Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sephora Color Token in Blue Casino #03 and Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner #03 Blue Night review

Sephora Color Token in Blue Casino #03
Recently when rummaging among the new Sephora single eyeshadows I came across their summer collection out of which I picked two absolutely gorgeous blues: a single eyeshadow in Blue Casino and a pot of something that can be used both as a liner and an eyeshadow. 

Sephora Color Token in Blue Casino #03

These eyeshadows are quite difficult to photograph. I had to retake the pictures to make them more reliable, but the products have already been yquite extensively used by then, so please do accept my apologies for slightly less elegant pictures.

Sephora Color Token in Blue Casino #03

I adore Blue Casino. It's a vibrant mid-toned blue which leans neither too cool nor purple. It's madly pigmented, it's shimmery, almost metallic but not frosty (I hate frosts, I look horrible wearing them). It may be used both dry and wet for more intensity. This eyeshadow looks pretty on its own but I like it particularly much applied over a blue liner, looks absolutely stunning! 
Sephora Color Token in Blue Casino #03

This eyeshadow is an excellent performer. It doesn't produce any fallout during the application nor later, this eyeshadow loses nothing of its vibrancy as the day goes by, it doesn't crease or fade when used over a good primer.
The texture of this eyeshadow is creamy, it applies well with all kinds of brushes or even with fingers. 
This is one of the best eyeshadows I've ever used, and believe me, I've used a lot.

Sephora Color Token in Blue Casino #03

Sephora Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner #03 Blue Night

The second product I picked up is the Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner in Blue Night.
I'm less enthusiastic about this product, but still I believe it's was worth getting.

Sephora Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner #03 Blue Night

As the name suggests, this is a cream product which can be used both as a cream eyeshadow and/or a gel liner. 
What I like about this product is it's shade. Blue Night is a vibrant royal blue which is so unique among gel liners. The quality is somewhat inferior (I'll talk about it in a moment, so read on!) but once you've managed to apply it you'll definitely attract everyone's attention to this unique shade. I got a number of compliments wearing this as a liner.
The second thing I really love about this liner is the packaging. It's a small matte glass jar with a typical Sephora black lid and a gold logo imprinted on it. Very pretty and classy.

Sephora Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner #03 Blue Night

This is the first attempt by Sephora to create gel/cream eyeshadows/liners and Sephora definitely needs to learn a lot before they introduce these into regular use.
I don't think I would ever make this thing work as an eyeshadow. Applying this was one of the most horrible jobs ever. I used flat brushes, blending brushes, sponge-tip applicators and fingers and the eyeshadow just clung to toe applicators instead of my eyelid, and as a result applied unevenly, leaving plenty of bold patches. With a lot of effort, layering the product, then letting it ry then layering it again, I managed finally to complete the application, but it looked horrible with uneven and unblended edges. This eyeshadow simply can't be used on its own. When used as an eyeshadow base and set and blended with a powder eyeshadow it performed quite decently. 

When used as a liner it was again quite difficult to apply. The line is not as smooth, straight and pigmented as I wished it to be. This is definitely not the kind of liner you can apply with one stroke. But when you pack the colour step by step by adding layers, you'll get a pretty vibrant blue line. More smudgy than crisp. The product is very soft and creamy and I suspect that when it dries out a little bit it might actually become easier to use.


Below you can see the Blue Casino eyeshadow (left) and the Blue Night liner (right)

Sephora Color Token in Blue Casino (left) and Waterproof Star Eye Shadow and Liner in Blue Night (right)

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.



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