I’m a shein buyer! I’m actually one of those that recommend their clothes because I think they are good quality and inexpensive. (not ALL the clothes) but definitely, you can find a goodie most of the time. Then…
SHEIN launch a beauty and makeup brand! In the beginning, I was skeptical. I was wondering (and probably so are you) Is sheglam makeup good? Is sheglam makeup safe? Cruelty-free?
And I really didn’t know what to expect from the Sheglam makeup foundation that is only $9!! And promises A LOT. So I bought all the makeup essentials, foundation, concealer, eyeshadows, eyeliner, their popular liquid blush, mascara, and more! And tested them to finally get a conclusion.
Keep scrolling to know if as a Makeup Artist I think Shein Sheglam Makeup is good?, do I recommend it?, and a full face makeup tutorial using ONLY SHEGLAM.
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Sheglam Eyeshadows review
The first thing we are applying this time is eye makeup. (I already did my prep-skin routine before applying any makeup, you can check out what that is and then come back to this post)
I constantly use my Tarte shape tape concealer as an eyeshadow primer, and this time I wanted to try my shape tape concealer in one eye, and in the other eye, I applied the sheglam full coverage concealer in this shade. So at the end of this review, we can compare if this Sheglam concealer works as an eyeshadow primer.
After that, I set my lids with a translucent powder.
My first impression was that the Sheglam concealer as an eyeshadow primer was a bad idea! The Tarte shape tape side drys almost instantly after I applied it and showed more coverage with less product.
But to be honest, at the end of the day, the eyeshadows look good on both sides (I have more to say about it later in this review, but it has nothing to do with priming the eyelids), so I think yes, I would use this sheglam concealer as an eyeshadow primer again.
Let´s get to the eyeshadow swatches
The packaging felt great, almost like any other makeup brand. but more on the luxury side than a drugstore. Even though the price is less than DRUGSTORE makeup.
I ordered the Sheglam Breeze eyeshadow palette that came with 9 pastel and warm shades. And it cost me $6 plus taxes. I think the price is suuuuper cheap in comparison to other brands that also have that 9-shades presentation.
I choose that palette because I liked the colors and it has a combination of matte and metallics with tones ranging from purples, pastels, blue, gold, and pink. Perfect for spring and summer! Check the breeze palette current price here.
I have to be honest and say that the swatches didn’t meet my expectations. I have to take a good amount of product to make it notible on my arm.
The matte shadows felt compressed and dry. I expected something more of a creamy texture that other eyeshadows have but they don’t.
On the other side the metallic/shimmer eyeshades did well on the swatches.
But the final conclusion with the Sheglam eyeshadow palette can’t be done just by swatches! Let’s get into the eye makeup tutorial.
Eyeshadow Tutorial using Sheglam Breeze palette
Step 1. First I applied the light warm matte shadow and used it as my transition color on my crease.
I used my all time favorite hack for hooded eyes: the “fake crease” you can check more about that hack on my hooded eyes makeup complete tutorial.
Step 2. Took the dark warm shade to deepen the crease a little bit more before going into the pastels.
Step 3. I took the pink/lila shade and applied it on my outer corner blended it to the center of my eye.
Step 4. Now I’m applying the blue shade on my inner corner and blended it with the past pink/lila shade.
NOTE: this blue was my LEAST favorite of the entire palette. Definitely I expected more with that pastel blue. I literally USED A LOT, even tried to wet my brush and the coverage/color was not as I wanted.
Step 5. I decided to try more colors on the palette and applied a combination of the metallic purples on the outer corner on top of the first lilac.
Step 7. now I’m applying the golden shade. OH this was a game-changer! I loved hows this beautiful gold metallic shade sparkle even with a DRY brush.
I’m using it in my tearduct to highlight my look and I loved it! Almost made me forget about that blue.
Step 6. For my lower lash line, I’m using the metallic dark blue and the gold shade to highlight the lower inner corner of my eye.
Conclusion about the Sheglan Eyeshadow palette.
It does the work. It is definitely a checkmark! I liked the colors and the texture. I did NOT like the matte blue one though. But for the price ($6) and the rest of the shades, I think it was a good choice! They also have several more affordable palettes that I want to try.
And be updating this review as soon as I tried them.
Sheglam Concealer review
I selected the shade coconut flakes. And even though it seems very light on the sheglam page, the tone is more like an imperfections concealer rather than a highlighter concealer for my skin tone.
So I’m currently using it to cover my under-eyes and some acne marks but still using a lighter shade to highlight my high points.
What does the concealer description say?
- Soft and matte finish
- medium-to-full coverage (although the name of the concealer is 12-hour full coverage concealer)
- Buildable formula
- Won’t settle into lines or creases
- Has anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Did it meets those expectations?
My opinion about the Sheglam concelaer
This concealer is 4.5 to 5 stars.
It passes my quality standards. I have tried this concealer for a couple of weeks now. and It has an incredibly soft and lightweight formula with medium to full coverage.
I can instantly cover my under eyes and other facial imperfections by using a tiny bit of concealer.
And you can build that coverage by using more products on problem areas.
It drys matte but not completely matte and dry-ish it drys more like a satin matte.
It is one of those concealers you definitely want to apply tips to prevent creasing and set them the right way.
I employ my popular undereye concealer hacks to prevent this from happening and using those the concealer works phenomenally without creasing or settle in my fine lines.
Sheglam Foundation review
Now I’m applying their popular SHEGLAM COMPLEXION PRO Long Lasting Breathable Matte Foundation. This one comes in 30 shades—a pretty reasonable and inclusive range of shades.
I choose the shade sand based on the name description and the photos on the sheglam page, and I picked the right shade.
This foundation was the product that I was more excited about. I always have a hard time finding a good foundation when there’s a new foundation on the market, and this foundation just promised too much for a $9 product.
But I constantly get scammed with $40-50 foundations that just don’t do what they promises, so why not give this one a try? So, here are y first impressions.
Surprisingly this foundation came in a very luxury-like high-end look package! It includes a black cloth cover to protect the foundation (which really surprised me!).
You get the total luxury experience with a $9 foundation!
It has glass packaging and a matte black and gold cover. It contains 30 ml which is pretty common on almost every foundation.
I have to say that I was just loving the whole experience with this foundation without even use it.
Now let’s see how it went.
What does the description of this foundation say?
- Sweat and waterproof formula
- Non pore-clogging ingredients
- Lightweight on the skin
- Semi-matte filter-like finish
My opinion about the Sheglam Foundation
I found this foundation like a soft matte, which I think is very helpful for oily skin or combination skin in hot weathers like my skin now. I liked the coverage (It was really a medium-to-full coverage) more like a full coverage to me.
I pumped the bottle one time and with that quantity, I was able to give full coverage through all my face.
So it feels thick but once you apply it to the skin it feels breathable and lightweight.
Does it pass my standards? TOTALLY! This is a great less-than-drugstore price foundation that feels way more than some high-end foundations that I know. And IT WORKS EXACTLY HOW IT SAYS.
It will be something I would use with a client? As a Makeup artist I don’t want to apply any new product to my clients especially If I don’t know if can cause irritation.
I will be testing this foundation more times and probably testing it with clients that has similar skin type than me before introducing it to my professional makeup kit.
AFTER-HOURS: I ate, played with my kids, go out in hot weather and the foundation stays in place and looks just amazing. On the night right before I was going to bed, I noticed that there were some patchy areas on my chin and nose but this could be OK considering I didn’t retouch it during the day.
Sheglam Eyeliner Review
If this is the first time you read my blog, you probably don’t know that I have Hooded eyes. I do not have those perfect eyelids that can use any eye makeup, eyeshadows or eyeliner. And I’m always thankful when I found an eyeliner that actually works for my hooded eyes.
This waterproof sheglam eyeliner is one of those! It is Hooded eyes approved.
This is a waterproof formula that is really long-lasting. I don’t know but I never imagined that a $4 eyeliner will be now my favorite.
it is a duo eyeliner, one side you get a pen eyeliner and in the other side you get a wing stamp.
Although the “wing stamp” concept in some eyeliners has never worked for me, It could be helpful for other eyeliner beginners. For me, to make the right winged eyeliner for my hooded eyes, I would only use the thin pen eyeliner side.
AFTER-HOURS: After 10 hours, this waterproof eyeliner didn’t move, smudge or break neither loses its black color in any way! I’m impressed with how well this eyeliner went. I just loved it so much.
Sheglam liquid Blush review
This liquid blush trend has been everywhere, and when I saw the new concept the sheglam was offering with liquid blushes I was so excited to try them.
This blush is a liquid-gel formula that comes in 4 shades, it has vitamin C infused and promises a long-wearing effect.
I bought this liquid blush in the shade love cake. Which is a cute light pink shade.
It comes with a built-in sponge to apply it which is very convenient and helpful to apply on YOUR face. But not to apply it directly to others, like for clients. (I can also apply it directly to a makeup palette instead of touching directly my face to prevent the blush from being contaminated)
I’m using my real techniques custom slide blush brush to blend the blush perfectly with the rest of my makeup. I actually really like this brush because you can adjust the coverage you want to apply to your product either blush, bronzer, highlighter or any cream or powder. it’s my favorite!
My opinion about the Sheglam liquid blush
It is a great blush. Does the work perfectly and I like that it feels so lightweight and breathable on the skin (I have had problems with other liquid blushes causing me breaks, and I’ve been using this one for weeks without any reaction on my skin)
It’s not something waterproof or super long-wear, but if you set it with a powder blush the color last longer. What I love the most is the price! Without mentioning that the packaging is amazing.
I also bought the Spring it cream to powder blush from sheglam, and although I didn’t pick it for this makeup look, I liked the product so far.
It comes with different packaging than the liquid blush, without a built-in sponge to apply. And the formula is also a cream-to-powder formula that I like when I don’t want to also use a powder blush. You can check this cream to powder blush here.
Sheglam lipstick review
To finish my look, I mixed both lip products this sheglam matte liquid lipstick in the shade sugar and the sheglam lip tint in the shade wake up call.
I have thoughts on both.
First the matte liquid lipstick. We need to mention the price. It is only $4!
It has a formula that you easily find in other high-end brands. It doesn’t gets dry, it has full coverage on the lips and it is long-wearing.
On the other side, the lip tint (which price is $4.50!!) is something different from the regular lipsticks or liquid lipstick I’m used to.
It is really a tint that literally stays in place for hours, almost days! I didn’t remove my lip makeup on the night, and the day after that, I still had some tint on my lips!
Something I don’t love about this tint is that it is difficult to remove. But you can use a lip balm or an oil-based makeup remover to remove almost all from your lips.
This could be something good if you want some color on your lips throughout all day, even if you eat.
Sheglam Mascara review
I almost forgot I also bought and tried the sheglam waterproof mascara.
I only use waterproof mascaras because with my hooded eyes my lashes tend to fall down with a water-based mascara and I need that extra lift on the eyes all the time.
So a new waterproof mascara that works well was something I was excited about.
The sheglam waterproof mascara is now my everyday mascara! it keeps my lashes lifted all day. for ONLY $4!!
It is not something I would recommend to any person, because you need to remove carefully the mascara with an oil-based eye makeup remover, and sometimes a waterproof mascara can be hard to remove.
But this mascara is CHEAPER than every other drugstore mascara I love, this is just incredible.
My Honest Opinion about the SHEGLAM makeup
SHEGLAM MAKEUP PRICE
I have to mention that I had a FULL FACE makeup only SPENDING $40 something dollars? eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara, foundation, concealer, blush, lips!!
And in my order, I probably didn’t pass the $60 for like 12 products. This Sheglam makeup brand is really cheap!
And I love to find good makeup with affordable prices so much.
But due to the price, there are some questions I had and probably you too about the quality of these products. Here’s some answers for that.
Is Sheglam makeup safe?
The ingredients used to make the SHEGLAM products are considered safe. The manufacturers of SHEGLAM are the same manufacturers for other luxury brands, and they hold the same strict product safety and quality assurance protocols as those brands do.
Is Sheglam makeup good?
The sheglam makeup is good. It has the quality on packaging and formulas like any other drugstore or high-end brand but in a way more cheaper price. I’ve tested for weeks now and I have found that overall it is a good brand that offers quality makeup products.
Is Sheglam makeup cruelty-free?
Yes! Sheglam makeup is cruelty-free.
Conclusion and final thoughts about Sheglam makeup
At the end of the day, my makeup look was overall still GREAT! I liked the foundation, mascara, blush, and lipstick duration and was IMPRESSED with the eyeliner!
On the other side, the thing that did not impress me was the eyeshadows. I probably have to test more eyeshadows from them, but I wasn’t totally disappointed because even if only one shade were good, I only paid $6 for it.
I also have to mention that these were my real thoughts and opinions (like always!), and sheglam didn’t sponsor this post.