I bought this on a whim when in Tesco last week, I just liked the colour and didn’t really think about it any further than that; so I’ve now had a chance to mess around with it and test it out and I’m not entirely happy with it which serves me right for not looking for a tester of it, I guess.
I love the colour, obviously as it’s the one and only thing that my purchase was based on. The name of the shade ‘Golden Green’ is a perfect (if not slightly uninspiring) name for the colour as it really is an almost perfect mix of gold and green with a slight metallic-ness to it.
Unfortunately this is where the praise stops as this product is pretty pants when it comes to:
Staying power – I’m pretty gutted that the product is let down massively by its lack of staying power - especially when worn without a primer. Now, I usually use a primer anyway - which does help with the products’ staying power, but that’s not really the point as I don’t think a product should NEED to rely on another product, such as a primer in order for it to stay on the lids (or wherever) whilst still looking good for more than an hour at a time. Just as a side note, my eyelids aren't even that oily and I don't usually have this kind of issue, so god knows how bad it would be if they were!
Application - Another gripe I have is with this is its applicator and application, I kind of expected/assumed (wrongly) that with the word ‘Precision’ in the title of the shadow that this would have a decent applicator that allowed for a precise application of the product; and whilst I’m not entirely sure if this is actually referring to the applicator or not, there’s no getting away from how badly it applies when using the applicator included.
I didn’t find it very precise at all to be honest, I mean the applicator isn’t completely oversized but it is probably a bit chunkier than necessary in my opinion. It’s also quite soft and spongy which makes the product kind of splurge onto your skin, and it’s actually quite patchy too - as you may be able to see in some of the pictures. There doesn’t seem to be a way of applying the product easily, so that you get a good finish. I’ve swatched both a large area and also just swiping the shadow in a line so you can see both results of applying in different ways.
I really wanted to love this as the colour is beautiful, and whilst it seems a shame to waste it, I think this one may have to be given to my nieces to play with – unless anybody knows of a decent way to use it?
I have re-learned my lesson (thankfully not an expensive one); never impulse buy without at least looking properly at the product and swatching if possible.