Since www.mizzworthy.blogspot.com is the girl for colour, she kindly agreed to test these press on, pre-loaded shadows that I bought in a Sephora store in Italy. While she kinda liked them, interestingly, she had them down at costing a couple of quid, max. They’re not such a bargain at 7 Euros a pack which is what I paid.
“Avid readers of my blog will know I’m a fan of coloured and/or dramatic makeup. However I do realise that there is a time and a place – natural looks are a must for work for example, and as someone who rarely pops out to Tesco’s without a scrap of slap on, I also have many variations on the “five minute face”. Its also important to acknowledge that younger/beginner makeup fans might enjoy products that show them basic shadow layouts, so the idea of the press on shadows is fairly appealing for these reasons… I also love trying new and “novelty” products. This does not always bode well (L’Oreal lash explosion springs to mind…)
I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting much from these press on shadows – the colours looked a little basic, as did the layout of the shades – ie darker at the lashline and lighter at the top edge – no fancy pants crease-work here…
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The product is very easy to use – take out of the pack, press against a clean, dry eye lid for four seconds, and then lift off, then blend with fingers. I followed the instructions – unblended the product looked like this;
As you can see, the results were pleasantly surprising – the shadows have a shimmer finish, in not unpleasant shades, although it has to be said that after blending, the colours all sort of merged into one…
I also found the pad a little small for my eye (although I do have freakishly large eyes). The layout might also work better on asian/monolid eye shapes
The look is natural and easy to wear. I would expect the thin layer of colour to wear off easily though, and the crease has already faded about half an hour after applying. These shadows are from Sephora, and I’m not sure of the cost, but I’d say these would make great novelty gifts/stocking fillers for less experienced makeup lovers – Ideal for teenagers to play with on a “sleepover” or some such similar shenanigans. I enjoyed trying these, but I doubt I’d particularly seek them out if I ever did get to America for a makeup splurge…
Verdict – a bit of fun, rather than a makeup bag staple…”
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