It has the same rich color pay off whether used dry or wet, though it seems to be a touch darker when applied damp. The texture is soft, smooth, and really silky–almost like a cream eyeshadow–but in reality, it’s a loosely bound powder. I like using it alone or along with other eyeshadows, but it can be worn alone and held up for twelve hours without creasing on me (without a base).
I don’t mind if something stains my skin for a few hours post-removal, but I don’t want anything staining for 24 hours afterward, because then that interferes with what I want to wear the next day. When a lipstick stains, it’s typically a good thing, since it really enhances the longevity of the product, but it seems less valuable with other product types.
China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals for Summer 2011
Set your summer style to “sizzle” with China Glaze’s new Crackle Glaze Metals collection. The pioneer in crackle technology, China Glaze takes the beauty phenomenon to the next level with this second-generation polish that pairs the edgy innovation of crackle with the elegant beauty of metals. Create dramatically different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals. Layer over different base colors to create bold styles. Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect. The China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals collection features six, limited edition sparkling metallic colors including:
- Cracked Medallion Bold bronze
- Haute Metal Pale pink
- Latticed Lilac Soft lavender
- Oxidized Aqua Deep aquamarine blue
- Platinum Pieces Shimmering silver
- Tarnished Gold Warm, honeyed hue
availability: June/July 2011,
- Color you gravitate towards?
- Least flattering color on you?
- Most flattering color on you?
Guerlain Giant Bronzer
How do you tackle delicately designed products?
In the past few years, there has only been one compact I found difficult to swatch away (Lancome Bamboo Bronzer from last year, which I wasn’t able to snag a backup of). I recently purchased the bronzer photographed above, which is a mega-sized bronzer from Guerlain for this summer’s launch. I’ll review the Guerlain bronzer in full soon, but for now, I’m curious to know how you handle products with complicated, delicate, or just plain pretty designs emblazoned, embedded, or imprinted on the actual product.