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Monday, February 4, 2013

Review & Swatchfest: OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz

OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz
I was recently introduced to the brand OFRA in my recent Beauty Box 5 when I got a 3D Loose Diamond Shadow in Diamond Glitz. Given my recent experience with loose pigments, I was more than happy to have a chance to try more pigments - especially if they are multi-chromatic like Diamond Glitz! OFRA's 3D Loose Diamond Shadow in Diamond Glitz supposedly has three different colors that contribute to the 3D effect touted in the name. While there is no color description offered, I would say that the three colors are light tan (primary) with a lime green shift and a slight mauve. It's similar to Riddle from BFTE Cosmetics, but looks like it's more finely milled and slightly deeper. 

Like any pigment, this shadow can be used both wet and dry, and I experienced great wear time (approx. 6 hours) with both application methods and didn't notice creasing or fading. See the bottom of the post for a look with the pigment worn dry. 

The packaging was a major wow factor for me. I so dislike when pigments come loose in a jar or just have a perforated pastic cap because they wil likely go everywhere when opened. OFRA's jar has a perforated plastic cap with an attachement that spins so that you can dispense product at will. No again will I find my travel bag coated in pigment from a jar cap gone rogue! 

The $19 price tag is a little steep, but you get quite a bit of product (4 grams, as opposed to Bare Minerals' measly .57 grams for $14). You also get the stellar packaging that could even save you money in the long run when your makeup bag isn't ruined! Okay, not necessarily likely for everyone, but I've been burned one too many times by a powder gone wild. You can purchase OFRA's shadows on their website.

OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz

OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz

OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz

OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz

BFTE Cosmetics Loose Pigment in Riddle

BFTE Loose Pigment in Riddle (second to left)

OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz on the Lid

FTC: This product was provided as part of a subscription service without obligation to mention or review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and original.

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