These are my top ten powder eyeshadows (I say that, because there were a few cream eyeshadows I thought about including, but there were so many powder ones I wanted to include, too!). I’m not going to do a breakout for cream eyeshadows specifically, but know that Milani’s Shadow Eyez and Maybelline Color Tattoos would be taking honors on that list! There were numerous L’Oreal Infallible and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense shades to choose from, too, so I went with my personal shade favorites.
This hue is part of Bobbi Brown’s permanent matte eyeshadow range. The pigmentation is true-to-pan, but it looks soft, almost sheer, but not really. I think the matte finish, combined with the soft texture and muted color, might give off that impression. This kind of shade works well as a contouring shade (great for defining the crease or layered to add definition over another crease color) on light to medium-dark skin tones. Darker complexions may like this has a general lid shade but will not see as much contouring with it as it starts to blend in more with the skin color on the darker end of the spectrum.
It has a soft texture that’s not too dense or buttery but not horribly dry and stiff and firm. There are two distinct matte formulas: one is softer, more buttery/dense (but often can be powdery) and the other is firmer, drier, but so long as it’s soft and not stiff, it will work quite nicely and deliver great color payoff, blendability, and wear. The same is true for eyeshadows, but I’ve noticed the distinction is much stronger within the matte category. Slate is dry but soft, so it isn’t powdery and blends out easily–but not so easily that you have to go back and add more color. It wore for eight hours (without a primer as well as with a primer) without creasing or fading.
This kind of shade works well as a contouring shade (great for defining the crease or layered to add definition over another crease color) on light to medium-dark skin tones. Darker complexions may like this has a general lid shade but will not see as much contouring with it as it starts to blend in more with the skin color on the darker end of the spectrum.
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