Stars Makeup Haven Eyeshadow, Part 1

I am SO excited about this week at TNBTTGSY (and it’s been really hard not to spill the beans prematurely). In a nutshell, this week we’re focusing on a great new brand, plus I have an exclusive discount code for you, PLUS there’s a giveaway every day this week. (Dang!)

I have a very American (or Walt Disney?) fondness for hearing about peoples’ dreams coming true. [On a sidenote: Way to go, Panacea81]

So you’ve probably heard of the website Stars Makeup Haven ( as a reliable place to buy MAC pigment samples and pressing supplies. Well SMH recently realized their dreams by introducing their own makeup line, starting with 50 shades of eyeshadow — which are honestly amazing. These shadows are unbelievably soft and pigmented (pigment lovers are going to have a field day) — and they’re $4.95 each (sold as pans).

But wait, there’s more: In honor of “SMH Week” at TNBTTGSY, Stars Makeup Haven is offering a discount code for all you beautiful readers. Use code karlasugar to take 15% off your order — with no minimum purchase. This offer expires 8/16.
Stars Makeup Haven, SMH, eyeshadow, swatches, Divine, Bees Knees, Bee's Knees, Champagne, Creme d'Nude, Creme d' Nude, Creme de Nude, Pink Opal, Guilty as Sin, Sunrise, Hot Ginge, Bohemia, CashmereDivine is shimmery white (there’s a matte white, which I’ll show you later in the week). Bee’s Knees is a shimmery, pale white-gold. Champagne is a shimmery pale yellow gold. Creme d’Nude is a matte pink (which Crayola might have called “flesh,” though it’s a little pinker than that). Pink Opal is a satiny white-pink duochrome. Guilty as Sin is a shimmery pale pink. Sunrise is a shimmery coral. Hot Ginge is a frosty red fox color. Bohemia is a frosty bronze-brown. Cashmere is a warm, sheeny, red brown.

About the contest. I now have more eyeshadow than I know what to do with, so every day this week I’m going to give away a pair of shades from that day’s swatches — this means (unfortunately), that your prize shadows have been swatched. Sorry about that. Today’s prize is Guilty as Sin and Cashmere.

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50 Responses to “Stars Makeup Haven Eyeshadow, Part 1”

  • miss fred says:

    >Wow, those shades look so lovely…are these MAC pan-sized shadows?

  • chickadee1066 says:

    >Those are beautiful! I am currently trying to downsize – I also have more eye shadows than I would need for the rest of my life, but never stop wanting more! Aahhh!

  • KarlaSugar says:

    >Yes, Miss Fred, I should have mentioned, these pans are the same size as MAC's (which is… 26mm if I remember correctly?).

  • Amy says:

    >From the looks of your arm it's hard to believe that these are only $4.95 a piece! The two colors you mentioned for your giveaway Cashmere and Guilty As Sin would look incredible together! Thanks for this, as I might have looked over their eye shadows!

  • Ariel and Ying says:

    >Wow. Guilty as sin looks so pretty on you. Thanks for sharing

  • Ariana says:

    >Guilty as Sin looks very pretty, thanks for this offer, and the swatches, of course. They look lovely, and affordable. :)

  • Nina says:

    >I've heard good things about Stars Makeup Haven and I must say those are some of the most vibrant and gorgeous neutrals I've seen! My faves are Champagne and Guilty as Sin, so thanks for sharing that one!

  • HT says:

    >Ooooh. Your posts always tempt me! Thanks for doing the giveaways this week!

  • T says:

    >This is so nice! I have been dying to try these shadows. I have heard wonderful things about them.
    thanks for the wonderful blog. It is a great resource. I used it for to buy my Carmindy foundation that I bought online, and it turned out to be a perfect match

  • Rich and Kristi says:

    >Its nice to see someone open their own business and it be so nice!!! Definitely a must see!

  • Nicole says:

    >These eyeshadows certainly look amazing, and your glowing endorsement makes them even yummier! I might order a few when I have the $$ to fork out for the international shipping. :)

  • Rose says:

    >Wow, those colors are gorgeous! Guilty and Sin would look great together. Thanks for sharing and swatching – I've ordered from SMH before but have never tried out the e/s and now I am all excited about them!

  • Emilee L. says:

    >Thanks so much for introducing me to the wonder (and crack) that is Stars Makeup Haven! Or should I say "Heaven"? These colors are gorgeous – can't wait to see the next batch of swatches!

  • jbee says:

    >I am an eye shadow freak. I'm about to get a lot freakier.

    These are beautiful!
    More…more…more, Karla!

  • bari says:

    >I JUST found StarsMakeupHeaven today on my own through a google search for another product. What a small world the internet is! These eyeshadows look pretty heavily pigmented for under $5. That's pretty amazing!

  • Nykie says:

    >Personally, as someone who just got into makeup, i found StarsMakeupHeaven to be a great place to get MAC pigment samples (me being a poor, starving student and all). The fact that they launched their own line of eyeshadows is just so incredible! <333

    Thanks for letting us all know about these great new shadows.

    Keep swatching Karla, i live for your swatches! Seriously! They help ALOT.

  • annie says:

    >I am definitely checking these out!

  • Jennifer says:

    >A beauty brand I've never heard of? Unfathomable! ;)

    Thanks for swatching these – they are truly beautiful!


  • invie says:

    ….It would be great if these came with magnets on the bottom and were MAC sized. I'm always up for affordable quality makeup!

  • itie's says:

    >nice colors..i like the cashmere,not sure how to wear it, but for Sin surely a nice cool color..
    nice reference for this brand, but guess it will take much time for it to get into my country :(

  • Cyber7 says:

    >Wow, those shades look gorgeous.

    I have read many good comments about Stars Makeup Haven, and their website is already in my bookmarks.

    Thank you so much for the contest!

  • stylt says:

    >gosh, i love the shimmery shades! bohemia looks STUNNING. were the shadows only swiped once? if so, LOVE the pigmentation!

  • Jessica says:

    >these are absolutely STUNNING! i love pressed shadows that can act like pigments with less mess. and the price is phenomenal. Congrats to Stars Makeup Haven! Job well done. And thanks Karla for letting us know about them :)

  • Muffy says:

    >I always love colors like Hot Ginger on swatch, but I never actually purchase them because I'm not so sure how they'll look on me… Well, they look lovely on your arm at least. :D And, btw, you're super generous for giving some of these away!

  • Marley says:

    >Hi Karla! I love your blog, and these shadows are so pretty- I've never heard of this brand, and I love to try new things! Thank you for the opportunity to win!


  • Mehendi Girl says:

    >Kayvid: OMG! Karla, all the warm shades are calling out to me…especially Cashmere. Please consider this comment as my step 1 of entering the giveaway today. I will go ahead and email you as well. Thanks!

  • Bluebell says:

    >Your swatches and your blog are so helpful for me. Thank you very much.

    Thank you so much for the contest :) .

  • Halifax says:

    >Wow, I wouldn't know SMH has its own makeup without reading about it here. Thanks, Karla

  • -Emma. says:

    >Ooh these look promising. Nice to see affordable, good quality shadows that fit in MAC palettes! :)

  • becka says:

    >Pretty! I like Champagne, Bohemia and Cashmere. Can't wait to see what's next!

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Catherine says:

    >Wow, these are gorgeous! So happy to find an inexpensive place for shadows – I'm been worrying about running out of my brow highlighter from my KvD palettes (not that it's gonna happen anytime soon, but Tequila has a much larger dip than any other shadow lol) but Bee's Knees and Champagne look like really nice substitutes. :D

  • cottonshrinks says:

    >pretty *__* I'm really loving Champagne. Thanks for the contest!

  • nikki says:

    >These eyeshadows look gorgeous—I will definitely check out their website!!

  • Magi says:

    >Oh great, I love your swatches so finally I have a TRUE image of the shadows. Thank you! I am super interested in the shadows and looking forward for the next parts so I can place my order soon…

  • Erin says:

    >Cool, glad to hear that they're MAC-sized pans! Are they selling their own palettes or no?

  • KimKats says:

    >Wow….. Those are amazing. I hadn't even heard of this company, but I'm glad I know of them now! They're going to give MAC a run for its money!

  • dontforgetette says:

    >omg guilty as a sin is BEAUTIFUL!!! love htese eyeshadows!!!

  • Ariel says:

    >i really like champaigne and guilty as sin!!! hope i get lucky~~

  • Stephanie says:

    >Beautiful, pigmented shades, and amazing swatches as always!

  • Shanidy says:

    >Gorgeous! I may need a few of those…

  • cleung341 says:

    >The colors are gorgeous. I really like cashmere, it looks like a really good crease color.

  • Thalassa says:

    >I love start up companies! I will place an order this week.

  • Marcia says:

    >I'm so looking forward to this week's swatches. These look great and I'd love to own some.

  • pinagham says:

    >oo, i hope someone does color comparisons of the shadows soon.

  • Y says:

    >OMG. I love bohemia! It looks like the PERFECT bronze color that I've been looking for. =]

  • Justine says:

    >Wow, I love the look of the pressed quads! And at such affordable prices, too!

  • STYLEEZTA says:

    >These colors are gorgeous! especially cashmere :P

  • vesperbeauty says:

    >I have been looking for a nice pink, and Guilty As Sin looks great! Thanks for offering the contest!!

  • Kaitlin says:

    >Love these colors…cashmere speaks to me :)

  • Strictly Beautiful says:

    >i really love guilty as sin! loving the pale pink! reminds me of a shadestick from MAC which i cant seem to rmbr now!

    but question – how many times did u run ur fingers over the shadow to get those colors to pop like that?

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