Remember when I wrote that glowing review of the KATE Gel Eyeshadow, and then asked you not to throw things at me? Well you definitely shouldn’t be throwing things at me today because I found a dupe for those of you who can’t get your hands on KATE products.
I was aimlessly breezing through Sephora one day when I espied-out-of-the-corner-of-my-eye a tube of cream shadow that looked strangely familiar. I raised my hand, and asked the SA to package up a nice little sample for me please. Then I got home, and went to work.
Ok, first swatches:
Can you even tell the difference?
And here are swatches in direct sunlight, where those nice plummy brown tones come out:
I guess in that last picture, Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Mushroom (that’s the one on the right) pulls a little more brown than KATE GY-1 does, but the difference is negligible. Of course, the textures are very different as well. The Urban Decay shadow has your typical cream shadow texture, while the KATE shadow, being a bouncy gel, is something else entirely. But the colors, eh? Pretty good!
Hope this helps someone out there :D