Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Annika Maya Shimmer Powder in Iris - Review & Swatches

Picture of Annika Maya Shimmer Powder in Iris
Picture of Eye Look with Annika Maya Shimmer Powder in Iris


These ultra-pigmented shimmer powders are lightweight in texture, but rich in application.  Multi-use shimmer powders are only limited by your imagination...go wild with creativity!


I have already reviewed two Annika Maya products so you can check all about this Brigette’s Boutique new line here. This multi-purpose Shimmer Powder comes in 20 shades each containing 2.3g of product.

Picture of Annika Maya Shimmer Powder in Iris
I reviewed an Annika Maya Glitter sample in Ruby all the while wondering about its original packaging. Today I have the Annika Maya Shimmer Powder and can really confirm that yes it comes with a sieve. Their sieve has both good and bad points. The good is that it’s pretty tight and the product just doesn’t come flying out, you have to shake and shake, which results in lesser accidents happening. The bad is that it takes a lot of time to get the product out. Apart from the sieve, the outer packaging is pretty simple.

The moment I swatched this beautiful Iris I was mesmerized by the shimmer and by the purple peeping through the blue or is it the blue peeping through the purple? Whatever..this colour as you can even see on my eyes is oh-so-beautiful! It is an iridescent violet with amazing pigmentation and staying power. Quite amazing! I wore it for 6 hours and it didn’t fade a bit. Fallout is minimal. It also applies smoothly and I had no problem blending it. Of course, like always, especially with loose eyeshadows, an eye primer is important or the product won’t stay. 

This is not only an eyeshadow powder; as Annika Maya suggests on their website can be put to multiple uses. You can wear it as an eyeliner, which it works quite effectively.  Could be mixed in your clear lip gloss and although this would be one wacky colour to wear you can make a lipstick out of it. Could also be used as a nail colour by adding to your top coat.

Honestly, Annika Maya has some wonderful products with great prices up their sleeve, I am not disappointed uptil now and have tried three things from their line. If they give a little extra kick to their packaging they’ll be competing with any good high-street brand.

Picture of Annika Maya Shimmer Powder in Iris Swatch
Picture of Eye Look with Annika Maya Shimmer Powder in Iris


Iris has all we require from an eyeshadow (or a multi-purpose eyeshadow)! If it came in a nicer looking packaging it would have been selling like hot cakes.

Disclaimer: This product(s) was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product(s) was free does not influence my opinion at all.


  1. First of, the color is soo pretty! Love anything purple ahh. And your lashes!! Are you wearing falsies?

    1. Thank you! Yes of course I am wearing falsies. I would have been over the moon, each day of my life, if I had such lashes haha. x

  2. it is looking so pigmented...i really like your eyes.. :)

    1. It is quite pigmented! Thank you. ♥

  3. That color is looking awesome specially little sprinkles in it look amazing xx

  4. Such a nice colour! Looks great :) x

  5. This is an absolutely gorgeous shade, really suits your eyes!
    Jesss xo

  6. Your makeup looks gorgeous!! :)

    Have a Terrific Thursday!

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  7. Oh the color is sooooo pretty

    your eye looks beautiful Mash Allah :)

  8. Omgsh wow looks very pigmented. Love the colour too. Just goes to show you don't really need to spend that much for a good product.. sometimes the packaging costs more than the actual product ://



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