Sunday, July 29, 2018
Whisper it quietly, but I don't get all of my makeup in pastel coloured jiffy bags through the post. Sometimes, I actually venture...
Whisper it quietly, but I don't get all of my makeup in pastel coloured jiffy bags through the post. Sometimes, I actually venture outside into shops and buy things there too. If you're reading this in the year 2050, and Amazon have already taken over the world, a shop is like a place in the real world where you can go in, have a look around, try out the testers if they've not been nicked, and exchange your money for goods. Oh wait, you don't have money anymore?
So erm, let my imagination get the better of me there, but you catch my drift. I saw these Lottie London Eye Foils in Superdrug whilst I was just casually browsing, and was drawn in by the name, as it reminded me a bit of Stila's Glitter and Glow liquid eyeshadows.
Lottie have given you four shades to choose from, and because Superdrug had a 3 for 2 deal on, I picked up Fire and Denied, and even though Savage is a rose gold and I'm totally over rose gold, it was basically free so y not?
Left to Right - 'Savage', 'Fire', 'Denied'.
Swatches, left to right - 'Denied', 'Fire' and 'Savage'.
Essentially, the product is a liquid eyeshadow, but I wouldn't put it quite in the same league as Stila's Glitter and Glow. Stila's offering is much more opaque, and with just one swipe it really saturates the skin in that glittery goodness. Whereas the Lottie London Eye Foil Metallic Toppers are much more sheer. I've seen the swatches on all of the promotional material for these, and honestly, it looks like they must have used the whole tube to get stripes like that.
Of course you can wear them on their own for a wash of sheer colour on your lids, but for this look, I felt it worked a lot better when I applied 'Fire' over Lime Crime's 'Filter'. Filter is the blue cornflour shade from the Venus 2 palette, and as you can see, is a complete fucking dream on the eyelids.
If you're going to apply the Eye Foil Toppers over your eyeshadow, which is what it's really for anyway, I'd recommend you dab them on with the spongey applicator that comes attached to the lid, as opposed to swiping. I found that when I tried to swipe, it took the eyeshadow with it, which is no bueno.
To complete the look, I smoked out my lower lash line with black shadow, and dabbed on some 'Denied', which is more itty bitty glitter than 'Fire'. Whilst I already love 'Filter', I found that 'Fire' really did add extra... fire... to the look, and gave it a whole new dimension.
For the price they come at (£4.95), these little tubes are a ray of glittery delight. Sure, they're a little awkward to apply - remember to dab people - and their promotional material totally over-egged the intensity of the swatches, but when used as they're intended, they can really add a little sparkle to your look.