Shadow Power

Sania has her blush and I think I have my eyeshadow. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why I'm so taken by eyeshadow when the only product that really does it for my face is lipstick and perhaps eyeliner (although due to the CG Golden Pink, blush is quickly advancing). But every time I enter Sephora, I find a new eyeshadow to lust after. They are just so pretty and the right shade/formula can be so effortless and flattering.

Yesterday it was Urban Decay's Deluxe Eyeshadow in Shag (light bronze/mauve - left) and regular Eyeshadow in Blaze (golden peach/peach champagne shimmer), 2 beautiful, shimmery neutrals. They are similar to the Smashbox one I have in Cinnamon Toast. The Deluxe Eyshadow was particularly interesting because it is a new, "creamy" formula that is apparently supposed to feel like cashmere, and has an interesting pearly/metallic finish. While I don't necessarily think that eyeshadow needs to feel like that luxurious fabric, this one is definitely very soft and easy to blend. This is not a real cream eyeshadow, however, so if you're looking for one, this isn't it. The effect is the same though, and the color gorgeous, and so I think it might actually be the better purchase. Seems like the perfect balance of a cream and regular powder shadow.

The only thing I don't like about these (and many other shadows, which is why I'm sticking with Smashbox) is that they contain a tad of glitter. Just a tad. Probably normal for most people, but I tend to be an old cat lady about such things. Otherwise, I clearly have a fetish for eyeshadows like these that all belong to the same color family and formula. If you are like me, you'll probably appreciate them as well. Enjoy. $16.00 @ Sephora


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