Don’t these Metallishadow Crème + Powder jars by The Estée Edit look like the Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Colors from the side?
First time I saw ’em I made the (totally logical, I think) makeup leap of, “Haaay, TF dupes!” but ’twas not meant to be. 🙁 They’re really not that similar.
Bummer, too, because it would’ve been nice to find a bargain version of Tom Ford’s cream shadow duos, but I’m not shedding a single holographic rainbow glitter unicorn tear because either way, these are cool. There are seven of them for $25 each, and now they’re available in The Estée Edit permanent line.
There’s a cream shadow under the flip top and a loose metallic shadow tucked away underneath that when you unscrew the top.
As I’m sure you guessed, you can wear them separately or layer them together. The cream shadows are on the thinner side and feel like MAC Cream Colour Bases to me, and those you can use as an eyeshadow, eyeliner or as a base for the loose shadows they come with. The loose shadows, by the way, which you can apply with a wet or dry brush, are kinda fluffy like a MAC pigment.
The thing that will probably make or break these for you is how you feel about shadows that scoot and morph throughout the day, since these don’t stay in one place, especially the cream shadows. When I put a little on my lids, it kind of settles into my creases, which I would normally be totally annoyed by, but I’m not in this case! Because it looks shiny and very rock ‘n’ roll (even more so when you hit your water lines with a smudgy black liner).
I’m down with these duos whichever way, with the two products layered together or used apart. I like their glossy, grungy vibe, which is like that perfectly imperfect thing Kristen Stewart and Kate Moss have on their lids when the cameras catch them scowling as they’re about to get sushi, ya know? I’m into it, but if you’re all about prim precision, these duos will probably drive you cra-zay-zay.
Go for it if you love editorial makeup with a glossy, grungy edge. Steer clear, though, if you prefer precise placement and perfect blending. They’re available now at Sephora stores and online for $25 a jar.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,