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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review & Swatches: Jane Cream Eye Shadow in Brilliant Bronze & Polished Pewter


Jane Cream Eye Shadow in Brilliant Bronze & Polished Pewter
Jane Cosmetics Cream Eye Shadows promise long-wearing quality from a cream-to-powder product. Unlike potted cream shadows, like Maybelline's Color Tattoos, Jane's is more like a thick liquid metal that lays smoothly and evenly across the lid with one swipe. Brilliant Bronze and Polished Pewter have hues exactly as their names suggest and have stellar pigmentation with the right amount of creaminess. 

When applied these cream shadows are very easy to work with while they are still wet. Once they dry, however, it becomes a different story. As the consistency is solidifying, each shadow develops a scaly texture that turns to cracking if you apply a coat that's too thin. While building up the shadow is easy, blending around the edges makes for a messy, cracked transition from cream to powder products. From afar, it looks much like any other bold metallic shadow. But up close the texture becomes more apparent and the unavoidable transition between cream to powder is harsh. The texture also makes it difficult to layer powder products over the cream shadows and use them as a base - much like you would a Color Tattoo. 

Still, these shadows promised all day, crease-free wear and they delivered! If you can get over the texture problems, you will have some shadows that will last fade, crease, and flake-free throughout even the longest days. 

I'm torn with Jane's Cream Eye Shadows. For basic looks where you don't need to worry about cream-to-powder transitions, or being examined up close, these are great for $8 - especially considering how long they wear. But these took a fair amount of working with to get the consistency and blending seen in the pictures below, and that might be more than some are willing to work for - even if it does mean killer molten metal eyes. 

Have you tried Jane Cream Eye Shadows?




Jane Cream Eye Shadow in Brilliant Bronze & Polished Pewter

Jane Cream Eye Shadow in Brilliant Bronze | Before

Jane Cream Eye Shadow in Brilliant Bronze | After


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