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.
And, 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.
The 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.
Just in time for the holidays. And there is a bronze shade, too.
PS. These eye shadows were used to create Dior’s AW 2014 look.