They are very pretty in the package – when you smear it on your wrist the consistency is creamy and doesn’t feel like it has a lot of drag on your skin, so Super Goop’s eyeshadow shimmers with sunscreen seemed like a great product to try to protect the lids.
They come in three shimmer shades-when I tried them on in Sephora the darker shades are very pretty but I rarely wear colors that dark at this point.
Unless you’re going to go full guns with a dark smoky eye, wearing a bunch of color on your lids is very aging and looks too heavy in the summertime.
Unless you’re just one of those flamboyant types who wears it well,
The point is, I use a light hand when it comes to color. When I bought it I didn’t really think about how much product I would put on that delivered color payoff AND SUN PROTECTION.
That’s the question-how much of the product do you have to apply to get the promised sun protection?
The guideline for face sunscreen is a dime.
The guideline for the body is as much as you can possibly tolerate starting with a quarter cup per body part.
So how much of Super Goop’s eye shimmer to get the benefit?
Turns out for me, there’s no way that I would get the benefit unless I put enough product on AND all over my eye.
That’s the other thing-if the product were a more neutral skin tone shade, then it could be used on the entire eye area from the lid to the brow bone. I tried that one day and well, it was just too much.
Would be great if I was doing a gold disco retro eye.
But not for everyday.
The conclusion? Pretty but not practical until they come out with neutral shades without readable shimmer and sparkle.
The only products with SPF that I have found that don’t sting or irritate are Clinique’s City Block, Clinique Mineral Fluid and Origin’s A Perfect World. Most sunscreens have too much fragrance or otherwise sting.