Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review/Swatch: Smashbox Limitless 15 Hr Wear Cream Shadow in Fern

I'm soooo tired. I wasn't able to sleep well last night. I just had too many random things in my mind O_o. I also have a sore throat which makes it difficult to eat. I've been drinking a lot of liquids such as water and fruit juices just so I can have something in my stomach as well as hot green tea to ease the pain. Siiiiigghh...

On the bright side, I have a makeup review for you guys! I've been playing with the Smashbox Limitless 15 Hr Wear Cream Shadows and I love, love, love them! It's one of their newest products and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to try them. I'm usually not fan of cream eyeshadows because I have oily lids and they crease on me within a matter of minutes, but these are awesome. They didn't crease at all and stayed put for a long time. Wow! 



I received 3 shades, and I will review one shade at a time. The first one is Fern. It's a gorgeous blackened forest green with gold shimmers and glitters.

Smashbox/Sephora says, "Get picture perfect with this shadow, specifically developed for the studio. Its super-creamy formula provides vibrant color that lasts up to 15 hours with no creasing, caking, or flaking. And because it’s transfer-, sweat-, and humidity- resistant, your look will last long after the photo shoot is over."

What I like:

  • The color is gorgeous! It may look black in the pot, but it's a blackened forest green with fine gold shimmers and flecks. It also has a duo chrome quality to it because the color shift from dark green to dark green-ish gold when you move your eyes. 
  • Super creamy, buttery and smooth to the touch which gives a luxurious feel.
  • A gorgeous all over the lid color.
  • Opaque. I used a concealer brush to apply.
  • Works as a liner on the supper lash line (not on the water line).
  • It did not crease at all and lasted on my lids for about 6-7 hours without a primer. I know it promised 15 hours, but there's no way I'll be awake and have my makeup on that long.
What I don't like:

  • Unfortunately, no matter how much I like Fern, there is one thing that I don't like about it. Out of the 3 shades I tried, it's the only one that dried quick. It dried literally in seconds.You have to really work fast to be able blend it, especially on the edge if your doing a smoky eye. I suggest layer and blend a brown eye shadow on the crease with a dense crease brush. 
  • It's expensive. $19 a pot.





Fern swatches. The gold flecks are more visible on the right photo.






Overall, it's a great product. The color is gorgeous Just make sure you work with it really fast because it dries quick. You can purchase it at Sephora or any free standing Smashbox counter.




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11 comments:

  1. I love this so much, I just can't get past the price. Nearly $20 seems so expensive, but I haven't seen anything quite like it at the drugstore. Smashbox should come out with sets with these cream eyeshadows- I would definitely be into that. :)

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    1. I agree. It is expensive. It would be great if they come out with a set that we can all afford!

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  2. I personally love this shadow, aside from the fact that it is a nice shade, it is also very easy to apply.

    clinique all about eyes

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    1. Thanks for the comment Lysette. I'm glad you like this product.

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  3. What a gorgeous shade!
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  4. wow wow wow!!!! i want fern, i love it...so pretty, gorgeous color

    Vonnie
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    1. Hello Vonnie! It really is. I'll so a tutorial on it :)

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  5. How do they compare to the infallibles? It looks kind of similar.

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    1. Hello Eden! Infallibles are not cream eye shadows, but they have pretty much the same staying power!

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  6. These look like the cream shadow/liners they have. I loved the "Smolder" duo, before it was discontinued. It was a darkened taupe with a glitter black liner. Fern looks kind of similar to the taupe color.

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