It’s time for me to share two products that I just didn’t care for. I don’t often write a review that’s negative but the more I thought about it, the more I thought that maybe it would be good to share an alternative review. As usual I’m reviewing eyeshadows; Sephora + Pantone Universal Light Storm Liquid Shadow.
I’m a huge fan of cream products. I’m older than the average
bear blogger and find that creams can be very forgiving. When I saw the two Sephora + Pantone Universal Liquid Shadows I really wanted them. I held off because no one seemed to be reviewing them plus I just couldn’t get to Sephora. I finally read a rave review on The Notice and knew I needed these. I couldn’t decide which one so of course I ordered both. The two shades are Caramel Cream and Tuscany.
My first mistake was that I didn’t realize that The Notice had Tuscany but also Smoky Grape, not Caramel Creme. My second mistake was buying them at full price ($18) when I know perfectly well that Sephora always marks these down; they are currently $9 each.
Tuscany is the one that had me the most excited. These shadows shift when you wear them so I was thinking of the beautiful nail polishes I love that do that. But I sort of felt that I was wearing nail polish on my lids when I wore Tuscany. The gorgeous purple taupe that I saw on my hand looked awful on my lids. It shrunk the skin on my eyelids and made me feel like I had put crepe paper on my eyes. In addition the color just didn’t suit my fair skin at all.
Caramel Crème looked better on my eyes and would have been okay if I felt that the color suited me. It’s a very warm caramel gold that looks beautiful in the tube but I felt sickly in the shade once on.
These are long lasting and didn’t crease on me when starting with an eyeshadow primer but I felt they dried tightly. I think they’d be more appropriate for someone without any lines on their lids but for me they were a big mistake.
The one lesson I learned though is that if I can’t find a review from another blogger, maybe I should think twice about purchasing especially when every Sephora or Sephora + Pantone Universal product I’ve bought has ended up at half price within a fairly short time. Oh well, maybe I saved one of you from buying these after my experience. — Marcia