The super pigmented delights that are the Shawill makeup products more often than not catch my interest when I hover over Watsons SM beauty floors. The products are alarmingly affordable which may lead you to question the ingredients but the blushes I bought almost 2 years ago never broke me out and I was almost always drawn to their undoubtedly chrome-y metallic, velvety eyeshadow ranges. Once in awhile I do like to have a dig in the department store beauty floors, simply because it’s a vast well of dupes for more expensive items waiting to be discovered. Several months back I came across a local blog, if you’re reading this forgive me but I forgot to write your URL down (leave it in the comments), that mentioned a Shawill Mono Eyeshadow dupe for MAC cosmetics’ popular Club eyeshadow which I’ve reviewed before over here. She wasn’t kidding, the MAC Club duochrome’s close dupe is Shawill’s Mono Eyeshadow #006 and #002 is a close dupe for MAC’s Warming Trend or Satin Taupe. Take note, they’re successfully mirroring the mentioned MAC eyeshadows at a delightful Php69.00 each and are available at select SM Watsons beauty floors. Both have a finish that’s a cross between a MAC veluxe pearl and satin.
Both shots, Left to Right: Shawill Mono Eyeshadow in 002 and 006
The eyeshadow texture is a velvet, pigmented consistency that glides smoothly over skin, however beware that if you drop this it is soft enough to crumble and break apart. You can see how the Shawill #006 transformation from the first photo to the next proves it’s a successful MAC Club dupe. The way 006 shifts from khaki to a deep chocolate brown depending on the angle copies MAC Club almost exactly, the green aspect of MAC Club is more teal than a medium khaki. The simple taupe shade that is 002 seems to be pretty close to either MAC Satin Taupe or the once available shade that is Warming Trend.
I’ve only got a proper example today of Shawill #006 on my eye, the other photos were not worthy of posting due to bad lighting. What I love about the effect that mimics MAC club is it does happen to be one of the most easy to use single eyeshadows for parties out because it makes it look like you’ve put on not one but two colors. See how #006 appears brown in the crease and khaki over the lid? That’s value for Php69.00 I must say. By the way, sometime this weekend or next I’ll be browsing through new, fresher themes and layouts for the blog. I’ve just been too much of a coward to take the leap, backup my data and face the possible kinks that might involve giving this blog a makeover, but it’s been way beyond the due date for one so I’d better get to it. Don’t worry the layout will still stay minimal, white and fresh still with a right sidebar…I just need it to give it a bit more room to breathe, new typefaces, and revamp it a little for everyone’s sake. I’ll put up a post noting when I’ll be “renovating” so anticipate intermittent downtime once I do, and please pray nothing goes wrong, thanks. Meanwhile, before my cautionary post goes up and I finally sit on a layout I like…onward with the features and keep reading!… To full post & COMMENTS...