Cheers to the Perfect Champagne Shimmer Shadow!

I’ve never finished a shadow except for this one (pictured on right)… my all time favorite: Laneige (Design Eyeshadow in #203). I wore it everyday and went through it like that (*snapping fingers). It’s simply perfect…  creamy consistency, a sheer champagne color with subtle gold glitter. This alone on my lids always made me feel pretty without having to apply a lot of makeup. I was devastated to find out that it had been discontinued when it came time to replace it! My favorite eyeshadow of all time… poof… gone just like that.

Fast forward 3 years and here I am letting you all know that I think I’ve found a replacement!~ Maybe even 2 replacements!

Stay There Eye Shadow in Collie: Sparkling Champagne
$17 for 3.5g / 0.12 oz :Exclusive to Sephora (14 colors)

Color: I got Collie in Buxom’s “More to Love 5 piece Eye and Lip Collection” from Sephora (which by the way is an AWESOME set and on sale for $42 right now… will review soon). Collie is a beautiful subtle sheer champagne color with tiny flakes of gold glitter. It’s exactly what I was looking for (*~swoon~*).
Consistency:  Bouncy, creamy and powdery all in one. The creamy consistency helps it adhere to the eyelid well, while the powdery consistency makes it super easy to apply and blend.
Application: Perfect alone, as a highlight for the middle of your lid, or for the inner corners of your eyes. Unlike Laneige which was a straight cream shadow, this cream to powder shadow does not crease as much and lasts much longer than just a powder shadow. I typically use my fingers to apply, but also works well with any small eyeshadow brush for more precise application. Thumbs up to my new favorite champagne shimmer eyeshadow.

“This bounc-i-licious new eye color offers the ultimate experience with an unexpectedly plush, lightweight texture and vivid color. It leaps and bounds beyond what you’ve come to expect from eye color and better, yet, it’s even waterproof. Named after our loyal four-legged friends, these stay-put shades will be your faithful new beauty companions as they comfort and care for your pretty peepers. The mineral-infused, paraben-free formula pampers delicate skin with soothing Aloe extract and Vitamin E—all with a non-greasy, long-wearing finish. Touch it. Pet it. Love it. Bare Escentuals is making a charitable contribution to Canine Companions for Independence-a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs.”
Without: – Parabens – Sulfates  – Synthetic Fragrance  – Phthalates  – GMOs – Triclosan

Make Up For Ever
Aqua Cream in #13: Warm Beige (Champagne Shimmer)
$22 for 6g / 0.21 oz : Exclusive to Sephora (22 colors)

Color: #13 is a pinky champagne. It goes on more opaque than Buxom’s Collie, and acts more like a color paint (ex. Maybelline’s Color Tattoo)
Consistency: The consistency of this shadow very soft and almost cream-liquid like. Once it’s ‘dried’ it’s pretty much there to stay.
Application: This paint-like shadow provides a lot of color, has a high satin-shimmer, and is long lasting. While the description says it has ‘pearl particles’… the pink-champagne color is so pigmented, you almost don’t notice the particles as much as the shimmer from the color itself. I find it a bit hard to work with sometimes because it’s so liquidy and tends to ‘clump’ up in areas. Once applied though, it’s beautiful and provides an intense (almost opaque) wash of color. I recommend using a small flat eyeshadow brush for this shadow.

“Aqua Cream combines the highest-quality pigments with mother of pearl particles to give immediate rich color payoff with a luminous finish in just one application. It’s long-lasting formulation will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions and its creamy and elastic texture allows for easy blending.”Lips & Cheeks formula: Shades #5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 .
Eyes & Cheeks formula: Shades #1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22

Here’s to finding the perfect shimmery champagne shadow!


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