I'm not really a fan of cream eye shadows because of past experiences with having the eye shadow set in the crease of my eye. Then the product gets all clumpy and disgusting and you can just imagine the horror my whole "eye shadow" looked. But today I discovered a product that may very well change that perspective.
I've had this in my train case for a few months now untouched and never used. So today I decided to use it and test for the first time. This is Clinique's Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in shade Rock Violet.
What the Website Says:
"Have a beautiful eye day, all day. Light. Velvety cream glides on vibrant colour that wears up to 10 hours, stays beautifully crease proof and colour true. In pearly shades from subtle to high-lustre. Opthalmologist tested."
The one I have is in the shade Rock Violet; A muted silvery violet in shimmer finish.
When I first swatched the product, the first thing that came to mind was how pigmented it was and how smooth it applied on my wrist. The subtle shimmery finish gave me the perfect Idea to create a soft neutral look which will be perfect for everyday or office make up and even bridal make up. Here's how I used the Clinique Quick Eyes Cream shadow.
I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion first then Rock Violet to the entire lid upto the crease line. It went on soo smooth and pigmented that I only needed 2 soft strokes. I was also happy that once applied it dries in a couple of seconds then it has a nice soft smooth satin feel! Love it.
Other products used:
28 Neutral Palette Mauve/Brown for crease
28 Neutral Palette Ash Pink for brow bone
Avon Gel Liner to line eyes
San San Blush
Lipstick from 32 Lip Palette
So what's the damage? This costs $15 according to the clinique website. Which is a little pricey when you think about it but I say it's definitely worth your buck. Here's just a couple of tips when using this product:
- Better to use an eye shadow primer before applying the cream shadow since you always wantt to have a smooth base. Cream shadow goes on better on smooth surfaces.
- This may get unsanitary if you continue to use the shadow with the wand applicator included. Best to use disposable wands or brushes in the next applications.
- This product can also be used as a primer and even as a highligher. :)
- If you make a mistake, use a Qtip with a little cleaner oil to erase any mistakes. Or, better yet, blend with regular shadow with a blending brush.
This product has really changed my outlook on cream shadows. I will definitely buy more colors of this. It is so easy and fast to use, very bright and eye flattering. Perfect for those 5 minute make up wonders for working people and whoever is on the go. This product is versatile as an eyeshadow, primer and even highlighter. I very recommend this product for everyone! :)