As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know-tough life). вЂњReviewedвЂќ is a new series where we report on some of the best products we've tried. Whether it's a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day, or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you'll find all of our favourites in this column. Enjoy!
As someone with a very, very small eyelid crease, eye shadows do not spark the same fluttering excitement within me as, say, a new sheer lipstick or deep pore-clearing mask does. I just know that my eyelids aren't necessarily the best canvas to show off all the shades of a sultry shadow quad. So when I received MAC's Cinderella makeup collection, I was surprised that I immediately reached for a pretty little pot of something called Studio Eye Gloss ($23). It's sticky, like a lip-gloss (hence, the name), which initially made me wary about putting it on my eyelids. I've always believed glossy lids are best left to runway models or toвЂ¦ actually, that's pretty much it. But I was feeling adventurous (or bored), and went ahead and applied the sticky formula to my lids.
I think I actually blinked at myself in the mirror afterwards, shocked at the how, well, pretty the product looked on my lids. It was glossy, yes, but not too glossy-a slight sheen, rather than an oil slick. And the faintly shimmery, gossamer-like finish caught the light differently at every angle, like your favourite iridescent shadow had a baby with your liquid luminizer. I could see it layered over other shadows, but I liked wearing it on my bare lids-it's subtle enough to be daytime appropriate, that way. The only downside is that you do feel the stickiness on your lids-but hey, it's a small price to pay to look (and feel) like you've been touched by fairy dust.
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