Friday, November 3, 2017

J.Cat Holographic 3D Eye Topper Review

I just reviewed the Holika Holika Glitter Eye Metals a couple of weeks back and I'm so excited to review these liquid eyeshadows from JCat this week. You have no idea how happy I am to see more and more liquid eyeshadows enter the market.
These are the Holographic 3D Eye Toppers from J.Cat Beauty. I really like this brand because they have very affordable and good products. I like that they always release a wide variety of colors in each product series because I could use with more of everything. 
These retail for $6.99 on the J.Cat website and you get 2.1g of product in each tube. They are less than half the size of the Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadows but also significantly cheaper. 
I want to start off by saying that there is nothing holographic about this product apart from the packaging.
On this side of the box, we have a short description of what the product is. So, you can definitely use it alone but it is recommended to apply this over eyeshadow to intensify the look.
On this side, it corrects itself by claiming to be "dual chrome" instead of holographic. So I see what they did there...
On the back, we have the ingredients and the shade name on the bar code area. I noticed that these are made in Taiwan so that's really nice. A lot of JCat products are made in China so Taiwan is a nice upgrade.
This is what the tube looks like. It's a bit chubby but still very tiny and compact for traveling if you need to just throw it in your purse. The tube is decorated with holographic stars so it is very bling and pretty.
It has a very standard paddle foot applicator:
These are the swatches of all 6 shades. They do apply a little bit sheer as mentioned on the unicarton.
You can see them in action if you watch my video and I think it is worthwhile to check out the shifts in the video. I have managed to capture some of them with these pictures but I'll try and describe them as best as I can.
Viridian: An ocean blue with a galaxy purple duochrome. This shade is very shifty and it is not hard to see the shade shifting in person. 
Unicorn Hype: A purple to pink to gold triplechrome. This shade appears mostly purple and pink so the difference is very subtle but if you look at it from a more extreme angle, you can see the color changes completely to a dirty gold. That is not reflection or overexposure in the picture.
So Poppy: A penny copper shade with copper and gold reflects. This one does not really shift but when the light catches it, you can definitely see a golden sheen to it. 
Azul Lemonade: A bright aqua blue with violet duochrome. The shift is very apparent in both my pictures for this shade but it is a bit hard to catch as well. I'm not sure if it will be very apparent when you use it on your eyes.
Pinch Me Peachy: Peach with pink and gold reflects. Again, this one isn't very duochrome but it does change from reflecting pink to reflecting gold under different angles. The base color remains peachy but it turns from a peachy pink to a peachy gold. 
Wink Tink: This one shifts a few shades if you manage to catch it. You can see all the shifts in the tube - from a greenish gold to a blue and purple. So far, I've only managed to catch it shifting to blue in my photo. 
I have all 6 on my eyes over here. I do have some base eyeshadows laid down but they do not seem to really affect the color of the eye toppers:
Right eye: Viridian on the upper lid, So Poppy on the inner corner, Unicorn Hype on the lower lash line.
Left eye: Wink Tink on the upper lid, Azul Lemonade on the inner corner, Pinch Me Peachy on the lower lash line.

If you'd like to see it shifting on my eyes, do check my video out. You can sort of see some shifts from this picture but you really need to see them in person to appreciate them.
The glitters on these do budge if you rub them but the base color does not smudge or budge. These wash off with water but not as easily as the Stila or Holika Holika ones did. 
Overall, I am completely obsessed with these! ColourPop has just launched their version of liquid eyeshadows called the Supernova Shadows so I can't wait for those to come in!