Whilst perusing the Feelunique website a few weeks back, I came across the Topshop Nude Eyes Cream Eyeshadows and I had a little look online to see if I could see any swatches to see what they were like, but I couldn’t find any so I figured that they were new. I am a sucker for a cream eyeshadow so I decided to buy one and I opted for the shade ‘Bare’ as it looked like a matte, almost pinky toned brown from the swatch photo. When it arrived, I was shocked to see how tiny it was.. we’re talking tiny tiny. 2 grams tiny, which I think is pretty shocking for £8, especially when you consider that the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s are 4 grams and almost half the price.
The Nude Eyes Cream Shadow is packaged within a small, glass pot with a matte black lid which screws nice and tight to prevent the shadow from drying out. This might sound like a strange observation to make, but the cream shadow has a toffee scent to it which I think is really weird but nevertheless, it’s there. When I unscrewed the lid, I was really surprised by the shade staring back at me as it wasn’t even remotely similar to the image Topshop had uploaded. The matte pinky toned brown was infact a light brown contain gold shimmer, which is very pretty, but it looks nothing like the photo.
The shadow feels very different to the Maybelline Color Tattoos or MAC Paint Pots, as it has a thick gel like consistency with a little going a long way. I’ve found that the best way to apply the shadow is with my finger tip as the warmth works better than a brush, and it dries almost instantly once applied to the lid so you don’t get a lot of time to blend it in. Once on the eyes, it stays put all day long without creasing or fading and that’s without a primer too. I am so impressed with the formulation of this shadow that I would love to try some of the other shades within the range, but the price tag really puts me off as 2g for £8 isn’t great but it really is a gorgeous eyeshadow.