Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

Before my blogging days, I was that crazy person who would rip into her freshly purchased cosmetics as soon as I exited the store, usually in the car (I know I’m not the only one).  However, for the sake of showcasing my products in mint condition, I have since refrained from such practices.  Any and all cultivated willpower went out the window, when Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée ($36 USD/4g) came into my possession.  These jars of gelatinous creamy goodness were just too enticing to wait for their photo op (hence the less than pristine look).  Can you predict the outcome of this review?  I hope you enjoy.

Chanel Ombre Premiere

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

The Pros to Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows:

  1. Cream formula has a very soft, supple consistency.
  2. According to the Chanel counter manager, these cream shadows were formulated to withstand shrinkage (if you have the Illusion D’Ombre you know what I’m talking about) and completely set after a few seconds.
  3. Colors are not as sparkle intense as the Illusion D’Ombre shadows–thank goodness.
  4. Once formula sets (30 seconds), the color does not budge.
  5. Both colors wore well over the NYX primer, but especially well over an opaque shadow base (think MAC Paint Pot, Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick, etc..) for 12 hours.
  6. Formula applies well with fingers and accompanying brush.
  7. Accompanying brush is reminiscent of a miniature MAC 239–fantastic upgrade from the angle applicator included with the Illusion D’Ombre line.
  8. Can be layered without patchiness for a more intense outcome.
  9. Perfect as stand alone eyeshadows or bases for powder eyeshadows.
  10. 806 Terre Brûlée gorgeous bronze color contains the finest coppery gold shimmer.
  11. 802 Undertone’s slight warm brown nuance gives the shade depth, but yet manages to brighten without looking overdone.
  12. The lighter shades in the collection can also be used as facial highlighters on certain skin tones.
  13. Edited collection contains eight shades (here).
  14. The updated logo color on the tops of the jars from white to gold looks very chic.
  15. Formulated without parabens, PTFE, or mineral oil.
  16. Made in Italy–Viva Italia!!

The Cons to Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows:

  1. Upward shimmer migration occurred with 806 Terre Brûlée.  Hooded eyes will likely experience the same results.
  2. 806 Terre Brûlée is best applied in thin layers.  The lightweight shimmer seems to disperse towards the crease and on eyeglasses, if a thick layer is used.
  3. The shimmer in 806 Terre Brûlée will shift if a powder eyeshadow is blended on top.
  4. The unique texture does not adhere easily to the brush head.  There is a slip to the formula that induces one to dig the brush into the pot forcefully to pick-up color–sometimes too much.
  5. Mature lids would be advised to try before buying.
  6. Chanel counter manager claims the Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows are permanent in the line and an eventual replacement for the Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows, but Chanel.com states these are limited-edition–who’s right, only time will tell.
Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

  • As you can tell from the photo above, the texture is not that of your typical cream shadow.  These new Ombre Premiere Eyeshadows are quite malleable and easily compressed–reminds me of a softer version of Play-Doh.
Chanel 802 Undertone

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone.

Chanel 802 Undertone.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone.

  • Right off the bat, Chanel 802 Undertone is what I wished Charlotte Tilbury’s Marie Antoinette (reviewed here) would have been.  The major difference between the two brands is the setting properties. As stated in my review, Marie Antoinette’s mousse-like formula did not fully set. Even though the color was lovely, I could not get past the lack of staying power.  Thankfully, Chanel took their time creating a version of cream shadow that actually does what it claims.
  • If I had to say, 802 Undertone is one of the most versatile shades in the collection.  The color is neutral enough to flatter any skin tone and is the ultimate one color swipe-and-go shade for those who want to look put together when time is of the essence.  In addition, I’m also using this as a highlighter and adding a lighter shade (Edward Bess Sunlight) at the high point of the cheeks, for a slight ombré effect.
Chanel 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 806 Terre Brûlée.

  • Chanel 806 Terre Brûlée is the shade I wanted to get from the beginning.  This color seems to possess the perfect balance of bronze, copper and gold.  However, I did find the formula more sheer in texture than 802 Undertone.  This slight discrepancy maybe the reason why I find an opaque primer/base more beneficial than a clear primer.  In my experience, fingers are the perfect tool for layering this color.  The accompanying brush is wonderful, but the slip in the formula makes it challenging to get the right amount on the brush.
  • The fine shimmer in this shade seems to bind to the skin more securely when given the chance to set in-between each layer.  Case in point, when a thicker layer is applied, a minuscule amount of the featherweight shimmer seems to cling to my glasses or sunglasses–very odd.
  • Another point worth noting, if the intention is to utilize this shade as a base for powder eyeshadows, patting motions would work best to keep the shimmers from scattering.  Personally, I would never top Terre Brûlée with a powder because it makes a striking statement on its own.
Chanel 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

Chanel cream shadows

Wearing Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée.

  • For the above look, Chanel 802 Undertone was placed all over the mobile lid and inner corners. The middle row of colors from my Viseart o1 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette (reviewed here) layered well over the color in the outer “v”, crease and lower lash line.  Chanel 806 Terre Brûlée was patted over the reddish shade from the palette, on the lower lash line.  Bobbi Brown Taupe Shadow Stick (reviewed here) was used to line the inner waterline.
Wearing Chanel 802 Undertone.

Wearing Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone.

  • For the above look, Chanel 802 Undertone was used all over the mobile lid with Bobbi Brown Camel eyeshadow in the crease and lower lash line, and Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze Liquid Liner (reviewed here).  Bobbi Brown Taupe Shadow Stick was used to line the lower waterline.  Chanel 806 Terre Brûlée was used over BB Camel on the lower lash line.
Chanel 806 Terre Brûlée.

Wearing Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 806 Terre Brûlée.

  • For the above look, Chanel 806 Terre Brûlée was applied to the mobile lid in three thin layers, with 802 Undertone in the inner corner.  The first layer applied smoothly using my ring finger. With an adequate foundation in place, the second layer was easily built-up using the accompanying brush.  The third and final layer was just a formality to enhance the shimmer more so than the color.  Utilizing patting motions, my ring finger was the perfect tool for depositing a delicate final touch.
Chanel Cream Eyeshadow ingredient list.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ingredient list.

 

**Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows 802 Undertone and 806 Terre Brûlée are sold at Saks, Nordstrom, Macys, Lord & Taylor, etc..**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows are a home run.  The carefully curated color selection, long wear formula, beautiful finish, versatility and comfortable wear make these shadows a treasure.  Regardless if you get one, three or all of the colors, rest assured, you will be pleased with your purchase.  With that being said, I need to invest in a couple of more colors to adequately support this statement–wink, wink.  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish review and swatches.

Pur Caviar

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Try as I must, I cannot steer clear of shimmery eyeshadows.  My head realizes my maturing eyelids are best suited for satin and matte shades, but my heart will always skip a beat at the sight of glitter/shimmer in shadows.  My personal preference for the reflective variety will always remain with cream shadow formulations.  The smoother application, longevity, richer pigment, crease-free wear, no shimmer fall down and increased amount is very difficult to find in powder formulas.  Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish ($26 USD/8mL) delivers on all of the above–the gorgeous dark pigment paired with golden shimmers is enough to awaken the sallowest of appearances.  I hope you enjoy.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

The Pros to PUR Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish:

  1. Rich dark blackened base is incredibly concentrated.
  2. Abundant warm golden shimmer feels undetectable.
  3. Damp mousse-like texture applies smoothly without skipping.
  4. Can be applied with fingers, brushes (synthetic or natural) and accompanying silicone applicator.
  5. Formula feels cooling on initial application and dries down within 20-30 seconds.
  6. Once dried, the color does not budge–over a primer.
  7. The tiniest amount is needed for rich color payoff.
  8. Can be layered for an intense metallic look.
  9. Due to the dark nature of Caviar, this color can be used as an eyeliner as well.
  10. When worn as an eyeliner, the line remained in perfect condition for 12 hours.
  11. Powder eyeshadows layer well over Caviar.
  12. NO glitter/shimmer fallout.
  13. Depending on lighting, color shifts from a deep brown to a rich forest green.
  14. Removes easily with any makeup remover.
  15. Come is six permanent shades:  Cashmere (champagne) , Satin (rose gold), Silk (coppery bronze), Velvet (burgundy purple), Suede (rich brown), and Caviar.
  16. Formulated without parabens, or mineral oil.
  17. Made in the USA.

The Cons to PUR Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish:

  1. Odd packaging contains a cloth-like net/mesh right at the opening.  Seems a bit unnecessary and makes for awkward product pickup.
  2. Even though I did not experience fallout, I did notice glitter migration toward my crease area–could be a problem for hooded eyes.
  3. Shimmers become disturbed when blending powder shadows too vigorously.  I would suggest to PAT powder shadow on top.
  4. Shimmers also tend to shift if eyes are touched.
  5. Product has a history of drying out–5 out 6 in-store testers were dried out.  Be sure to tightly close the pot and store upside down after use.
  6. Formula has to be store upside down or knocked against the palms of the hand to get product to the surface of the mesh.
  7. The accompanying silicone applicator is too stiff and large to accommodate the angle of the pot’s opening and contours of the eye.
Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish with included silicone applicator.

  • My main criticism lies with the odd packaging.  The mesh covering does not seem to have a specific purpose, other than to appear distinctive compared to other brands.  In this day and age, where we have seen it all, some products can get lost in the mix if the packaging is unassuming.  I certainly can appreciate the company’s desire to make their product stand out, but a squeeze tube, (although not the most exciting) would have made a better delivery system.
Pur Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish swatches (taken without flash).

  • As you can tell, Caviar is rather deep.  The blackened base is hardly noticeable because of the abundance of shimmers.  Predictably, the golden shimmers transform this color into a forest green shade that will suit any skin tone.
  • I found fingers and a concealer brush to be the best tools for application.  Although the above swatches show the silicone brush to be a suitable applicator, I can assure you the stiff composition does not hug the curvature of the eye socket very well, which leads to uneven results.  My old Sigma concealer brush is flexible enough to pick up product from the mesh and distribute an even coat on the skin.
Pur Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish used on the upper lash line as an eyeliner.

  • As mentioned, Caviar makes an amazing eyeliner.  I absolutely love the effect when worn over a black liner or even on its own (as shown above).  The golden shimmers have a brightening effect on the eyes and give the illusion of a more awakened look.
  • A dense, short hair brush like the Wayne Goss 21 Eyebrow brush, or Bobbi Brown Fine Eyeliner brush picks up color very well.  Patting motions, instead of dragging motions also help deposit a more opaque/shimmery line across the upper lash line.
Pur Cosmetics Caviar

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish applied on the mobile lid.

  • The above photo shows the full effect of Caviar when worn all over the lid (over a clear primer). This look is not for the faint hearted, the heaps of golden shimmer was in full force, a look best reserved for nights out rather than the office or PTA meetings.  Granted, you can wear what you want, when you want, but on my larger lids, the look (although fierce) was a bit overwhelming.
  • I have read reviews stating this eye polish is difficult to remove, but I vehemently disagree.  My dual action makeup remover eliminated all traces of pigment and shimmer with minimal effort.  In fact, water was the only thing used to remove Caviar from my brush.
Pur eye polish

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish smudged over a dark brown shadow along the upper lash line (photo taken indoors on a cloudy day).

Ingredients for Pur Caviar Eye Polish:

Caviar: Aqua, Polysilicone-11, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone, Carbomer, Laureth-12, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Silica, 1,2-Hexandiol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

 

**Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish is found at Ulta.com and purcosmetics.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish has won over my girly-girl side.  The rich opaque blackened base, combined with the exquisite golden shimmers and amazing longevity is enough to satisfy my urge for drama.  Will you be indulging in one of the colors?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on the highlighted names for a direct link to each product. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and/or written content cannot be used for any other social media and/or publications.*

MAC Spellbinder Shadows Dynamically Charged and Higher Power review and swatches.

MAC Spellbound

MAC Spellbinder Shadows Dynamically Charged and Higher Power.

MAC Spellbound

MAC Spellbinder Shadows Dynamically Charged and Higher Power.

Anyone who enjoys makeup, has had a love/hate relationship with eyeshadow pigments.  The color saturation is love at first swipe, but the unpressed messy format leaves much to be desired.  MAC Chocolate Brown (discontinued), was my first pigment, the rich warm brown color was euphoric; the smooth texture and seamless blending was enough to hook me for life.  Everything was going swimmingly until, my jar inexplicably made sudden contact with my pristine beige carpet.  Since that tragic day, a self-imposed ban on pigment purchases was immediately enforced.  Luckily, MAC Spellbound Shadows ($22 USD/.8 g.) magnetized ionized pigments are said to, “cling to lids like velvet,” all the while remain in perfect form, without spillage.  Will these new incarnations attract or repel my attention?  You’ll see.  I hope you enjoy!

MAC Spellbound

MAC Spellbinder Shadows Dynamically Charged and Higher Power.

The Pros to Mac Spellbinder Shadows:

  1. Incredibly rich color.
  2. Blackened base color is combined with color pigments.
  3. Ionized pigments are magnetically charged and do not spill out of the container–even when turned upside down–metal plate at the base of the pigment keeps everything contained.
  4. Wave pattern returns to its original design, simply by taping the jar gently on any surface.
  5. Superb color saturation when used with a brush–flat synthetic or natural hair brushes work equally as well.
  6. Patting motions are a must for optimal color payoff.
  7. Very little product is needed.
  8. Can be used with a dampened brush for more intense results–although, not necessary.
  9. Removes easily without staining the skin.
  10. Performs spectacularly when placed over sticker bases, (i.e., shade sticks or glitter glue).
  11. Product is contained in a matte black glass jar.
  12. Very minimal, if not any, fall out.
  13. Magnetized pigments are easily wiped off skin.
  14. Formula does not contain parabens, or mineral oil.
  15. Comes in eight dark colors–part of the permanent collection.
  16. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Mac Spellbinder Shadows:

  1. The price/amount ratio of Spellbound Shadows ($22 USD/ .8 g) in comparison to regular MAC pigments ($22 USD/ 4.5 g) is highway robbery.
  2. Both colors have quite a noticeable reflective finish–clearly not for the office or mature lids.
  3. Formula does not apply well at all with fingers.
  4. Unlike regular pigments, Spellbinder Shadows do not adhere after blending–they will basically wipe off on the second swipe.
  5. On bare lids, the lasting power is roughly seven (7) hours before fading occurred–when placed over an eyeshadow stick (BB Taupe or MAC Long Wear Color Stick) the pigment lasted all day.
  6. Hooded eyes will experience color transfer due to the lightweight texture.
  7. When used damp, the color did not seem to adhere as securely as when used dry.  Color migrated up towards my orbital bone.
  8. This formula seems better suited for mobile lid use.  Crease work requires blending and these blend out into nothing.
  9. Opaque black container is chic, but specific color is not easily determined.
  10. Collection lacks lighter shades.
MAC Dynamically Charged

MAC Spellbinder Shadow Dynamically Charged.

MAC Spellbinder Shadow

MAC Spellbinder Shadow Dynamically Charged

  • Dynamically Charged is admittedly, one of the most gorgeous taupe brown colors.  The intense finish hovers on the metallic side.  This is a great shade for all eye colors and most assuredly, for those who are looking to make a dramatic statement.  Personally, I have only applied this color to the mobile lid, but if one does not want that level of intensity, this can easily be utilized in the outer corners to add depth to any eye look.
  • In my experience, color migrated up toward my orbital bone when used with a dampened brush. Even though the pigment appeared more saturated in this state, the adhesion was somewhat compromised.  I can only deduce the technology/additional ingredients behind the ionized pigment formula are somewhat disturbed when dampened.
MAC Higher Power.

MAC Spellbinder Shadow Higher Power.

MAC Spellbinder Shadow

MAC Spellbinder Shadow Higher Power.

  • Higher Power is a burgundy/purple shade that will look particularly striking against lighter eye colors.  On my deep-set lids, this shade is very dark and sultry.  Paired with my brown eyes, the look can undoubtedly appear too overdone.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, in retrospect, my twenty-something self would have sported this shade everyday.  Presently, my forty-something self is rather content using this beauty as an outer corner color (see photos below).
MAC Spellbound

Wearing MAC Spellbinder Shadows Dynamically Charged and Higher Power.

MAC Dynamically Charged and Higher Power.

Wearing MAC Spellbinder Shadows Dynamically Charged and Higher Power.

  • For the above look, Dynamically Charged Spellbinder Shadow was patted on the mobile lid, over MAC Pro Long Wear Waterproof Stick in Sand Bar.  Higher Power Spellbinder Shadow was patted gently on the outer corners to add a bit more dimension.  Bobbi Brown Shade Stick in Taupe was applied on the lower waterline, with Chanel Calligraphie Gel liner (reviewed here) on the upper lash line.  Bobbi Brown Camel was placed thickly on the lower lash line and topped with a bronze shade from Eve Pearl Au Natural palette.  The lightest shade from the EP palette was also placed in the inner corners to lighten the look.
  • Lip combo is Colourpop Brink liner with Chanel 140 Amoureux Rouge Allure Ink (reviewed here).
MAC Spellbinder Shadow ingredients

MAC Spellbinder Shadow ingredient list.

 

**MAC Spellbinder Shadows are found at Nordstrom, Saks, Macys, maccosmetics.com, and anywhere MAC products are sold.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you MAC Spellbinder Shadows are some of the most innovative and bedazzling new releases in a long while.  The beautiful smoky essence of each shade and unique packaging is enough to make any one fall in lust.  The instant adoration is however, quickly brought to an abrupt reality by the cost/amount ratio, delicate nature of application and longevity.  Bottom line, for my personal routine, one color would have sufficed.  Are you tempted by these?  If so, which color is on your radar?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and/or written content cannot be used for any other social media and/or publications.*

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge review and photos.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

For a while, I stopped watching YouTube videos, because the amount of “beauty gurus” flooding the system was a bit overwhelming.  I mean how many times can you watch 20 something year olds pile on a ton of makeup, which they do not even need, and peddle every item as “must-haves?”  My disheartened approach happily shifted when I discovered Tati from Glam Life Guru (here).  Her completely honest, fun, and sensible outlook was a refreshing change.  So when she stated Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge ($12.99-$18 USD/ 3.5 g) was one of her favorite eyeshadow colors and formulation, I knew I had to experience this phenomenon for myself.  If I recall correctly, throughout the course of several videos, the words “smooth, long-lasting, no fallout, no primer needed and highly pigmented” were used to describe this shadow–will it be so?  You’ll see.  🙂

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

The Pros to Peripera Jewel Pot Be Egde:

  1. Beautiful antique bronze cream pigment made up of an abundance of bronze, silver (Diamond Powder) and slight lavender sparkles (Amethyst Powder)–GORGEOUS!!
  2. Incredibly smooth to the touch despite the amount of bling.
  3. Soft sponge-like texture reminds me of Giorgio Armani Eyes of Kill Intense Eyeshadows–down to the black inner stopper.
  4. Black inner stopper, which should not be discarded, keeps the creamy pressed pigment uniform and supple.
  5. Multiple layers can be applied without patchiness.
  6. Layers amazing well over a cream eyeshadow–my preferred method to wear this color (see reason below).
  7. Color does not crease or fade throughout the day.
  8. Acrylic jar is appealing for travel–personally, I would have preferred glass.
  9. Does not contain mineral oil or parabens–according to Amazon ingredient list.
  10. Eight colors in all–Amazon carries six out of the eight.
  11. Made in Korea–good or bad, you decide.

The Cons to Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge:

  1. There is sparkle fallout throughout the day, even over a primer–not a tremendous amount, but enough to be slightly irritating.
  2. On my deep-set eyes, sparkles also migrate up toward my socket bone area.
  3. Not recommended for hooded and/or mature lids.
  4. Color does not adhere to brushes–fingers are a must.
  5. Small pot opening presents a bit of a hinderance for my larger fingers.
  6. Does not come housed in a box, just a thin strip of plastic acts as a sealant on one side of the pot.
  7. Product is lacking in description, directions and ingredient list.
  8. Amazon lists the name as Sweet and Edgy Girl–not Be Edge as the base of the pot indicates.
  9. Need I say–not office appropriate.
Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge swatch.

Looks using Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge:

**NYX Proof-It Primer was utilize for all the looks.**

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge all over the mobile lid.

  • As you can tell, this color is truly stunning–when I first applied Be Edge on my lids, I actually gasped.  The highly reflective finish (the reason my camera was having difficulty focusing) is surprisingly refined despite the amount of sparkle.  I will say the application is relatively straight forward–just swirl your finger in the color and pat the color on the lid.
  • Even though the sparkles feel extremely lightweight, this airy quality is most likely responsible for migration throughout the day.  By day’s end, a modest amount of sparkles shifted toward my socket bone, on my lashes and eventually, down my face.
  • I don’t know about anyone else, but even a few sparkles on my face is enough to irritate me to no end.  My annoyance was at a point where I had to use tape to pick-off the rogue sparkles.
Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge over Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge over Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius.

  • Due to my adoration for this color, I was rather determined to find a way to make this work for my needs.   Anastasia Beverly Hill Beauty Genius does a nice job in handling the majority of fallout. However, as you can tell, Be Edge looses some of its pizzazz when applied over the glitter adhesive base.  Although the outcome is lovely in its own right, I can’t help be feel a little sadden that the effect was not the same as my initial impression.
Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge topped with Laura Mercier Wet Sand Gelee.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge topped with Laura Mercier Wet Sand.

  • For the above look, Be Edge was applied on bare lids with only my primer and immediately topped with Laura Mercier Wet Sand (reviewed here).  LM Wet Sand’s strong gel base was able to control the sparkle fallout significantly, but as you can tell the color did shift from an antique bronze to more of a golden hue. (sorry for the slight blurred image–my camera really did not like the gleam given off by the shadow).
Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge over Burberry Almond Eyeshadow Stick.

Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge over Burberry Almond Eyeshadow Stick.

  • In another attempt to make this formula seem more appealing, I decided to place Be Edge over Burberry Almond Eye Contour Sculpting Pen (another fabulous find–which I must review soon). The creamy texture provided just the right amount of stickiness to prevent the sparkles from migrating throughout the day.
  • When utilizing this method, note that the cream base really soaks up the pigment’s rich texture, therefore, more layers will be required to see ample results.  For the above photo, three layers of Be Edge were used over Burberry Almond–the outcome was a total success with no sparkle fallout.  This combo was so beautiful and festive, it begged to be taken out about town.  I only wish my lighting and camera were better equipped to capture the full effect.

Peripera Jewel Pot Ingredient List (according to Amazon):

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE(CI 77891), MICA(CI 77019), ISODODECANE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, IRON OXIDE RED (CI 77491), PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN , TIN OXIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, PROPANEDIOL, AMETHYST POWDER, DIAMOND POWDER, HYALURONIC ACID

**Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge is a subsidiary of Club Clio Professional (Korean makeup brand) and can be purchased on Amazon.com, and clubcliousa.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Peripera Jewel Pot Be Edge is not a complete must-have, rather more of a nice addition should the mood strike.  This is an outstanding looking cream pressed pigment, at fairly reasonable price, but as proven it does take some creative solutions for it to work for my needs–just make sure to utilize a dependable cream shadow to adhere those beautiful, gleaming, relentless sparkles.   🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and/or written content cannot be copied and/or used for any other social media and/or publications.*

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow review and photos.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow.

Certain places are very comforting to me when I’m feeling blue.  A temporary break from the norm seems to elevate my spirits instantly.  Personally, I find the simplicity of roaming department stores, in the early hours, to be refreshingly calming.  Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Shimmer Eye Shadow ($33 USD/ 3g) was an immediate draw.  The warm, sparkling reflects were so uplifting and attractive, I could not help but purchase this beauty on the spot.  What better way to chase away my midweek blues and simultaneously burn a hole in my gift card?  I hope you enjoy.  🙂

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow.

 

  • Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows are a “combination of shimmering pearls and fine sparkle”. The line consists of nine colors in all and are a permanent addition to the brand.  These lovely topper shades are intended to be added over matte shadows (powder or cream), elevating any look from ordinary to extraordinary–I equate this line to pressed glitter pigments.
  • Baby Peach is a beautiful warm-toned color which is composed of golden peachy flecks with a hint of lavender sparkle, suspended in a clear base.  The opaque coloring (as seen in the pan) is not noticeable on the lids, which is expected considering this shadow is not meant to be applied heavily.
  • The delicate sparkles are not gritty in the least, in-fact, I will go as far as to say the texture is silky smooth.  Once applied on the lids, the sophisticated twinkle looks downright enchanting.  Results are achieved relatively easily, with light patting motions over a preferred matte base.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Shadow over NYX primer and Guerlain Powder Foundation and Sand Dune (photo taken indoors on a very sunny day).

  • The best way to apply this formula is with fingers; brushes seem to disperse the lightweight sparkles everywhere.
  • One of my favorite ways to control fall-out (not eliminate), is to apply Baby Peach over a cream base before the cream has time to set.  A combination of Bobbi Brown Sand Dollar Cream Eye Shadow and Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Cream Stick (review coming) creates a neutral backdrop which showcases the golden tones of BP beautifully.  This method insures the sparkles meld with the cream and remain on the lid rather than migrate down the face.
  • Of course, any adhesive base can be used, but be forewarned, should you apply this formula in abundance over a dry powder eye shadow (as Bobbi does in this demo video here) be prepared to combat sparkle fall-out throughout the day.
  • Lucky, I have discovered one way that will keep the sparkles in place, for the most part, when using powder eyeshadows.  Make sure to use a clean, dry finger to pick up Baby Peach (do not wet this shadow in the pan–it will harden), spray the finger with a bit of setting spray and then pat the shadow on the lid.
  • The marketing for this line claims eight-hour crease-free wear.  I find this assertion to be a bit misleading, considering a topper shade is beholden to the base applied.
  • Even on my deep-set eyes, a few sparkles do migrate toward my socket bone over the course of the day.  If I were to venture a guess, the same would happen on hooded eyes.
  • After a ten-hour day, a few sparkles lose their adhesive bond and collect on my lashes.  Most of the time, I take on a nonchalant attitude toward these rogue sparkles. However, the kaleidoscopical effect on my vision can be somewhat annoying depending on my mood.  If you are familiar with wearing overly shimmery/sparkly colors you’ll know what I mean.
Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow over NYX primer and Guerlain Powder Foundation.

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow over NYX primer and Guerlain Powder Foundation (photo taken indoors on a very sunny day).

**Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow can be found at Sephora, Macys, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, Saks, bobbibrown.com, and everywhere BB cosmetics are sold.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Sparkle Eye Shadow is smitten-worthy for some. Personally, I love sparkle and wear it as often as possible (a heck of a lot more convenient to use than loose pigments).  Of course, my sensible side will admit this is not a must-have product.  The price is a bit over-the-top, but considering how little you need, the shadow will last a while.  Regardless, should my moody blues reemerge, Silver Lilac or Ballet Pink will surely find their way to my home–the glutton within will probably get both.   🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *This post contains affiliate links. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos and written content cannot be used for any other social media and/or publications.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

Kevyn Aucoin, without question, has to be one of the most famous and influential makeup artist of our time.  Not only did he possess amazing talent, but his wisdom and kind-hearted nature were equally legendary.  Many were drawn to his work because he had an uncanny ability to transform any woman into a prettier version of herself.  His makeup line was in its infancy stage around the time of his passing; however, fourteen years later, the Kevyn Aucoin brand has continued to spawn some seemingly amazing products.  Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II ($59 USD) was a great way for me to sample some of his best sellers–here’s hoping they live up to the hype.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II ingredient list.

  • I was always hesitant to purchase Kevyn Aucoin face products because, his previous incarnations were ladened with parabens–FYI, Candlelight used to be formulated with five parabens.  The company has since revamped some of their products and I can happily verify, this palette is paraben-free and made in the USA.
  • The palette features the infamous Candlelight Highlighter Powder and Sculpting Powder in full size form.  If purchased separately, these powders retail for $44 USD each.  The Sculpting Cream and Candlelight Cream are typically sold together in a dual palette and retail for $28 USD.  I believe this palette offers both products in larger variations.  The overall warm feel of the palette is solidified with the chosen four accompanying eyeshadow colors.
  • In all honesty, I’m not the biggest fan having cream products mixed with powder products in the same palette.  When utilizing the Sculpting Powder, I have to be vigilant of not pressing my brush too hard in the pan or residual powder kick-up can contaminate the cream.
  • Aesthetically speaking, the sleek croc-like outer covering, magnetic closure and large mirror are quality additions.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

  • Sculpting Cream (4.5 grams) is a warm based brown intended for use as a base for the Sculpting Powder.  The texture is smooth and glides on the skin beautifully; however, now that I’m significantly paler than summertime, I find the tone of this cream too stark for my liking. Furthermore, the hassle of applying a cream prior to a powder, simply for contour purposes, seems like too much work for everyday use.
  • Candlelight Cream (4.5 grams) is a lovely warm champagne cream that glides on the skin seamlessly.  Similar to the Sculpting Cream, its intended purpose is to act as a base for the Candlelight Powder; however, I rarely use this product.  Unlike my Josie Maran Illuminizing Wand (reviewed here), this cream barely registers against my complexion.  Once again, the effort it takes to make this cream feasible seems like too much work for daily use.
  • Sculpting Powder (4 grams/full size) is a cool/gray based brown that adheres to the skin beautifully.  The consistency and texture are light and airy and truly worthy of the Kevyn Aucoin branding.  On the face, the powder applies as striking as one desires.  In my experience, a synthetic brush seems to deposit color more noticeably with less buildup required.  With that said, the only fault with this powder is the pigment does not show up well once applied to the eye/crease area.  As a result, I have to do some serious building, which results in a muddy appearance after a few layers.
  • Candlelight Powder (5 grams/full size) is one of Kevyn Aucoin most renowned products.  This Celestial Powder is the more popular color in the KA highlighting range.  The champagne hue is silky smooth and the delicate sheen is an example of sophisticated simplicity.  Admittedly, I have a slew of other highlighters at my disposal that are more potent than Candlelight, but using a dampened brush does amp up the intensity.  If you are seeking a highlighter that is office friendly and subtle, then Candlelight certainly is a worthy investment.
  • Brighten (1 gram) is one of my favorites from the palette.  The icy cool color is perfect as an inner corner highlight.  This shade also works brilliantly when lightly mixed with Candlelight, for an amazing glow right on the high points of the cheeks.  I prefer to utilize this color with a dampen brush to avoid fallout (which in minimum) and for more glamorous results.
  • Starlight (1 gram) is the other Celestial Powder in the KA Highlighter range.  The warm rosy hue is perfect for those with warm and darker complexions.  The texture is just as smooth as Candlelight, but with slightly more shimmer scattered throughout the formula.
  • Cool Tan (1 gram) is a deeper/slightly warmer version of the Sculpting Powder.  IMHO, I find the addition of this color a bit redundant for the palette.  Despite the smooth texture and application, I would have loved to see a neutral color similar to MAC Uninterrupted, in its place, as a great crease/transition shade.
  • Ruddy Earth (1 gram) is a lovely deep ruddy brown.  This shade is rather pigmented, a light hand is needed for optimum results.  Anastasia Beverly Hills Chocolate is similar, but RE seems to me to be slightly deeper.  As expected, this is a great color to add to the outer corners and/or to deepen the crease.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

  • Another thoughtful addition pertains to the included detailed instructions located right above the mirror.  These instructions are not removable and easily accessible for every use.
Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II.

Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II look.

For the above look:

  1. Started with Eve Pearl Dual Foundation in Medium.
  2. The Candlelight Powder was used on the mobile lid, brow bone, and cheekbones.
  3. The Sculpting Powder was used at the hollows of the cheeks and in the eye crease area.
  4. Cool Tan was used ever so slightly in the crease to deepen the color.
  5. Ruddy Earth was applied thickly along the lash line and blended upward.
  6. Brighten was used with a dampened brush and applied to the inner corners of the eye.
  7. MAC Uninterrupted was mixed with MAC Coil on the lower lash line.
  8. Laura Mercier Khaki Caviar Stick was applied on the lower waterline.
  9. Eve Pearl Sweet Cheeks Blush was paired with Shiseido Oil Free Bronzer.
  10. Lip Combo:  Colourpop Brink, MAC Honeylove and YSL Babydoll Kiss and Blush in #6 were combined and topped with a light layer of Anastasia Beauty Genius to mattify the colors.
  11. Prestige Liner Pen and Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara were used to finish off the look.

**Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II was offered online as a Holiday 2015 limited edition special, but as of last week, I did see this palette displayed in two Sephora locations.  Should you be tempted to purchase this palette on Ebay or Amazon for an outrageously inflated price–I emphatically forbid you  🙂  **

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Kevyn Aucoin: The Contour Book Volume II is an economical way for anyone to experience some of the brand’s products.  Personally, I feel the colors offered are very safe and ideal for those who prefer subtle makeup or those whose makeup collection is limited.  Just be forewarned, should you want to purchase any of these products individually, be ready to fork over some serious dough.  What say you, yea or nay?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos can only be used for other social media and publications with granted permission.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles review and photos.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

As stated many times over, I’m a very firm believer in purchasing eyeshadows in single pan form.  I realize this mentality may not be the most economical solution for many; however, I do prefer the convenience of switching out colors and the option of replacing any color easily.  Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles ($12 USD/ 1.7g), suit my fastidious needs by providing quality shades, in an abundance of colors and finishes, without compromising too much of my economical integrity–phew, that’s a mouthful. 🙂    I hope you enjoy.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles clockwise:
Cream, Sienna, Hot Chocolate, Rich Velvet.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadows

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles clockwise:
Cream, Sienna, Hot Chocolate, Rich Velvet.

The Pros to Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles:

  1. Rich smooth finish on all four shades.
  2. Lasts all day over a primer (NYX) without any fading or creasing.
  3. Highly pigmented colors (darker shades) have a slight staining effect on the skin.
  4. Can be used with a dampened brush to intensify the color.
  5. A hard layer does not form on the surface of the shadow if a damp brush is used–Yay!!
  6. Can be used with natural hair brushes, synthetic brushes and even fingers.
  7. Colors blend out effortlessly without any drag or rippling.
  8. Come in a variety of finishes (ultra-matte, satin, sparkle, shimmer, metallic, duo-chrome, velvet and titanium) and 97 colors in all.
  9. Standard round pans fit easily in many other empty palettes.
  10. Reasonably priced considering the quality and brand.
  11. Macy’s and Anastasia BUNDLES: Add 4 Eye Shadow Singles for $40 + FREE Empty 4 Well Palette* Add 8 Eye Shadow Singles for $70 + FREE Empty 8 Well Palette*
  12. Formulated without parabens and mineral oil and cruelty-free.
  13. Made in the USA–Yay!!

The Cons to Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles:

  1. Due to the soft texture of the shades, powder kick-up is evident if too much pressure is applied on the brush.
  2. Anastasia website does not organize the shades by finishes–very confusing to select colors.
  3. Macy’s is the exclusive retailer for select Anastasia makeup (single shadows and liquid lipstick)–sadly, the in-store displays are always out-of-stock and/or in complete disarray.  Your best bet is to order online.
  4. Macy’s website does not offer all the colors.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills

  • Cream (ultra-matte) is described as a “peachy matte.”  In person, there is a lot more pink in the formula than what translate on camera.  Although, not as pigmented as Eve Pearl’s matte shade in her Ultimate Eye Shadow palette (reviewed here), I find the smooth sheer finish to act as a great blend-out color and brow bone highlight.
  • Sienna (ultra-matte) is described as an “earthy brown.”  This heavy ruddy based brown is insanely pigmented (no need to apply wet).  Personally, I never use this directly on the skin as a stand alone color–on me the color can appear quite stark.  I prefer to use Sienna to deepen a lighter accompanying shade, such as MAC Uninterrupted, to add dimension to the crease, outer “v” area and lower lash line.
  • Hot Chocolate (ultra-matte) is described as a “warm dark brown.”  I would say that description is a spot-on.  I went back and forth on this color for so long, but finally decided the ruddy undertones would make for a nice contrast when paired with cooler looks.
  • Rich Velvet (sparkle) is described as a “burgundy with sparkle.”  This deep burgundy brown color consists of a matte base with suspended silver sparkles, that magically disappear once applied to the skin.  As expected, a dampened brush or adhesive base/primer is needed to make the sparkles appear more noticeable.
Anastasia Beverly Hills eye shadow singles

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles quad case.

  • The Eye Shadow single quad case is given as a promotional incentive with the purchase of 4 eyeshadows for the total retail price of $40 instead of $46.  The case is composed of firm cardboard material with a magnetic closure.  Admittedly, it does make a convenient daily travel solution to store your Anastasia shadows; however, the magnet on my case is not very strong and tends to open easily.
  • Furthermore, the Anastasia logo is awkwardly placed on the side of the opening as opposed to the top.  Perhaps, that is why it is offered in promotional form instead of sold separately–Hmmmm.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadowFor the above look:

  • Cream was applied all over the mobile lid and brow bone.
  • Hot Chocolate was applied heavily alone the upper lash line and blended upwards.
  • Sienna was applied lightly over MAC Uninterrupted in the crease and above the socket bone.
  • MAC Uninterrupted was blended on the lower lash line with Sienna applied close to the roots of the lashes.
  • Prestige Line & Style Ink Pen, Rimmel Nude Pencil to rim the inner water line, and Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara were used to finish off the look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow.

For the above look:

  • Cream was applied all over the mobile lid and brow bone.
  • Rich Velvet was applied heavily alone the upper lash line and blended upwards.
  • Using the lightest touch, Hot Chocolate and Sienna were applied to the crease and blended upward over the socket bone.
  • Laura Mercier Highlight 01 was used in the inner corner.
  • MAC Uninterrupted was blended on the lower lash line with Sienna applied close to the roots of the lashes.
  • Guerlain Liquid Liner and Maybelline Lash Sensational were used to finish off the look.

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow singles:

**Anastasia Eye Shadow Singles can be found exclusively at Macy’s and Anastasia.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow Singles have won me over.  The highly concentrated formula, smooth finish, vibrant payoff, blendability, and vast color selection just does not get any better.  The next colors on my radar are Caramel (dupe for MAC Uninterrupted), Gem, and Topaz–oh who am I kidding–there are more, but I must maintain some level of control. 🙂   Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences.*All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos can only be used for other social media and publications with granted permission.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand review.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand.

 

Everyone has a particular preference when it comes to eyeshadow finish.  Some say matte colors are the only shadows worth owning.  Many prefer the neutral ground of the satins.  Personally, glistening lids are always a welcomed sight; they exude a youthful and exuberant style–especially when the right formula is present.  Laura Mercier Eye Glace ($28 USD/ 7ml) enhances any eye look with delicate shimmer, lightweight texture, buildable coverage and outstanding wear.  Say goodbye to messy glitter pigments and hello to fast and easy gleaming lids. 🙂

 According to Laura Mercier:

Blend. Build. Transform. Like a chameleon changes its colours, this trio is true eye art. Think of it as the latest way to decorate the eye. Laura’s newest twist on shadow – Eye Glacé. Crease-proof and water-resistant, its high shine illuminating color is locked in for extended wear. Play, experiment, explore, have fun!

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Wet Sand

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Wet Sand with Shu Uemura #10 Brush.

  • Laura Mercier Eye Glace is truly a remarkable product.  All three colors are housed in a convenient plastic squeeze tube, which makes dispensing the product sanitary and efficient.
  • Eye Glace is composed of an abundance of feather light shimmer suspended in a gel base.  The sheer gel base appears to be slightly darkened which provides each color with depth and dimension. This literally feels as if you are wearing nothing on your lids.
  • Blending time is rather limited; once the gel base dries (10 seconds) it locks the shimmers in place–fallout, transfer and creasing is nonexistent, especially over my NYX primer.
  • A small dot (a little goes a long way) can act as a delicate topper shade on bare lids or over any other eyeshadow formulation (my preferred way to use this product).  Two or more layers dramatically changes the finish from subtle to metallic.  
  • The gel seems to set on fingers rather quickly, resulting in uneven placement and lifted layers. I prefer a flat tip brush like my Shu Uemura #10 Brush for optimum results. The stiff flat tip picks up product perfectly and is able to distribute the sparkles evenly on the skin.  
  • It seems as if this product is formulated to dry rapidly on skin.  When I decided to use the back of my hand as a palette, the Eye Glace set so quickly I barely had a chance to place the product on my lids. However, when dispensed on a plastic lid (from my sample pot), the gel remained malleable and vibrant making eyeshadow placement a breeze.
  • Despite the amazing wear, this formula is not water-resistant and removes easily with the mildest makeup remover.
Laura Mercier Eye Glace swatches.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand swatch one dot sheered out.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace swatches

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand layered.

  • Moonglaze is composed of pure silver shimmer.  This color builds very easily and the metallic silver/white shadow is rather intense.  Tread carefully with this color.
  • Blazing Sun is composed of bronze/copper shimmer.  When layered, BS does not yield the same intense metallic results of Moonglaze or Wet Sand.  I find this color to be the most “subdued” of the lot and some patchiness did occur when I attempted to layer the color.
  • Wet Sand is a composed mostly of golden shimmer with a hint of silvery sparkles scattered throughout.  This color is the jewel of the lot–she layers well in every instance and would look flattering on everyone.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze and Wet Sand

  • For the above photo, a combination of Wet Sand and Moonglaze was applied over Bobbi Brown’s Shore Cream Eyeshadow (over my NYX primer).  Admittedly, this is my favorite look, the delicate glistening reflects of gold and silver was downright memorizing indoors and in the presence of sunlight.

Laura Mercier Moonglaze and Wet Sand Eye Glace

  • For the above photo, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand was applied over a combination of Laura Mercier Sandglow Caviar Stick and Mally Topaz (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Wet Sand, Moonglaze and Blazing Sun Eye Glace.

  • For the above photo, all three colors were patted over Laura Mercier Plum Caviar Stick (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Moonglaze and Blazing Sun Eye Glace

  • For the above photo, Blazing Sun and Moonglaze was applied over Bobbi Brown’s Shore cream Eyeshadow (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Wet Sand over Kjaer Weis Charmed eyeshadow.

  • For the above photo, Wet Sand was patted lightly over Kjaer Weis Charmed Eyeshadow (with primer).  As of late, this has been my go-to look.  The warmth and simplicity of this combo feels very summer-like and the delicate sparkles adds a certain charm to the overall look.
Laura Mercier Eye Glace

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Blazing Sun and Wet Sand over a combination of Laura Mercier Sandglow and Mally Topaz.

Ingredient List for Laura Mercier Eye Glace:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Olus/Vegetable Oil/ Huile Végétale, Squalane, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil) Seed Extract, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Moringa Pterygosperma Oil, (Rose) Fragrance/Parfum, Citronellol, Geraniol.

**Laura Mercier Eye Glaces can be found at Nordstrom and lauramercier.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Laura Mercier Eye Glace is a dream come true for those of us who adore sparkling lids.  The amazing texture, color, longevity and travel friendly packaging does not get any better. Personally, Wet Sand is my favorite and I can foresee using this beauty on a daily basis.  Sparkle on my friends and have fun with these beauties.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick review.

Mally Beauty Topaz

In keeping with the whole budge-proof eye makeup theme, I decided to branch out to another brand and sample Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick ($25 USD/1.6g).  This dazzling coppery/bronze shade was just as impressive as my other shadow sticks.  In light of this positive outcome, the only dilemma I’m now facing is what color to purchase next.   🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick

Mally Topaz

Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick swatch unblended and blended.

  • Mally Beauty Topaz’s formula possesses the same outstanding endurance, color intensity, and creaminess as all of the other shade sticks in my collection.  For reference I own Laura Mercier Caviar Stick ($28) (reviewed here and here), Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow ($32) and Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow ($34).  Funny enough, each contain the same amount of product (1.6 g) and all are manufactured in Italy–perhaps from the same magical region in the same enchanted factory.  🙂

Mally Topaz

  • Other than the price, the only discernible differences between the lines is the packaging and the setting time.  Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow is more shimmery than all the others (similar Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Sticks) and sets almost immediately.  Laura Mercier Caviar Stick has more concentrated pigment and sets within one minute.  Trish McEvoy 24-Hour Eyeshadow is super creamy and sets within ten seconds.
  • For all intents and purposes, these shadow sticks are made to withstand humidity and oily lids.  The lasting power of Topaz, to quote Mally herself, is indeed “Bullet-proof.”  Once Topaz sets (less than 30 seconds) it does not budge–so work fast my friends.
  • To ensure optimal performance, I religiously apply my NYX Primer (reviewed here) prior to eyeshadow application.  This method gives me over 12 hours of wear without any creasing, fading or transfer.
  • Due keep in mind, Topaz’s blendability (as with all shadow sticks) is somewhat compromised when applied over a primer, especially in the crease area.  Based on my arm swatches, which required some serious scrubbing to remove, I’m sure Topaz would perform brilliantly on its own.
  • Despite the phenomenal wear, evening removal is unbelievably effortless with my dual action makeup remover.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick

  • This color does not contain any large shimmer particles, however the sophisticated metallic finish is evident when worn opaquely.  Topaz would look striking against all eye colors.  The complex fiery copper tones bring out the amber hues of brown eyes, the golden warmth of green and hazel eyes and the brightening cool tones of blue eyes.
  • For the above photo, Topaz was applied opaquely all over the lid area and lower lash line.  Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick was added lightly to the outer corner and paired with Guerlain Liquid Liner in 02 Bleu Outremer.  LM Khaki Caviar Stick was added to the inner waterline as a finishing touch.
Mally Topaz

Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick worn on the lower lash line.

  • Should you find the intensity of this color not suitable as a lid color, Topaz looks beautiful when blended on the lower lash line; the warm tone adds a certain radiance to any eye look.  I prefer to apply the color straight from the tube, blending out the pigment quickly and adding an accompanying powder eyeshadow on top for added dimension.
  • For the above photo, Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow (reviewed here) was applied to the mobile lid. Topaz was added to the lower lash line and blended out with a small amount of MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow.
  • Also worth mentioning, all of my shadow sticks, with the exception of Chanel Stylo, seems to have dislodged from their bases. Perhaps the creamy formula coupled with pressure during application causes the stick to break off. To salvage the situation, I simply place the stick back into position and gently press down. This seems to hold in place for a few more uses before the stick shifts again. Regardless, I still love these types of shadows and cannot help but want more colors.

Mally Topaz Shadow Stick.

Ingredient List for Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax

May Contain: Lecithin, Tocopheryl, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid

**Mally Beauty offers 23 colors in the Evercolor Shadow Stick line and can be found at Beauty.com, mallybeauty.com, QVC.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would state the obvious, Mally Beauty Topaz Evercolor Shadow Stick is just as richly pigmented, blendable, creamy and long-lasting as any other shade stick on the market.  The packaging may not excite the masses, however, as any after-school special would pontificate–it’s what’s inside that matters.  🙂 Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy. 

-Maria

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Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks review and photos.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks.

As predicted, my urge to purchase more Caviar Sticks has come to fruition.  Based on the recommendation of so many Caviar Stick fans, my latest indulgence lead me straight to Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks ($28 USD/1.64 g).  These dreamy, creamy duos have proven, I need to invest in the whole Caviar Stick Color Line–well not all at once.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa swatches.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks swatches.

  • As stated in my last review of Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold (here) these Caviar Sticks do not budge (over my NYX Primer) once they set.  These make obvious choices for all day events, special occasions (hello weddings), hot weather and oily eye lids.
  • Both colors glide on bare skin beautifully, but Cocoa seemed to feel slightly more velvety than Grey Pearl. 
  • As usual, I apply these Caviar Sticks over my NYX Proof-It Primer (reviewed here).  Although this amazing base keeps eyeshadows in place all day, the drier primer formula immediately locked Cocoa into place, making blending a bit more challenging, primarily in the crease area.  A little patience and a soft brush (Chikuhodo Z-5) eventually resolved the issue. 
Laura Mercier Grey Pearl.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks.

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa

Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks.

  • Grey Pearl is described as a “mauve-grey with hidden pearl.”  I would say this description is quite accurate; however on me, the color morphed into a soft lavender hue.
  • The delicate “silver pearl” in the formula is definitely brightening, but not overdone.  Against my olive skin and warm brown eyes the shade was a surprising contrast.  This is not to say I did not like the color, in fact, I found the contrasting cool tone of Grey Pearl paired surprisingly well with the rich warmth of Cocoa.
  • Grey Pearl would look spectacular against blue, green and hazel eyes.  Not since my adolescent obsession with Linda Carter as Wonder Woman, have I desired blue eyes so badly. 🙂
  • For the above look, Grey Pearl was applied all over the mobile lid, with Cocoa lightly blended in the crease, on the lower lash line, and waterline.  A light dusting of this warm hue was also introduced across the upper lash line (blended out with my Billy B #12 brush).  This look stayed in perfect condition for 12 hours.
Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

Laura Mercier Cocoa.

Laura Mercier Cocoa Caviar Stick.

  • Cocoa definitely suits my coloring and needs to a “T.”  The “rich walnut brown” color contains the finest, most delicate red and bronze pearl–a crucial feature that keeps this rich brown from looking flat and ordinary.
  • Regardless of the subtlety of the pearl, Cocoa’s rich warmth is the stand-out feature.  This color is sure to be a staple in anyone’s collection.
  • Cocoa can be used with the greatest of ease to create the fastest smokey eye–EVER.  For the above look, simply take Cocoa across the lid.  Apply the color on the waterline and lower lash line (I added a bronze shade on top).  Add a contrasting shade in the crease (MAC Uninterrupted) and apply a matte flesh color (MUFE M-512) to accentuate the brow bone and blend out any harsh edges. To finish-off the look, add a black liner (Guerlain Liquid Liner) to the upper lash line, an inner corner highlight of your choice (LM Rosegold) and some mascara.
  • All colors remained in perfect condition for a solid 13 hours without any creasing, transfer or fading.
  • Clearly, this is another shade that would make lighter eye colors really POP!!  I think I need to invest in some color contacts just to prove my point.  🙂

Ingredient list for Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks:

Grey Pearl: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica (Ci 77019), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-)Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Cocoa: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-)Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

**Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks come in 23 shades, are made in Italy and can be found at Sephora, SaksFifthAvenueSpaceNK, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Lauramercier.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would state the obvious, Laura Mercier Grey Pearl and Cocoa Caviar Sticks are wonderful additions to my growing Caviar Stick family.  Depending on your tastes and needs, the 23 color options makes it ease to wear each color separately or mixed to create a unique color onto itself.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Makeup and Jewelry Details and direct links:

  1. Giorgio Armani Eye and Brow Maestro in 2 Wenge Wood (here).
  2. NYX Proof-it Eyeshadow base (here).
  3. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold used as a facial and inner corner highlighter (here).
  4. Guerlain Liquid Liner (here).
  5. Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer used over Cocoa on the lower lash line (here).
  6. Laura Mercier Ritual Bronzer (here).
  7. Kjaer Wies Cream Blush in Abundance (here).
  8. CoverFX Custom Drops G40 (2 drops) with G60 (1 drop) mixed with NYX Shine Killer Primer (here and here).
  9. Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in 04 Brown is Back with Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Audace (here and here).  
  10. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (here).
  11. Jennifer Meyer Leaf Earrings (here).

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold review and photos.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks ($28 USD/1.64g) have been on my must-buy list for the longest time.  The creamy texture, unique color selection and amazing durability are just a few of their fantastic features.  So enamored was I with these sticks, three colors were purchased in succession all in one week.  If I were to consult my Magic 8 Ball regarding the possibility of acquiring the other colors in the line, it would most assuredly read, “Without a doubt,” or “Yes. Definitely,” or “Outlook Good”–you get the point.  🙂  I hope you enjoy.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Swatches

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Swatches:
Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Sandglow.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sandglow.

  • Right off the bat, I can declared Sandglow is my favorite color of the lot.  This patina gold color would look outstanding against any skin tone and eye color.  As the name would imply, Sandglow does indeed leave a radiant finish on the lids.
  • Sandglow applied beautifully over my NYX primer (reviewed here) with minimal effort and blended out with the greatest of ease.  I prefer to use my ring finger to smooth out the edges, but a synthetic brush would accomplish the task just as well.
  • The bullet-proof formula wore well for a 13 hour day without any fading, creasing or smudging–ideal for those with oily lids, hooded and deep set eyes.
  • Burberry Pale Barley and MAC Patina are similar in color, but not as rich, pigmented or long-lasting as Sandglow.
Laura Mercier Khaki.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Khaki.

  • Khaki was another hit in my book.  This deep olive-green/brown hue proved to be too dramatic as an all over lid color; however, this dark horse looked beautiful as an outer “v” color, especially when paired with Sandglow.
  • This gem also worked beautifully on the inner waterline; the long-lasting formula adhered to the damp area nicely and stayed in place all day with minimal fading at the outer corners.
  • Even more impressive, was the lack of build-up (aka: gook) in the inner tear duct area throughout the day.  If you are someone desperately seeking  a formula that could endure the waterline area, consider these Caviar Sticks for the job.
Laura Mercier Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold.

  • Rosegold is exactly as the name describes.  At first, I dismissed this eyeshadow as too warm and metallic for my liking, but I have since discovered this makes a fantastic cheek highlighter.
  • I applied the color directly on my ring finger and blended the pigment on to the tops of my cheekbones–the sophisticated finish was better than some of my powder highlighters.
  • The portability of these sticks makes for quick and convenient touch-ups–but then again, once these puppies set, they do not budge.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow and Khaki in action.

  • For the above photo, Sandglow was applied to the mobile lid, with Khaki in the outer corner and waterline.  Kjaer Weis Magnetic Eyeshadow (reviewed here) was applied to the crease and lower lash line.  MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush was also used lightly over Magnetic for the lower lash line. Guerlain Black Liquid Liner was used to line the upper lash line with Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (reviewed here).
  • Should such a dramatic look not suit your lifestyle, these eyeshadows can be applied sheerly or opaquely to satisfy every taste and need.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

Full face wearing Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in Sandglow, Khaki and Rosegold.

  • For the above photo, the eyeshadow colors remained the same, with the exception of Rosegold used as a facial highlighter on the upper cheekbones.  The effect was certainly luminous, but not in an obnoxious way.  As mentioned many times over, the results (on the eyes and face) lasted all day without any issues whatsoever.
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are made in Italy and come in 23 colors.

Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks Ingredient List:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica (Ci 77019), Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid. May Contain (+/-)Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).

**Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks can be found at Sephora, SpaceNK, Macys, Nordstrom, LauraMercier.com**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks are worth every hard-earned penny my Sephora gift card incurred 🙂  The longevity, color payoff, ease of use, portability, and smooth consistency are making it difficult to take powder eyeshadows seriously.  Do I recommend these eyeshadow sticks?  My trusty Magic 8 Ball concurs–“Signs point to-YES.”  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Other makeup used:

  1. Cover FX Custom Drops in G40 (2 drops) and G60 (1 drop) mixed with NYX Shine Killer Primer (here and here).
  2. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Medium (here).
  3. Giorgio Armani 10 Beige Sheer Blush (discontinued).
  4. Sephora Collection Lip Last in 04 Brown is Back topped with Chanel Gloss 20 Audace (here and here).

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are Shockingly
Fantastic!

ColourPop

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in I Heart This, So Quiche and Girl Crush.

Most brands, ranging from high-end to the more inexpensive variety, have stepped up their game when it comes to giving the public highly pigmented eyeshadow colors and rich textures.  ColourPop Super Shock Shadows ($5 USD/ 2.1g) shows us that quality does not have to come at a steep price.  The creamy, buoyant consistency and amazing color selection is sure to please everyone–from the more conservative to the most outrageous makeup connoisseur.  I hope you enjoy!

ColourPop Swatches

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow Swatches:
I Heart This, So Quiche and Girl Crush.

The Pros to ColourPop Super Shock Shadows:

  1. Soft creamy spongy consistency is smooth and supple (similar in feel to Chanel Illusion D’ombre Shadows).
  2. Adheres to the skin with the greatest of ease.
  3. Fingers are recommended for optimum color payoff.
  4. Synthetic brushes or sponge tip applicators are the only other tools that will work with this formula.
  5. Shimmer/glitters are unbelievably lightweight and feel undetectable.
  6. No fallout in sight despite the abundance of glitter in certain colors.
  7. Exact same formula as MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Formula (see below).
  8. Darker shades tend to leave a stain behind after the eyeshadow is removed.
  9. When applied over my NYX Primer, the colors stayed true for 10-12 hours without any fading or creasing.
  10. Paraben-free, 100% cruelty-free, gluten-free and most of the shock shadows are vegan with the exception of: Tea Party, Bae, Mittens, Lace, Bubbly, Lovey Dovey, and Hunger.
  11. Insanely affordable prices–all Super Shock Shadows are five dollars with free shipping on orders of $30 or more.
  12. 85 shades offered from mattes, to metallics, to satins and everything else under the sun. 🙂
  13. Made in the USA.

The Cons to ColourPop Super Shock Shadows:

  1. Due to the spongy cream consistency, getting an ample amount of color on a brush is challenging to apply to the crease area.
  2. On my deep-set eyes and possibly on hooded eyes, the lightweight glitter does migrate slightly toward the brow bone area throughout the day.
  3. Formula does not work well with natural hair brushes.
  4. Unlike regular powder eyeshadows, these shadows cannot be removed from the pot and placed in a palette.
  5. Individual pots can be tedious to screw open and close on busy mornings.
  6. Due to the cushiony soft texture, eyeshadows are prone to move around and “break apart”.
ColourPop I Heart This

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in I Heart This.

ColourPop I Heart This.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in I Heart This on the mobile lid.

  • I Heart This, is a “cool-toned silvery taupe with multicolored glitter.”  This shade is simply fabulous darling.  Although the website does not discern a finish for this color, the metallic/shimmery champagne color is rather vibrant and yet, surprisingly wearable.  The sheer lavender taupe base mixed with multicolored shimmer/glitters exudes a subtle warmth that is not overdone or obnoxious.  I believe my husband’s exact words where, “That looks really beautiful.” I can now see why this shade is ColourPop’s founder’s favorite color.
ColourPop So Quiche

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow So Quiche.

ColourPop So Quiche

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow So Quiche over a light base layer of Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Shadow in 9 Brun Cachemire.

  • So Quiche, is a “soft olive with a highly reflective gold and pink violet glittery duo chrome metallic finish.”  I would say this description is spot on.  However, depending on the angle, the color can seem more brown than olive.  I absolutely adore this shade, especially when paired with Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in 9 Brun Cachemire (reviewed here).  The warm brown base really brings out the pink violet shimmer against my skin tone and on camera.
  • As mentioned before, some of these shadows do break apart–So Quiche arrived in this condition. Thankfully, this does not effect the shadow’s performance in the least.  The company suggests to put a piece of fabric on the shadow and compress the shadow until the pieces come together.
ColourPop Girl Crush.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow Girl Crush.

ColourPop Girl Crush.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow Girl Crush.

  • Girl Crush, is a “matte mid-tone true gray.”  On my skin, the lavender undertones are quite evident, transforming the appearance more into a dove-gray.  Although this is not a color I would reach for often, I find the most flattering way to wear this hue, is on the lid with black liner and a warm brown shadow in the crease.  This matte shade (great finish for a professional environment) is quite muted compared to the others; however, it still manages to pair quite nicely with many other eyeshadow colors.
  • I would have loved to apply this to the crease area, however the creamy formula did not adhere adequately to my domed crease brush.
ColourPop  vs. MAC

Comparison:
ColourPop Super Shock So Quiche vs. MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Coil.

 ColourPop vs. MAC

Packaging Comparison:
ColourPop Super Shock So Quiche vs. MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Coil.

ColourPop  vs. MAC

Packaging Comparison:
ColourPop Super Shock vs. MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow

  • The springy consistency of these shadows are a spot on duplicate of MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Formula–right down to the packaging size and shape.  As the above photos demonstrate, if MAC’s black packaging was swapped for ColourPop’s white packaging no one would be the wiser. Both formulas perform exactly the same; however, ColourPop offers 85 shades of varying finishes and MAC offers only 6 shimmery shades.  Oh and have I mentioned the price?  ColourPop is $5 vs. MAC at $21–you be the judge.
 ColourPop So Quiche

Wearing ColourPop Super Shock Shadow So Quiche over a light layer of Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Shadow in 9 Brun Cachemire.

  • Can you tell my eyeshadow is five dollars? I didn’t think so.   🙂  Makeup deeds for this look below.
ColourPop ingredient list.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ingredient list.

**ColourPop Super Shock Shadows can be found exclusively on ColourPop.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are amazing!  Granted, if you do not like to apply makeup with your fingers, then these shadows are not for you.  Luckily, I would use any tool at my disposal to get the color payoff and finish I desire.  For my next order, a flesh-colored matte shadow and some other unique shades I cannot find anywhere else.  Heck, for five bucks who can go wrong?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Because I get asked:

  • Earrings are Jennifer Meyer’s Gold Leaf Earrings (here).
  • Foundation is COVER FX Custom Drops in G40..review coming soon (here).
  • Lipstick: Sephora #14 Fig Ink Lip Stain (here) with Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint (here).

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.