Victoria’s Secret Ultimate Look Shadow Trio Review: Most Wanted

by Sub Editor Akanksha on January 22, 2014

in Eye Makeup Looks, Eye Products, eyeshadow, Reviews

VS Eyeshadow (2) Victoria’s Secret Ultimate Look Shadow Trio Review: Most Wanted

There is a story behind this eyeshadow trio and I am determined to make you ladies sit through it. The day after Black Friday my mom decided to take the whole sulking household to Target because she suddenly needed to buy some more gifts for our relatives in India (seriously, we live in the US, okay, we don’t own a goldmine though!) I just stood near the bags aisle and kept playing on my phone. I look downwards, near my feet and there is a GIFT CARD. I picked it up and looked around trying to determine who dropped it. I swear I did try. It was a Victoria’s Secret $10 gift card with no minimum purchase! Long story short, I went to the mall and picked up this eyeshadow and got it for free!

Now that is out of the way, so, the VS Eyeshadow Trio in Most Wanted in yet another nude eyeshadow palette in the big sparkly world of eyeshadows.  I had an instant connection, because I always wanted one which was small and not too complicated to look at. (You know? Big box of eyeshadows, don’t know which to use? No? Just me? Okay.)  I loved the sleek packaging and the fact that it’s see through. It’s travel friendly as the lid shuts pretty tightly and is not cheap plastic. It comes with an applicator, easy to use while travelling but I personally don’t see myself tugging at my eye with it.

It contains three shades, which honestly are not extremely suitable for the darker Indian skin tones. The shades are all shimmery and beautiful to look at in the pan, but they differ in pigmentation. All of them are finely milled, tightly packed in the pan and soft on the eyes.

The first shade is more like a highlighter. I believe this shade is supposed to be used near the tear ducts and make your eyes pop. It is light beige in colour with subdued shimmer. The pigmentation is so bad that even if I sweep it ten times it would not show up.

The middle shade is a medium brown, again with shimmer. It is a beautiful shade, if only it showed up. I literally threw my brush and used my finger, nothing happened.

The third shade is a deep brown with a coppery finish and lovely shimmer. As my luck would be, I picked up too much of this one and ended up looking like a raccoon. This is so pigmented that I’m always trying to shed it off my brush before swooping. I love, love, love this shade. It’s very glamorous and I love coppery shades so I am happy! I just need to sweep it once if I am going out and I’m all set.

Overall, these shades cannot be used without a primer. The first two would never show up and the last one would never stick for more than half an hour. They are a little hard to blend as well. I use NYX Jumbo Crayon in Milk as an eyeshadow base and the first two barely showed up on it even after multiple swipes! I wear glasses, and I need eyeshadows to really pop to show. The first two shades really don’t do anything for me. I love the third one and I got it for free, so I am not very disappointed. I think VS can definitely improve upon the pigmentation and the formula, so that it sticks. They got the shimmer right, now only if they get the pigmentation right this will sell like hot cakes.

VS Eyeshadow (4)VS Eyeshadow (3)VS Eyeshadow (1)VS Eyeshadow (6)VS Eyeshadow (8)


  • Finely milled
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • One shade is highly pigmented
  • Right amount of shimmer


  • Two shades barely show up
  • Need a primer for usage
  • Not worth the price
  • No staying power
  • Not highly blendable

Rating: C

Price: $9

Recommendation: While the third shade is quite lovely, I would definitely give this Victoria Secret Ultimate Shadow Trio a miss. It is not worth the money and You can find much cheaper and more pigmented trios in the sea of neutral pallets.

This was a Guest Review By Apurva (Medium Skintone, Combination Skin)

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Gowthami January 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Surely not worth the price!! Nicely reviewed dear :)


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 7:11 am

It really isn’t Gowthami. Unfortunately :(
Thank you :D


Ritu TheIndianBeautyBlog January 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm

the colors look absolutely lovely! sad about the quality!


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 7:12 am

That’s why they say don;t judge a book by it’s cover! In our case.. an eyeshadow triad. :D


Xuvious January 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm

I was very curious about VS makeup thats been popping up, not really worth it though. :/


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 7:14 am

Sorry to disappoint Xuvious! I was excited too..but, meh.


Vipra S January 23, 2014 at 12:23 am

Pretty Palette but only shade 3 looks a worthy one :)
Nicely Reviewed Dear :)


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 7:15 am

Sharp eye Vipra. That is the only good shade, so definitely not worth $9.


Jyoti January 23, 2014 at 12:59 am

Shades are pretty :) nicely reviewed :)


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 7:14 am

Thank you Jyoti :)
They are. Indeed. But I have to literally paint them for them to show up :|


Supria January 23, 2014 at 2:09 am

Lol at the story :P


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 7:13 am

Moms Supria.. Moms. :D


Amani Zaara January 23, 2014 at 2:24 am

Packaging looked cute but quality disappoints..


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 7:12 am



Meghana January 23, 2014 at 7:57 am

the pallete pack looked nice though


Princess Butter January 23, 2014 at 11:29 am

Damn! You could have bought the 3.99$ each undie instead!


mehak January 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

LOLOLOL ~! So true !


Apurva January 23, 2014 at 9:16 pm

For some reason they didn’t have that bin there! :(


Princess Butter January 23, 2014 at 9:31 pm

The semi annual sale was on between 2nd and 15th Jan. So depends on when you went. :D
I received my 10$ card yday after collecting 250 points on my angel credit card. I willkeep it safely, lest I drop it in Target or something. :P


Apurva Desai January 23, 2014 at 11:38 pm

Mine was ending on 26 Dec. Had to use it! Wow, I just spent someone’s hard earned points on this s*&^. Lol. If I had found it in the sale season…maa kasam I would have bought something ahmazing. :D
Keep it in your wallet ;)


Manasi January 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Love the shades!!


Vineetha January 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Lovely shades! but pigmentation is a prority when it comes to eyeshadows!


Sassy January 23, 2014 at 4:20 pm

We can get Sleek eye shadows in almost same price..with good variety..


Mayuri January 23, 2014 at 5:51 pm

nice review but i agree, not worth the price :(


Heena January 23, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Shade 3 Looks The Best! Glad You Didn’t Had To Spend Money On This :P


Apurva January 23, 2014 at 9:17 pm

I know right? That would have made me sooo mad.


Bhumika January 26, 2014 at 3:34 am

Loved the pigmentation..shades are nice too :)


krithi January 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Perfect everyday shadows n luv the price too :P


Sangeeta January 28, 2014 at 12:02 am

The shades are pretty sucks that the staying power is bad.


rinnee February 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm

i wish the shades showed off better..


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