Etsy, Eyeshadow, Reviews, Swatches - March 6th, 2011
I’ve been eying Riche Cosmetics on Etsy for a while now, and finally decided to order when they introduced a cute set of four shadows at a discounted price. Shipping was very fast (ordered on Saturday night, it arrived on Wednesday), and included a copy of my invoice with a nice handwritten note from the owner.
The set I ordered included four colors: Fortune Teller, Caribbean Sea, Ace, and Maui Sand. Caribbean Sea is a lovely aqua blue, Maui Sand is a great taupe color, Ace is a pale pink, and Fortune Teller is a nice warm copper-gold color. Each jar is labeled with the name of the color and ingredients.
I want to take a moment to talk about the importance of good photography for Etsy shops. I was really moved to order from Riche Cosmetics when they switched from showing just a circle picture of the product to a full shot of the jar with a small amount of the product next to it. If you look at their past feedback, you’ll see what I’m talking about. The new photography is really appealing and creates a nice unified look for the shop (plus it’s easier to see what the product actually looks like!). If they had swatch pictures too, it would be perfect!
The colors go on with a nice vibrancy, and wear well without fading much through the day. This set is really well coordinated. My only nitpick is with blendability. They didn’t blend as nicely together as I might like. This is more an issue if you’re putting more than two colors together, since I was using all four. I don’t think it would be as much an issue if I was trying something a little simpler.
Overall, I’m happy with what I purchased. The colors are pretty and very wearable. Customer service is great, and shipping was fast. I recommend Riche Cosmetics.