I’m all ready for the new week, my hair is freshly washed and my nails are getting quite festive, so I’m just going to seize the opportunity to show you my latest favorite beauty purchase. If I’m honest, I’ve already started to hoard some new makeup bits for Christmas parties and the New Year’s Eve, so exciting! ♥ Last week, I saw the Max Factor new eye shadows Excess Shimmer. They are creamy eye shadows with great pigmentation and long lasting formula, basically everything that I need for a carefree dinner or party. I already have two Color Tattoo eye shadows and I’m very pleased with them, the first one is in shade Permanent Taupe (40), a gorgeous taupe matt and opaque finish, and the second one is Metallic Pomegranate (70), lovely violet/red shimmery shade. Nevertheless, I really wanted to find a darker shimmery shade with the same consistency, and you can assume my first reaction when I saw the Excess Shimmer in DM for the first time! Only two shades were available at the time, the Bronze (the one I have) and the Copper shades, if I’m not mistaken.
The first thing I noticed is that the Excess Shimmer is much creamier and blendable than the Maybelline ones. They are somehow harder to apply; don’t get me wrong, they are great alone as well as a base, but you have to be careful if you want to build these shades up. This is not the case with the Excessive Shimmer, a very thin coat will create a subtle look, whereas every new coat will give you more coverage. In addition, the shimmer is a bit smaller in comparison with the Metallic Pomegranate (Color Tattoo). Plus, it must be great for creating smokey eyes by adding a darker plum or brown shade (I have yet to try it out!).
All in all, I just love this eye shadow and I can’t wait to start using it on a daily basis. I’ll try to make my festive look for December in a week or two, I hope the pictures will be more representative then. Now I just have to find a similar golden eye shadow and I’m good for a couple of months ;)
Have you tried any of the Excess Shimmer or Color Tattoo eye shadows? :)