Stars Makeup Haven: new eyeshadow shades (+ bonus giveaway!)

Exciting news for makeup lovers everywhere: Stars Makeup Haven just unveiled 15 new shades of eyeshadow (and I was lucky enough to swatch them!). (Click here for swatches of the whole line.)

Stars Makeup Haven shadows are sold as pans (which fit into their own 12-, 15-, or 28-pan palettes, or MAC’s 4-pan or 15-pan palettes. Or Elf palettes). They’re $4.95 each, and you can buy them at or

As you know, I swatch everything without a base. By swatching under identical conditions, I feel I can compare one set of swatches to another — seeing what was creamy, what was chalky, etc.

When I first “met” Stars Makeup Haven, I was most impressed by their absurdly pigmented eyeshadows — even without a base, the colors were brilliantly intense and creamy. But several of the new shades are a different formula. They’re more like MAC’s Mineralize Shadows, and without a base, they don’t stick very well.
Stars Makeup Haven, SMH, swatches, Bondage, Primal, Vintage, Sex Kitten, Eden, Afterglow, Happy Ending
Stars Makeup Haven, SMH, swatches, Protege, Aurora, Black Forest, Charisma, Rebel Yell, Twilight, Peri-Wink, Periwink, ParamourI thought Primal, Charisma, and Rebel Yell did just fine, even without a base. Vintage, Protege, Aurora, Black Forest, Peri-wink, and Paramour held up pretty well, too. But I felt I was doing these shadows a disservice by not swatching them under realistic conditions.

So I reswatched, using moisturizer as a base (Nivea Original Lotion — nice for your hands, not for your eyelids). I think you can see that using a base made a huge difference. The shades are really vibrant — almost at a Solar Bits level of intensity. If Mineralize shadows and Solar Bits are products you love, definitely check these out.
Stars Makeup Haven, SMH, swatches, Bondage, Primal, Vintage, Sex Kitten, Eden, Afterglow, Happy Ending, Protege, AuroraSo about that contest. I have two sets of the 15 new shades, and I’m going to give one away to a Facebook friend, and one to a Twitter follower.

If you follow me on Twitter, leave a comment here with your Twitter name.

Facebook friends, further instructions will be posted on Facebook.

This contest ends on Friday at midnight, and is open to readers anywhere in the world.

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123 Responses to “Stars Makeup Haven: new eyeshadow shades (+ bonus giveaway!)”

  • Layla says:


  • karigold says:

    Love these… I would love to try them!!

  • Leah says:

    following you on twitter: leah703

  • Becca says:

    I just bought a quad with your SMH promo code last night :) Thanks for sharing!

    My twitter entry: @n00ber23

  • Angela says:

    Following you at @AngelaWii

  • Aileen says:

    Following youi on twitter @Neelia476

  • Mimz says:

    I’m following you in Twitter @thriftybeauty

  • Gaby says:

    my twitter name is @lilgee001

  • Kristi says:

    I’m @kissedkouture

  • santi says:

    i’m @santi_sunshine on twitter.


  • Alia says:

    I am following you on twitter: @aliapaige

  • alexx says:


    I tweeted and am a follower

  • alekksandr says:

    twitter: alekkalekk

  • DG says:

    I follow you @deegee13

  • Jan says:


  • Rebecca says:


  • killingxspree says:

    OMG. Looks like eden is my true love. wow. Just wow. I cant wait till day pay. I’m going to splurge. These eyeshadows look amazing!

  • Audrey Copping says:

    I love your website and it would make my day if I could get one of your give aways…..
    My twitter name is AudreyCopping

    Many thanks and keep uo the greaaaat work!!!

  • Alyson says:

    Twitter follower: glossmenagerie

  • Heather T says:

    My twitter name is twtrheather
    thanks so much

  • Lisa says:

    The pigments are to die for (esp when swatched using a base!) Twitter: @notestolisa

  • Donshell says:


  • Megs says:

    Aurora reminds me of mac frosted swish. Such good value. And Eden is now my favorite color!

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