Tuesday 10 June 2014

Review: Origins Ginzing Brightening Cream Eyeshadow

I have been using the Origins cream eyeshadow for some time now after picking the shade Bamboost up from a CCO (discount cosmetics outlet). This is now my everyday, most reached for eyeshadow. It is the most flattering, purple-toned taupe brown- very much like my favourite Mac shade, Quarry, but in cream form. It is just lovely.

Bamboost (left) and Storm Surge (right)
The eyeshadows come in glass puts with screw on metal lids. They look very much like Mac Paint Pots; however the formulation is better than Mac Paint Pots in my opinion. As they are part of the 'Ginzing' range by Origins, they supposedly brighten and awaken the eye area. I don't necessarily see miracles, but the colour is so beautiful and natural-looking for my colouring, that it does make me look much more alive in such a quick and easy step. I can also say that the texture feels slightly cooling when first applied and has plenty of slip when warmed on your finger, so it blends absolutely wonderfully! Once it has set (it takes seconds), this is not budging. The product has not dried up and is still very emollient, even after owning it for well over a year. For those who work busy jobs where you don't get chance to look in the mirror, let alone re-apply make-up, these are for you.
Top: Bamboost      Bottom: Storm Surge
 Storm Surge is a mid grey with some brown to it. It is a nice colour, but I find it a lot less versatile than Bamboost, purely because the colour is darker and less daytime-friendly. This does not take away from the fact that it is a lovely shadow, but I would use it as a base for a smoky eye/ evening look.

I cannot wait to visit CCO again to see if I can pick up another shade. Would I pay full price? I probably would if I ran out of Bamboost, but mainly because I know I will use it regularly.

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