The Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadows come packaged beautifully, donning a purple reflective box and a gold tube, with a band of colour on the bottom. You pull off the lid and inside you find the crayon, which you twist up to use. The colour is so pigmented, you literally need the tiniest bit to give a sheer wash of colour. It's buildable too, which means you can do something more dramatic if the mood takes you.
I already have two shades of the Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadows, but they are both quite bold statement shades. The new shades for Spring are both more nude, natural shades. Number 16 is called Nude Milky Way* and it’s a stunning ivory cream shade, paired with an opalescent shimmer. Number 17 is called Bubble Glow* which is a lovely marbled pink. I tend to apply the eyeshadow straight from the stick in the middle of my eye. I then use an eyeshadow brush, like the Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush, to spread it around. Finally, I take my MAC 217 brush to blend out the edges, it's so quick and easy! The texture is really buttery and it literally glides onto your skin with ease. You have a couple of minutes to play around and then the formula sets and stays put all day. It does not crease, smudge or fade!
Bubble Glow and Nude Milky Way are available now and you can pick them up from Cult Beauty for £29 each here.