I’ve been eyeing the Flower Beauty line (yes, Drew Barrymore’s makeup collection!) for the longest time, but I finally decided to bite the bullet a couple of weeks ago when I saw some lipstick swatches that looked remarkably like MAC’s Betty Bright. That turned out to be a dud dupe, but a great lipstick by itself.
The Color Play Crème Shadows were always high up on my list of things to try, so I bought two of them as well: Orchid-ing Around, a blackened orchid shade, and Vine of the Times, a pretty light green. Both have shimmer in them, though the green looks like a cream.
First up is Orchid-ing Around. Although it probably looks scarier, it’s actually the “safer choice,” since it’s close to being a black. As mentioned, it is a blackened orchid with quite a bit of glitter/shimmer, though it’s not anything chunky. I thought this would be an interesting base color to layer some lighter shades on top of.
These cream shadows come with a stopper, not unlike the L’Oreal Infallible Shadows, which are pressed pigments. However, since these are creams, the product tends to cling to the stopper. This makes for an overall messy experience and I would actually try to use a synthetic brush for application.
Vine of the Times looks like an opaque cream, but it’s actually got quite a shimmery, pearly finish. It’s a light spring green, and I was drawn to it because I don’t think I have anything quite like it. Most of my greens are quite dark, so this was something new.
Here’s a look I made using Vine of the Times. I used it all over the lid, patted on Pistol from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette on the outer half and then lined the outer 2/3 of my eye with a NYX Eyeliner in Moss. I also used a black kohl for the lower waterline for some definition as this eye look is pretty light in general.
It’s quite pretty, actually.
I think it’s sort of a fun and different look for me, especially now that I am trying to venture out into wearing colors on my eyes instead of neutrals but not really seeking to be too loud. Anyway, like I said, this verver easy eye look is quite pretty, owing much to Vine of the Times. But without a primer or a base of some sort…
Welcome to Crease Central!
Yuckity yuck yuck. Pretty disappointing. I broke my makeup ban for you! Le sigh.
It’s not too terrible, though I suppose it being a drugstore brand really shows here. I’m pretty sure that it will be fine over Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, but I had hoped it would be a cruelty-free alternative to my much-loved MAC Paint Pots, Benefit Cream Shadows, and Maybelline Color Tattoos. I think I’ll stick with LUSH’s offerings.
Have you tried any of these Color Play Crème Shadows? What did you think?
Flower Beauty is cruelty-free and sold exclusively at Walmart. I bought mine from Bon Marche.