Wet ‘n Wild Holiday Glitter Cream Shadows

Are you a magpie? I’m a magpie. So, what is a magpie? It’s a bird that is attracted to shiny objects. They like to take it and put it in their nests. If you didn’t know you were a magpie, then you now know!

But, I’m a magpie that does NOT like to be duped. Wet ‘n Wild, you duped me…again…on your cream shadows. Why you torture me so?…

DSCF0028I don’t know how many new Holiday Wet ‘n Wild cream shadows I saw out at Walgreens last week. I didn’t bother to count. I just picked one that I thought was the prettiest of all. I knew the formula hadn’t changed. If it had, I would have read all the hallelujahs from other beauty blogs. What few mentions I found of these are the same that you are going to read here…

DSCF0029‘Glimmer in Your Eye’ is soooo pretty. Damn, I wanted it to really, really work. Check out my macro…

DSCF0031Yes! They are just that glittery to catch my magpie eye. Then came the swatching…

DSCF0037 DSCF0036Nope. Not even a good angle makes up for this. It was totally downhill from then on. I use swabs to swatch and that sucked too…

DSCF0035The cream wouldn’t even stick to the swab. I used my finger to swipe…

DSCF0032That didn’t make a bit of difference. Grrrr….this makes me mad! And I can’t even get the cream to stay on an eyeliner brush to enhance a pencil or gel eyeliner look.

Sadly, I say don’t waste your money. These take too much work even if you try glitter glue for the eyelids. That made even heavier patches of product on my eye. It looked like I fell into some sort of kid’s glitter project.

Buy them if you must because the magpie in you wants the shiny. But, you will probably leave the shiny in the pan which is the only place it looks pretty.

If you were able to get these creams to adhere to your eyelid, please, I BEG you….share!!!!

Forever 21: 6-Pan Cream Eyeshadows

What I didn’t tell you in my previous post on a Forever 21 cream eyeshadow palette is that I got 2 palettes…

Mega swatch day 017 Mega swatch day 018Not too similar in shades, I am still fixated on the splatter effect. This palette, being smaller, is less overwhelming but, not dismissive at all…

Mega swatch day 021 Mega swatch day 020 Mega swatch day 019These fun shadow creams have not been wear-tested yet. I have been trying out another type of shadow. However, this one is eagerly sitting in line for its turn.

The swatches dance in the sunlight. They come off like duochromes. You can’t help but be mesmerized…

Mega swatch day 025 Mega swatch day 029 Mega swatch day 030The swatches are ‘swiped’ rather than ‘swirled’. I didn’t mix the splatters to create the swatched color. I just took a swab, loaded it up with some shadow and transferred it to my arm. That is why there are some various colors in amongst the swatches themselves.

The creamiest of creams, these glide on as smooth as warm butter. Using just these shades should create some attractive EOTD (eye-of-the-day look).

Mega swatch day 022 Mega swatch day 023 Mega swatch day 024Rather cosmic, wouldn’t you say?

Forever 21: Creamy Splatter Eyeshadows

It has been several months since I have been to Forever 21. My current client is not in malls, just Walmart and grocery stores. So, no mall work. Boooo! So, I don’t get to visit many of the stores that I used to and, Forever 21 is one of those. Luckily, the mall that is close to me (not counting an outlet mall in the city I live in) does have a Forever 21. I’m so due for a shopping day there. Maybe this weekend.

Anyway, during one of my past visits, I got this colorful palette of cream shadows…

Mega swatch day 010 Mega swatch day 016 Mega swatch day 012I rarely use cream shadows because almost all shadows, and especially cream ones, crease like crazy on me. However, the cool splatter, speckle effects gave way to any excuses I came up with to not buy them…

Mega swatch day 036 Mega swatch day 035 Mega swatch day 034 Mega swatch day 033 Mega swatch day 032 Mega swatch day 031I am SO sorry I waited so long to swatch these. I love the colors! I swatched the four largest circles first…

Mega swatch day 041Here are the 7 smaller circles…

Mega swatch day 079 Mega swatch day 075I wore that orange and slate gray the ever next day!!!

Here’s what was fun; look at the circles after they have been swatched…

Mega swatch day 083 Mega swatch day 082 Mega swatch day 081 Mega swatch day 074Not a one of them turned out exactly like I thought it would. I gave the two shades I mentioned above a try. I wasn’t too hopeful though but, I was loving how it went on so easily. I used Ofra’s eye primer, which happens to be the best performing primer for me at the moment, and made a stunning look. Nope, I didn’t snap a photo. By the time I remember, I’m already driving to work. But, mark my words, I got 5 hours of staying power with that look. I didn’t put the creams on lightly either. It was a very bold orange and gray blend.

My lesson is don’t wait so dang long before I swatch new products! Well, a lot of the posts I have coming up are just like this Forever 21 cream palette; I have had them for way too long and now I’m sorry I didn’t break into them earlier.

Plus, I do owe you an EOTD look with these creams.

Have you seen these? What cream shadow is your favorite?