After hearing all the oohs and ahhs about Addiction The Eyeshadow, I caved and picked up some. As you know, there are 99 of them, many of which I like. But I exercised self-restraint and bought just four: 043 Dangerous Liaison (P), 075 Boy Toy (P), 092 Mariage (P, one of their bestselling colors!), and 095 Color Purple (ME).
All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
Of course, I didn't buy any compact and only bought the shadow singles in their nifty and practical clear cases. I think compacts are bothersome and much prefer singles because I can store and pack them better.
So, how good are these Addiction shadows? Excellent pigmentation to start, buttery texture (even that super sparkly 092 Mariage!), and zero fall-out. None, folks, just like the Pressed Duo Eyebrow. Quite impressive! Staying power is great, and there are 4 different finishes to choose from: S-silky, M-matte, P-pearl, and ME-metallic.
Among the 99 colors available, it's not a coincidence that the 4 I chose are shades of taupe, brown, and purple. Those are the colors I naturally gravitate to and use most often. I'm also eyeing a couple of deep blues and turquoise so will probably go back for those later.
- 043 Dangerous Liaison (P): shimmer, high intensity. A blackened eggplant that's great for smoky looks and lining.
- 075 Boy Toy (P): shimmer, high intensity. A taupe brown with bronze shimmers. Perfect for the crease. This color adds depth without turning muddy on me, thanks to the lighter bronze shimmers.
Here's a close up, slightly angled shot of 043 Dangerous Liaison (P) and 075 Boy Toy (P).
- 092 Mariage (P): high shimmer metallic, very sheer. A gorgeous beige that appears transparent when looked at directly but is in fact super sparkly and intensely metallic at any angle. Not sure why they note this is P-pearl, because it's definitely not pearly at all. Either way, I can see why this color's popular! I can apply a very light dusting of it as a top wash, or I can dab and press it for a glossy, wet look. Love!
- 095 Color Purple (ME): metallic, high intensity. A jaw-dropping true purple with a brushed metal finish. It appears harmless when looked at directly but is electrifying at an angle. Like, woah. See for yourself!
A close up, slightly angled shot of 092 Mariage (P) and 095 Color Purple (ME).
Pressed Duo Eyebrow 01 Cinnamon Duo at left, and 043 Dangerous Liaison (P), 075 Boy Toy (P), 092 Mariage (P), and 095 Color Purple (ME) at right.