Thursday, June 03, 2010

TARINA TARANTINO Magic Hour Cream Shadow Gives Me A Pleasant Surprise

I've noticed that Sephora has been taking on new brands in the past few months which is always an exciting news for beauty adventurers like myself. Tarina Tarantino is a fashion editor and jewelry designer who is known for her luxury and glamorous style. Recently, the accessory queen launched her own cosmetic collection exclusively at Sephora in January. I have already reviewed the Pearl Glow Primer ($32) from her makeup line, but it left me a bit disappointed. Thus, I decided to take on another trial with the Magic Hour Cream Shadow ($19).

More about the product : An ultra-pigmented, water-resistant, lightweight formula that works brilliantly as a shadow or liner. This versatile essential features a unique velvet-like texture that glides on evenly and smoothly, leaving an intense wash of rich, long-lasting color. Worn alone, it delivers a beautiful pop of shimmering color. It can be built and layered for customized coverage and makes an excellent base for Eye Dream Hypershadow, helping to intensify color payoff.

I tried out the color Purple Velvet, which is a very beautiful deep metallic violet shade. The cream shadow has very good pigmentation and is perfect to be used as either a base or by itself. What I extremely love about this product is its texture. Its texture is very different from other cream shadows I've had. It is very smooth and silky. It almost doesn't feel like a cream product. It is super easy to spread and creates a very even and smooth finish. What I even like more about the product is that it does not crease at all, with or without primers. This is quite surprising because cream products will tend to crease no matter what. Let's just say that this is definitely a pleasant surprise. I have been wearing this for 6+ hours each day without even a tiny bit of color creases or melts off. One minor complaint I have about the it is that I hate dipping my fingers into the little jar, but I guess nothing is perfect, right?

Right: TARINA TARANTINO Magic Hour Cream Shadow

Pick It or Not ? 
  • Quality: 50 (out of 50)  
  • Packaging: 15 (out of 20)  
  • Price: 18 (out of 20)   
  • User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)   
  • Availability: 4 (out of 5)
Angela's Ultimate Pick: A

4 Responses to “TARINA TARANTINO Magic Hour Cream Shadow Gives Me A Pleasant Surprise”

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said...
June 3, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Omg WHAT is that Orange in the middle???

tris1978ton said...
June 3, 2010 at 4:36 PM

Nice packaging! Looks dreamy and creamy! Very nice!

Angela (SparkleMidori) said...
June 3, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Hi Dominique, the orange shade in the middle is the Tokidoki Fantastico Lip Stain in color Cactus Friends. I already did a review on it.

Dominique -aka- 美華ちゃん said...
June 4, 2010 at 2:50 AM

Ah I must have missed that for some reason. Thanks!