Thursday 27 November 2014

Review: Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow

I haven't been buying much new makeup recently, mainly just a couple of repurchases. However, I am a sucker for a bronze eyeshadow. I have plenty in powder form but I quite like working with creams so I thought I would give the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bronze a go. I have heard mixed reviews about these cream eyeshadows so I was quite curious to see how I got on with it. There are six shades but this is the only one that appealed to me.

The texture of this is quite dissimilar to other cream eyeshadows that I have tried. It is super pigmented + soft so you can easily pick up too much product/color. It is almost more similar to a mousse or jelly texture. Because it is really soft, it is incredibly easy to blend. As it is quite a wet product, I like to use this with eyeshadow brushes rather than with my fingers which can be a bit messy. I have been wearing this all over the lid + in the outer part of the crease with liquid liner. I find that warm, brown shimmer eyeshadows tend to look darker in the crease anyway so there is no need for another eyeshadow. I like the shade of this one but I would like more if it were a little more red in tone. Just a little bit. I still really like this + would recommend it if you want an affordable cream eyeshadow.

PS: Don't be put off by the name, it's not excessively shimmery...

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  1. That shade really is nice! I saw VDM mention these in her Drugstore Haul video this week and that colour is really perfect! I think bronze shades are totally great for Autumn Winter with a berry lip!
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

  2. looks pretty convincing, does it crease on oily lids though? xx


    1. I can't say because I always use the Urban Decay Primer Potion which stops everything from creasing on me!

  3. This is such a nice shade! I'm like you - I love bronze eyeshadows, they're always so gorgeous!
    Eden x // edenroses // enter my giveaway!

  4. It's sooo gorgeous! Bronze shades are my favourite x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

  5. These look so stunning! I love any shadow in this format so these are definitely one to try.

  6. I tried these yesterday and I have to say I'm very tempted to pick up Bronze too, the formula seemed really nice.
    Amy | A Little Boat Sailing


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