While clicking through Facebook today, I noticed Whip Hand Cosmetics posted an update regarding their super popular Creme Shadow Sneaky. Seems they have fresh stock on hand that is primed to fly quickly off the shelves. Well, bells went off, Sneaky was in my review pile before I went AWOL in December, so perfect time for a quick review!
Whip Hand Cosmetic Creme Shadows are amazing little pans full of awesome. They are hand poured into palette friendly 3oz pans enclosed in a handy plastic clam shell. They work both as a stand alone high pigment eye shadows and as eye shadow bases. Creme Shadows on their own have never worked on my oily lids, however, these creme shadows are my absolute favorite shadow bases period...ever...ever! Here is how I describe them. Imagine you had the blendability of a MAC Paint Pot and the color amplifying power of Fyrinnae Pixy Epoxy. And it came in over 20 colors AND it was only $9. See how I get excited??!
Sneaky has warm leather appearance in the pan. It's a medium caramel brown with a subtle silver sparkle. It has a satin sheen and finish. I love using this base under neutral looks to give them a little more pop. Golds and coppers especially look spectacular over Sneaky. The Whip Hand post mentions using this as a highlighter which I think would be lovely, given the subtle sheen to the finish. If you have the sorts of eyelids that take creme shadows well, I can easily see this finding it's way into many dewy, fresh spring and summer looks.
I have four of these amazing creme shadows and I love and use them all. The color selection is impressive, currently over 20! These range from subtle whites and tans, to flaming oranges, shocking purples and inky blacks. Another big plus for me is that these do not impart a super frosty finish, like other popular creme shadows (think Maybelline Color Tattoo and L'Oreal Infallible). A frosty base on a creme shadow is a deal breaker for me, because anything I put on it gets the full frost treatment. With Whip Hand Creme Shadows you can retain almost all of your shadows original finish. Mattes stay matte, shimmers stay shimmery and frosts stay frosty.
Pair these with any of Whip Hand Cosmetics 40+ pigments and there is nearly no end to the looks you can create.
It is near impossible to be unique and bring anything new to the cosmetics table. Riese and the people over at Whip Hand are doing it. You'll be hearing more about this Detroit based brand in the future...promise!
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Where to buy: Whip Hand Cosmetics
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