Tested on animals:Yes
ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paints may not be the easiest eyeshadows to work with, but one thing is for sure—they stay put and are virtually budge-proof! These fragrance-free, metallic-finish shadows have an initially creamy texture, which you can apply with the included sponge tip wand or your fingertips, depending on which method you find easier.
Applying with fingertips sheers out the color as you blend, leaving a softer, shimmering wash of color. If you want to maintain the more intense metallic hue, use the sponge tip applicator and build color by dabbing it on.
In either regard, the key is to be swift with blending! The formula quickly dries down to a stay put, smudge-proof finish—so if you need to go back in and touch things up, you have to do it fast. Despite the fact that ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paint applies smoothly, it takes some practice to get the softly blended edges you want in your eyeshadow look.
If you can master the application, the payoff in terms of longevity is great! ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paint goes the distance offering several hours (beyond a normal workday) of wear without creasing or fading on lids (even if you have oily skin). It also wears well under powder eyeshadows if you prefer to mix and match a bit or want to use it as a metallic eyeshadow base.
Don't, however, count on it to be waterproof as claimed. It most definitely breaks down with a splash of water, but on the plus side, that makes it easy to remove with a cleanser and/or makeup remover at night's end.
There is a variety of shades to choose from, including darker and brighter hues. In general, the shades that more closely resemble your skin tone are easiest to work with given they're a bit more forgiving if you don't get the blending just right. All have a metallic, shimmering finish and some contain finely milled glitter (and, good news: The glitter doesn't flake).
In the end, ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paint gets a good rating for its budge-proof durability that provides hours of worry-proof wear. But, you have to go into knowing this won't be the easiest eyeshadow to work with and you can count on a bit of trial and error to get the hang of the application quirks.
- Offers hours of worry-free wear (no creasing, smudging or fading).
- Despite tenacious finish, it's easy to remove when you're ready.
- Fragrance-free formula wears well as a base for powder shadow.
- Can go on sheer or as a more intensely saturated metallic hue, depending on how you want to apply it.
- Although the creamy consistency goes on smoothly, it takes effort to get softly blended edge.
- Quick dry formula doesn't offer much time to blend.
- Is not waterproof as claimed.