3CE is the makeup brand under Stylenanda, one of the leading fashion retailers in Korea. They have such a huge selection of makeup products in every area. In particular, the single eyeshadows have a variety of finishes/collections including pink, matte, luster, shimmer and sparkling. The shade I will be reviewing today is Gold Luster, which is a part of the sparkling collection (which is quite confusing o_o). They really do have something for everyone.
3CE describes it as a “dewy pearl cocoa colour” but I would say it is a sparkly cool toned taupe-brown colour in true lighting (it’s looking more warm in the pictures because I took them under sunlight)! I feel as though it’s not golden at all even though its called Gold Luster.
The eyeshadow swatches really nicely but once it is blended out, the colour becomes really sheer and brushes off, leaving behind only the glitter. However, if you pack on the eyeshadow, its intensity can be built up. It can be even more intense if you wet it. I feel that some people always want pigmented eyeshadows but for the no-makeup-makeup look days, sometimes it’s just nice to quickly brush a light layer of eyeshadow for a natural look. Under the light though wow, it is absolutely stunning. I also like to layer this eyeshadow over the top of other eyeshadows to add lovely sparkle to the look.
♡ Wide range of colours and finishes to choose from
♡ Smooth texture
♡ Really sparkly (perfect for parties!)
♡ Buildable colour
♡ Not for people that want very high pigmentation
♡ Quite expensive for just a single eyeshadow ($13USD each)