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Glo & Ray Mirage Mouse Eye Shadow

I'm not someone who ever got caught up in the hype of mousse eye shadows. Lots of brands came up with different variations of the so called cult-favourite formulation in eye shadows till date. I wasn't still sold or tempted to try out any single one of them. The reason? I despise the dated, uber opaque, metallic finish that they leave on the lids. Almost a kind of mist of frost on top that I cannot stand for the life of me.

When I came across these newbies, the thought of them being similar to popular brands slightly saddened me hence I chose wearable colours as that way I'd at least get some wear out of them regardless of their texture and finish. To my surprise, these are a make-up artists delight. Not bridal make-up artists for that matter for runway makeup artists who are always creating that glossy, dewy eye with translucent pigment and a lived in look.

It's not the best when it comes to longevity, not bad but no 10 hour stay and all that jazz. That doesn't bother me however as I really don't mind straightening a few creases here and there. One thing I've learnt when it comes to make-up is that, cream formulations will crease no matter what. The sooner you accept the fact, the sooner you'll stop blaming your wrinkles for the problem.

Coming back to it's gorgeous texture, it's not your typical bouncy mousse. It's something different. More like if MAC Face & Body or Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation had a coloured sibling smooshed up in a little glass container with pigment shot through it. It's silky, waxy texture that's pigmented yet translucent, never fails to amaze me.

It looks gorgeous on the eyes. Slap it on with fingers if in hurry or pull out your fluffy white blending brushes and buff this fabulousness onto the lids for more longevity. The finish of it is pigmented, glossy with a hint of skin showing through and some shimmery particles sprinkled here and there. Tres chic! If you're like me and are looking for wearable, everyday cream eye shadows that don't glue to your lids like adhesive, then you need to give this contemporary concoction a go!

Available for £11 a pop in an array or runway ready shades, they will not disappoint the sophisticat. My top pics are Ecru Land, a minty pastel green and Caramel Candy, a terracotta burnt orange.


Dollie Solanki said...

These look so beautiful. Loved all four colours. The maroon earth looks like a dupe of the Chanel illusion d'ombres in Ebloui.


Steph said...

these colours all look so pretty and wearable for a day to day look

Sharlynn Ng said...

The shimmery taupe and dark brown are soo pretty! I'd love to have both!




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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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