I am aaaall about the cream eyeshadows and there’s a newcomer within the ranks that’s been gracing my eyelids quite a bit lately – the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Copper. Now the name is a little strange to me – normally when you say something has excess shimmer it’s not a good thing but hey, if it works, it works. The texture of this is like nothing I’ve quite seen on the drugstore. It’s a little bit mousse-y with a lovely sheeny shimmer to it that looks super flattering on the eyes, definitely no excess shimmer or glitter around these parts. I, of course, went for the light bronze shade to give the formula a go.
The light, mousse texture means that the pigment is sheer but super build-able so I’ve found the best way of applying it in smaller layers. My favourite brush for the job has been with the Models Prefer Professional Cream Shadow Brush, a densely packed synthetic brush with a lot of blending ability, it’s perfect for a product like this and I’ve found it working an absolute treat. It also works well when blended in with fingers but when I do that I tend to find it underneath my nails for a day and a half. I love how smoothly this applies to the lids and that I still have a bit of time to blend before it sets, I always like to give it a bit of a going over with an eyeshadow blending brush to make sure everything is looking seamless. Once it sets it lasts all day long, and you all know how much I love that! Because it’s so light on the eyes there’s no creasing and it’s comfortable to wear. It also works really well as an eyeshadow base for other colours – I’ve been using it a lot on my light bronze-y eye days.
The range of colours in the Excess Shimmer line covers most bases, I’m keen on the darker bronze and the gorgeous Pink Opal shade. So if you’re in the market for a lightweight but gorgeously sheeny eyeshadow then it’s definitely worth swinging by the Max Factor stand for a peek at these newcomers.
What’s your favourite cream eyeshadow?
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