Yaby Cosmetics Eyeshadow Reviews and Swatches

October 13, 2009

I know you ladies are very interested in the Yaby palette I picked up at the Artist Summit Chicago so let me start off with a review of one of their star products, eyeshadows! Swatches and reviews after the jump.

These babies come in metal pans just a tad smaller than the size of a dime. There are over 100 gorgeous colors to choose from, which rang from the starkest whites and blacks to a huge array of wearable neutrals and shockingly bright colors. There also 5 different formulas:

Matte: Definitely one of the best around! These eyeshadows give excellent color payoff without being chalky and the texture is super great to work with!
Satin: Almost matte to light sheen.
Frost: Very shimmery and like the rest, are super pigmented with a smooth, blendable texture.
High Shine: Similar to the Frost eyeshadows, only less reflective.
Pearl Paint: Most unique and my favorite out of the 5. These go on super metallic and pigmented. The finish is shiny and looks wet, just like a cream. The eyeshadows are also waterproof and didn’t crease a bit after I wore them for 12 hours without a primer! Lovessssssss!

* pp012 frosted rose – A gorgeous shimmery medium pink in the Pearl Paint formula. The color reminds me of MAC Apricot Pink Pigment.
* es283 pure yellow – A very bright cool-toned yellow in the Matte formula.
* pp001 midnight blue – While the name may suggest a darker color, this is a beautiful silvery blue with green undertones that resembles MAC Tilt Eyeshadow.
* es276 olivetini – This High Shine eyeshadow is an olive color. Very similar to pp019 antique, only with more green and yellow undertones.
* es611 carbon paper – This is another Matte eyeshadow. It looks like a navy blue in the pan but shows up a gorgeous dark teal on my yellow-toned skin and makes my eyes pop so much!

* es241 just orange – Yet another Matte eyeshadow and the color is a loud orange.
* pp061 copper ruby – This Pearl Paint eyeshadow is a gorgeous cranberry red.
* es114 jungle mist – A MAC Teal pigment lookalike in the Frost formula.
* pp019 antique – A cool-toned pale champagne color in the Pearl Paint formula. The color and effect it gives off is very similar to MAC Pure Ore Metal X Cream Eyeshadow.
* pp047 eggplant – This is my favorite color out of the bunch! It is a stunning blue-based violet in the Pearl Paint formula that goes so well with my brown eyes!

Overall, I am more than impressed with these. They are exactly what I look for in eyeshadows – great color selection, superb pigmentation, a texture that blends like a dream and awesome staying power. The pan packaging also allows you to build your own palette for easy travel, not to mention their petite sizes mean the product will never go to waste (I can never hit pan on anything!)

I’m off to build my next Yaby palette! Yay!

Check out more reviews and swatches other Yaby goodies: Blush, Highlight Powder and Setting Powder, Pearl Paint Eyeshadow and Liquid Foundation.


  • Reply amy October 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Antique and eggplant is so pretty. They are my favourite. I like the smaller sizes too because this means that I would have a better chance to use up a product. I only hit pan once or twice every 2-3 years. Can’t wait for your FOTD using Yaby!

  • Reply Maria October 13, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    so you would definitely say these are highly comparable to MAC pans?

  • Reply tangmoyen October 13, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I have the “Best Of Both World” e/s pallet. I’m super impressed. The pearl paint formula is very soft so when you dip your brush in it tends to fall.

  • Reply Karen October 13, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about Yaby. I’m definitely getting the Pearl Paints Palette after you recommendation!

  • Reply Ani October 13, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I am interested abt Pearl Paint formula, def. going to check them out. You must do a FOTD using these Phyllis!

  • Reply Phyllis October 13, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Maria, the Yaby eyeshadows are definitely comparable to MAC. I actually like some of them better than MAC.

  • Reply Phyllis October 13, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I agree with you tangmoyen. My eggplant crumbled a bit but the colors are so pretty and the formula is so easy to apply and blend.

  • Reply kristie October 14, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    thanks for the swatches! what a great palette. my favorite color is the frosted rose <3

  • Reply Maria October 17, 2009 at 7:31 am

    i just received my yaby order – i bought 4 e/s and 1 p/p and i gotta say i’m shocked by the lack of size. yeah i know they’re a third of a MAC pan price, but they’re also only a third of a MAC pan size as well! i know you said they weren’t bigger than a dime, but being non-American, i didnt really know what that meant until now. SADFACE!

  • Reply Maria October 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    despite the fact that i was shocked at the size (or lack therefore) i absolutely LOVE them!!! wrote a review here: http://maria-aston.blogspot.com/2009/10/yaby-haul-review.html

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