Kryolan Shimmering Vision Cream Base Eyeshadow Palette

Kryolan recently came out with an AMAZING new eyeshadow palette called Shimmering Vision Cream Base Eyeshadow Palette and it’s filled with eighteen amazing colors. What’s Kryolan you ask? Here is some quick info about the company.

Kryolan Professional Make-up, based in Berlin, has been around for over 60 years and they are a specialized manufacturer of professional makeup for the theater, television and film. They deliver to over 70 countries and have over 16,000 products in 750 shades. Here is what they say about the difference betwen “theatrical” makeup and regular:

A considerable number of special demands, such as the following, are placed on professional make-up and must be satisfied to an optimal degree:

  • Faithful rendition of colors for the stage or camera
  • Good permanence on the actor’s skin
  • Especially good compatibility on the skin
  • Color continuity over years
  • Good color intensity
  • Capability of international application
  • High degrees of product safety and reliability

And here is a little tidbit from their website that I loved. In over 60 years they have never carried out any animal testing. Yay!

These eyeshadows are extremely creamy and for the most part, very saturated. I mean CREAMY folks! You could use them as either an eyeshadow base, an eyeshadow, or colored liner. They are incredibly versatile, and I love the wide color range. It offers both cream and shimmery colors, which is nice for having options.

The palette is a nice feeling metal-like container, that seems very sturdy. Inside it comes with a nice large mirror and an application brush.

Colors in first two rows (zigzag: L to R, then R to L, then L to R)

Pure white cream, silver/white shimmer, sky blue cream, bright yellow cream, shimmery warm yellow shimmer, medium warm copper shimmer

All of these colors were really saturated with the cream based (non-shimmery) ones being a little more opaque. I particularly love the sky blue and copper colors.

Rows three and four (zigzag: L to R, then R to L, then L to R)

Pale pink shimmer, medium orange/red shimmer, bright medium pink shimmer, bright cobalt blue cream, deep indigo cream, dark charcoal grey shimmer

The light pink here was the least saturated color and the lightest in the whole palette. The others were all just amazing!

Rows five and six (zigzag: L to R, then R to L, then L to R)

Deep bronze/orange shimmer, medium orange cream, dark chocolate brown shimmer, pale pink/lavender shimmer, medium blue shimmer, medium grass green shimmer

The first three here were really saturated and nice. The last three colors here turned out to be a little on the pale side. They are still very nice colors, but it take more work to get good color payoff with them, especially the blue.


The second I saw this on Pursebuzz’s site I immediately wanted it and I don’t regret purchasing it. The cost might seem high until you realize you are getting eighteen colors and they are all really nice!

What do you guys think? Have you ever tried Kryolan or any other theatrical makeup before?


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  • September 22, 2010

    I want it!! I found a random chemist near my house that stocks Kryolan, I might ask them if they can get it in for me. It seems to be cheaper there.
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    • September 22, 2010

      Hi Sorcha,

      Yes ask them! It totally rocks if you love bright colors :)

  • September 22, 2010

    I love their Aquacolor palettes! I used my mom’s for painting kids’ faces for a few Halloweens in a row… They applied like a dream! I want to splurge on the 24 piece set and the Day Glow set one day.

    • September 22, 2010

      Hi Naomi,

      This is my first experience with their stuff and so far, so good!

  • September 22, 2010

    LOVE it!!!!! It is amazing! I always find the neatest stuff through your website! If it werent for you, I would still be in my little Department Store Shell for make up!

    • September 22, 2010

      Hi Arlyn,

      Glad you like it! I am finding more and more online every day…it’s dangerous! :)

  • September 22, 2010

    Oh, God! I LOVE this!!!!
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    • September 22, 2010

      Hi nihrida,


  • September 23, 2010

    That is beautiful. It looks like my MacBook! And the colours are absolutely gorgeous. What a great acquisition.

  • September 23, 2010

    It looks great…but the price…not so good ;-(

  • September 23, 2010

    have you tried them on your eyes yet? I’m interested in crease-time. I’ve been using Make Up Forever’s aqua creams for a while now because they never crease or flake; thus avoiding my usual problem with eyeshadow If it falls into my eyes in even the most infinitesimal amount they swelll shut. I tried a kryolan aqua color color about six years ago and it creased immediately.

    Sorry that I use MUFE, I’ve heard that their animal testing status is nebulous :< it's the first eye shadow I've found in 10 years of trying every company possible that hasn't caused irritation (and yes that includes smaller ones like Fyrinnae :\). If these can go for a few hours without creasing/flaking I'll most certainly switch!

  • September 23, 2010

    Wow, some interesting bright colors there! I don’t mind paying extra for quality. Unfortunately, my sensitive skin cannot cope with fragrance, so I wouldn’t be able to use this.

  • September 25, 2010

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  • October 1, 2010

    I love these colors! they look great!