Thursday, August 6, 2015
Apparently, as a woman of a certain age, I am supposed to be all about neutral, matte eyeshadows. I do like matte shadows and neutral colors, for sure, but I also love glitter, shimmer, and my fave of the moment - metallic. Oh, how I melt for those metallics! I have a few from Colour Pop and some of the Makeup Geek Foiled shadows to show you, and a look I created with some of them!
I've been collecting some of the Colour Pop Eye Shadows, and if you haven't tried them yet, I think you're missing out. The texture is bouncy and creamy, and the pigmentation is outstanding. A few of the glitters, especially the older ones, are a little chunky for every day use for me, but are great for more dramatic looks. I picked up four shadows recently that are shiny, shiny goodness.
I think I'm ready for Fall, because I've also been buying more greens lately, and I used these two in my FOTD.
All together, now!
I'd also heard a lot about Beaches & Cream and Cupcake as being great lid and transition shades, so I picked them up, too. Beaches and Cream is almost the color of my skin! It does help even out my lid color. I've been using Cupcake quite a bit, and it does make a nice transition for these metallics.
I will admit, sometimes a shimmer looks like a metallic to me, and sometimes a 'metallic' in name doesn't really hit all the marks for me, so I'd love to hear from you what you think makes a great metallic. For example, look at Cosmopolitan. it looks like a shimmer in the pan, but like a metallic in the swatch. I think it even looks more 'metallic' than the Foiled colors!
amazing look from Candy Killer. I have not her mad skillz, but I did my best. Even using ELF Mist and Set on my brush, I had a hard time getting that liquid metal look I so crave.