A look into beauty, that doesn't harm our furry friends
This product was definitely a random find for me- I heard about the brand here and there before, but I was reminded of it when I did a beauty exchange with Brianna from Cruelty Free Me. She specifically wanted the creme eyeshadows, and while I bought two for her, I couldn’t help but try one out for myself. Even if you don’t live close to a Wal-mart, you can get your hands on these from their website, but Flower Cosmetics is a Wal-mart exclusive beauty line from Drew Barrymore.
The packaging itself is really adorable- the kind where you tend to want to “catch’em all”, right? The product is part of the bottom half which is a square glass piece, where the top is a white plastic lid with decorative rose gold for the logo. And really, you can’t ever go wrong with rose gold, right? One you unscrew the lid, you’ll notice the plastic stopper pressed over the creme eyeshadow. It’s a little annoying to have, but I think it’s to make sure the product doesn’t spill out all over the top removable lid, and also to make sure the product doesn’t dry out.
Pull out the stopper, and you’ll left with a ton of creamy, shimmery eyeshadow goodness. I was definitely taken aback from the texture and consistency of this- it’s very bouncy and mousse-like. Plus, a little goes a long way! Originally I tried applying this, but never found it to dry or set. Once I mentioned this to Brianna, she had two tips ready for me. One, definitely use a primer. Two, apply in the thinnest layer possible. Once I tried her method, I didn’t experience any creasing or smudging, huzzah! I also realized a third tip myself, to top off the creme eyeshadow with a powder. Whether it’s a translucent powder, or if you want to layer another color on top, this ensures the creme won’t move. With “Good as Mari-Gold”, I experimented with a pink shadow on top, and was left with such a beautiful shimmery rose gold! Of course, I wasn’t smart enough to take a picture of this… doh! Considering I never got the Naked 3 palette, I consider this a good enough dupe to keep me satisfied.
I don’t think the Flower Cosmetic Color Play Creme Eyeshadow are a dupe for the Maybelline Color Tattoos, but they’re at least the cruelty free option between the two! There are 12 colors total, and I have my eyes on a couple (Awesome Blossom and Wild Geranium). As long as you are applying them on with the tips listed above, I think anyone would be really happy with the look and wear of these products.
Flower Cosmetics Color Play Creme Eyeshadow in “Good as Mari-Gold”, $7.98 USD at Wal-mart