Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SST Cosmetics Review: Quintessential Collection

As many of you know I love reviewing new brands and finding great products to play around with. Today’s makeup spotlight is from a Canadian company called SST Cosmetics based in Saskatchewan and created by Sharon Sharpe-Titus- Makeup Artist and former model.

First up is the Silky Eyeshadow Single in the shade Composed which is a deep, dusty plum that looks gorgeous in the crease for sculpting and definition. This is also a great color for creating smoldering smokey eyes and although it is part of the spring collection it is ravishing for fall as well! With “Silky” in the title I expected the shadow to be exceptionally velvety and although it is quite smooth and easy to apply it is also a tad coarse. The pigmentation is full-coverage, buildable and non-creasing for long-lasting results. I like pairing this shade with brilliant gold or silvery hues but the packaging is a bit underwhelming. The shadow retails for $21.54.

The High Shine Lip Polish in the shade Vital is enriched with jojoba and sweet almond oil for a layer of creamy, comfortable moisture. The gloss comes with a standard applicator and again the packaging is very simple. This shade is light mauve-pink with sheer coverage and a non-sticky smooth texture. If you like soft colors then this pale, petal hue is for you but I tend to go for vibrant color with a bit more pigmentation. I usually pair colors like this with bold eyeshadow for balance and I like that the scent is subtle. The hydrating formula helps relieve dry lips and discomfort while providing luminous, pouty shine. The gloss retails for $23.94.

The Silky Eyeshadow Combo in Meek is also very neutral and the texture is actually quite coarse. The larger color is a tad chalky but it can be blended out under the brows for a nice matte highlight. The shimmer strip is more pigmented and soft for better coverage and the finish isn’t metallic or too sparkly. It works well as a highlight or lid color and looks pretty with the Composed eyeshadow above. The duo retails for $25.95.

Left to right: Silky Eyeshadow Combo, Composed Eyeshadow

Overall the collection is useable with some nice qualities but I’d like to try something a bit more exciting and colorful from the brand. You can check out the website by clicking HERE.

*Press samples featured


  1. I thought the first eyeshadow was a blusher! LOL! I've tried their products before and I feel like it's a hit and miss. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Yeah I agree, some things are great and others are just so-so. I think the brand needs to release a larger range of color and textures to really keep up with the trends.


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