Castledew Color Shot Eyes 4 Color Palette Review & Swatches

I just got this Castledew Color Shot Eyes 4 Color Palette from a friend in Australia (thanks Adrian!) and it’s *so* cute I have to share it with you ladies!

For those of you who are not familiar with the brand, Castledew is a subsidiary line of one of the biggest Korean beauty brands, VOV.

The super cute, almost princessy compact – can I just say Jill Stuart lookalike?! – is roughly 4 inches wide with a lid that doubles as a mirror and a clear glittery bottom. Inside the compact is a huge mirror and a double-ended sponge applicator which works great for applying the eyeshadows.

I have #2, which contains a white, pastel green, silvery blue and denim blue. The colors are all super shimmery and totally gorgeous. They go on semi-pigmented with a smooth texture and can easily be layered for more color. Plus they lasted for a good 12 hours without a primer underneath and only faded a bit by the end of the night. I am definitely going to get my hands on some of the other colors!

Below are some swatches. My favorites are the white and silvery blue.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. i love this palette<3
    so pretty :)
    i saw lots of Castledew cosmetics in S.korea when i visited there and u can also get them on ebay too.
    this palette is $17.99 on ebay but i dont remember how much was is in S.korea…probably lil ceaper 😛

  2. Hi Phyllis, I was just looking around when I saw the Top 50 Makeup Blogs. Congrats on that! I’m just wondering do you have any favorite makeup blogs besides yours!

  3. Castledew palettes are so nice and cute.

    I think you can also get it at for 24 bucks or something.

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