I love a cream eyeshadow. Just lay down a transition shade on the crease and apply the cream shadow on to the lid, add mascara and you’re good to go.
Make up is art and the packaging of the Almay Velvet Foil Cream Shadow
comes in a paint tube. That’s fun, right? The colour on the tube reflects the colour of the eyeshadow inside, which makes it easier to purchase. What you see is what you get.
I got the shades Qupid Glaze (foiled light pink) and Golden Vibes (a good old fashioned bronze)
Unlike traditional cream eyeshadows, the texture is a thick liquid. There is a learning curve with these shadows. Use the tiniest amount and spread evenly across the lids.
This formula promises up to 24-hour wear. I can’t attest to that, but I can say it doesn’t move throughout the day and is a mission to take off. dry down is fast.
If you pack on too much, it will become patchy and lift. I prefer to dot a tiny amount to the centre of the lid and use a synthetic brush to spread the product on my eyelid. Don’t use your finger to apply onto the lids as it will only lift the product. Also, steer clear of liquid liner as in my experience they lift the product. Use a dark eyeshadow as close to the lash line as possible to give the eye definition.
I found that this happened particularly with Qupid Glaze and not Golden Vibes, so I guess shade matters.
To elevate your look, you can lightly, I mean lightly, did I say lightly? So lightly dust a shimmery powder eyeshadow over top to trick people that you spent hours on your eye makeup when it took you less than 5 minutes.
Price: R109 – It’s a bargain for the amount of product you get and will last you a while because you use so little on application.
Where to buy: Dischem. I haven’t seen this at Clicks.
What is your take on cream eyeshadows? Do you think they’re a time saver? Do they make life easier?
Let me know.
Until next time,
Stay blessed and beautiful
Love you more than Golden Vibes