Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duo: Secret Admirer Review, Photos, Swatches

Sonia Kashuk Secret Admirer

Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duo: Secret Admirer

Sonia Kashuk Secret Admirer Eyeshadow Duo ($6.99) is a stunning duo of shimmery violet-lilac and a softer, matte pale lilac. Both shades run cool, but with the right pairing of warmer or more neutral shades, can easily be worn by most. I’ve always found Sonia Kashuk to be a brand that is reliable and affordable, and this eyeshadow duo lives up to that expectation. Both shades are well pigmented and don’t require lots of layering to get color pay off. Big thumbs up for eyeshadow on a budget!

  • Product: 8/10
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 8/10

Recommendation: If you’re on a budget but are jonesing for some eyeshadow, Sonia Kashuk has you covered!

Availability: Target

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Sonia Kashuk Royal Flush

About the 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 like matte colors, but I think they only look good with some colors, such as neutral ones, black, some greens, and navy (MAC deep truth has very minimal sheen, looks almost matte). Light purple and blues can look chalky sometimes, which is what the pale lilac looks like. Needs some shimmer to add oomph! I LOVE shimmery violet-lilac color! Dang, so affordable too! ;D

lol, now the Sonia Kashuk line needs to include a brush (NOT a sponge one, but an actual bristle one) WITH their e/s duos (and charge a little extra). That would make this it so much more convenient and portable, in case for touching up. You might need more of the shimmery e/s for transitioning a day to night look! Plus, sonia kashuk brushes are great for their price!!!

I agree that sometimes colors can be chalky, but I didn’t get that (personally!) from this purple – it was just matte to me 🙂

No biggie on the brush for me – I’d rather pay less and skip the brush, LOL! I’d *never* use it myself, to be honest. They’re just never good enough to use (always scratchy!).

i got this duo…and to be HONEST..not pigmented at all. the least pigmented eyeshadow i’ve bought in a long time and you can’t return makeup at Target. boo..

if you still have your recipt and it hasnt been 90 days since you got it you can return anything… even if you dont have you recipt, they can look it up if you pay with some kind of debit or credit card.

it looks like the shades in the new MAC collection, the purple palette ones. Can’t remember the name. I think it’s the In the Gallery palette.

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