Phytosurgence Sun Stress is a very warm-toned, light brown with a pearl finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $17.07 and contains 0.14 oz.
Phytosurgence Sun Stress Flash Florescence Cream Shadow ($17.07 for 0.14 oz.) is a darker, golden copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The color coverage was opaque when applied with a fingertip, while it blended out readily and could be sheered out with a fingertip or applied with a fluffy brush.
The texture was lightweight, thin, and lightly emollient, which helped it apply evenly to bare skin and not immediately lose coverage. The formula dried down within 20 seconds to a more powder-like finish that stayed in place better. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of creasing.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Inspired by the different pigments found in plants and flowers, Flash Florescence is our take on a cream shadow made for everyday life. The creamy texture of these shadows allow for easy application with fingers or a brush, and provides a good amount of working time before they dry down to a powder finish. Whether you are using these as a “one and done” shade, or an accent colour on your lids, there is surely a colour in this collection for you. CoQ10 is also added to provide some antioxidant power to this formula (similar to that of our Moonlight Afterglow serum), while hydrocarbon solvents seal in hydration while providing a transfer resistant dry down. Most of the shadows have a pearlescent sheen, without chunky glitter or too much sparkle and shine. Shades can be built up to emphasize their sheen/reflect, or diffused out for a more mono-chromatic wash of colour.
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Magnesium Myristate, Isododecane (and) Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Stearic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (and) Tocopheryl Acetate (and) Ubiquinone, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77499, 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (ci 77510)
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