Hey everyone! Today I was experimenting with some new cream eyeshadows and I thought I'd share the finished look. It's really natural overall, but the eyes are kind of glam. I paired some shades I don't normally put together (tones of peach and plum... hmmm now I'm getting hungry)- and I was pleasantly surprised with the end result! Here's what I used...
-Wet n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation in Light (really enjoying the coverage of this one)
-Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser (on the under-eye area & elsewhere on the face)
-Mally Age Rebel Diamond Un-Powder in Medium (pairs coverage with a bit of a glow- reminds me of NYX Stay Matte not Flat Powder Foundation)
-Essence Sun Club Bronzer in Sunny (As a contour for cheeks & forehead)
-The Balm Blush in Hot Mama (coral with a hint of gold- gorgeous shade)
I didn't use any primer on the lids, but instead began with the brand new Sigma eyeshadow bases. I was sent the kit in "Dare" for review- which consists of 3 cream shadows and a brush. There are six other cream shadow colors as well from the "Bare" and "Flare" collections. The claim is that these bases are designed to enhance your existing shadows and reduce surface oil with a water-resistant, light-weight formula. I'm not ready to review these just yet (this is my first time trying them)- but it's now 8 hours after I put them on and I don't have any creasing (keep in mind- I topped them with powder shadows, which I'll explain in a minute).
Here are the bases I used from the Dare collection- Unveil (shimmery gold), Strike (shimmery burgundy), and Dash (matte plum).
The texture of these reminds me a lot of a MAC paint pot. They're kind of thin, and therefore easy to blend on the eye. I found the brush really handy as well when it comes to getting the bases evenly applied to the eyelid (the brush says "eyeshadow base" but it's very similar to a typical concealer brush). I applied the gold all over the lid, blended a little bit of the burgundy into the crease, and used the plum in the outer corner and under my eye like a liner.
Sigma shadows are pretty intense to begin with, but I do feel like these cream bases made the powder shadows pop even more. Here's what I did for the rest of the eye look...
-Sigma Dare Eyeshadow Palette (Used the 3 shades on the far left side of the palette-- Dabbed Chase, a light peach on the inner corner, used Grasp, a shimmery salmon shade all over the lid, and blended Surrender, a deep plum, in the outer corner. I once again used Grasp to blend above these shades to soften the look toward the brow bone, and used Chase again under the brow. I smudged Surrender over the plum cream shadow on my lower lashline.)
-Essence Liquid Eyeliner (lined straight across the upper lashline
-Mally Evercolor Automatic Waterproof Eyeliner in Onyx (forgot to take a pic of this- put it in the waterline)
-The Balm What's Your Type Mascara- the Body Builder (on upper & lower lashes, along with Salon Perfect Demi Wispies. This mascara feels kind of heavy and tends to straighten out lashes even after they've been curled.)
-The Balm Lipstick in Mai Billsbepaid (a matte, nude lipstick)
-NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Crystal Soda (a super shimmery, shiny gloss... a nice topper for any lipstick)
I'll keep trying out these cream shadows and test their staying power alone with no powder shadow on top. For now, as I said, they remind me a lot of MAC Paint Pots, whereas the Maybelline Color Tattoos have a bit more of a dry/thick feel. I really like the color variety, but the dome-shaped packaging is pretty bulky.
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