Black Radiance Island/Oasis Eyeshadow Duo Review & Swatches

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Black Radiance Eye Shadow Island Oasis duo

I’ve written quite a lot about how much I love Black Radiance lipsticks, so I thought it was time that I branched out in to Black Radiance’s other products.  Black Radiance is made by Markwins, who makes Wet n Wild, and Wet n Wild’s Color Icon eyeshadow is fabulous, so I was hoping that Black Radiance’s eyeshadow formula would be good as well. I was not disappointed!

Black Radiance Island  Oasis packaging

First, packaging: this is very basic packaging – a small compact with a mirror on the back, and transparent windows on the front so you can see the eyeshadows. It’s an interesting way to both allow you to see the eyeshadow and include a mirror.  However, it seems like the mirror would get damaged if you carried it around with you.  But, this is a soft eyeshadow formula though – like Wet n Wild’s formula – and I noticed some broken eyeshadows in store – so I actually would not recommend carrying this eyeshadow with you either on a daily basis or when you travel; it’s best used at home.

Black Radiance Eye Shadow  Island Oasis 2

This eyeshadow duo contains a pale yellow and a deep army green.   The yellow is a touch dry and a bit sheer, but has a lovely iridescence  The green is soft, silky, and beautifully rich and pigmented.  The texture is just fabulous – it’s like the best of the Wet n Wild Color Icon formula.

Black Radiance Eye Shadow Swatches -  Island Oasis

Overall, I love the colors in this duo – especially the green! – and I’m really happy with the quality.  After swatching this duo, I went back and bought a couple more duos plus one of Black Radiance’s 8-pan palettes; I’ll be reviewing them all soon.  If you don’t have Black Radiance in-store near you, you can purchase this duo online for $2.99  at Drugstore.com. Recommended!

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  • Whoaaa this is totally something I’d wear!!! Love both shades!

  • waymire

    One of my favorite shadow brands.. I own all of the duos and most of the quads. I find them nicer than the 8-pans, although the 8-pans are not bad at all. They look very boring/flat in the pans, not sure why.. maybe something about the pressing process, you really have to swatch them to see the dimension. This is one of my favorite colors, too. That gold is amazing over a darker base.. I like to wear it with the CT in Mossy Green. Drugstore.com has a great selection.. I’m finding it harder and harder to find them in the stores, they do not appear to be being restocked… which makes me wonder if they are not planning a revamp of their shadows. If so I hope they don’t mess them up (like the awful Fergie shadows), because they had it right the first time!