Butter London Sheer Wisdom Serum Eyeshadow ($24) us a new fluid cream eyeshadow that launched for Spring 2017 in six shade selections. These eyeshadows promise anti-aging peptides to improve the appearance of wrinkles while smoothing lids and the light, fluid texture apparently changes to light powder during blending to give a subtle wash of crease-free color.
I’m a fan of Laura Mercier Eye Canvas, Bare Minerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow, and Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials which was one reason I was attracted to Butter London Sheer Wisdom Serum Eyeshadow. I loved the idea of a soft fluid eyeshadow that gave my lids a wash of color. Don’t get me wrong, I love colored eyeshadow as much as the next girl or guy but sometimes I just want a color wash on my lids that’s not only easy to apply but also brightening. This is exactly what I get from Sheer Wisdom Serum Eyeshadow.
I’m really enjoying Butter London’s Sheer Wisdom Collection thus far. I recently reviewed the Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil and was very impressed with the formula. I’d love it if they extended this line to perhaps include some fluid blushes or even a foundation. Speaking of foundation, I would not mind in the least having a foundation with a formula like these new eyeshadows!
These are a light, fluid cream eyeshadow that apply and blend very, very easily. If you have aging eyes, finer lines, crepiness, or dryness you’ll absolutely love this texture. It’s so very easy to use and applies like a dream. Mind you, these only offer a color wash so, they aren’t all that pigmented. I tried three of the six shades and I was a little disappointed that two of the shades barely showed up on my lids. I have to admit though, I still loved them. Why? Because they brightened up my eyes so nicely. The most pigmented shade for me was Maplewood and I wish that the other two shades were like this. Maplewood is a nice, subtle brown that applies sheer but is still noticeable on lids. I was hoping that the shade Sepia Tan would be like Bobbi Brown Sand Dune but it’s very, very subtle on my lids. Rose Petal was the most brightening shade but also the most sheer of the three. I actually wanted Rose Petal to be a pretty mauve rose somewhat like Colourpop Muse but it’s actually more of a creamy linen shade. I ordered these online and I’m curious if the other shades might turn out as nicely as Maplewood did. I don’t regret the purchase in the least as I really love the formula and was still quite pleased with the brightening abilities of the sheerer shades. But a bit more pigment like what was found in Maplewood would not go amiss with me. But it deserves mentioning that Butter London doesn’t promise pigment here but merely a natural wash of color and that’s exactly what you get! The wear time on these is fab. I wouldn’t say they set to a powder but they aren’t tacky or sticky either. They hug the lid in lightweight color that doesn’t crease nor fade until you take them off.
If you wear intricate eyeliner looks and want a wash of brightening, sheerer color on lids to accentuate your eyeliner these eyeshadows are a perfect pick. Or if you prefer more natural looks and want an eyeshadow that gives your lids a natural, bare look, these are also a good pick. If you desire a natural look with a bit more pigment I’d say the shade Maplewood is a perfect pick!
Butter London Sheer Wisdom Serum Eyeshadow is a delightful formula and I hope that the brand considers launching more colorful shades in the future! I liked these a lot and would love to see them extend the line.