Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows Review and Swatches. Rave

Recently I have posted about the top three affordable new makeup launches that caught my attention. And Max Factor actually kindly sent me their new eye shadows to try out.

They have already made an appearance on my Instagram, and now it’s time for a detailed review.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows Review and Swatches Onyx and Crystal shades 1And, let me tell you, these eye shadows are absolutely brilliant!  I was a bit worried that with the name Excess Shimmer it could be an overkill (not a fan of too much glitter), but it is not – spot on, in fact!

The brand describes the  texture as “3D silicone gel”, and it does feel like a light mousse-y gel  texture (the only similar product that I have, is my favourite cream eye shadow by New CID) which is foolproof.

You can even use the product with your finger and gently blend all over the lid.  The formula is pretty unique, you can sheer it out, or add layers for a more intense effect.

As for the look, yes it is quite shimmery, but it looks pretty!  It never is flat, but instead, gives dimension, and reflects  the light beautifully.

You can also mix the shades, together or apply them  on top of other products.  It is a great product to play with.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows Review and Swatches Onyx and Crystal shadesThe staying power is also impressive. I get only minor creases by the end of the day (without primer, but my eye lids are not oily), but  since it’s not a full-on opaque matte, it look really neat anyway.

I think that Max Factor did a fantastic job with their Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows, they are just phenomenal, if you ask me. And I would totally recommend.

These are not out yet. But will be available soon for (£7. 99) from   Boots and Superdrug .

Just in time for the holidays. And there is a bronze shade, too.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eye Shadows Review and Swatches Onyx and Crystal appliedMy swatches don’t do the product any justice, but at least you get the idea.

PS. These eye shadows were used to create Dior’s AW 2014 look.

 

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