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!)”

  • kelley says:

    i am @kelleyrie :D

  • Jennifer G. says:


  • I’m scarlettholly on twitter. pick me! pick me! :)

  • Kristy says:

    @Kristy Phan

  • soaper1 says:


  • Connie says:

    wow! I <3 vintage!
    I'm ctee80 =)

  • KAyvid says:

    On Twitter : @kayvid

  • Kessa Thea says:

    I am @littlemisskessa

    :-) I hope you pick me! :-)

  • Steph says:

    I’m @stephau_xo!

  • Erica says:


  • Emily says:

    My Twitter is emilyiswestwood :)

  • Lyn says:

    I am @kaffa :) The new shades look gorgeous, though I am usually too lazy to use shadow bases… not sure whether I will commit.

  • shaimaa says:

    Iam followed you on face book (Dana Ali )
    And on twitter shaimapassion

  • mc says:

    i’m @makyajcantam

  • Gothamcatwoman says:


  • Jennie says:

    I am @carrotyhaired at Twitter!

    I really love these shades, they are so beautiful!

  • Joyce says:

    I’m @muimuipleasure

  • beth says:

    I am poizenisxkandee on twitter!

  • Deb says:

    I follow you on Twitter. Username: lapdeb

  • Missy says:

    gypsylee333 i want em!

  • happybadfish says:


  • Leah says:

    i’m o_leah_o

    pick me pick me!

  • Anitacska says:

    I’m @anitacska on Twitter. Please pick me, I’d love to try out this brand.

  • emily says:

    i’m @hil34 :)

  • Tina says:

    I’m lovelybootiful on Twitter =)

  • Elaina says:

    Oh those are lovely!!! Its kind of hard to tell but are they shimmery?? or chunky glittery?? THANKS!

  • Pam says:

    First of all.. thanks for bringing this product line to my attention. I just ordered two 15 pan palettes and LOVE them!

  • Shann says:

    @donkeyscantsing :) )

  • Julie says:


  • Kellie76 says:

    I’m @girlgeekwonder

  • Lyla says:

    twitter: @eujee

  • pimmy says:


  • Nicole says:

    hi there – am facebook friend (and thank you!)
    cheers Nicole

  • Rosalinda says:


  • Hailey says:

    *Fingers crossed!* I’m @DivaDahling on Twitter.

  • mskianaluv says:

    twitter: MsKianaLuv

  • Wanda says:

    twitter: wlew001

  • Ange says:


  • Carrie says:


  • angie says:


    i’ve been wanting a 15 palette after hearing some rave reviews.

  • Seratia says:

    my twitter name is seratia85

  • LocoMiaFeles says:

    twitter name: @LocoMiaFeles

  • K says:

    Following you :o ) @Kay819

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