Saturday, December 24, 2016

Review: Kylie Cream Eye Shadow

Packaging - 5 (excellent)
Pigment - 4 (very good)
Longevity - 3 (average)
Wear - 4 (very good)
Variety - 1 (awful)

So here is the deal with this cream eye shadow. I have a love hate relationship with cream eye shadow in general. I love hoe blendable it is, and how pigmented it is. However cream shadows rarely stay on, they crease like crazy and they usually don't play well with powdered shadows (unless you are using the cream shadow like a primer). This one has impeccable packaging. It is sturdy, functional, luxurious looking, everything I like in packaging. The pigment is great, most cream shadows are very pigmented though. Longevity is average, as in does a little go a long way? I definitely have to do at least 2 (if not 3) layers to really get it to pop, and I wouldn't say I use less than most cream shadows.

So the wear. I had a hard time choosing how to rate the wear. This is why. It does crease, like ALL cream eye shadows, it creases a lot. I wore it primer free, as well as with Makeup Forever Aqua Seal (the best option I found) and Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion. It definitely needs a primer, you can not wear this primer free at all. I have also found that if you have sensitivities this may not be the best option for you. My sister who has sensitive skin had to take it off quickly. When I did put primer on it lasted about half the day before it was completely gone, so one or two touch ups (which isn't bad for a cream primer, but isn't great when compared to other powdered shadows). However because it was longer wearing than most cream shadows I bumped it up to a 4.

So the variety is almost non-existent. I say this because there are literally no "permanent" shades. I snagged a few from the Holiday Limited Edition Collection, but once they are gone you will have no options. I am sure she will come out with some, but it hasn't happened yet. I also was bummed because I feel like you should get a brush with it. With the Kyliner, you get a cream eyeliner, a brush, AND a pencil eyeliner. All three run at $26 ($6 more than the cream shadows alone) and the cream liner itself is barely smaller than the cream shadow. You really need a brush for these. One of the shades I got was the shade Golden Plum. It is described as "a mauve purple with a golden shimmer" on the website. I feel like a mauve purple with gold glitter would have been way more accurate. Something with a golden shimmer to me has finely crushed metallic powder or even an extra fine glitter to add a hint of light catching shimmer. Think of the different between eye shadows that are glittery vs. shimmery in general. Well this is definitely a glitter shadow, and I am not a personal fan of glitter shadows.

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