It’s no secret that I’m a huge glitter expert, but even I have my limits. Enter the Touch in Sol Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo, which retails at Sephora for $25.
I think it’s pretty evident even from the picture that this glitter is really chunky. What I mean by “chunky” is that the individual particles of glitter are quite large. Some products have smaller particles that result in a different type of finish. Typically, the larger the particle, the more dramatic the look. This is one end of the spectrum, but on the other end would be the products where the particles are so small the finish just looks shimmery and it’s almost impossible to discern between the particles.
Also, as a rule of thumb, the larger the glitter particles, the more fallout you’ll probably get. Fallout is when the glitter migrates to other parts of your face (in the case of eyeshadow, this usually means that you’ll start to see glitter on your cheeks by the end of the day). This was definitely the case with this product, and I was disappointed in the amount of fallout. It was even more evident due to the size of the particles.
As for the metallic part of the shadow, I thought it worked pretty well. Like most liquids, it will crease if you don’t use an eyeshadow primer before application, but I did think it was pretty. I will say that it is quite bold though, so this is not the product for you if you’re just looking for a sheer wash of metallic color.
Now, even though I didn’t like this, it’s worth noting that a lot of people have been giving this rave reviews. I might just be a bit biased because I received a gold shade, which does not compliment my skin tone, and I’m not super thrilled by chunky glitter (I much prefer a more finely milled product).
Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts? Please, let me know in the comments section.
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