Hey, it’s July! …… 1972

Ready for another time-tripping post?   I have no news, no new swatches, and am in one of my nostalgic moods.  So I make you all suffer along with me.

Some of you may remember the post I had well over a year ago about the December 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine.  I’d bought a bunch of issues on eBay for fun, and fun they were.  Are.  The August issue, the annual back-to-school one, is heavy enough to knock someone unconscious.  Who else remembers pouring over these back-to-school style Bibles and bugging our mothers for this blouse or that purse, Please please please, Mom, it’s so far out!

The July issue was not a particularly fascinating one compared to the others, but had some fun ads and a makeover that you have to see.  And I don’t know if you’ll believe me or not, but I can remember a lot of this issue from its actual time.  My sister and I must have poured over it, time and time again, in those hot summer days.  I was getting ready to enter high school in a couple of months and was no doubt pathetically desperate for sartorial salvation.

For the following photos, click on any of them for nice big views.

Here’s the model who was on the cover, although the actual cover is missing from my issue.  Her name was Mona Grant and isn’t she pretty?  Freckles, great but not perfect teeth.  This was when a “smoky eye” was done with kohl.

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She’s wearing a halter top made by folding a very large polyester square scarf in half then tied around your neck and behind your back.  I vaguely remember trying to recreate the look.  Considering I had no bust, the resulting look was…. unfortunate.

In the early ’70s, two very popular scents for loads of products were lemon and baby powder.  Which led to Lemon Overload.

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This had everything:  the brand name “Love” (can’t get much groovier than that), dozens of items to layer lemon scent all over you, a monster mutant lemon lurking in the background, and even a scratch ‘n’ sniff strip in case you, y’know, don’t know what LEMON smells like.

Want a real hoot?  Forty-three years later, this strip still smells like lemon!  No kidding.

In case that wasn’t enough, later we see another brand with MOAR LEMON.

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Remember Lemon Up, with the corny plastic lemon cap?

This July issue had very little as far as nail polish ads.  But here’s a good one from Almay.

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Ah, those pointy ovals.  Those pointy bottle caps.  The limited shades.

Bizarrely — well, maybe not so bizarre for the times — this issue had an entire wedding section.  Yep, a magazine devoted to pre-high-school-graduation teens had a wedding section.  Back then we all knew people who dropped out of school to get married or got married right after graduation.  These days… not so much.

The photo to open this wedding section is, pardon my old-fashioned ideas, gorgeous.  Except for the short curly hair and the thin eyebrows, she’d be considered in style now, what with the smoky eye and lovely lip look.  Actually this photo kind of has a 1930s vibe to me.

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Finally, the makeover I mentioned.  This was and is the best part of the whole issue to me, for very different reasons now than in 1972.  Back then, my sister and I hooted with laughter at the model’s “before” look, and we wanted to look like the “after” picture SO BADLY.

Before:

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Really?  REALLY???  What’s to change, you think?  She — Isabel Grandin by name — has fantastic smooth pale skin, huge gray eyes, lovely expressive eyebrows, and a lip shape to die for.

Well, we thought she looked awful.  Get ready for the “after” picture, and honestly, I’m kinda sorry to do this to you.

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OMIGOD.  Clown makeup.  Butchered eyebrows.  Sob.

But here’s the thing.  In 1972 this was the idea of beauty — bright circles of blush scrubbed on cheeks, eyebrows tweezed into oblivion, slanted sides for the hair, and heaven forbid you should appear pale.  In case you want to duplicate this look right now, here’s the blurb:

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We can all have a good laugh over this, but I can guar-an-damn-tee you, years and decades from now, we will be screeching with horror over the styles from 2015.  That contouring.  Those Sharpie brows.  The hair styles.  The squoval nail shape.

I do have some good news when it comes to Ms. Grandin.  I didn’t remember her name but hoped to find some proof that she survived this makeover.  I looked her up in IMDb and found that she did have a brief career as an actress.  She was a regular on the extremely short-lived 1985 TV series Hell Town, which starred Robert Blake.  She played a nun or maybe somebody undercover as a nun, not sure what was going on with that show, and you can see her in this video of the opening credits.  That’s her at about the 35-second mark and also at the 56-second mark by name.

Isabel, you were gorgeous just as you were.  Funny how whether it’s 1972 or 2015, we always think we need fixing!

Please don’t eat the facial cleanser

Tough to blog lately.  Tough to go outside.  Tough to do anything, really.  Here in the northwest U.S. we’re in a record-breaking heat wave, temps in the 90s and 100s instead of the usual 70s.  At least it’s not humid.

In this weather, warm comfort foods are a thing of the past.  I want iced tea, iced coffee, and iced ice.  I especially want ice cream.  However, you can’t eat ice cream 24 hours a day… a hypothesis that I would dearly love to put to a rigorous test.

How about reaching for some ice cream-like things in your beauty routine?  I’ve got a facial cleanser/scrub that I absolutely love.  Even better, it’s chocolatey.

Feast your eyes and nose and face on the Cacao & Cream Facial Scrub from Missha.

Cacao scrub closed

Cacao scrub open

It’s in a jar, as you can see, but you don’t have to dip your fingers in it if you don’t want to, because it comes with a small plastic spatula.  I’d love to show that to you, but being clear plastic, I promptly lost it.  I don’t mind dipping my fingers into products but know some people can’t stand that.

At Missha’s US web site, its SRP is $13.00 but as of today’s writing it’s $7.80.  The jar contains 95 g or about 3.35 oz.

Cacao scrub open2

Cacao scrub dab

I love the way it feels and how it works.  Apply to damp skin, massage gently, and rinse off.  It feels very slightly abrasive but not much, and it’s certainly gentle enough for my older, thinner skin.  After using it, my face feels clean but not stripped of moisture or unpleasantly tight.

And let’s face it, it looks and smells like Cookies & Cream ice cream.  You could even put it in the fridge for extra cooling on your face on these hot days.  But don’t eat it, and don’t keep it where someone else might eat it (children, husbands, brothers-in-law, random teenagers, etc.)!

Another duo from Colour Prevails, this one for eyes

Disclosure:  This product was supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

We’re on the last day of a whole week of reviews of Nonie Creme Colour Prevails (CP) products, a new cosmetics company that’s a Walgreens exclusive.  Hope you’ve enjoyed the lip color/liner duos, the CC creme, the nail polish, and the eye shimmer powder.

Today I’ve got another two-in-one item, the Eye Design Shadow/Liner Duo.  The packaging is identical in size and shape to the lip color/liner duos, and like that one, one end has a liner and the other a color, in this case an eye shadow.

CP eye duo

The ends are securely covered with clear removable caps, and both pencils/crayons are soft and twist up, no sharpening required.

CP eye duo 1

CP eye duo 2

Sorry the inside of the liner end looks a little messy; that happened in shipment and the weather here is horribly hot.

The Eye Design Shadow/Liner Duo comes in twelve color combos; the first one is the shadow and the second is the liner:

  • Rose/Black
  • Pearl/Black
  • Wine/Black
  • Peach/Brown
  • Royal Purple/Brown
  • Nude Frost/Navy
  • Mocha/Hunter Green
  • Mocha/Purple
  • Gunmetal/Olive
  • Gunmetal/Purple
  • Silver/Grey
  • Lavender/Grey

I think it’s great that the liners come in more colors than just black or brown.

As you can see, I received Rose/Black.  The black liner gives a very precise line and is true black, not rusty or grayed out.  The shadow is a shimmery, buildable rose pink.  On my inner arm under indirect bright outdoor light:

CP eye duo swatch

The liner applied smoothly with no tugging or skipping, and both it and the shadow removed easily with drugstore eye makeup remover.  I have some other liner pencils that are pretty but are such a bear to remove that I don’t wear them very often.  The shadow also applied softly and smoothly and had good wear with no noticeable creasing.

I tried another shimmer pink eye shadow crayon before from a Korean vendor but it was such a glitter bomb that it looked silly on me and I gave it away.  You can see a swatch of it here.  In different lighting it had chunks of almost-holographic glitter.

As with the lip duo, the SRP is $12.00 US and it would make a versatile product for your travel bag.

So, thoughts overall about Colour Prevails?  I mostly love what I’ve tried so far from the company and plan to buy more for myself.  Have a great weekend, everybody!

Disclosure:  This product was supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Blurred Lines… not THAT Blurred Lines!

Disclosure:  This product was supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Continuing my week of testing with items from the new company Colour Prevails (CP), today I have a CC creme.  It’s just what the doctor ordered for these hot summer days.

CP Blurred Lines

It’s called Blurred Lines.  Not THIS “Blurred Lines”, hey hey hey!

Colour Prevails Blurred Lines CC Creme is a product that combines light coverage with sunscreen.  Here’s the Walgreens web site description:

All-In-One Creme

    Promotes Even Coverage
    Helps Hydrate Skin
    Oil-Free Formula

All-in-one creme in a convenient pump dispenser that delivers coverage that’s soft, even, natural; virtually undetectable.  Skin conditioning ingredients and emollients to hydrate the skin and improve its appearance.  Antioxidants and broad spectrum sunscreen that protect the skin from environmental damage caused by the sun and pollution.

This product is not tested on animals.

Made in Italy

Apply with fingertips starting in the center of the face.  Blend well.

Apply generously 15 minutes before sun exposure.  Children under 6 months of age:  Ask a doctor.  Use a water resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.  Reapply at least every 2 hours.

CC cremes can be confusing, as can BB cremes.  I first talked about them here.  Many companies claim to have BB or CC cremes but they’re really nothing more than tinted moisturizers, which, if that’s what you want, fine.  But don’t tell me something has a dozen benefits when it doesn’t.  CheapbrandsImlookinatyou.

The CC in CC cremes usually stands for “color correcting,” but not in the sense that green cancels redness or purple hides sallowness.  It’s more to do with evening out skin tone due to its priming, moisturizing, and sunscreen properties.  Let’s look at the active and inactive ingredients for Blurred Lines (click on any photo for a larger view).

CP Blurred Lines info

CP Blurred Lines info2

It seems to lean heavily towards being a sunscreen and has both chemical sunscreens (the octinoxate, octocrylene, and avobenzone) and physical or more traditional ones (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide).  Some people refuse to wear anything with the chemical sunscreens which is their right.  I’ve used them for years especially on my hands via Neutrogena products and am OK with them.  FYI, I have zero sun spots/age spots on my hands.  There are arguments both for and against these ingredients but it’s up to the consumer.

Note that first inactive ingredient is good ol’ water, for moisturizing.  I believe dimethicone is a silicone-based smoothing agent, and it’s in many cosmetics.  I’ve used skin primers that had so much silicone in them that my face felt like a piece of plastic.  Not Blurred Lines.  Right after application and many hours later, my skin felt moisturized and smooth but not artificial, to the point that I kept patting my own face.  I know, I know; I shouldn’t do that!  But it felt so nice.

I have normal-to-dry skin so don’t know how it would perform on oily skin.  I’ve used a couple of Korean BB cremes in the past year and I liked them well enough although they smelled odd and had a grayish cast to them.  That tone was not working for me this summer since I’ve gotten a little more color in my face.

Here’s the Blurred Lines dabbed on the back of Ye Olde Hand and then blended in, under artificial indoor light.

CP Blurred Lines ind light

CP Blurred Lines blended ind light

Can you tell a difference?  It’s subtle.  After all, this is not a full-coverage foundation.

After using it, I’d call it “Blurred Pores.”  Seriously, after using this and then my current favorite finishing powder, Mineral Veil from Bare Minerals, the appearance of my facial pores was really reduced.

Blurred Lines CC Creme, like other Colour Prevails products, is a Walgreens exclusive and comes shrink-wrapped for safety.  It dispenses via a pump top, another feature that keeps the product clean.  It’s $16.00 US for 1 oz/30 mL and only you know if the price is right for you.  Honestly?  If I didn’t know anything about this I probably wouldn’t have bought it, but if I’d been given a tiny sample I would buy it after wearing it just once.

For comparison, here are some random CC cremes and their prices today on Walgreens.com; all are 1 ounce:  L’Oreal $12.99, Revlon $14.49, Almay $10.49.  At Ulta.com here are some prestige brand CC cremes, again 1 ounce:  It Cosmetics (1.08 oz.) $38.00, Smashbox $42.00, Pur Minerals $38.00.

Blurred Lines presently only comes in three colors:  Light, Medium, and Medium-Dark.  Fortunately I was sent Light, which I’d actually call more of a light-medium.  There’s no very fair/porcelain shade nor one that is very dark.  But perhaps in the future, if the company is successful, there will be more colors.  One caveat — the only place on my tube that listed the color as Light was on the shrink-wrapping, so when I tossed that I lost the label.  Not a problem if you only have one around anyway, but just letting you know.

Stay cool out there!

Disclosure:  This product was supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Multitask with a lip color & lip liner duo from Colour Prevails

Disclosure:  These products were supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Ooh, I haven’t reviewed a lip product in a while since nothing new has grabbed me in months.  But thanks to Nonie Creme Colour Prevails (CP), a new Walgreens-exclusive brand, I’ve got a cool 2-in-1 product to test.

It’s the Lip Design Sheer Colour/Liner Duo, and it comes in twelve shades:

  • Nude Beige
  • Antique Pink
  • Fig
  • Cherry
  • Dusky Pink
  • Coral
  • Grape
  • Wine
  • Red Apple
  • Rosewood
  • Watermelon
  • Burnt Pink

CP lip color liner duos

These colors are, top to bottom, Dusky Pink, Red Apple, Coral, and Antique Pink.  (Guest appearance by Anthocharis damone out of my craft supply stash.)  As always, click on any of my photos for a larger view.

Why a lip color/liner duo?  Why lip liner at all?  I don’t think we see or hear as much about lip liner as we used to years ago, perhaps because liners have become less obvious.  Remember the horrible trend of lining one’s lips in a much darker color than one’s lipstick?  And overlining, a horrible attempt to make one’s lips look fuller than they are??  Shudder.

To show you what I mean and without offending anyone, take a look at this post from blogger Vampy Varnish who showed us what NOT to do.  Thanks, VV!

Lip liners still have their place, especially as we get older.  With age we tend to get tiny lines and wrinkles on and around our lips.  These can act as tiny channels for lipstick to migrate outwards, leading to a look that is described as “feathering.”  A liner creates a barrier to keep the lipstick in place.

But what color to use?  You can try to find a liner that matches your lipstick, use a clear one for everything, or…. wait for it…. have a company match a lip color and liner for you.  Voilà!

This duo from Colour Prevails has a sheer lip color on one end that’s a smaller diameter than a standard lipstick, and an even smaller lip liner at the other end, both with clear caps.  Both twist up and do not require sharpening.  The SRP is $12.00 US and for a quality dual product I think that’s quite reasonable.

Here are both ends of Antique Pink up close:

CP lip Antique Pink

CP lip Antique Pink liner

I debated the best way to swatch these for you.  Draw a little lip shape on my arm with the liner and fill it in with the lipstick?  I decided to draw simple lines with each product so you can clearly see the colors.

Antique Pink is a cool-toned medium pink.  Coral is, no surprise, an orange-toned coral.  Under indirect outdoor light and then under artificial indoor light:

CP lip swatches 1 outd

CP lip swatches 1 ind

Red Apple is not nearly as dark as it appears in the tube and is a nice light red.  Dusky Pink is the darkest of the four colors I have and is a dark rose.  All four shades have a subtle amount of shimmer, but are not glittery.  Also under indirect outdoor light and then artificial indoor light:

CP lip swatches 2 outd

CP lip swatches 2 ind

As you can see, the liner is actually a tad darker than the corresponding lip color so I would recommend using a very light hand with the liner.  Actually you need to use a light hand with the liner anyway because it’s a thin, soft pencil, not a hard one, and you don’t want to break it.  And remember, you don’t want your lips looking outlined.  I think there’s a tad too much difference between the liner color and the lip color of Coral but think the other three are closely matched.

The lip color is sheer but buildable, a formula that I love since I hate heavy opaque lipsticks.  On my lips it felt light and wasn’t drying.  The finish was my favorite, a slightly glossy satin, neither matte nor glassy/wet-looking, and it stayed that way with no additional lip gloss or other product.  Wear was good and I saw no feathering but I can’t put a certain number of hours to it as I tried the different colors throughout the day.

I like that all four colors I received were mid-tone ones since I don’t wear super dark lip colors, bright purple, etc.  However, if you have been wanting to try a purple-toned lipstick without going bizarre, the shade Grape might be a way to experiment, since these lip colors are sheer.  On me (light to medium Caucasian cool-toned skin, brown eyes, dark brown & white hair) my favorite color was Red Apple, which surprised me as I don’t think I would have chosen it in the store, thinking it was too dark.  It’s a great light red, not too intense at all.  Coral was too orange for me but warmer skin tones could rock it.

Colour Prevails has several other new lip products.  There’s a combo lipstick and lip gloss…

CP Vintage Rose lipstick and gloss(Vintage Rose)

a lip balm…

CP Berry Wash lip balm(Berry Wash)

and even a matte lip product with a clear top coat as an option.

CP Tangerine matte lip color and topcoat(Tangerine)

I don’t wear matte lip products but I plan to get my mitts on that lipstick/matching lip gloss.

Disclosure:  These products were supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Boss Lady meets Bridezilla

Disclosure:  These polishes were supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Does that title sound like the worst idea for a reality show EVER?  Fear not, it’s neither a wacky new TV series nor the latest daikaiju (giant monster) movie from Japan.  It’s nail polish.  Polishes.

I’m having a week of Colour Prevails (CP) product reviews.  Yesterday was Eye Shimmer Powder, and I’ll have some cool lip products coming up tomorrow.  Two weeks ago I showed you two CP nail polish top coats and today I have two cremes.  I discussed the size and shape of the polish bottle and handle in that previous post.

CP Boss Lady and Bridezilla

Bridezilla is a very pale peach neutral.  At first I thought it was a light tan than would give me zombie hands, but no, I’d actually go with the pale peach description.   The Bridezilla name must come from the idea that this would be a lovely low-key nude polish to wear in a wedding so that one’s hands wouldn’t detract from the dress or other colors.

Formula was good and I used two coats although in hindsight I think three would have been better.  The smell was rather strong.  Under indirect outdoor light:

CP Bridezilla outd light

I like it but am not crazy about it because I’m not big on nude polishes in general.  It’s better on my skin tone than a beige or tan but I think it’d look great on someone with very dark skin.

Boss Lady is a classy brick red.  The first coat looked like a true red or candy apple red, but the second and third coats made it look darker and more warm-toned.  Formula was also smooth, and this one had no particular smell.  Same lighting:

CP Boss Lady outd light

It dried shiny but I still wanted to try a clear top coat, so I put that on my little finger and a matte top coat on my ring finger.

CP Boss Lady w top coats

Interesting look with the matte!  This shade of red is one of my faves for fall.

Colour Prevails nail polishes are a Walgreens exclusive and are $8.00 US for 0.32 oz/9.5 mL.  I plan to get a few more for myself soon, since I’ve been lusting after Sashimi, a pink-coral, every time I go in Walgreens, plus the dark pink Cocky.

Disclosure:  These polishes were supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Oh, let me be your Teddy Bear

Disclosure:  This product was supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

Exciting times here at The Silver Nail.  May I gush a little?  I have just received my first samples directly from a makeup company for review.  So thank you to Colour Prevails for flying with us over-40 gals.  We love our pretties!

And I might as well repeat myself, but please know that my reviews and opinions will always be my own.  If I like something, I say so, and if I don’t like it then I let you know that too, whether I bought it myself or received it free.

Nonie Creme Colour Prevails aka Colour Prevails (CP) is a new cosmetics company that is a Walgreens exclusive.  The products are more expensive than, say, Wet n Wild or Maybelline, but less costly than Urban Decay, Dior, etc.  Sometimes these in-between lines are called “masstige,” a hybrid of “mass market” and “prestige.”

The products are available at Walgreens.com and in many but not all stores.  For example, my Walgreens just a few blocks away has the full line but the store 15 miles away doesn’t carry them at all.  Yet.

I’ve already bought some CP items and my review of two nail polishes is here, plus an in-depth review of one of their three eye shadow palettes is here.  I loved the ergonomic handle on the nail polish bottles.

So!  New stuff!  I plan to blog all week about Colour Prevails but don’t fret that it’ll be repetitive because I have a variety of products to show you.  Today let’s look at something very new to me, the Eye Shimmer Powder.

It comes in a bottle identical in size and shape to the nail polish ones but the butterfly on the handle (also ergonomic) is a different color.  Stock photo from Walgreens’ site in the color Ruby Rust:

CP Ruby Rust

You can see all twelve colors at the Walgreens site:

  • Copper
  • Pewter
  • Ruby Rust
  • Proper Purple
  • Emerald
  • Grey
  • Gold
  • Autumn Olive
  • Teddy Bear
  • Sapphire
  • Bronze
  • Rose Gold

Here’s the description:

Pure, Shimmering Color to Light up Your Eyes

    Promotes Long-Lasting Wear
    With Precision Painter
    With Shimmering Mica

The patented, ergonomically designed applicator will improve your results beyond belief!  Gorgeous, shimmering mica for pure color and light adheres like magic to the eyelids for long-lasting wear.  Specially designed Precision Painter applies just the right amount of powder shadow with no mess.  The range of shades from subtle to bold begs to be played with, mixed and blended for custom looks.  Wear alone or layer with liner, powder or creme eye shadows.

Made in USA

Apply directly around the eye area with the Precision Painter.  Can be used as an eye shadow or liner.  Blend with fingertip or with a brush for a sheerer look.

Before opening, please note the bottle is shrink-wrapped, as are all CP products, for safety and cleanliness.

CP Teddy Bear shrinkwrapped

With the shrink-wrap removed:

CP Teddy Bear shrwrp removed

Teddy Bear is a muted medium golden brown, neither yellow- nor orange-toned.  I haven’t used an eye shadow quite like this before so it takes some getting used to.  It’s like paint for your eyes.  The applicator wand has a short stem and doesn’t bend or wobble and the applicator is a small, precise sponge tip.  As with the nail polish, you can pop off the “winged” handle part if you want.

CP Teddy Bear open

CP Teddy Bear open cap

The product itself is neither a loose powder nor a liquid.  I’ve tried loose eye shadow powders before and find them too messy and too prone to settle into lines.  This Eye Shimmer Powder feels like a pressed powder during application, actually.

The ergonomic handle felt more natural to me when I was using it for nail polish than it did with this eye shadow but I think that I merely need practice.  On my inner arm under indirect outdoor light and then under artificial indoor light.

CP Teddy Bear swatch outd light

CP Teddy Bear swatch artif ind light

I swatched it both over eye primer and without, and think it actually looked better and less patchy without primer (the top half of the swatch).  It’s blendable at first, and after letting it set for a minute I did a swipe test and very little rubbed off on my finger, and it didn’t smear.  It removed easily and without shimmer residue with drugstore eye makeup remover.

I tried it both as an eye shadow and an eye liner, per the web site blurb above.  Didn’t really work as liner for me because I couldn’t get the dark precise line I prefer.  I do like it as eye shadow though, and think this shade Teddy Bear would be flattering for all eye colors.  Haven’t worn it all day yet but when I do I’ll post an edit with the wear report.

Overall,  I like the Eye Shimmer Powder although would probably not wear an all-shimmer eye look.  Still, it’s fun to try something different.  I look forward to using it as a highlight with one of my matte eye shadows, since I wear a lot of neutral tones.

SRP is $10.00 for 0.12 oz.

Colour Prevails on the web and social media:

P.S.  Regarding the title of my post, yes,  I now have the Elvis song stuck in my head!

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EDIT 6/25/15 — Having played with and worn Teddy Bear Eye Shimmer Powder for a couple of days, here are my thoughts:

Wear is very good. One day I wore it on my whole eyelid without primer, and after ten hours there was some creasing but it was minimal.  I had to look very closely to see the creasing at all.

Blending the powder out with a brush yields a much prettier and less shimmery look than the big swatch I put on my arm for the above photo.

I’ve found that I much prefer using the product without the “butterfly wing” ergonomic handle, even though I prefer using CP nail polish with the handle.  I think it’s because I’m so extremely nearsighted that I have to be super close to a mirror  when applying makeup, and the larger handle is in my way.  Using the larger handle would be my preferred method if I was putting the shimmer on someone else.

I plan to buy ‘n’ try another color in the line, although I wish there was a really dark brown or dark plum.  All the colors seem to be in the middle when it comes to color value — nothing real dark or real light.  This may be because it’s a new product and it’s safest to start with “middle” shades.

For Colour Prevails eye shadow, I prefer the palette I bought and feel it’s a better monetary value, eight shadows for $19 instead of one Eye Shimmer Powder for $10; however, this is true for any brand, that a palette is cheaper per shadow than a single.

The Eye Shimmer Powder has some advantages in that I think it has more of a fun or cool factor, would make a very cute gift or party favor or stocking stuffer, and I also think I would love to throw this in my travel bag instead of some single eye shadows whose lids sometimes come open.  I like that it’s shimmery but not glittery and can be layered with other shadows.

Hope you don’t think I’ve analyzed this to death!  Since it’s a new brand and a new-to-me product, I wanted my review to be extremely thorough.  Thanks for reading!

Disclosure:  This product was supplied by Nonie Creme Colour Prevails for review.

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