Recommend a matte, cream eyeshadow available from UK?
February 25, 2012 12:39 AM Subscribe
My crazy dream: A good but relatively inexpensive cream/creme eyeshadow, preferably from the UK (or maybe Asia), without glitter, gleam, glimmer, glint, glitz, scintillation, shimmer, twinkle, or other sparklysparklespark. Can you help?
I really want to try a cream-style instead of powder. I'd also love if it were a palette of three or four colors, but that may not be possible. I'm looking for earth tones first (just your standard light to dark/beigey to dark brown range), then if that goes well maybe some green/khaki and plum or violet shades.
I can live with a bit of "pearlized" effect if I must (especially for highlighting shades), but feel ridiculous wearing the super shimmery stuff that seems impossible to avoid these days.
Complications: I hate spending a ton of money on cosmetics (otherwise, I imagine I could find this at M.A.C.), and will probably be buying via eBay, so while I can sometimes find good quality/good price from the U.S., shipping nearly doubles (and sometimes exceeds) the cost, which sort of nullifies the "good price" aspect. Items from Asia seem to normally have lower shipping costs, though, so this is a possibility. Items from the UK are generally more reasonable for shipping, and arrive a lot faster – but if the product is imported from the U.S., obviously the same pricing problem applies, so brands available in the UK/Europe are probably my best bet.
Any recommendations appreciated; if you have personal experience with the product, even better!