A sparkly eyeshadow topper in a range of neutral colors – I had to try it! I can’t tell for sure if these are limited edition or not, but the price is still discounted from $26 to $15.60. But in case you are wondering what these swatch like or are feeling like you missed out and need a dupe, I’ve swatched the shades Tinsel and Icicle against other similar shadows in my collection.
Shimmers always look better in video, so head over to my Instagram @stefsedge to see these swatches in motion.
The product is packaged in little frosted glass jars which I love. Glass feels so luxe and can be recycled easily.
These have a gel-like texture that feels a bit cool to the touch. They are very smooth and don’t feel chunky at all.
Icicle Swatch Comparisons
- Icicle, Glaze Over Shimmer Top Coat by Jaclyn Cosmetics, available at Ulta
- Space Cowboy, a Moondust single shadow by Urban Decay (more sparkly than Icicle), $22 at Ulta
- Opulence, a shade from the Patrick Ta Major Dimension Palette (see my Major Dimension post, purchase at Sephora)
- A shade from Lorac Fairytale Forest palette
- “Inner Corner” – Row 1, Column 3, a shade from Natasha Denona Glam Palette (not as sparkly)
- Envious, a shade from the Nars Climax eyeshadow palette (not as sparkly as Icicle)
- Passion Play, a shade from the Nars Climax eyeshadow palette (not as sparkly as Icicle)
Tinsel Swatch Comparisons
- Tinsel, Glaze Over Shimmer Top Coat by Jaclyn Cosmetics, available at Ulta
- Bobbi Brown Nude Drama II Palette, discontinued
- Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Palette by Charlotte Tilbury. This was a 2019 release, but is still available on her site
- “Outer Eyelid” Row 1, Column 2 from Glam Palette by Natasha Denona, available at Sephora
- Cement Sparkle single shadow from Bobbi Brown, discontinued
- Lithium, a Moondust shadow from Urban Decay, darker but very similar, $22 at Ulta
On The Eye
I created a single shadow look using the shade Tinsel applied with a normal dense eyshadow brush. I really didn’t have any trouble. I did build up the lid area using a few layers of product. These are after all just marketed as a “top coat”, so I think some sheerness is to be expected. The shade tinsel has a bit of pigment that blended out nicely around the edges. The sparkle of these is not at all captured well in a still photo, so keep that in mind.
The shadow stayed put and didn’t crease. I even took a nap and didn’t notice anything disastrous happening to the eyeshadow. So I have to say my experience was really very good.
Helpful Links Related to this Post
Urban Decay Moondust shadows, available at Ulta, $22 each
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