I am a huge Cream Eyeshadow fan but I find that it can be really difficult to find a winning formula especially one that lasts and I’m particularly picky. I found the Maybelline Colour Tattoos to dry out quickly but I did fall in love with the Illamasqua Vintage Metallix in Courtier, so when Max Factor Excess Shimmer Pots were released, my radar picked up on what could be an amazing new product. On a rather large shopping trip a couple of months ago I picked up the shade Bronze. Here’s my thoughts.
I really like the packaging of these, the little glass pots are really chic and have a luxurious air to them, I love the silver writing and these are small but deep pots so they’re really easy to store which is always nice. This cream eyeshadow cost me £7.99 which isn’t bad for a cream eyeshadow.
The texture of these is really nice, it’s not like a slippery cream and it’s not drying either but is more of a mousse texture which I think is spot on, this doesn’t feel like it’s going to dry out quickly and it goes onto the lid with ease, I’ve used a brush to apply this but most o the time I used my finger to apply and then blend out. This colour can be packed onto the lid for a really bold effect or you can apply it as a thin wash for a slight touch of colour to the lids so this is a versatile product.
This is the product blended out and as you can see once blended it’s a lot paler, it does have a metallic/shimmer finish but doesn’t look too shimmery, on my hand here it looks almost matte although I can confirm that it is more shimmery in reality. What I also love is that this doesn’t crease which is amazing, often I have found that cream eyeshadows can have a habit of disappearing into fine lines and ending up looking a mess so this really impressed me with that.
The only downside to this product is the longevity, even when I use a primer this does fade throughout the day and by the end of the day it’s almost completely worn away which is such a shame. I have to say this really disappointed me as it doesn’t last which is such a shame because other than that this was almost perfect.
Overall, these are pretty decent but for me the longevity is lacking so I wouldn’t repurchase, I’d recommend these if you can be bothered reapplying or don’t mind them fading but if you’re looking for something that will stay in place all day without fading then I’d look elsewhere.
The max Factor Excess Shimmer Pot in Bronze is available here for £7.99.
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