Monday, May 21, 2012

Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: $19

THE SKINNY: This cream shadow is no joke. It glides on totally silky-smooth and then stays put. All day and well into the evening.

Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow, which has not been on the market long, comes in 12 shades and even holds up in wet and humid conditions. They only thing that foiled this product was rubbing my eyes when a case of allergy eyes set it. (but even then, I just got a dab of color on my hand and still had color where it should be.)

I tested "Amethyst" and the color went on a bit heavier than I expected from the little pot. (And for $19 you get an insane amount of shadow; at half the size, you would still never use it all.)

The only downside is that the shadow does not come with any type of applicator and you really need one. Natural bristle brushes (which I swear by) don't really work here. I had to dig out a brush with a foam tip.

Cream shadow is a great option if you are looking for all-day color. But for neutrals and pastels the creamy formula may be a little too heavy and a powder shadow may be a better choice.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep, for sure. This is one of my new favorite products for all-day color.

CHECK IT OUT: Look at all the colors available and but direct from Smashbox. I am also a member of the Pretty Points program, which offers tons of freebies. (Also shop on Tuesdays for even more special deals.)

-- Tested by Carrie

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