One of the items I had bought for me from the US was this Tarte eyeQuatic set which has three lock & roll shadows, a mascara and scarf.
These lock & rolls are creaseless cream & powder duos – on paper, just my kind of thing.
We’ve brought you one of our favourite makeup artist tricks for creaseproof cream shadow—two simple steps in one little wand.
You get three very vibrant shades in the set – a purple, a blue-green and a gold:
The cream side on their own:
I found the texture of these creams fine, but the tiniest bit bitty – as you can see on the swatch, the texture is not 100% smooth. They are fairly pigmented but only if you apply them neat – blend away and it starts to disappear.
The next stage is to roll over the liquid shadow with the powder in order to set it so it lasts even longer.
I found this extremely tricky to do. Its a roll on applicator, so its basically the only way you can apply it. You roll it on top of the cream shadow and it looks a little thick and clumpy – on the eyes it would look quite caky and heavy:
Not to mention the fact that rolling it over the cream shadow means that it smudges it slightly! The rollerball needs a fair amount of pressure!
The blue on the eye (messy, sorry – its just to show you the colour which is very vivid):
It lasted pretty well and it didn’t crease too much but I still hate the crusted on powder and the way it sets on the skin. I’d rather use a less pigmented crease-proof liquid shadow like my Shiseido Hydro Powers or the Beaute De Kose ones, and put a bright blue turquoise on top.
All in all, I don’t regret getting them in that, if you don’t try, ya don’t know but the roller ball or cream shadow thing just doesn’t work for me.