Amidst a sea of neutrals, Prestige brought color back to the drugstore makeup scene this spring with the Total Intensity line. The range consists of highly pigmented eye and lip products with striking colors, and I knew I had to get my hands on a few of the eyeshadows.
The Total Intensity Duo-Chrome Eyeshadows are high-impact shadows that slightly shift shades (say that 5 times fast!) as they catch the light. They all have a shimmer finish and apply with medium to full opacity. The shades I have are Spellbound, Hypnotized, and Hocus Pocus.
Spellbound is a pink champagne that leans gold when it catches the light. This color is perfect for highlighting or a wash over the entire lid.
Hypnotized is a sea teal with a silver undertone. This one really makes my brown eyes stand out.
Hocus Pocus is a familiar-yet-unique color that shifts between brown and teal. We’ve seen shades similar to this from many high end brands, but few drugstore brands have dared recreate it.
The Total Intensity Color Rush Eyeshadows are shimmery and metallic, perfect for when you want to kick your look up another notch. I found these to be a bit stiffer than the Duo-Chrome eyeshadows, but just as bright. It seems that the shimmer in these is partly a sprayed overlay, as it gets much more sparse after the first layer has been used.
The Chase is a royal purple with pink shimmer particles.
Out of the Blue is a cobalt blue with silver shimmer particles.
Makeup Ur Mind is a khaki green with gold shimmer particles. This is one of my favorite shades from the collection because it’s so unique, and I can see it flattering a range of skin tones.
I will say this now and I’ll stand by it firmly: these shadows perform on par with Urban Decay, and other high end brands. They are buttery soft, and blend like a dream while also being very buildable. The color payoff and texture are among the best I’ve seen from the drugstore, and they stay strong all day long. The bright, bold colors work well together to create a cohesive look; check out the one I created using the three Duo-Chrome shades:
The Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadows are available in select drugstores and at Ulta for $8.49 each. I would normally say that’s pricey for an eyeshadow single, but these are at the top of the drugstore makeup food chain.