When I first received this shadow to test I just fell in love with the packaging! It has an oblong, almost space age look to it with flat faceted sides and a clear window above the product. The packaging is embossed with a shiny silver logo for Helen E cosmetics.
The compact has an easy slide opening with a heart shaped sponge applicator attached. The brush is easy to hold due to the flat and wide shaped handle. The heart shaped sponge is remarkably soft and seems to hold the shadow within its structure so that one sweep of powder was enough to complete one eye. The sponge is tapered and narrow enough at the end to apply the shadow to your lower lid for a smoky eye effect.
The compact is ultra slim and perfect for your handbag or purse
I tried this shadow with a wet eyeliner brush and the colour is so intense it is amazing! The shade I received is Truffle, which is a matte colour of russet brown. It is a beautiful natural shade that would compliment any skin tone. There is a decent amount of shadow in the compact and after 3 weeks of use I have barely made an impression in the product. On application the shadow glides on like silk and I was stunned at the intense pigmentation.
The powder feels almost like a cream and it actually fills in, masks and evens out the crepiness on my eyelids giving a youthful look to my eye area. One application is all I need for an intense colour and the product is so easy to blend it is foolproof! The colour does not crease, fade or settle into fine lines and I did not need to re-apply even after 8 hours of wear. The whole compact is small enough to fit into a hand held purse and highly portable. Once resealed the compact does not leak any product and after dropping this several times by accident the powder does not shatter or break. Having never tried Helen E cosmetics before I will be sure to purchase other colours and products in this range. This is the only eyeshadow I have ever used that restored the youthful and even complexion to my eye area.
I highly recommend this shadow to all!!!