I received a full-sized eyeshadow in the December bellabox which had the Summer Glow theme. The colour I received is No. 5 which is Metallic Mahogany.

Rating: Great, long-lasting eyeshadow.

This is a cream eyeshadow which sets to a powder and claims to provide a crease-proof and smudge-proof eye look for up to 14 hours. Gilded Cage also suggests you could use this eyeshadow as a base to build your look on because of it’s staying power. Each of the eyeshadows also contain things like algae and orchid flower extracts, and Carthamus Tinctorius oil which help the eyeshadow glide on smoothly as well as have restorative properties for the hydrolipidic film on the eyelid.

I really liked this eyeshadow, the colour, the feel and it’s lasting power were all great. The colour can be a muted brown or you can make it a bit thicker so it’s stronger and has more of a metallic sheen. It feels very smooth and creamy as it’s going on, though the applicator stick only goes so far and then it’s best to either use a brush or be lazy like me and use a finger to spread it a bit more evenly so it’s streak free and blended properly. Most impressive of all is even without using an eyeshadow primer, it really does last all day and it doesn’t crease.

If you’re looking for a new eyeshadow then I’d definitely suggest checking these ones out. They’re on sale at the moment direct from the Gilded Cage website for $22.80 each (normally $38 each). So they’re a bit on the pricey side but are worth it.


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