October 29, 2013

Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Shadow Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Shadow

Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Shadow ($4) recently relaunched in new packaging and a new formulation. The Jane Cosmetics Makeup Collection is now exclusively available at Ulta and Ulta.com.

I remember Jane from way back in the day! Like high school days! Either way it’s back and better than every before. I had the check myself a minute because when I used one of the new Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Shadows recently I could have sworn was using a buttery, beautiful shade from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.


True story.

Check it!

I only tried one shade of Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Shadow but if all the shades (and there are a lot of them! Over 30 of them in the shimmer finish alone!) are like this one I am it is on like Donkey Kong!

Truffle is a dark chocolate brown with a soft, velvety texture and excellent full color pigmentation. What you see in the pan is exactly the shade you’ll get on eyes. The texture of the shadow is positively luxurious! I had to check myself and make sure I was playing around with a four dollar eyeshadow because this feels like something far HIGHER end. The smooth, velvety formula glides on lids, blends out to a picture perfect finish, and wears without creasing or fading all through my day!

Jane Cosmetics Truffle Shimmer Eye Shadow

Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Shadow Swatches


Impressive. Possibly the best budget drugstore eyeshadow I’ve tried in a VERY long, long time.

Needless to say I was floored and quite surprised. I think I’ve been slightly conditioned to believe that drugstore shadows are sometimes not all that great but Jane Cosmetics blows that theory out of the water.

As I said, if all the shades in this collection are as beautiful as Truffle I just might have to own THEM all!

And I won’t break the bank doing it either.

Jane Cosmetics Shimmer Eye Shadow FOTD

Jane Cosmetics Truffle Shimmer Eye Shadow FOTD

Highly Muse Approved.

Get Truffle, try it out, I bet you’ll ADORE it.

Available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.

Tried these already?

Do share!


This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Miranda

    I’ve heard more and more about Jane Cosmetics popping up recently! I have never seen them anywhere near me but for the price, I’ve gotta try some of their stuff!

  • Betty

    Great review. I’m always hesitant to try cheaper eye makeup because I have sensitive eyes. I can’t use Wet n Wild, but I can use NYX. I wonder where Jane will fall. On your rec, I think I’ll spend the $4 and see what happens.

  • Kate Dotson

    I’ve been eyeing the Jane stuff at ulta, I’ll definitely be picking up some eyeshadows next time I go in, this color is beautiful! Do you remember all of the little pamphlet/flyers they always had on the Jane displays? they were little mini-magazines, with tips and tricks. I loved and hoarded them. seeing the display at ulta totally hit me with nostalgia!

  • kellly

    WOW! It’s beautiful. (I remember Jane from back in the day, too!) Gonna have to try it!

  • Kimmwc03

    Looks lovely. I’ve heard from other reviews that the shimmer shadows are really nice but the rest of the Jane shadows aren’t so great. I want to try them (but I started with the face powders by Jane).

  • Amy Amethyst

    Wow great pigmentation. I remember loving Jane when it was out the 1st time around. I think I still have an eye zing shadow somewhere. It’s sooo old but I kept it for the memories!

  • Jen

    A manager at Ulta told me Stila bought the company, so that might be part of why the shadows are so good. I think I’ll have to buy some!

  • slick

    Jane eye zing in Magic Mushroom was my jam back in the day. I still have a BNIP one for nostaglia reasons, lol. I’ve seen the new display at Ulta and am quite tempted!

  • Mikayla

    I saw this brand at Palais Royal and hasn’t heard of it before, i ran home and looked it up to read reviews. Looks like i will be going back soon! Have ou tried anything else from this brand yet?

    • the Muse

      absolutely…! and no frosty finish or glittery fall out like wnw trios sometimes have!