$ 18.00 / 0.34 oz. – $ 52.94 per ounce
The formula is a cream product that is said to be “highly pigmented”, “smudge-proof”, “waterproof” and “quick drying”. Note, however: the foil finish contains plastic or PET, glitter which is technically not considered eye-safe by the FDA).
The most important thing about this formula is that it really does mean “quick drying” – it’s both an advantage and a disadvantage, but you need to be working quickly and efficiently when using this product on the skin that you spread it and want to distribute or hide edges. While the brand is consumer friendly, this product is particularly preferred by makeup artists, and I felt there was a learning curve with them.
Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once dry, as marketed, they are pretty smudge-proof so they don’t want to be moved. Attempts to fade them out after curing often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They tend to be quite pigmented too, so care should be taken when applying them to the cheeks for the first time. I found that some of the shimmery shades were more see-through.
The consistency was thin, light and a more fluid cream, which meant that it was easy for the layman to squeeze more product out of the tube than desired. After a couple of uses, I was able to set the pressure I needed to squeeze the product out and consistently get what I needed from there.
Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you want a more transparent or opaque end result, fingertips or synthetic brushes are the primary tools. I found that I often preferred to put a little bit of product on the back of my hand and then use either my fingertips (for a multi-surface application) or a brush (for a more precise or opaque application). For the sake of precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a bit big compared to my eye size), I liked fluffy, synthetic brushes to scoop up the edges or shear the product.
Especially some of the foil colors were a bit thicker and stickier when applied and I couldn’t always maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, for example on the inner tear duct or the middle of the eyelid.
Most shades were very pigmented, fairly mixable, and long lasting, while most shades lasted 10 hours without fading, wrinkling, or peeling. I felt like my eyelids got a little drier after wearing several of these colors for several days in a row.
They applied much better to the lips than I expected, as I often find multipurpose products to work well on one or two areas, but rarely on all. The product is easy to apply with a fingertip or lip brush, although I liked to use a fingertip for speed reasons. Most of the shades were applied evenly, didn’t emphasize my lip texture / lip lines and were comfortable to wear.
The drying was noticeable, but the product had a slight stickiness, although I had no problems with the color lift. Although it dried out more like a liquid lipstick, it still felt lighter and was flexible, which made it more comfortable to wear. I saw no marks on my glass and they lasted for a cup of coffee without any problems. Most of the sunglasses seemed to have worn me for six hours or more.
The more glittery shades with less coverage tended to be the least even and feel stickier, and when I pinched and rubbed my lips it seemed like a product moved a little.
Since the application on the cheeks is often not completely opaque, applying the more pigmented shades to the cheeks took some getting used to, as you have to work quickly and start with a lot less than you need. I preferred to use feather-lighter duo-fiber brushes for really vibrant hues to help spread the product out and apply it to the cheeks, but the fingertips worked to get an initial placement and then a clean brush was nice for the mixed proportion.
The time it was worn on the cheeks was comparable to that of the eyes (approx. 10 hours of good wearing time).
Editor’s note: I don’t know why I didn’t make this connection sooner (at some point I realized they were reusable) as I bought these as cream eyeshadows for review. If I had to go back and take color samples of every shade on cheeks and lips, maybe I would never, ever check (based on the amount of other products I have in line) while testing each shade for application, pigmentation, and longevity, etc. for all three purposes you will only find one skin sample.
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Water / Aqua / Eau, calcium-sodium-borosilicate, styrene / acrylate copolymer, alcohol, PVP, glycerine, butylene glycol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, carbomer, phenoxyethanol, mica, (+/-): titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxide (CI 77491 .), CI 77492, CI 77499), red 6 brine (CI 15850), yellow 5 brine (CI 19140), silver (CI 77820).
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