I don’t drink café latte. But, I dust a splash of it all over my lids. Its soft, luminous peachy brown shade instantly brightens up my eyes, and makes me look fresh and awake.
No, I haven’t gone insane. At least, not yet. I’m talking about Café Latte, one of the shades in the BD Trade Secrets Express Eye Collection.
Please, wait before going all snobbish on me. I know this is a supermarket brand. And those are rarely good. But, well, this is the exception. I’ve only tried two of their products, and I’ve been so impressed, I can’t wait to explore the whole range.
Take this eyeshadows, for example. The colour is very versatile, the texture silky smooth, and the pigmentation buildable. It’s not so sheer that you wonder, “did I forget to apply my eyeshadow today?”, but it’s not too intense either. Somewhere in the middle, but easy to build up, if you desire more intensity.
It blends like a dream too. It glides really smoothly on the lids, and, with the help of a primer, stays exactly where you put it for most of the day. I haven’t tried it without a primer, honestly. It’s just become second nature to wear one. Wearing eyeshadow without it isn’t an option anymore.
The packaging is really simple. A little square black case, with no mirror and no brush. I never really use those anyway, so that’s not a problem for me. At least, I’m not paying for something I’m not using.
If you’re looking for a lovely neutral shade for your go-to everyday looks, go to the supermarket. Now, that’s a phrase I never thought I would have written. See, it pays not to be a snob.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Good and buildable colour payoff; Silky smooth texture; Luminous finish brightens up the eyes; Longasting when used with a primer.
Cons: Some people may be disappointed it doesn’t come with a mirror.
Summary: BD Trade Secrets Express Eye Collection in Cafè Latte is a luminous soft brown with a silky texture, buildable colour payoff, and good staying power.
Price & Availability: £3.99 at Tesco