Tuesday, 7 July 2015

YSL Full Metal Shadow in 1 Grey Splash

I wear a cream shadow base every single day - normally I opt for the ease of a shadow stick. However, there are many more options available as a base for powder shadows, or just cream shadows in general, including YSL's new Full Metal Shadows! I've been trying out the shade 1 Grey Splash* ($32 CAD), keep reading to find out my full thoughts...

YSL Full Metal Shadow in 1 Grey Splash

"Full Metal Shadow imparts sixteen-hour wear and liquid eye color that bursts with vibrant, metallic coverage. Each shade is inspired by the iconic fashions of Mr. Yves Saint Laurent. Without creasing, flaking, or fading, this pigment-packed liquid shadow is formulated with 40 percent water for a cooling effect and high color payoff. " - Sephora

YSL Full Metal Shadow in 1 Grey Splash

YSL Full Metal Shadow in 1 Grey Splash

These new Full Metal Shadows come packaged very nicely - the clear tube lets you instantly find the right shade. The gold cap and YSL detailing bring a bit of elegance to the product. The curved doe foot applicator is very unique, but to be honest I'm not sure that the curved design makes it any more effective. 

YSL Full Metal Shadow in 1 Grey Splash

This cream shadow formula is made of 40% water, so it feels quite cool on your skin. It does feel a bit wet for about 30 seconds before it sets. I was expecting this formula to be high impact, full coverage colour, so I was surprised to find that it's actually quite sheer. I also find that I can't use multiple layers, since the wet formula doesn't build well, and multiple layers causes creasing. So, this is definitely a product that I would use as a powder shadow base, unless you're a fan of a more sheer shadow look. The shade Grey Splash is a pretty steel grey with a metallic finish. I love that this shade is unique, but it can still be used as a part of a daily make up look. 

YSL Full Metal Shadow in 1 Grey Splash

YSL Full Metal Shadow in 1 Grey Splash

All in all, YSL's new Full Metal Shadows are a unique product, but I still think that I prefer the ease and convenience of a cream shadow stick. This formula from YSL was too sheer for my liking, and the formula can't be built up with multiple coats. At $32 CAD, I definitely expected a bit more of a punch. This isn't a bad product by any means, but it's not something that I would recommend running out and picking up every shade of!

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