Kaja Beauty Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Eyeshadow Trio Review & Swatches

Hella Azalea

Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow TrioKaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio ($21.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new trio that features a sparkling pink, matte pink, and matte purple. Though Major Grape was majorly pigmented, it was harder to blend out due to it being thinner and a little dry–it suffered from a lot of the issues that brighter purple eyeshadows often do.

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

Hella Azalea

PPermanent. $21.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Celestial Petal

Celestial Petal is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation applied with fingertips (as the brand suggests) and mostly opaque coverage applied with a brush. The consistency was smooth, dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan, and blendable with a smidgen of fallout when I used a brush (none when I used my fingertip). It wore well for eight and a half hours with very minimal fallout over time.

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

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "uniform shimmer in every swipe" that is best applied "with your fingers." They have a dimethicone-heavy feel (unsurprising given it was typically the first ingredient in each shade), so there's a velvety slip that is lightly emollient but not truly wet or cream-like to the touch. I found them to be more powder-like than cream-like, but they had the binding and hold of a creamier formula. They applied well to bare skin without the need of primer, adhesive sprays, or glitter glue for pretty stellar wear--they often lasted between eight and 10 hours on me with slight fallout. I more often saw faint creasing after eight hours than much in the way of fallout.

Fingertips will definitely yield the most pigmented the quickest, but I didn't struggle to use brushes (my preferred method for precision) and found that brushes often packed semi-opaque or opaque coverage as well. I also tried them wet and didn't find that to cause issues to the pan, and it did give some shades a smoother, shinier finish but wasn't necessary to use them (more like a bonus). I didn't have issues with fallout whether I used my fingertips or brushes to apply; I pressed and gently pulled the brush across my lid area to distribute the product (same technique I use for high-shimmer/metallic shades). They were impressive; they were magical--if you love sparkly, shiny eyeshadows, they're well worth a look!

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Ingredients

Celestial Petal: Dimethicone, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 778xides (Ci 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Hydrogenated Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethiconol Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Aqua/Water/Eau.

Celestial Petal

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Ruby Skies

Ruby Skies is a deep pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, silky texture that was blendable and easy to work with. It was a pleasant surprise to see so much payoff without it being prone to fallout or sheering out on bare skin. This shade lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Ruby Skies

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Major Grape

Major Grape is a medium purple with strong, warm pink undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable on my lid, but I would strongly recommend using this over primer for enhanced pigmentation but also to ensure it goes on evenly and doesn’t get patchy. The texture was thinner and a bit drier, so while it felt smooth to the touch, it was harder to spread out and diffuse on my lid. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly on me.

Major Grape

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
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Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

Kaja Hella Azalea Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

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Kaja Celestial Petal Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Kaja Celestial Petal Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow

Kaja Celestial Petal Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow

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Kaja Ruby Skies Matte Eyeshadow

Kaja Ruby Skies Matte Eyeshadow

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Kaja Major Grape Matte Eyeshadow

Kaja Major Grape Matte Eyeshadow

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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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Thought I could see the other trios! TBH, unless one is a Hella Blender, looks with this might not be the best. I see this as not beginner eyeshadow. It’s more the Border Collie of eyeshadow than the mini poodle.

Since I do see that I have dupes for Major Grape and that I am getting ND Sunrise Palette, I think I may pass this one up. Not 100% sure just yet, though. Oh, plus I’m still planning on buying the 2 newer Viseart mini’s too, so that will cover me, I believe!

B- actually is pretty good for a shade like Major Grape. I’ve very rarely seen a matte berry purple done that wasn’t way under-pigmented or a patchy mess. I’d be happy with this trio, I think.

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