Swatched: Technic Eye Shimmer Powder in Sapphire

Brightly coloured eye shadows and I have never been the best of friends, so this is a quick swatch post only: trust me, you do NOT want to see what I’d look like if I tried to actually WEAR this. (Or maybe you do, but only for the laughs…)

This is Technic’s Eye Shimmer in blue, and as you can see, it comes in a long tube with a sponge applicator:

It’s a really lovely shade of bright blue, which has quite a high glitter content:

Although bright, this isn’t actually very highly pigmented (well, you wouldn’t really expect it to be for the budget price of £1.99, would you?), and while you can layer it up, as I did here, don’t expect a very deep colour: it’s actually more subtle than it probably looks here – if glittery blue eyeshadow can ever be described as “subtle” – and the glitter gives it a soft shimmer rather than all-out drama.

Because I haven’t tried wearing this on my eyes, I can’t tell you how well it lasts: again, I think the price probably speaks for itself there, but if you’re looking for a cheap way to add some gorgeous colour to your life/eyes, it’s not going to cost a whole lot to find out, and there are 11 other colours to try, too.

Click here to buy it.


  • Ana says:

    I think the problem is the sponge, if it were like a classic eyeliner would be better, and not every cheap thing is low quality, maybe this can stay for 2h in the eyes.

  • Molly says:

    Blue is probably not the best colour to go all disco-shiny with, but I am very partial to light-coloured pink, peach, gold, and even white shimmer eyeshadows. I find they really open up the eye especially if applied to the inner corner. I also like to use glittery black on the outside edge for evening (aka club/bar/party) makeup. So I’d definitely consider trying this if I saw it in a drugstore in Canada!

  • Victoriana says:

    Oh, I want this so much… Blue is my favorite color and I just love a bit of glitter. Alas, I don’t think this product is even available where I am and I really don’t feel like paying for the additional shipping and handling costs.

  • drea says:

    I wouldn’t mind trying it, but it would be better with a brush as Ana said.

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