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“Golden Hour” is not a misnomer. Shine by SD’s Golden Hour Series 2 is all about the golds! But, as you’ll see from my swatches and review below, these are not your mama’s gold eyeshadows!
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**No shade to Mother. I love her, just not her love for putting a gold in every palette.
The Golden Hour Series 2 collection from Shine by SD Cosmetics is a collection of eight golden shadows. The collection can be purchased as a bundle for a retail price of 104 CAD and the shadows can be purchased individually for 13 CAD each.
The shadows are extremely sparkly and shiny. They apply smoothly. This formula is not as thin as some of Shine by SD’s other formulas, like the Dynamic Duos formula. The shadows have a more pigmented base and can easily be opaque in one swipe. Like the Dynamic Duos shadows, the Golden Hour Series 2 shadows are made up of micro-shimmers and will sparkle from every angle.
The Golden Hour Series 2 shadows are the kinds of golden eyeshadows I need in my life. I know a lot of us are getting tired of all the yellow golds, both pale and rich, that are constantly entering the eyeshadow market. So it’s nice to have a different take on gold from Shine by SD. The shadows are read as golden shadows to me because of their golden shimmer particles, but the different base colors transform them into something more. I think this a good collection for both neutral lovers and color lovers alike.
I thought Dynamic Duos was one of my favorite collections from Shine, but the more I play with the Golden Hour Series 2 shadows, the more undecided I get. This formula is definitely one of Shine by SD’s best and the “gold with a twist” thing earns this collection one of the top spots in my heart.
2 thoughts on “Shine by SD Cosmetics: Golden Hour Series 2 Collection”
i purchased two shadows from this brand and was very underwhelmed. very dry, light in pigmentation and not shiny at all, ironically. wanted to try them out so i only bought two but I wish i could return them. they actually perform like they’re old and have been sitting around for a while. sigh. i am a big fan of JDGlow, devinah and of course dame mcgrath so maybe i’m just spoiled, lol
I think the brand has a lot of different formulas with different textures. Some of the shadows do seem more dry and then some super shiny and smooth. Which two did you get?