I’d been looking for blue eyeshadow and not having much luck; everything is either too dark or too matte. Then I saw this new product, and the blue one (second from right) looked like just the shades/amount of frost I was looking for.
Too bad it went on spotty (when you try to add a second coat, the stick just rubs off the first one) and creased before lunch. Not only that, it smears whatever you put over it. So if you wear a black or brown eyeliner over it, or put it along your bottom lashline and then apply mascara on your bottom lashes, you’re going to wind up with raccoon eyes. It’s like applying eye make-up to a base of petroleum jelly.
The problems I had with it were probably compounded by the high humidity environment I live in; but I’m willing to bet it would still crease and smudge in a drier climate, and I know it would still apply badly.
It’s too bad, because the last make-up item I reviewed, Outlast Lip Stain, was also Cover Girl, and I loved it. However, I don’t think the problem is with Cover Girl so much as with the basic formula of cream eyeshadow. Seriously, why does this stuff even exist? And when am I going to stop thinking I bet this cream eyeshadow will work, unlike every other cream eyeshadow I’ve tried since 1985?
However, there’s hope: While I was buying hemorrhoid cream after work today — IT’S FOR UNDER MY EYES SHUT UP — I found Maybelline Eye Studio in Spirited Seas. It looks like the shades of blue I want, and I like that they put them with browns, because that’s actually how I wear blue eyeshadow. We’re not talking the undifferentiated wall of medium blue circa 9th grade, here. Plus, I already have this product in Give Me Gold, so I know it’s really shimmery yet surprisingly long-lasting.