Whilst perusing the Feelunique website a few weeks back, I came across the Topshop Bare Nude Eyes Cream Eyeshadow 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.
Topshop Bare Nude Eyes Cream Eyeshadow – £8 – Feelunique
The Topshop Bare Nude Eyes Cream Eyeshadow 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.