Saturday, 14 May 2011

Review: Limecrime and Michael Todd Cream Eyeshadows/Bases

Saturday, 14 May 2011

I was sent a few eye bases from Love-Makeup recently. I was excited to receive these products because I've always had issues with eye make up not lasting that long on my eyes and it was great to be able to try some products out- especially products which I had my eye on for some time.

The first is the Lime Crime Eye Shadow Helper. This was something I was really excited about because I have very oily eyelids and find it so difficult to get eye shadow to stay on my lids uncreased. Although I have a few bases that work well as primers, I'm always on the lookout for more that will keep eye shadow on a little longer.
 This base is creamy in consistency and applies quite smoothly. It doesn't have a colour to it once it is applied to the lid. With this product I found that it brightens up eye shadows and makes them last all day. I really was thoroughly impressed with how this helped eye shadow stay on my lid.

The only downside to it is that you do need a waterproof eye make up remover to take it off completely. The product is difficult to get off with just a normal make up remover. For a lot of people, this could be a good thing though, knowing that it won't melt off after a few hours.

I also received two cream eye shadows by Michael Todd. I have never tried their products before but have always been watching and reading reviews on them since they launched last year.
Surprisingly, although both products are the same type, they have very different packaging. Michael Todd have probably changed their packaging which is why there is such a difference.
The first shade is a purple with gold shimmer. It is the shade 'Michael Todd'. I guess that is because the colour scheme for the brand is purple and this is that colour. It is unlike anything I have already although I'm sure there must be shades like this around.

The second shade is 'Flutter'. This is a champagne shade and it also has gold shimmer in it. Both are very creamy and easy to apply. They blend pretty well too although I did find that 'Michael Todd' was a tiny bit uneven. They are very similar to MAC's paint pots, which is an advantage since I really like paint pots and use them often.

I mainly wanted to see how soon these cream shadows crease after application. I found that they last a pretty long time. For me, they lasted around 6 hours before creasing. This for me, is actually pretty good.

Love Makeup were also kind enough to send me something as a little extra, which was a pack of The Brush Guard.
I haven't actually used them yet but I will put up a review once I have used them a few times. The idea of them is pretty good though!

Thanks once again to Love-Makeup for sending me the products, you can purchase these items at

Atia x x x
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  1. The creme shadows looks nice. I've looked at potted primers before and I always worry they would dry out, you know? Interested to see if you think the brush guards are any good!

  2. I always think the same thing about potted primers, but I guess time will tell! I will definitely update if they do dry up in the end. I think storing them upside down helps?

  3. WOW! Everything looks great. Specially the cream shadows <3

  4. ream eye shadows by Michael Todd looks great

  5. Great stuff!!Love the cream shadows <3

  6. I have a cream primer that is 2 years old. I won't use it now but its moist as day one... I also use LimeCrime and I love it!