The Fall City Muse collection brings us a new shadow formula called Phyto-Ombre Glow, they are billed as a "next-generation eye shadow that captures and diffuses light in a captivating pearlescent halo, mother of pearl is in the formula to catch the light from every angle and deliver breathtaking radiance to the eyes".
Wow, sounds good doesn't it and I have to say
after swatching these I did think they were a bit special, but
as we know swatching in store is not necessarily the same as
when you get home and apply it to your eyes...
I bought the shade Pearl (£30). The shadow feels smooth,
lightweight and glides on. It layers extremely well so you can
go for a subtle shimmer look to a more full on metallic edge.
The colour applies very yellow toned and ends up being more of a golden shade than the champagne I had at first thought.
Swatched below L-R: One swipe then three swipes.
I find that built up its just too glitzy on me so much prefer
this as a gentle wash on the lid as below,
or layered with another
shade (shown below paired with Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird).
It is a lovely colour, but whilst I do feel like the
shade catches the light nicely, I won't go as far as to say it
gives me the claimed radiance. Whilst I like this I
do feel there are likely similar finishes/colours already out
there and for a lower price point.
I bought this from John Lewis