Art Deco shadows hail from Germany and are a drugstore brand.
I found a place that sells them in the UK (but will not ship to the US, sorry) and each eyeshadow was £4, and comes with a lid but can be placed into a palette with a solid magnetic base.
The website I bought from does not have swatches just little colour blocks so essentially I bought them blind:
That was my selection.
Actually two colours were swapped for me because they had sold out and I was given “similar” shades…hmm I was too tired to argue but it would have been nice to be given more of a consultation. AND…when I later went back to order two more shades (see below for why) I was told that they didn’t know if it was in stock untill I ordered it (fine), and when I did I asked them to please let me know if was not in stock, which they didn’t, so I presumed it was winging its way to me, one week later, I email them and they go, “Oh right, its not in stock.” Well, duh. Why do you think I specifically asked you if it was in stock or not? Cos the lady needs it for her venture! Anyway…(I still haven’t got them by the way).
For a spend of £50 you get some freebies, a lipstick, nail polish and lip gloss:
The lipgloss is very me! A caramel nude.
I had to try their eye base which is very popular on MUA:
This is very good. It looked hard but actually melts and has a creamy light souffleish texture. I lovve UDPP, but I have been using it less as it makes my shadows hard to blend. There are no such problems with this base; it is lovely and light and made my eyeshadow look fabulous.
Here they are in the magnum palette, which fits 10 and costs an extortionante £14.50:
It actually fits 11 if you don’t want to put some brushes in it (which I don’t). As ususal I’ve choosen cool colours, so I think I may get a cream for a highlight shade and a brown for some everyday wearabitliy to complete my collection.
I did a look today with the greens and was surpirsed; the colours are gorgeous and the qualiy of the shadows is very very high. Were talkin Shu Uemura high. Sometimes when you have a lot of make up like me, its not very often a shade makes you go “ooh”- because they tend to remind me of something I already own. Not so with Art Deco! I loved the greens, as they were smooth and complemented my brown eyes.
I highly highly recommend Art Deco shadows if you can find them ideally in person so you can test. 🙂 Time for a German penpal?….