Danessa Myricks Secret Garden is a neutral-toned, dark green with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $18.00 and contains 0.34 oz.
Danessa Myricks Secret Garden Colorfix Matte ($18.00 for 0.34 oz.) has a blackened olive base with cooler flecks of emerald green pearl and larger silver sparkles. It had mostly opaque coverage in a single layer, but it was more emollient and had moderate slip, so it was prone to sheering out. It was easier to apply a thin layer and then build up to opaque coverage to ensure an even and precise application of the color, otherwise it was hard to keep it confined to where I wanted it (more noticeable on the eyes).
The black base made it harder to apply and diffuse it as a really even layer of product, especially along the edges, so it was patchy and hard to fix as a cheek color. The larger sparkles did not help as they moved the product around more and did so unevenly. As a lip product, it applied unevenly and was hard to get full coverage without over-applying product and letting it dry down, which could feel a little thick. The more metallic finish was prone to emphasizing my lip texture and separated noticeably around my lip liens.
It wore well for 10 hours as an eye color, nine hours as a blush, and five hours as a lip color, though it was a touch drying over time as a lip product.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
A supremely versatile hybrid cream color and extreme long wearing paint that can be safely used on lips, eyes or face. Formulated for remarkable longevity and endurance. Smudge proof, waterproof, rapid drying and sustainable in high temperatures.
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silver, Silica, Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Disteardimonium Hectorite (and) Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PARAFFIN, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mica, Phenoxyethanol,Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron oxidesCI77491, Ultramarines CI 77007, CI 77742, Iron oxidesCI77493
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