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Younique Splurge cream shadow review

Is it worth the money on cream eyeshadow from Younique? 

Do you know Younique? Check my previous post “From Younique to beauty Blogger “. However this is the review on my favorite cream eyshadow . 

I don’t buy a lot of premium make up brands, so my first instinct was “HOW MUCH?!”. So in today’s post I will be investigating, is it actually worth the money? 

L to R:Dainty, Tenacious,Happy and Hopeful.

The product

  • Very creamy shadow that last forever on your eyes. 
  • Various colours are available from shimmer to matte.
  •  Vibrant colours to wear for any occasions. 
  • Cruelty free
  • Can be used as well as a glitter on your lips
  • No paraban
  • Organic product
  • Create various look from eyeshadow to eyeliner

Application 

There is an available cream shadow brush to use it together bit not compulsory to buy. You can use your eyeshadow brush with it. You just need a tiny amount of the cream to create a smooth look. I start on the outside of my eye just above my eyelashes, then blend up towards the socket line, before blending in towards the inner corners. This means the colour and shimmer is more intense at the outer corners of my eye and gives a subtle smoky eye effect.

Wearing Victorious splurge cream shadow 

Use my cream shadow Whimsical as a blue eyeliner 

Wearability 

How often you wear it depends on how you feel about sparkly eyes during the day. I’ve been wearing it all the time, because I feel pretty good about sparkly eyes during the day, as it happens.

It feels light on your eyelids, and most importantly doesn’t do that annoying thing where at the end of the day you close your eyes and find all your eyeshadow in 2 big creases across the middle of your eyelids. So their crease proof claim has stood up to my investigations.

Use Happy cream shadow in grey mixed with black eyeshadow. 

Is it worth for the money?

You can only get it through Younique presenter. Do not buy it on Ebay or Amazon❎🚫. After much deliberation I have come to the answer “Probably”. Not really conclusive, but hear me out!

I’d kind of given up on eye shadow, apart from for the odd evening out, because of the aforementioned creasing issues which I found intensely irritating. This eye shadow does not crease, lasts a long time and you only use the tiniest amount, so the pot will last ages. So, yes, buying a premium product gives you premium performance, it’s worth every penny and I have my eye (boom boom!) on some other shades, specifically Dreamy (a cream/white) and Assertive (deep green).

However, there’s this little bit at the back of my head that still can’t get around spending £23 on eye shadow. In my head there’s a hierarchy of make up that I will spend large amounts of money on, it goes something like:

Foundation – Concealer – Lipstick – Eyebrows – Eyeliner – Mascara – Powder/Blusher – Eye shadow

For some reason I’ve always let eye shadow languish down at the bottom as a non-essential make up product, possibly because of my insistence on only buying the cheap stuff that then creases and flakes off.

So here I am, trapped in a vicious circle, where I don’t wear eyeshadow because I only buy cheap eye shadow and it’s rubbish. Much like the reason I didn’t wear red lipstick often when I was buying £3 red lipsticks, and when I started buying premium brands I realised I could wear it every day.

Now I’ve tasted the good life of a premium eye shadow I’ve actually started to wear it more often, and if I had more shades I’d wear it even more. So yeah, if you want to wear eye shadow, it’s worth splashing out on a premium brand product like Younique. If you don’t want to set foot on the slippery slope that will lead to you spending all your money on expensive eye shadow, then I advise sticking with the affordable  stuff.

Wearing Élégant cream shadow

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