After reading a few great reviews of these metallic cream eyeshadows from 17, I decided to buy myself some when I was in Boots last week. I am the laziest person ever when it comes to eyeshadow (usually I just don’t wear any at all, eyeliner forevz) so I thought these sounded easy and quick to use. I got the shades Wild Nude, Wild Navy and Wild Bronze, as I thought these would be the most wearable everyday shades. Wild Nude is the lightest shade and Wild Bronze is quite similar although a bit darker/warmer. Wild Navy isn’t as metallic, but it has tiny bits of glitter through it instead.
The shadows are really creamy and blendable and I find it easiest to apply them with my fingers to create a really simple smudgey/smokey eye effect. They do crease quite easily, however, so I would definitely recommend using a primer before applying them (I use Urban Decay Primer Potion). When I went out on Saturday night I put Wild Nude all over my lid and a bit of Wild Bronze in the crease, plus a bit of Benefit High Beam to highlight. This only added about 2 extra minutes to my routine so I definitely think I will be using these more often to make my eye makeup a bit more interesting! Oh and the lipstick is Mac’s Russian Red, if anyone was wondering!
The Wild Navy shade is great on its own to create a really easy smokey eye. With just one coat (layer?) of shadow it was pretty light and not overdramatic for daytime wear, but it was really easy to add more and create a darker smokey eye which would be perfect for night.
Overall I think these metallic cream eyeshadows are great, especially considering they’re only £3.99 at the moment. Boots also have an offer on just now so if you buy 2 or more 17 products you get a free gift (an ‘Electric Disco’ nails kit which includes a black, red and glitter nail polish, nail file and a wee sparkly bag to keep them in).
Have you tried these eyeshadows yet? What do you think of cream eyeshadows?