September 15, 2014

Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Hope Girl Tin Tin Eyeshadow

I recently got my Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow when I purchased the Back to School Hope Girl Memebox. I actually got a randomly selected shade from Hope Girl in the color, Golden Brown (BR05). Perfect for me as I love brown eyeshadow!

Apparently the shadow is supposed to be extra long wearing with a mineral rich formula that doesn’t crease.

Let’s take a look!

Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow comes housed in a plastic combat with a mirrored border. It’s cute and typical Korean eyeshadow packaging.

I found the formula was a bit on the powdery side and quite dry. Pigmentation is awesome here but blendablity was poor due to the drier texture of the formula so I ended up with a bit of patchiness as I applied on my lids. The powdery texture translates as a good deal of fall out as well which bugged me since the color was so dark and it was difficult to clean up without leaving brown streaks on my face and under my eyes.

Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow

Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow (Golden Brown)

Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow swatches

Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow Swatches (Golden Brown)

I think the pigmentation is something to rave but you actually have to work hard to get a good look with shadow due to patchy, uneven application and finish. It’s just a semi-matte eyeshadow that went a bit bad. It is however, workable as I used a little bit of the Rimmel Bootleg Brown ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick from the Holiday 2014 Collection as a base and Bob’s your Uncle it was looking pretty darn sweet.

In the end, though Hope Girl Tint Tin Start Eyeshadow isn’t all that great a formula sadly however, if you use a cream shadow base it is workable. Moral of the story, don’t buy it but if you did by chance get it in the Hope Girl Memebox use a cream shadow and it turns into a rather brilliant smoky brown that’s workable!

Hope Girl Tin Tin Star Eyeshadow fotd

Hope Girl Tin Tin Eyeshadow fotd

Anyone get the Hope Girl Memebox?

Disappointed with the shadow too?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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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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  • melanie

    I have not tried the memebox but you have me curious to check it out. Just so many to choose from I could go in the poor house for sure. Oh….check out Ulta they just listed new bare mineral items. Is this part of they holiday collection or new for fall ??

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I KNOW! scary! I noticed! they are indeed part of the holiday collection! yay!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    It looks pretty on your eyes. But when a product requires this much work? Meh… I say leave it.