Ola bonita chica’s!
How is everyone doing today? I feel like the most underrated makeup product is eyeshadow primer. I found out the importance of an eyeshadow primer much later during my makeup escapades and went a long time without one because I used to find it quite unnecessary. Are any of you still doing the same thing? I would not blame you, especially because it is one less step with your makeup, hence you probably prefer it that way. But, invest in a good primer for your eyes and watch your makeup last longer and also, be more intense. Let me show you one such option that I have tried out recently.
Meet the next generation of eyeshadow: a supercharged blend of makeup and skincare. Lasting cream colour meets brightening, smoothing and priming power plus mineral sunscreen in an innovative hybrid formula. Chock-full of skin-nourishing ingredients, it delivers five benefits in one silky eyeshadow. Talk about the total package.
LONG-WEAR COLOUR: Glide on creamy colour that lasts up to 12 hours. Our mineral pigments blend on effortlessly for seamless coverage and rich, full-bodied colour that flatters all complexions.
PRIME: Boosted with powerful priming properties, this eyeshadow delivers pure colour that stays perfectly in place all day without creasing, fading or smudging.
BRIGHTEN: Infused with an ingredient blend known for enhancing skin-brightening benefits, this formula delivers even-toned eyelids while reducing the appearance of dark spots and discolouration
for brighter lids over time.
SMOOTH: This featherlight formula smoothes out the surface of the eyelid, diffusing the appearance of lines and wrinkles for refined texture, younger-looking skin and flawless, uniform colour.
PROTECT: Our SPF 15 mineral sunscreen protects the delicate eye area from harmful UVA and UVB rays, while antioxidants help to defend against environmental stressors to fight signs of ageing.
USD 18 for 3 ml or 0.1 fl oz of product
My Experience with bareMinerals Soft Linen 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow:
Now, your eye primer does not need to be packaged as that! A cream eye shadow can also work wonders for your eye makeup, if you do it right. This cream eyeshadow comes in a small and sleek glass packaging. The tube is frosted and you can see a hint of the shade right through. The silver twist off lid reveals the applicator which is not like a lip gloss applicator. Its fibers are much different and the application comes off much stronger than a lip gloss.
This was not a product I was particularly looking for, but rather one of those bought quite on a whim during a bareMinerals haul that I recently did. I do not like using this product alone because I do feel like it is too light for my eyes and I cannot even use it as a part of a nude look. Their website describes Soft Linen as a tan shade, but it is anything but tan on my skin tone or my eyelids. It is pretty easy to use, however. I just use the paddle shaped applicator to smooth on my eyelids and then I use my fingertips to smudge it out. You can, however, choose a concealer brush (or any other synthetic brush) to do the same.
The consistency of this is nice and sometimes it can feel a little grainy, but I think that comes with all true mineral products. There is a slight shimmer to this eye shadow and I do not think that there is any gritty feeling due to the shimmer in the product itself. This cream shadow works really well under my powder eye shadows and really helps intensify their colours. Even on its own, the first time I tried it around the house, it lasted me all day long. So, I was very impressed with its almost 10 hour wear time that I had it on for, but that was in the air conditioning where I was sweat free.
But, even with other eyeshadows on it has lasted me forever. It has also never creased on me throughout its usage which is pretty phenomenal for an cream eye shadow. What I am not impressed with is the colour selection and this cream eye shadow is only available in five nude shades ranging from a mild taupe, to browns and a pink. You also need very little on one eyelid at a time so I can see this drying out before I finish using all of it.
Pros of bareMinerals Soft Linen 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow:
• Ultra super(man) crease resistant
• Blends easily
• Well pigmented
• Very little goes a very long way
• Great as a primer and for many skin tones on its own too
Cons of bareMinerals Soft Linen 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow:
• Only 5 shades to choose from, but I guess that was the idea
Would I Repurchase bareMinerals Soft Linen 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow?
I would possibly try out other shades because this will last forever!
Would I Recommend bareMinerals Soft Linen 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow?
Oh yes, absolutely! You will not believe its crease resistant capability!
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