Review: City Color White Gold Mousse Eyeshadow and Highlight
Posted On May 4, 2014
Hey yall hey! Today lets talk about the City Color White Gold Mousse Eyeshadow and Highlight that I received in my April Ipsy bag. In the container this product is a whipped mousse that’s white in color and loaded with gold shimmers. On the skin it just appears as gold shimmers.
The color name is a bit deceiving the white blends away on the skin. On the eyes I think the white could have given an interesting look. As a highlight I’m glad the white blends away because I don’t want a big white stripe on my cheek bones. The gold shimmers are densely packed and give are a beautiful color.
The tub of product actually has a stopper under the lid to keep the product packed down. I don’t find it necessary since the mousse is thick and likely not going to fall out anyway, but I suppose its a nice extra touch if you for some reason anticipate your tub being flipped upside down. The texture of the product is a very sticky, thick, whipped mousse. Because it is so thick a little bit goes a very long way. You only need to get a tiny dot of it on your finger or brush to cover an area equivalent to the swatch pictured above.
As the name suggests this is a multi-use product so I used it both ways so that I could report the result of each. I don’t love this product as a highlight. I think the densely packed gold shimmer is just too intense for wear on my face. I can see some people liking it for that use, but it was just too much for my everyday face. Maybe it would be more suitable for a Saturday night out clubbing and dancing. As an eyeshadow, the color is a lovely all over wash. You will need to use an eyeshadow primer because it does crease on its own. You could also use it as a color base for a powder shadow, but you’ll want to work quickly, one eye at a time, because the product sets quickly. If you applied a thicker layer you may have more time to work with it, but I feel like that would be really heavy and uncomfortable on the eyes.
City Color’s website lists this product as $3.99. With the Ipsy coupon code, 14IPSY20WGm you get 20% off which comes to $3.19. I would say that price is in line with the product performance. The color is pretty, but this is not by any means the most amazing thing ever. It’s ok. I don’t foresee myself using it a ton. It’s much easier to use a more solidified cream, like a paint pot type product. I can’t recommend buying this product simply because I don’t love it. I don’t hate it, but there are better options.