I recently reviewed my new favorite mascara, Mad Lash by theBalm HERE. Lately I have been pairing it with another great theBalm product – LID-QUID® Sparkling Liquid Eyeshadow ($14.00). Now, for the most part I avoid anything on my eyes that has the word ‘sparkling’ in it…after all, I am upwards of 50 years old and I look pretty silly in anything too sparkly or glittery. However, I am making an exception for my LID-QUID Sparkling Liquid Eyeshadows because they are just so gorgeous!
I think these shimmery liquid eyeshadows are great for summer nights. TheBalm says LID-QUID Liquid Eyeshadows are “long wearing, creaseless and versatile. These effervescent, picture perfect shades are truly “neat”. Feel the buzz with these refreshingly pigmented must-haves.” There are six shades which from the light sparkling Champagne to the deep coppery brown Irish Coffee. I have Rosé, which is a very light gold/pink with shimmer, and Irish Coffee.
TheBalm isn’t exaggerating when they say no creasing. The application is easy and you can use whatever method you prefer – the does foot, your fingers, a brush…I typically swipe some of the shadow onto a steel palette then either use my fingers or else a brush. One tip is to make sure you pat the shadow on – don’t rub or sweep. Patting makes for perfect shimmer distribution.
The shadows can be sheer or opaque, depending on how much you build them up. There is a fair amount of play time before it dries down, so blending and building are easy. The color stays bright and true all day, although I have oily lids so I used a primer. The end result is quite shimmery (I find Rosé to be more shimmery than Irish Coffee) but the texture of the eyeshadows is super, smooth and not the least bit grainy.
If I have a gripe, it’s that removal can be tricky. I often find some stray shimmer on my face even though I have thoroughly cleansed. A small price to pay for pretty summery eyes!