Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow review and swatches.

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow in Obsession and Wicked.

Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow

While walking through Harmon Drugstore looking to purchase my favorite makeup remover, my attention suddenly shifted to the Prestige Cosmetics display.  I was taken aback by their new single eyeshadow colors; the promise of high intensity long-lasting color piqued my curiosity.  Without any voluntary control of my arms and hands, I reached for Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow [long-term relationship fierce color eyeshadow] ($6-9 US/ 2g.).  The bright metallic blue and sparkling golden brown were too enchanting to resist!

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadow in Obsession and Wicked swatches.

Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow swatches.

The Formula:

Prestige has appropriately named these shadows long-term relationship.  The pigmentation, wear and silkiness of Obsession and Wicked are right up there with MAC, Nars, and Urban Decay eyeshadows. Quite frankly, there are some Chanel shadows I do not use anymore because I grew weary of the poor quality. Obsession and Wicked layer evenly and exude such depth, one would never think these are drugstore eyeshadows.  I was able to get more intense pigmentation when I applied these colors with my fingers.

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The Color:

Obsession is a beautiful bright metallic blue color.  This shade’s texture reminds me of MAC ‘s Starflash formula, very creamy.  I prefer to darken Obsession by mixing it with a black shadow to create a deep metallic navy blue color, suitable for those of us who are not sixteen anymore. This combination is simply gorgeous!  Obsession lasted moderately well in an air-conditioned environment. Similar to how MAC’s Starflash shadows perform on me, it did fade slightly after a few hours.  I presume the creaminess of this shade caused the migration. However, when I place Obsession on top of Estee Lauder Double Wear cream shadow in Blue Velvet the color did not budge.  Bobbi Brown long wear gel liner in Denim Ink also works as a base for Obsession.

Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity eyeshadow swatch.

Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity eyeshadow swatch.

Wicked is a neutral brown color with specks of micro gold shimmers, this is similar to MAC’s Cork, but on an elevated level.  On me, Wicked does transform into a very warm brown.  The shimmers evolve more into a sheen when placed on the eye.  Wicked paired very nicely with my brown eyes for a fast and polished look, blue eye beauties will also find this color quite complimentary.  Wicked was not as creamy as Obsession, I suspect that is why it lasted on me, on its own, all day, without any fading or migration.

Prestige Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow swatch.

Prestige Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow swatch.

Both eyeshadows are Paraben and Petrolatum free.  The amount/price ratio cannot be beat, these are larger than MAC eyeshadows and cost half the price.  Regularly, Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadows retail for $8.50 (US),  however I acquired mine on sale (at Harmon) for $5.49 (US).  Not bad!

My only criticism is Prestige Total Intensity line does not offer any matte shades.  They do offer duo-chrome shades, one in particular (Hocus Pocus) is very reminiscent of MAC’s Club eyeshadow.

Prestige Cosmetics are sold at Ulta, Harmon Face Value, Rite Aid, Walmart, and online at Amazon.com, Prestigecosmetics.com, etc.

Prestige Obsession Total Intensity Eyeshadow worn on the eyes.

Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow worn on the eyes.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Prestige Obsession and Wicked Total Intensity Eyeshadow are total worth every cent.  Prestige is my favorite drugstore cosmetics brand and now I feel completely justified with that sentiment. Paula’s Choice (read here) also held these eyeshadows in high regard.  There are ten colors in the lineup and hopefully more to come.  Prestige also offers four trios in the same line.  Those are on my “to buy” list, all in the name of research 🙂  Oh boy, I feel another Obsession coming on…my Wicked sense of possession is in full gear.  This will be a “long-term relationship” for sure.  Be well and stay safe.

-M-

 

About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

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