$18.00/0.34 oz. – $52.94 Per Ounce
The formula is a cream product that is supposed to be “highly pigmented,” “smudge-proof,” “waterproof, and “rapid drying.” They’re multi-purpose products that can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks (though note: the Foil finish includes plastic, PET, or glitter, which is technically not considered eye-safe via FDA).
The key takeaway with this formula is that they mean “rapid drying” — it is both a pro and a con, but you have to work quickly and efficiently when using this product on thewhere one might want to diffuse or spread or blend out edges. While the brand is consumer-friendly, makeup particularly favored this product, and I did feel like there was a learning curve with them.
Some shades dry a little faster than others, and once they dry down, they are pretty smudge-proof as marketed, so they don’t want to be. Attempts to blend them out after they set often resulted in the product lifting off the skin. They are also typically quite pigmented, so one should exercise caution when applying them to cheeks initially. I found that some of the more sparkly shades were sheerer.
The consistency was thin, lightweight, and a runnier cream, which made it easy to squeeze out more product than desired from the tube for the uninitiated. After several uses, I could dial in the pressure to squeeze out the product and consistently get what I needed.
Depending on the intensity of the shade relative to your skin tone and whether you want a sheerer or more opaque result, fingertips or synthetic brushes would be the primary tools. I often preferred to put a little product on theand then use either my fingertips (for more all-over application) or a brush (for more precise or opaque application). I liked fluffy synthetic brushes to diffuse the edges or sheer out the product for precision and ease of use (as my fingertips are a little larger than my eye size).
In particular, some of the Foil shades tended to be a little thicker and tackier when applied, and I couldn’t always maneuver them evenly. They seemed to work better as an accent, like on the inner tear duct or the middle of the lid.
Most shades were very pigmented, fairly blendable, and long-wearing, while most apparitions lasted 10 hours without fading, creasing, or flaking. I felt like my eyelids got a little drier fromdays.
They applied much better to lips than I anticipated, as Iin one or two areas but rarely all. Most of the shades spread evenly, didn’t emphasize my lip texture/ . The product applied well with a fingertip or a lip brush, though I liked using a fingertip for speed.
Despite having more of a liquid lipstick kind of dry down, it still felt lighter-weight and flexible, which made it more comfortable to wear. The dry down was noticeable, but the product had light tackiness, though I didn’t have issues with the color lift. I didn’t see marks left on my glass, and they easily lasted through a. Most shades seemed to wear for six hours or longer on me.
The more sparkly shades with less opacity tended to be the least even and felt tackier, and if I pressed and rubbed my lips together, it seemed like some product moved a bit.
As cheek application is often sheerer rather than complete coverage, applying the more pigmented shades to cheeks took some time as one has toless than needed. I preferred using more feathery, duo-fiber brushes for on cheeks better, but fingertips worked to get an initial placement. Then a clean meeting was lovely for the blending portion.
The wear time on cheeks was comparable with eyes (around 10 hours of good wear).
Editor’s note: I don’t know why I didn’t make this connection previously (at some point, I was aware they were multi-use), as I bought these asfor review. Suppose I had to go back and do and lips. In that case, I might never, ever rebased on the volume of other products I have in the queue), so while I tested each shade for application, pigmentation, longevity, etc., for all three purposes, you will only find a skin swatch.
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Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Isononyl Isononanate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Mica, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, (+/-): Silver (CI 77820), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005), Red 27 (CI 45410).
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