When I was paring down my make-up stash I threw this out. If there had been no glitter in this I would have used it but unfortunately it did have glitter. Lots of it. And the fall-out is horrible. After an hour, it's all over my cheeks and I look like a wanna be club kid or something. There are soooo many better neutral shadows out there that are within a similar price point. I gave this a 2 not a 1, because it was cheap enough and the color was nice, just too glittery. I prefer a nice sheen or shimmer to my shadows. I have since found some lovely Urban Decay and Stila neutrals.
I wanted to try nudes/neutral e/s colors and recieved this in a big lot of CG color pots. This looks quite beautiful in the pan however applied as nothing but just chunky glittery mess at first. Then I realize ALL of the CG glittery eyeshadows look best wet... so the color isn't a total waste. When wet it's a beautiful shimmery taupe with silver sparkles. Not a color I'll use often since I'm not for neutral type of person or would expect myself to use this enough to purchase again. However if you have it, and do -hate it- try using Bedazzled Biscotti wet! it makes the eyeshadow much more worth it to use :)
Comparison picture with other budget neutral/light shadows:
Silver. Glitter. Chunks. That is all this product is. Take one Urban Decay e/s glitter chunck, and multiply that by three. That is how big the glitter chunks are in this product.
Okay, this was a big miss for me. I like the natural shade of this, but that barely shows. It looks like it would give a slight shimmer, but this is far too flashy. It's all glitter! It might be alright, however, if the glitter didn't instantly gravitate all over my face. Messy, messy, messy!!
The staying power for this was not great, but I'm sure the use of a primer and then really layering on the color would help. This is a light sparkly look, very easy to dust onto lids and go, but like I said, it disappears quicker than I would like. When I wear it, I carry it in my bag and reapply whenever I get the chance. I do like the fine sparkles and color.
This eyeshadow is a light taupe color with tiny silver sparkles in it. I use this eyeshadow for a natural look and it looks great. This is a very sheer color so it can be layered for a darker look.
*love* this! pale color that gives a lil emphasis to my eyes and a good amount of shimmer! i wish i got this before i picked up my shiseido hydropowder for $22 :(
I love this eyeshadow. It's light enough to make a difference on my pale skin and it gives my eyes a little bit of shimmer! It's a great alternative to UD's Midnight Cowboy with smaller glitter and a much cheaper price! This is one product I actually do buy over and over again!
Love this product. Perfect nude/natural-look "wash" color. The sparkles do migrate, but not too much (I use foundation on my lids before applying shadow). This shadow also does not crease, which I normally have a problem with.
Perhaps the people who had problems with this shadow being chalky got out-of-date ones??
I am PPP, pink/blue undertones, light brown hair w/natural blond & red highlights, hazel eyes. If you're similar, this eyeshadow will look good on you.
I had this in the regular single packaging once, wasn't thrilled with the texture...too sheer, I want coverage. If I want sheer, I won't bother wearing shadow! What's the point? But in the interim, discovered using MAC Paints as a base (or concealer, or any shadow base) makes a difference. It is a nice basic neutral beige with slight sparkles. I have NOT found a sparkly shadow...MAC, Jane Clubbing, etc. that all the sparkles stay in place. It's a trade off. Now CG has introduced pans that have a magnet on bottom and fit perfectly in MAC palette's or CG's 4 pan. So, repurchased. It is a shimmery aqua, I use during day with other neutrals, or as liner. My boyfriend loves blue on my brown eyes, but he loves this color, sexy! I suppose when summer officially ends I will wear in evenings, or mix with a neutral gray, etc. for daytime, but save for next summer!