Kaja Beauty Tiger’s Eye & Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigments Reviews & Swatches

01/05

Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Tiger's Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment

Tiger's Eye

Kaja Tiger’s Eye Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment ($16.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe-brown with subtle, golden olive pearl and faint sparkle. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to my lid, and it blended out nicely along the edges without sheering out too readily. The consistency was more mousse-like, as it was thicker but airy enough not to feel heavy on my lid, but a little went a long way. It dried down very quickly, so I recommend working one area at a time as well. On my lid, it started to crease slightly after eight and a half hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$16.00/0.29 oz. - $55.17 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "weightless, jelly eyeshadow" that has "full-pigment" and "high-impact sparkle" that "dries to a powder" for longwear. Of the four shades I tried, they were blendable, fairly pigmented, and long-wearing, but the struggle was in the application and in getting a smooth, even layer. I was only able to get one shade, Tiger's Eye, to blend out evenly, while the other three I tried had a tendency to clump up as I applied and blended them out.

They worked better applied all over a larger space with a fingertip than with brushes or to smaller areas; being able to spread and really work the product across the larger area prevented them from getting noticeably uneven. Once applied, they set quickly (definitely work one area at a time) to a powder-like finish that stayed in place for about eight and a half hours before I noticed creasing/flaking (the ones that went on unevenly were more likely to flake off).

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Ingredients

Water, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene Glycol, Talc, Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Alumina, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Alcohol, Isobutylene/Sodium Maleate Copolymer, 1,2- Hexanediol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-7, Citric Acid, Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Diamond Powder, Sapphire Powder, Topaz.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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01/05

Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment
Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment

Rose Quartz

Kaja Rose Quartz Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment ($16.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a medium, reddish-copper with warmer, copper-brown base pigment and lighter, rose and red-copper sparkle and micro-glitter. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that didn’t build up well. The product itself dispersed with noticeable chunkiness where the product seemed to ball up on itself, which showed up on my lid during application.

I found it difficult to apply with brushes or to small areas (my fingertips are too large for precision); it was only decent applied to a larger area, like all over the lid, with fingertips as the warmth and pressure seemed to help smooth it out a little more. It tended to emphasize my lid texture and separated into my crease, even when I used fingertips, but wasn’t the disaster it looked when I used a brush. It did not work well layered as that definitely created a chunky, uneven surface and caused some of the initial layer to flake off. There were a couple of flakes that had fallen off after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$16.00/0.29 oz. - $55.17 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "weightless, jelly eyeshadow" that has "full-pigment" and "high-impact sparkle" that "dries to a powder" for longwear. Of the four shades I tried, they were blendable, fairly pigmented, and long-wearing, but the struggle was in the application and in getting a smooth, even layer. I was only able to get one shade, Tiger's Eye, to blend out evenly, while the other three I tried had a tendency to clump up as I applied and blended them out.

They worked better applied all over a larger space with a fingertip than with brushes or to smaller areas; being able to spread and really work the product across the larger area prevented them from getting noticeably uneven. Once applied, they set quickly (definitely work one area at a time) to a powder-like finish that stayed in place for about eight and a half hours before I noticed creasing/flaking (the ones that went on unevenly were more likely to flake off).

Browse all of our Kaja Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Water, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Talc, Alumina, Di-C12-13 Alkyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Alcohol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Isobutylene/Sodium Maleate Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-7, Citric Acid, Diamond Powder, Sapphire Powder, Topaz.

6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
4
Texture
8
Longevity
2.5
Application
64%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m all in for Tiger’s Eye for a perfect, easy one & done eye look! Particularly for summertime, when I enjoy having some very quick, easy options.

Tiger’s Eye looks pretty and aside from the olive pearl and glitter in it, reminds me of Stila Grace (liquid shadow) that I’ve been using for the last few weeks. OTOH, assuming the glitter doesn’t migrate elsewhere onto the face, maybe this would look good on the outer V with Stila Grace in middle of lid. OTOH, although there are differences in the two colors, perhaps on my lid there won’t be enough of a difference to justify getting Tiger’s Eye. Ugh.

I know you don’t usually say if you’ve bought other shades to review, but I’m hoping you’ll be looking at the blue, teal and amethyst shades in this Kaja liquid shadow line. Seeing the dramatic difference in performance of Rose Quartz vs. Tiger’s Eye, I’m a bit leery of purchasing others in this line without seeing honest reviews somewhere. I know that many reviews on Sephora are by people who received shades free from the company, so I don’t feel that the reviews there are that trustworthy.

Thank you for reviewing Kaja’s products! I’ve been eyeing their stuff since it first showed up on Sephora because their packaging is so cute but I’m not sure whether to just “eye” or “buy” without your take on them!

I’m not sure what you mean – Moon Crystal is the formula name, Rose Quartz is the shade! When I click on “read review,” it takes me to the review for Rose Quartz. When I click on “Rose Quartz,” it takes me to the shade page for “Rose Quartz.”

I think the Tiger’s Eye would best be used as a one shot eye look as it could be quite fiddly combining it with other shades. I have the feeling that more could squirt out of the tube than what you need. Both are beautiful shades, but I think impractical on a day to day basis.

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