West Vintage (around $3 at Drugstore.com or local drugstores) is a colorful trio from NYC’s new HD eyeshadow line. The colors are a pink and rosy purple palette – not wildly colorful, but a nice break from neutrals. Like Bronzed in Brooklyn, this color scheme strikes me as sophisticated – which is especially nice to see in a drugstore palette!
Of the trios I’ve used from this line, this one the weakest. Both of the two deeper colors don’t want to show up with full force if you use brushes. They do apply better with sponge tips (as you can see in the swatch photo below, where I used sponge tips), but even then what I saw on my eye was very watered down compared to how they look in the pan. It’s a pretty trio as long as you’re okay with the colors being kind of soft. It wears well and doesn’t crease or fade. It’s just the color payoff is not great (and it definitely is on all the others).
In the closeups of my eye below, I applied the green with a brush, got nowhere and went back in with the sponge tip. For the purple in the middle of my lid, I just used a brush. That will give you an idea what I’m talking about here.
Color 1 is a very pale green frost that has very mild yellow undertones. Color 2 is a neutral medium purple satin finish with slight red undertones when swatched intensely on my arm, but the undertones looked cooler when I brushed it on my lid. Color 3 is a medium green with cool undertones and tiny flecks of gold and silver shimmer.