I originally had another post planned for today, but once I got my hands on the Estee Edit Metallishadow Creme + Powder in Scarlet Eclipse the other day I just needed to shout about its beauty from the rooftops. I actually washed my eye makeup off to try this out as soon as I got home, and I'm totally obsessed already.
It's one of those two-in-one cream eyeshadow and loose glitter pigment pots that a few brands have come out with lately. I've never tried one before, but I'm already sold on the concept. The shade Scarlet Eclipse is a stunning burgundy cream eyeshadow with a bronze glitter to pat on top. The resulting effect looks like an autumn leaf on your eyes - I should probably have saved this review until it was actually autumn, but I was just too excited.
The first thing I noticed is that the cream eyeshadow is quite a bit tackier than I'm used to, although this makes sense as the glitter needs something to adhere to. It takes a little bit of work to blend because of its stickier nature, but it gets there eventually. I'm not complaining. I love that it's easy to sheer out as well - the color looks terrifying in the pan, but once applied is just a lovely red. The glitter is just stunning. It's not chunky at all and glides over the eyelid easily. I like to pat it on in the center of my eyelid so the pigment is strongest there, and blend it out using my fingers. I haven't experienced any problems with fallout, but I am careful to only apply a tiny bit at a time. The nature of these products are that they're messy, but this one can be easily controlled.
It lasts all day on me even without a primer, which as I've said before is no easy feat. Despite having quite dry skin, my eyelids are always oily and also slightly hooded - everything creases on me eventually. I'm quite impressed that this manages to stick around all day, and I don't end up with glitter all over my face by the time I'm ready to wash my makeup off, either. I think that tacky consistency of the cream shadow is really key here - it adheres to the eyelid really well as long as holding the glitter in place all day. The consistency actually reminds me of a potted lipstick, so I may try this out on the lips, too. I'll report back on that. The Metallishadows come in six shades, and I'm definitely wanting to get my hands on more now that I've fallen in love with this one.
Despite being quite a dramatic look, I can see myself wearing this quite often in the cooler weather. If you happen to see me at any Christmas parties, I'll most definitely be wearing this.
Have you tried any of the Metallishadows?