I compared this shade against other greens in the swatch gallery, but it’s really not like anything I have (not to say there may not be a dupe out there, but I don’t know one!). It is a deeper green than Illamasqua Radium, but the way the chunky shimmer looks makes the end result differ significantly.
This had nice color pay off and only required two coats for an opaque result. Most of my experience as of late with Butter London has been with cream finishes, and I’m pleased to report that the shimmer ones apply just as nicely as I remembered–really even flow, smooth application, and drying time isn’t long at all. I typically get a week of wear with Butter London’s formula with a proper base and top coat.
Elizabeth Arden Summer 2011 Collection: Bronze in Bloom
The temperature is heating up just like summer’s color trends – bright colors and bronze beauty! To help you get ready for the sultry days of summer, Elizabeth Arden is introducing our new Ceramide Ultra Lipstick and a new limited edition color collection – Bronze in Bloom!
Bronze in Bloom includes everything you need to create the perfect summer glow. Ranging from a lilac eyeshadow palette to a coral lip-gloss, the makeup palette includes:
Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder Our classic mineral bronzing powder includes microlight minerals, Mica, Sea Water Complex, Aloe and Vitamins A, C and E. Grind just what you need for pure bronze perfection.
Pure Finish Mineral Cheekcolor in Sun-Kissed Coral This freshly ground blush comes in a beautiful coral shade, perfect for a natural looking glow.
Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Quad in Golden Lilac and Blue Breeze These two quads include shadows ranging from dark blues to metallics and lilac hues for bright summer eyes.
Smoky Eyes Powder Pencil in Black Violet and Blue Sky These ultra-blendable and long-lasting liners give amazing definition to eyes and add an unexpected pop of color.
High Shine Lipgloss in Tropicoral This beautiful coral shade looks great on all skin tones and is the perfect
my thoughts on the formula: theBalm’s eyeshadows are soft, silky smooth, and packed with pigment. They apply evenly, blend out beautifully, and aren’t powdery at all (sometimes a side effect of really soft eyeshadows). I find they are so easy to use, because they apply without fall out and blend with other shadows effortlessly. Worth noting, too, is individual eyeshadows come with 0.12 oz., which is just over double the average eyeshdaow–and at a rather affordable price tag.
Milani Drenched in Gold Baked Metallic Eyeshadow($7.49 for 0.05 oz.) is a softened yellow gold with a metallic sheen. It reminded me a lot of MAC’s Goldmine, which is a staple eyeshadow for me. I liked the way this looked both wet and dry–there really wasn’t much of a difference-so it is more convenient to use. It applied smoothly and had good color pay off with no fall out.
I do wish they’d ditch the sponge/brush applicator, though, because the bristles are splayed and scratchy, while the sponge is thin and surprisingly scratchy. I did like the switch to a black interior, over the champagne gold from the Runway Eyeshadows. The lid is also quite secure, and I had to pry it open with my nails.