The Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow is one the newest products in a range of colorful products that have been released for Spring/Summer. Described as a “liquid eye shadow for a vibrant, metallic finish,” I’ve found that this is surprisingly easy to use. Normally, my every day eye makeup is nearly non-existent. I like nude, neutral, or brown tones that are subtle and pretty much never shimmery. Additionally, if I do reach for something with a little bit more pizazz, it’s definitely nothing metallic. However, with all that said, I really like the Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow in “4 Onde Sable,” and I find that the range of colors is nice and worth looking into.
The Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadows are described to “impart sixteen-hour wear” as a “liquid eye color that bursts with vibrant, metallic coverage. Each shade is inspired by the iconic fashions of Mr. Yves Saint Laurent. Without creasing, flaking, or fading, this pigment-packed liquid shadow is formulated with 40 percent water for a cooling effect and high color payoff.” The formula is intense, but in a nice way without looking crazy of going over board. Its texture is smooth and cooling on the skin, but it’s also like applying water on the lids. Even though the texture feels this light, the color payoff is impressive and lasts long on the skin. In addition, the “exclusive applicator is designed to perfectly follow the rounded shape of the eyelid. It allows you to use this shadow alone on a full lid or as a liner to layer for a new twist on the smoky eye look.”
The applicator is nice to work with and fits with the curvature of your eyelid. Because the product is so pigmented, I find that one swipe per eye is definitely enough; and then, I either use a blending brush or my ring finger to blend out the color on my lids. It takes a minute or two to fully dry, so that gives you time to work with the pigment and you can get it to the way you like it before it fully dries. If you wanted to add more color, you definitely can; but I’ve found that it’s best to let it dry and then add onto it or else it can look a little cakey.
Overall, I really like the Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow in “4 Onde Sable.” Specifically, the shade Onde Sable is lovely as a glittery, smooth bronzey neutral tone. It leans more bronzey brown than orange, which I really like. I think there some other shades worth looking into, but I like what I’ve got so far. A little bit of this goes a long way, and with the ease and convenience of this product, it’s great for on-the-go and traveling.
Retails for $30.00 USD.
Made in France.