There are some beauty bloggers out there who review products from the same brands over and over again.  And then there’s me.  I love to try out new brands all the time and introduce you all to them.  It’s just so that I can gloat later and say, “Yes, you read it here first!”  Let’s give a warm welcome to the French brand, Serge Louis Alvarez and I’ll be reviewing the SLA Crystal Shadow today.

SLA, Serge Louis Alvarez makeup

About SLA

Serge Louis Alvarez is a professional, natural and organic makeup range created by the master of makeup artistry, Serge Louis Alvarez.  The SLA philosophy is to create a new look on beauty…“To be both glamorous and beautiful whilst respecting your health and the environment”.  (taken from their website)

Product & Swatch

So I couldn’t find much information on this exact product but there are other shades of Crystal Shadows available.  But what I like about it is the fantastic shimmy shimmer pigmentation with just one light roll of the rollerball.  From a practical point of view, eyeshadow with a rollerball method of application isn’t the easiest with lack of precision.

It’s a shame because it gets lost amongst my sea of eyeshadow palettes and I don’t think, “Oooh, I need to wear Serge Louis Alvarez Crystal Shadow on my lids STAT!

I do have other products in the SLA collection to show you so keep an eye out for that.

Have you heard of SLA before?  And do you like rollerball eyeshadows?

8 Comments on Serge Louis Alvarez Crystal Shadow

  1. Tati
    06/03/2012 at 10:55 am (5 years ago)

    Rollerball eyeshadows seem to be a new trend – I know NYX has one as well. I agree, they are inconvenient for application. I much prefer pressed eyeshadow pans myself.

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:33 pm (5 years ago)

      @Tati, I love my palettes too 🙂

  2. Madam M
    06/03/2012 at 1:14 pm (5 years ago)

    mmmmm rollerball shadow. I’ve not yet seen anything like this before. I’m tipping this wouldn’t be great for me in the mornings i am always running late and i have my slap on face down to about 1o minutes. (and it shows!!!). Maybe more suitable for when i have a special occasion or more time. Looks lovely though.

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:32 pm (5 years ago)

      @Madam M, 10 minute face?! Wow!!! I wanna see!! 🙂

  3. gio
    06/03/2012 at 6:14 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m not a fan of the packaging. It’s not hygienic and won’t allow a precise application either. But the color is so pretty!

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:32 pm (5 years ago)

      @gio, Agree! The colour is gorgeous!

  4. Vita
    06/03/2012 at 8:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I used to have a rollerball eyeshadow by Revlon around about 5 or 6 years ago!! It was a soft shimmery pink and the fallout was a real problem.

    • Ling
      07/03/2012 at 2:32 pm (5 years ago)

      @Vita, The dreaded word for eyeshadow users – fallout! 🙁