As soon as I saw the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows, they reminded straight away of the ’80s! It’s not really an era that is defined by its beauty (Revlon keep bringing out very retro ‘looks’ – of all the decades, the 80’s pretty much had nothing to offer!) but with a very modern formula containing smart 3D silicone, the shimmers manage to be current. For a start, they’re light as air in the application – a little goes a very long way so you might not want to dive right in there!
If you’re great at blending, and love a high sheen, there are so many looks to be created from these – and the sheen is super-high without falling over into glitter. I’d describe them as updated metallics – better and bolder with the smoothest ever texture. In the swatch above from left to right: Onyx, Copper, Bronze, Crystal, Pink Opal and Pearl. If I was going to pick out one shade, it would be Copper – copper isn’t really the right name for it because it’s more a light-catching nude shade that you can really play around with using other shadows in different textures with.
The Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows launch in November (we have to wait til January for the Excess Intensity Longwear Liners in Excessive Violet, Excessive Jade and Excessive Cobalt) for £8.99 each.
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