Oh yes ladies, I have graduated into the big girls club of cream eye shadows. The first "Armani" item of my life
Couldn't be any prettier
The buzz about these shadows were hard to miss in the beauty world. "Nothing like it" "Incredible" "Absolutely amazing" praise like this, raises the curiosity in all beauty lovers, myself included!
The color I chose is #5 Gold Blitz
It almost looks like a pigment in the photo!
I have heard many people consider this a boring shade. Many of the Eyes to Kill line have gorgeous multi color glitter in them, but when I swatched them as stunning as they were, I knew they would not get any shown love from me.
The SA and I decided on #5 for my skin tone, as it made me look brighter than the bronzer counter part #15, which is beautiful as well.
Gold has been my complete eye shadow obsession this fall.
Texture: It feels very smooth but hard. As if a NARS cream eyeshadow had a bit of touched hard marble added to the formula. When you rub your finger along the surface, you wouldn't expect the product payoff you receive. Yes - I confirm, it's pretty incredible. Incredibly pigmented with the swipe of a finger, you only need 1 swipe!
Wearability: I always use a primer and these things don't seem to budge at all. 8+ hrs, Pashaw, no test for these shadows
Blendability: I do find when I apply these with my finger I have to be pretty quick to soften the edges out into a very soft smoke effect
Would I recommend this: YES! I don't think I would go out running to buy all the shades because while there are the safer colors which I magnetically gravitate towards, the more party fun colors make you go ooo000000ooo! A color you see in confetti, and birthdays, but wouldn't believe someone could capture in an eye shadow - amazing, you got to at least swatch em!
This one tub will prob last me forever...I used it a few times this week, and I don't even see the lines on the product, because that is how little I used. If this is something for you to put on everyday, you will be getting your money's worth in regards to the time it will take to finish one of these babies
While on the topic of cream eye shadows, another brand recently caught my eye, I think we all know what I'm referring to...*sigh* beautiful
Reviews and praises have recently arisen for the now loved Chanel Illusion D'Ombre, and I myself felt the calling of the gorgeous taupey Illusore 83 (pictured) but when I swatched it in the store it looked, familiar....love/hate when that happens...
Hate not having a pretty new Chanel item to play with but...
LOVE to rediscover a gem in my collection
The Jill Stuart Eye Jellies
Left (new packaging) Right (old Packaging) same # of product
Jill Stuart, her packaging gets me, so princess like! Her powder eye shadows are far too much fall out for me, but her eye jellies, well they're just love!
Left: Vintage Decore #10, Right: Antique Amber #10
Unsure if these exact shades are still available, JS adds in new colors semi regularly
Vintage Decore, my collection dupe for the beautiful Chanel.
The Eye Jellies have the most "fun" texture of any cream eye shadow I ever tried. A hybrid between the Rimmel Color Mousse eye shadows with more whipped air and the Maybelline Dream Mousse blushes.
OK- best description I can sum up: When you have a cake frosted in fresh properly whipped cream, and you run your finger across the top, and you create an indention where you see the cream below the surface with mini air bubbles? THAT layer with the bubbles, is the texture which reminds me most of these shadows.
-Strangest make up description in the world....good job...T.T
I am REALLY struggling to explain the exact texture, but to sum it up, they feel pretty damn cool!
The wearability is not as long as the Armani but you should be able to get through a work day with a good primer, but 8 hrs. is pushing it.
They are slightly floral scented which is not lingering
L-R: Vintage Decore, Antique Amber, Gold Blitz
What cream eye shadows have you been loving?