In my August Birchbox I was given the opportunity to pick one of four products to receive; I chose the Laura Geller Beauty Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow in the shade Silver Sands. You can purchase this product for $19 through Birchbox and Laura Geller, or in store or online at Ulta.
|Laura Geller Cool Lids Eyeshadow, $19|
I was very much looking forward to trying this eyeshadow, as I had heard many great things about it, and it looked like a very pretty color. According to the website, Laura Geller Cool Lids "captures the alluring beauty of the sea" in a "lightweight cream formula that deposits water-rich color in neutral, ocean-inspired shades". The formula is said to "cool on contact and dry to a transfer-proof, shimmering wet-look finish."
The product comes in six shades: Silver sands, Mermaid Marine, Lavender Lagoon, Bronze Beauty, Rose Gold Goddess and Opal Oyster.
|Swatch of Silver Sands|
Two layers of cream shadow
|Final look, with 3 layers of product|
For this look, I kept it very simple by using Milani Bella Eyes in the color Bella Caffe in my crease, Laura Geller Beauty Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow in the shade Silver Sands patted onto my lids, and Milani Bella Eyes in Bella Ivory on my browbone and inner corners. I applied Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner in black on my upper lids, winging it out, and finished things off with 2 coats of MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara in black.
On the rest of my face, I have Avon Smooth Minerals powder foundation in Nude and Transparent Glow, Milani Bronzer XL in Fake Tan, NYX Powder Blush in Pinched, with L'Oreal Colour Rich Collection Exclusive in Jennifer's Nude on my lips.
As for the claim of being "transfer-proof", I must say the the eyeshadow held up fairly well, as can be seen in the pictures below which were taking after a full work day followed by pilates class. No creasing, and -for what it's worth - the color is still there! For that, I am very impressed!
|After an 8 hour work day...|
|...and an hour of pilates!|
So, what is my final verdict for Laura Geller Beauty Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow? It's my opinion that you won't be missing out on anything spectacular, so feel free to Ignore!
Have you tried this product? if so, what was your experience?