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Roulette Eyes of the Day and Paint Wheel Review

I bought this eyeshadow paint wheel a couple of months ago and I've been meaning to play with it and review it. You can find these paint wheels from a lot of makeup companies exclusively on the web. I bought the Roulette paint wheel for $14.50 (which is the cheapest that I've seen it) from Bella Blue Cosmetics.


You get a fairly good amount of shadow in the wheels and they are packed with glitter. I've been playing around with it and trying to come up with some different looks, here is a simple eye look I did.

 My thoughts, if you're going to buy these paint wheels you will definitely need an eye primer because these shadows are not pigmented on their own. I had to use a white base for the colors to even show on my eyes, that's why the red came out pink in the look because of the white eye base.

Here is what the colors look like on their own:

Colors swatched without a base.
 Here is what the colors look like with a white base, you can see the difference.

Colors swatched with a white base.
All in all, I give these paint wheels a "B." I gave it a "B" because I think eyeshadows should be pigmented whether you use an eye primer or not. You can make these paint wheels work for you if you have a good eye primer. They have loads of glitter in them but surprisingly the glitter wasn't messy to work with. I think I may try another look with this paint wheel using a black eye base.

I used NYX white base. I bought it off of Ebay for about $4.


The Brown Girl said…
You did a great job with these shadows, and great swatches. If you hadn't show what they look like without primer, I would have been completely fooled thinking they were that pigmented on their own.

Even though I do sometimes use a primer, I kinda feel like companies rely on primers as an excuse to sell us poor quality shadows.
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks girl!

You know you're right, I never thought of it but I'm sure companies do rely on us using primers w/ their shadows.

Thank goodness for eye primers and bases :)
KrispyTinCan said…
the colors are absolutely beautiful against the white base. I need to buy some
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks Kristina, I used NYX white base. I bought it off of Ebay. I need to put that in my post, sometimes it's hard to find a white base.

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