I am a huge fan of all things Surratt, and have been looking forward to trying out the latest Prismatique Eyes. These were first released in the US in Spring 2016, and only just got to Singapore earlier this summer. There are 8 different shades to choose from, and I have Visual Eyes and Glamour Eyes to show you today.
Surratt Prismatique Eyes are double-deckered eyeshadows consisting of a matte cream shadow on top and a powder glitter eyeshadow below. I am very fond of such eyeshadow formats after having had great experience with these, and was hoping Surratt had replicated the formula. Based on official description, the cream shadow is supposed to be long-lasting and water-proof, and designed to be a base shade over which the glitter shade is meant to be layered.
A screw cap conceals the cream shade in a pot on the top layer of the compact. This level swivels out sideways to reveal the powder shade housed in a tray below. I found the packaging a little bit fiddly, everytime I unscrew the cap the top tier swivels out as well. The entirety doesn’t stay tightly closed on its own, so I suggest keeping the compact back in the carton box it comes in after each use (I typically throw these away to reduce clutter).
Surratt Prismatique Eyes – Visual Eyes comprises of a inky dark navy cream shade and a gorgeous multicoloured glitter powder shade suspended in a semi-sheer medium blue base. The glitter are violet, light blue and silver; and though they are chunky enough to be visible, they stay on well with the cream base shadow and do not fallout. When layered together, the result is a stunning midnight glittery shade that is perfect for a cool evening look!
Surratt Prismatique Eyes – Glamour Eyes comprises of a medium subdued violet cream shadow with a tinge of blue tone, and a medium mauve powder with a frosty finish. The cream shadow here sheers out substantially when applied, and takes a heavy hand with minimal blending (patting works much better here) to create an even opaque base. And when layered with the effect is a cool-toned lavender-purple with a frosty finish.
The effect on the eyes of Surratt Prismatique Visual Eyes is very similar to Tom Ford’s Night Sky [reviewed here], but I think the bright violet shimmers in Visual Eyes add a more striking touch. The 2 are rather different when broken down by their cream and powder components, and I also think the cream base in Visual Eyes does not sheer out quite as much and is slightly easier to work with than Night Sky. In any case, Night Sky is limited edition whereas Visual Eyes is permanent.
Here is the full look in context:
I love how the powder shadow flashes purple when photographed!
As noted above, Surratt Prismatique Glamour Eyes sheers out substantially when the cream base layer is applied, and on my lids it starts to turn a murky mauve-purple. The glitter powder shade does reflect light very prettily, and flashing off blue in this picture even though it does not appear that way when swatched.
As you all know, I have a terrible soft spot for multi-dimensional glitter shades, and so Surratt Prismatique Eyes have managed to secure a spot in my overcrowded vanity. The powders are incredibly soft and dense, and they all apply beautifully. On the other hand, the cream shades have more slip and they don’t really fully set to become budge proof the way Tom Ford’s cream shadows do, and some are more problematic than others. Also, I was a little surprised that Visual Eyes applied blue because it looked purple in the pan (although I’m not complaining because the result is so very beautiful!), so be very careful if you’re buying these sight unseen.
Surratt Beauty is available in Singapore on Level 3 Takashimaya!
This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.