These 17 Wild Metallic Eyes have been very popular amongst the blogsphere, and at £3.99 a pop I had always wanted to try them. The leopard print packaging being one of the factors why and also as these were apparently comparable to the Chanel potties.
Now I don't own any of the Chanel ones as I found them really shimmery and it didn't really wow me. When I swatched the 17 ones in stores I found the texture really similar to the MAC Paint Pots and they swatched quite beautifully (especially the Nude shade, which was out of stock!) I decided to grab a couple to try, the purple shade being one of them. Now when I swatched this pot when I got home, the texture was completely different to the tester in stores. It was indeed similar to the Chanel ones, a moussey creamy soft texture. I guess if exposed to the air for long enough it will dry out and turn Paint Pot like.
The swatch is pretty right? Yet when I applied it onto my eyes, it was simply a wash of lilac with shimmer. I found it hard to build the colour on because it was so creamy, the product just constantly moved if that makes sense.
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The above photo shows a sheer wash of colour, which is pretty but I expected a intense purple.
I would wear this on its own as a daytime look but I've come to the conclusion that cream eyeshadows does not work for me, especially one with similar textures to this (MAC Paint Pots work better for me).
I have slightly oily eyelids and the 17 Wild Metallic Eyes are a no no in that case. I tried a primer but it makes no difference (creases within minutes!) whatsoever which is a disappointment as I was ready to purchase the Nude shade. There is nothing I can do but use this as a base...
17 Wild Metallic Eyes in Purple, the purple shade from the Hello Kitty Liberty Palette on top and the brown shade from the La Pensee palette on the crease and outer corner.
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