While there are many things about Beyoncé that I would like to emulate (her talent, her style, her all-around Beyoncé-ness, to name a few), when I saw her walk the Grammy’s red carpet with holographic eyeshadow, care of Glossier‘s Lidstar, I didn’t hesitate to place an order ASAP.
However, thanks to Nyx, looking like Bey just got way more affordable. As in, $7.99-levels of affordable.
The mass beauty brand just released its Holographic Halo Eye Tints, which offer the same lit-from-within shimmer as Glossier Lidstar, without the $18 price tag. The shadows, which are available exclusively at Ulta, come in five different shades: Gold Bar, a pure gold; Fairy Dust, a light taupe; Wild Orchid, a lavender; Galaxy Glow, a light bronze; and Acid Blue, a periwinkle blue.
I tried out Gold Bar and Wild Orchid Holographic Halo Eye Tint shades, and let me just say: w-o-w. With these on my eyes, I legit felt like Beyoncé — minus the dance moves and C.V. of chart-topping hits. One swipe of the wand gave me coverage that was so metallic, it practically created an optical illusion. The iridescent purple was ultra-reflective, and the gold made it look like my eyelids were wrapped in really, really expensive metallic foil. (Maybe this is what Bey meant when she sang about seeing a halo “written all over your face”?) All I know is that I’ve never felt more ready to perform a two-hour Beychella set (or, more likely in my case, to hit the salad bar at Whole Foods).
Compared to Glossier’s formula, the shadows are a bit more pigmented, and slightly less glittery. So while you’ll end up with a slightly different effect, it’s definitely within the ballpark of the millennial-favorite brand’s buzzy liquid shadows. For anyone looking to channel their inner Bey and test the holographic lid look, it’s a great way to try it out on the cheap. Sadly, her talent isn’t included.
Dupe as I say, and as I dupe:
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