Phase Zero Metal Veil and Coconut Liquid Eye Shadow Review
Liquid eye shadows, in my opinion, are fabulous if you’re short on time. Just swipe them across the lid and blend a little and boom you’re done ! You look like you’re put together and have made an effort, when realistically, you’ve been more than a little lazy. That’s why I’m such a fan. Sadly, I find liquid eye shadows often run quite expensive, so when Phase Zero released their ‘Phase Zero Metal Veil and Coconut Liquid eye shadows’* for just £4.00 a pop (with membership, which is now free for 90 days on Love Me Beauty), I was pleasantly surprised.
I’ve reviewed a few different products from them recently (as they’re bringing out new products once a month) and I expect there’s more to come ! I’m so excited to see face products in the range *fingers crossed*. If you want to see my previous Phase Zero posts – click here for their metallic eye shadows and here for their lip products. Alternatively, just type Phase Zero in the search bar! And remember you can save £5 on your order using the code ROBYE5.*
There are 11 liquid eye shadows in the range in total – 4 Coconut and the rest (that’s 7) are Metal Veil. The outer-packaging is just a simple cardboard in a cute range of pinks to purples that has the name printed on it and the packaging of the actual tube is a simple black and transparent plastic. Inside you’ll find a little doe-foot applicator.
Phase Zero Metal Veil Liquid Eye Shadow | REVIEW
The Metal Veil shadows have a relatively thick consistency – like a cream eye shadow in a tube. They have a subtle shimmer to them, but act as a base better than a stand alone shadow. These take quite some time to dry down, but they’re long wearing when they do – my tip here is to apply in thin layers.
White Rabbit is a very pigmented white shade that I like to use all over the lid as an eye shadow base. Fancy is a cream champagne colour that looks pretty on it’s own all over the lid – it’s very similar to the Urban Decay primer potion in ‘Sin’ – I also like to use Fancy as an inner corner highlight. The shade Foxy is a very pretty burnt orange, which is slightly more shimmery than the rest of the metal veil shades, this applies very evenly and smoothly!
Phase Zero Metal Veil Liquid Eye Shadow | Shimmer – Link | Regal – Link | Merlot – Link | Decadence – Link |
Simmer is one of the shades which is slightly less pigmented than the others, and I prefer Foxy overall – the consistency on this shade seems a little thinner. Regal is a true, rich rose shade that is really good for adding dimensional shine – I really enjoy this one and would recommend if you’re looking for this sort of colour. Merlot is a very dramatic, deep burgundy – something that I’m not sure really suits me – but this shade is more glittery than the others, so perfect if you want it as a stand alone shade. Decadence is one of the only more neutral-cool toned shades featured here, it’s really sparkly and looks fab as a base or topper for a brown smokey eye.
Phase Zero Coconut Liquid Eye Shadow | REVIEW
This formula is made with coconut water (and you can see that these ones are so much more runny in the tube) and they dry down really quickly. The Phase Zero Coconut liquid shadows have a super metallic finish (unlike the Metal Veils), and are really dramatic. This is definitely my favourite formula out of the two – and I wish there were more shades! One word of caution – you need to work really quickly with these before they dry down.
Romance (a pink-champagne) is probably the shade that I would recommend as the most wearable that would suit the majority of people. This is a really simple shade for an everyday/work look or a high shine topper. My favourite shade in this formula is Lucky Penny – a shade which I would describe as ‘old gold’. I think this is rather unique in the collection, as it’s not quite a copper not quite gold and it just looks so pretty on the eyes !
Gilded is a true gold – very pigmented. Something that would look absolutely stunning on a dark skin tone. Valentines is another rose-golden shade (much like Regal), but as I prefer this formula this is the one I would choose.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this overview of Phase Zero’s latest release. If you’re a like me and really enjoy liquid shadows – then these (especially the coconut ones) are worth picking up. If you’ve never used a liquid eye shadow before, then there is a bit of a learning curve – but these are so cheap that I still think it’s worth giving them a go.