In Dan Brown’s new book, a secret society of cream shadow enthusiasts plots to overthrow the government from a network of hidden catacombs beneath the country’s largest Target store. At the heart of this cosmetics conspiracy — the JK Glitterati Shadow Dust Duo Collection.
Angels & Demons was only the beginning! Where the Illuminati failed, the Glitterati succeed by appealing to lazy ladies who love shimmery cream shadows. Each of the three $18 duos in the collection has two ends. On one, a cream shadow with a doe-foot applicator; on the other, a loose powder shadow with a roller ball.
Despite being expensive for a drugstore makeup product, the flexible, long-wearing duos quickly spread to Target’s many stores nationwide…
It’s quite a page-turner.
I’ve been wearing the Paparazzi duo this week, trying the shadows separately and also layered together.
Jemma must have read my mind as I read the book because the shimmery golden cream shadow side, with its cute, little pieces of glitter, is a snap to apply. I just dab a bit onto my lids and blend with my fingers. That’s it. And the color stays put all day long without creasing or skipping town.
Here it is beside an iPhone for scale…
The roller ball side, which conceals a shimmery, peachy gold loose shadow, also applies easily, distributing powder evenly on my lids, and all I do is blend out the edges with a finger or a brush.
I could wear Paparazzi any day of the week, but I bet it would shine as a weekend getaway product. The next time El Hub whisks me away on a romantic trip to Napa (hint, hint, honey!), it’s coming along for the ride.
For casual day use, I’d probably apply the cream shadow, and then add mascara, blush and gloss. For a dressier look at night, I might layer the powder shadow on top of the cream, add a thick layer of cat liner (and maybe some false lashes) and a lipstick in matte pink or red.
It’s weird… If this were sold as a department store product, I would probably be okay with the price. Flexible, convenient, attractive and long-wearing — but the fact that it’s at Target sorta messes with my head. The price is very high for what I typically think of for drugstore makeup, but you do get a very high quality product for what you pay for.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (fantastic quality, but it’s expensive for drugstore)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,