Despite the probably Horror movie-influenced fact that the “Eye Polish” in PUR Eye Polish cream shadow makes me think of somebody spit-shining my eyeballs, these $26 cream shadows aren’t sinister at all.
They’re actually pretty darned rad!
I mentioned one of of the shades, shimmery, smoky golden olive Caviar in my gold and olive Fall-Tastic Face of the Day last week. Caviar is one of the six shades, all of which work great as bases, as primers for powder shadows or all by their lonesome as traditional cream shadows.
They vary in terms of shimmer, with some being more pearlescent and less metallic than others. Caviar clocks in at “glittery to the extreme.”
Among the other shades are bronzed opalescent Suede; shimmery, plummy fuchsia Velvet; shimmery champagne apricot Silk; pearlescent pale pink Satin and pearlescent champagne Cashmere.
Now, just because these come in little pots doesn’t mean they’re as dense as MAC Paint Pots or as spongy as the Chanel Illusion D’Ombres. They have an usual formula the likes of which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. It’s thinner than usual…almost like a liquid shadow, but not quite.
Picture a very thin, runny mousse.
And, yes, I suggest keeping yo’ digits on hand (HAHAHA, LAME PUN ALERT!), because the silicone applicator they come with? — almost useless. The few times I used it, the product went on patchy and uneven.
I much prefer to pat a little on my lids with a finger (they’re SUPER pigmented), and then use a fluffy domed eyeshadow brush like the MAC 217 to QUICKLY blur the edges.
Um…did I say quickly?
Because I should have.
I should also say it again: QUICKLY. Because these set in seconds. Literally. Like 30-40 of them, so act fast. No dilly-dallying. When I sit down to use these, I always have my brush at the ready.
Applied properly, these last at least eight or nine hours for me without a primer (and without creasing).
That’s good stuff, homie. 🙂
As a note for my mature makeup-lovin’ ladies, since these are VERY shiny, you may want to keep them low on your lids and avoid drawing them too high up into the crease, where they could emphasize fine lines. If you do accidentally bring them too far up and see a lot of fine-line action, load your favorite domed brush with a coordinating matte, and sweep that ish into the crease.
But if you don’t care about that and just want to go for it and take these up all the way from lash line to brow bone, shoot, girl, go for that molten metallic marvelousness! I’m sure you’ll look pretty damn incredible.
Loving these right meow! — and I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that PUR releases a matte version.
If these catch yo’ fancy, you can find them now at Ulta stores and online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,