came in when they were layered--built up in coverage as marketed--and became thicker, more uneven, and then I experienced a bit of flaking. The sheerer shades tended to apply more unevenly, so it took some effort to apply and diffuse while retaining coverage (a fingertip often absorbed half the product applied!). I found a fluffy, synthetic brush tended to work best to diffuse and soften the layer of product without creating more unevenness or patchiness.

The formula was more watery than not, though one shade, Shy Girl, was very much the outlier as it was opaque in a single layer, thicker, and applied quite evenly. The other shades were varying degrees of sheer, harder to build up, uneven application, and were generally fussier to work with.

Browse all of our Dominique Cosmetics Beautiful Mess Liquid Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Myristate, Tocopheryl Acetate, May Contain (+/-), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Vibey Vixen

LELimited Edition. $20.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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78%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Not that I need them, because I do have dupes, but Shy Girl and Vibey Vixen actually look quite pretty. Making me want to pull out my purple palettes and go to town, LOL! ?

Vibey Vixen is so pretty! I don’t think I’ll get it, unless on a sale.
I feel a purple day coming very soon after seeing this 😉

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