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A classic black smoky eye look is always a win. If you add glitter to that smoke, you basically are winning at life in my world. Surratt Beauty landed on my radar when I was perusing on Sephora and I was intrigued by the packaging and the inclusion of the two complimentary eye products.
The cream product is housed in the top portion of the packaging and the square cap twists off. The bottom portion houses the glitter shadow and it swings out as pictured below. The packaging takes some getting used to and I had two occasions where I twisted it incorrectly and then accidently dug my finger into the powder shadow.
The cream shadow is really creamy and is a true black shade. The powder is gorgeous, smooth, easy to apply and a gorgeous silver duo-chromed.
Here are both shadows swatched alone and the third swatch shows the colors when worn together.
Shade Purchased: Scandal Eyes
Price: $38 USD
Final Thoughts: I love it because I love smoky eyed glitter looks but let me break the actual product down for you guys. The black glides on so smoothly but takes a couple of minutes to set completely so I had to help it along by applying it with my flat shader brush and then blending and patting the product in with my fingers. When done in this way I had no issues with creasing but when I initially tried it just with the brush, I had creasing issues within an hour. I also tried using the black cream shadow as a “gel” eyeliner and it stayed in place well but again, I had to let it set because when I tried blending it out before it dried, the cream completely rubbed off.
The glitter shadow looks gorgeous on top of the black base but isn’t a wow by itself, however, it is still a nice color, finely milled and has multi-colored glimmer if you like/want a subtle look. Now with all that being said, this is a nice product and I will keep it but it won’t go on my repurchase list. It is too expensive for what you get, I had to try it in several ways in order to make it “easy to use” and I can get a similar look for less money (and with fewer steps) by using one of my favorite pressed pigments from MAC.
So those are my thoughts on this new product from Surratt! Let me know if you’ve tried to brand before or if you plan to in the future!