Cream eye shadows can't be beat for blending and for their ability to give eyes color with "sheen". Shiseido has a newly formulated line of cream shadows that do just that and more.
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye shadows have a texture that is a very light, yet creamy. They feel like a fine powder once on the eye lid. There was no sticky feeling at all, and the shades (in particular Caviar, Sable, and Patina) are extremely pigmented with beautiful dimension in the colors themselves. Applied with fingers, which I preferred, (or a brush), they glided on like a dream.
I loved using Caviar as a long lasting deep black liner. The shimmer in this black is very subtle, so it makes the perfect eyeliner for day or evening. It stayed all day/all night and just a little is needed to line each eye.
Sable is a beautiful taupe/brown with beautiful flecks of gold, and Patina (pictured, above) is a very unique olive green with golden shimmer that looks equally green/gold or even brownish depending on the light. The shimmer in these two shades again is very fine, so there's no "drift" on to other parts of the eye or face, as can sometimes happen with a glitter finish. I also loved using a lot of the shades together, as they worked beautifully that way for a more glamorous/night time eye look.
During the day, I found the shadows did not crease, fade or become oily on my lids (or the lash line when used as a liner). What's great about all the shades is that you can adjust the level of pigment for very natural soft looks, or apply for lots of intensity. Either way, you can be sure that what ever you do at 8am will look the same at 8pm.
Once you start using one or two, you'll want to pick up a few more shades for sure! - RLB
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*This product was provided courtesy of Shiseido PR for reviewing purposes.