So I was out and about, checking out all the clearance sales at my favorite beauty shops, and came across a new line at Sally Beauty. Although I was familiar with Femme Couture, one of the lines of makeup, I found a sub-line – if that’s the right word – called Moon Glow by Femme Couture. It looked shimmery and full of promise, so I purchased the Morning Glow Shimmer Shadow and the matching Toasted Glow Shimmer Stick. Then, because I was there, and cannot pass up a new mascara, grabbed the False Lash Mascara.
It’s a creamy formula, so it’s pretty easy to work with. The downside is that it’s lacking in pigmentation. If you’re looking for brights or a matte formula, this is not the shadow for you. However, if you want a “no makeup” makeup look, with some lovely shimmer, then this might be exactly what you need. It gives you a glow, certainly. But it isn’t going to add a lot of color. You will have to really work at building it up for pigment. The Shimmer Stick makes a lovely eyeliner, and is actually a bit more pigmented then the shadow, so consider just getting that if you’re a color junkie like me.
Moon Glow by Femme Couture tutorial
- Start by priming your eye. This is important with these shimmer shadows, as they will want to settle into creases and fade. I used Lemon Aid by Benefit.
- Working with the lighter side of the duo, I applied the pink all over the lid, from the lash line to the brow bone using a large fluffy shader brush. To bring the color out, I applied a second coat using a patting motion with the brush – packing it on, if you will.
- Next, I worked on the crescent on the outer part of the eye with the darker shadow. I applied it with a domed shader, starting from my bottom lash line and moving around up over the crease.
- While filling in the darker shadow, I realized that I was going to need to spend some time bringing out the color. I worked in about three coats of the darker shade.
- As much as I love blending, if you blend this, it will simply fade away. I tried to lightly blend the line of demarkation with my pinky finger with a small measure of success.
- I then touched up the lid with the lighter color with another two coats.
- I feel like I’m talking about nail polish.
- Using the Shimmer Stick, I lined both the upper and lower lash lines, connecting them in the inner corner and blending that out for inner eye highlighting (it did a great job with that).
- Lastly, I applied two coats of the Fake Lash mascara, which is a pretty great formula. The brush discourages any kind of clumping and the formula is nice and thick. I wouldn’t put it on par with fake lashes, though.
Overall, I like it. It’s going to be great for days when I’m not interested in looking like I applied a face full of makeup. The formula is creamy and not at all glittery. Not even micro-glitter. It’s just straight up light shimmer that is appropriate even for those of a certain age. Do remember, though, that it’s a cream formula that will settle into wrinkles, fine lines, and creases. Applying a primer and perhaps a light dusting of powder will greatly help.
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