March 19, 2010

TokiDoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Review and Swatches.

You’re in for a very pleasant surprise if you’re lemming all over the new TokiDoki.

Available in variety of shades for $15 sporting feisty packaging and a wicked formula, I’m a really likey TokiDoki Cromatico Eyeshadow.

Jump it for the TokiDoki Cromatico Eyeshadow Review!

Check it, these are larger than MAC shadows! I think everyone was somewhat curious about the packaging as the shadows appeared to be quite small with a ton of packaging surrounding it. Turns out they are $15 and larger than a MAC shadow, sweetness right? Each shadow is .07oz/2.0g versus a MAC Shadow that’s 1.5g/.05oz.

Each shadow comes in a different color skull and crossbones packaging which I thought was delightful. What I also found joy in is the fact that the packaging sports either a glittery or a matte finish on the lid as per what the shadow content finish is on the inside, kinda cute right?

As cute as the packaging is I do find it ever so slightly bulky and felt like the pan of the shadow was a little to tiny making it messy to work with as it kicks up quite a bit of loose powder when you’re swiping around in such a small space.

It looks like pigmentation will vary from shade to shade as I got two duds and one nice shade. Two shades came across really sheer and one was quite pigmented so I guess it really depends. Some won’t love the microglitter in the shadow. The glitter is much like what you’d find in Urban Decay Eye Shadow however alot less fall out but ado some folks just can’t dig on glitter in their shadow. Keep in mind this is GLITTER not shimmer.

Shades I got were Carnivora which is a sheer pearl pink sans glitter. Pigmentation is decent on this but not wow aspiring. I also got Diamante which is a very pale pink with silver glitter, much of the color pay off on this would be the glitter as the actual shadow applies very sheer. The best of the lot is Savana which is a gorgeous shimmering gold and my favorite of the three.

I do have to say that I find this particular packaging a tad childish. I love cute but this probably toes the line a little bit as the crossbones comes across a little immature.

Overall, I like Savana so far so I have hopes the darker shades in the line will prove to be gems where as the paler shades appear to be the ones that I’ll avoid in the future.

I’ll definitely purchase more shades as I like the finish of Savana and also the price is not bad in the least. I’d even recommend a purchase on these and a Muse Approval however I’d suggesting waiting for an in store purchase so you can swatch and play prior to a purchase.


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Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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  • Phyrra

    I think the packaging is cute but the color payoff does seem hit or miss.

    • the Muse

      ya I think so too dd. Seems like it varies but I’ll def avoid the paler shades in the future 😀

  • Kate

    I was thinking I would love Carnivora. For those days I want to wear makeup, but not look like I’m wearing makeup.

    I might waste time looking at this line online.

  • Lynn

    Thanks so much for the review. I have credit at Sephora and a couple of these are on my favorites list. They are the darker colors so I have hope now that pigment on them is good.

    • the Muse

      I’m sure you’ll be pleased lynn 😀 the darker shades seem to be winners 😀

  • lovekitzy

    packaging is super cute! but i don’t think i’d purchase this because im on a makeup no-buy right now

  • Ashley

    Oh Muse… you have no idea how jealous I am!
    I’m soo noob when it comes to make up but I really really want to COLLECT the Tokidoki collection. If it does come to Canada, I’m pretty sure the prices will be bogus = unaffordable collectibles 🙁

    • the Muse

      aw I sure hope not AShley, hopefully price range remains the same dear!!!!!!!!! 🙁 Maybe a friend in the US can get some for you!?

    • Angela

      Ashley, I have no idea if they are available in Canadian Sephora stores yet but they are available to ship to Canada on the website. I have found that they are about $5-6 more than the USD price. What a shame considering our dollar is almost par to USD 🙁

    • Val

      hi ashley! if u have a sephora near you they have them! i think they come out on april first and i know the eyeshadow is $20.

  • Angela

    Wah, I just posted about my tokidoki product cravings and you picked up 2 of the colours I wanted! Thank you for posting the Fantastico review, btw.. because of your review I realized tokidoki was actually available for sale~
    Will you be keeping Diamante & Carnivora or returning em?

    • the Muse

      hey angela 😀 yay! tell me whatcha think when they arrive, my pleasure I’m so glad my post helped 😀

      I dipped into them already so I’d feel bad returning, I think I can def make them work so gonna keep!


  • Lindsay

    I’m so glad to see someone reviewing this brand. Everything looks so cute 🙂 I’ll have to check these out!

  • Audrey

    I love Savana! But… is there glitter in it? I’ve gotten to a point where I don’t like dealing with fallout and just avoid glittery shadows… 🙁

    • the Muse

      hey audrey yes shimmer finish hun but no fall out woes thus far thankfully

  • Kristina

    I was going to completely pass on this collection but now I’m glad I read your review. Carnivora looks really pretty and me thinks I would wear it often.

    • the Muse

      hey kristina 😀 packaging is a little unconventional but the colors aren’t too bad at all 😀 I think they’ll be some real winners aside from the one I did like from these three 😀

  • Tinkerchelle

    You know, I have to be honest, I haven’t been loving the packaging on this line nearly as much as I would have expected. I won’t tell my wallet just yet, as it could just be a false alarm, but It looks like I might be skipping some of this stuff after all.

  • Ivo

    Though the packaging is cute, but I think it is not ‘bag friendly’. As I can imagine it will tangle with my other stuff, as I seldom put my makeup in a proper makeup bag when I’m on the go.
    For colour wise, it’s very gorgeous and tempting.
    But I will not purchase any makeup this month because I just ordered some Shiseido stuff from my friend. He will be coming back from Japan at the end of this month. Haha.

    • the Muse

      hey ivo I don’t mind as I rarely tote eyeshadow around with me 😀 yayyyyy shiseido haulage!!!!!!!

  • dina

    def wanna ck these out regardless but really not digging the packaging, hoping some of the brighter shades are winners 🙂

  • Jennifer

    Hey Muse, will you be reviewing the palettes later on? I’m finding the Bastardino key fob so cute >.<

  • SilhouetteScreams

    Savana looks bloody gorgeous, but I hate the microglitter 🙁

  • jojoba (My Makeup Reviews)

    I didn’t know these are sold on Sephora! and i didn’t know it has eye shadows at all. where on earth have i been recently? i am so out of the loop! the packaging is most wicked but the colours look rather ordinary. perhaps i have way too may e/s to think they are unique. besides, i no longer buy singles. they are just too combersome to use since i tend to wear about 3 coloues at a time.

    thanks for the post!

    • the Muse

      lol jojoba yes just recently released. I know what you mean same here sadly, way too many shadows to really think of anything unique anymore 😀 my pleasure!

  • PJ

    Thanks for the review! Always helpful to have insights before wasting money on a product. You are right the Savana looks very pretty and probably worth a haul, but the others look meh!

    • the Muse

      hey pj my pleasure glad you enjoyed the review. yes, looks like the lighter shades are a skip but the darker are a go 😀

  • KittenMittons

    I do love the gold shade, it looks like I’m going to have to take a trip to Sephora to get my swatch action on 😀

    • the Muse

      hey kitten it’s really a nice shade especially with summer upcoming!

  • Wendy

    I’ve spent ages looking for a good gold eyeshadow — I wanted that foiled, metallic look. I’m very pale and everything either looked bronze or yellow on me (even Mac Goldmine and UD Honey)… I went to Sephora and found Savana! I -love- it. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

  • Louisa

    I got this in Romeo (described as “rich plum pearl”) which is more like milk chocolate brown with a hint of plum. I really like it, since I usually stick to neutrals. It does seem to clump into my eyelid creases a lot more than my usual Bare Escentuals eyeshadow, though.

    But now I want Carnivora too! 🙂