Sunday, November 9, 2014

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow + FOTD

Hi Everyone 

I saw a blog post about these new eye shadows few days ago and all of a sudden I was in Boots taking advantage of the 3 for 2 offer... Recently I have been obsessed with cream eye shadows so I knew I had to try these out. 
I picked the two most neutral shades out of the range but there are four other shades available. 
I am talkin about the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadows.

The texture of these are very different from the Maybelline Color tattoo (my first thought when I saw them was: yess more drugstore cream shadows!). 
The texture of these are like a gel. They are very smooth to apply and easy to blend. 
They are called excess shimmer and they are very metallic shimmer shadows, but not too much shimmer. 
The packaging is a glass jar and you get 7g of product.

The pigmentation of these are great but when you blend them out with your fingers it sheers them out a bit. You can build them up, like I did but I did get some creasing (as you can see in the picture below). I used the Urban Decay Primer Potion but I still got a little creasing. I have really oily eyelids but most of the times a good primer does the trick. 
I think that these shades are perfect for everyday and because it is so easy to blend them  and you can use them in a rush. 

I also used the Urban Decay naked basic 2 palette on my eyes. I used the lightest color (Skimp) as a brow bone and inner corner highlighter, then I took the warm brown shade (Cover) and applied a tiny bit to help blend the shadows out in my crease.
I think that the Max Factor eyeshadows are also great for a base. 

The makeup for the rest of my face:
Base: I used my Dior Nude foundation, I have been eyeing up the Dior Star foundation so if anyone has tried it let me know if it is worth it. The Dior Nude foundation is actually really good, it gives me a natural medium coverage. It dries to a glowing satin finish. I used one of my favourite concealers, Nars Radiance Creamy Concealer. To set my foundation and concealer I used the Nars Light Reflecting Pressed setting powder. (oh this powder... more on that soon)

My contour and blush are from the new Nars palette, the holiday collection 2014, the palette is called Virtual Domination. The bronzer is called Laguna and the blush is Deep Throat, I own a full size of the blush and it is one of my all time favorite blush

Mascara and eyeliner are both from L'oreal. The mascara is discontinued but I had a brand new one stacked away and now its almost finished and that makes me sad! haha
The eyeliner is a new one from L'oreal called So Couture Super Liner. So easy to use because the tip is very slim and glides on. 
I forgot to take a picture of the eyebrow pencil but it is the new Soap and Glory Brow Archery and the new version of the pencil is amazing. 

The lipstick I am wearing is the Nars Audacious lipstick in Vera

Overall I like these shadows and I think they are definitely worth the £7.99 and now they are currently on the 3 for 2 offer at Boots and Superdrug :)
Have you tried them, what did you think?

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