Illamasqua Liquid Metal & Cream Eyeshadow, You’re So Pretty But You Suck Big Time

A few more Illamasqua goodies that I received from my friend Dani as a gift a few months back were the Liquid Metal in Superior and Cream Eyeshadow in Suck. I photographed, swatched then sat them aside forgetting about them. I finally pulled them out to create a look and I am not thrilled at all.

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"Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Superior"

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Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Superior is a gorgeous metallic deep blue cream eyeshadow. The shade is very vibrant and can be applied full on for rich color or blended out for a softer effect. It dries down to a satin finish.

"Illamasqua Cream Eyeshadow in Suck"

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Illamasqua Cream Eyeshadow in Suck (discontinued) is a very pretty bright blue. It can also be applied full on for rich color and blended for more subtle color, and dries down to a satin finish.

Both products are very creamy and emollient, after sitting for a while you can see moisture gathering on the top so you have to blot it away. Since they are so creamy I used both my Urban Decay Primer Potion and my NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Milk (lightly) as a base. I applied Suck all over my lid and blended Superior into the crease. I then set them with powder eyeshadows in similar shades. The outcome was really pretty with great pigmentation. This is what my eyes looked like when I arrived at work an hour later…

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It was already beginning to crease badly and the colors were fading. By 11 it looked so bad that I wanted to walk around with my shades on. It was really creased with oil gathering. Now granted my lids are oily but I took preventative measures that usually works and it did not help. As pretty as these are I say pass and save your money and the embarrassment. For almost $30 a pop Illamasqua should be ashamed!

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