Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Mar 25, 2008

Shadow Shields: A Lifesaving Review

I'm struck gold.


I've come across thee most awesome product in the world of Beauty! This is seriously better then any tool I've come across and it's an utter life saver for me!

I wear many shimmering shades of shadows. Gimme Sparkle! Gimme Glitter! Gimme Shine! I love it! The more the better. But please don't give me nasty fall out :(

Sadly, I've never had an easy time of it when it comes to cleaning up fall out. I've tried the powder under the eye trick, doesn't work. I've tried blotting it away with a makeup sponge, doesn't work either. I've tried holding a piece of tissue under my eye while applying eyeshadow, no good.

I've sincerely tried everything to lessen or eliminate my fall out problem! If you use intensely dark shades or you love sparkle you must have the same problem as me!

I've never really had any success in cleaning up fall out. Normally when I try it ends up all over the place. If you're a big lover of MAC pigments, again, you know what I am talking about!

But have no fear the Muse is here to bring you something to eliminate your fall out and keep your undereye area and cheeks free of shadow fall out!

The wonderful Michelle Villanueva gets the Muse Approved award for creating Shadow Shields. I've seriously been looking for a product like this for years and years and years.

So what are Shadow Shields?

Basically they are tiny little pads that have a stick on back that you place under your eye to catch fall out! w00t! I'm so excited I may spit!

The pads are half moon shaped and have adhesive all over the back however you only need to remove a little piece of the adhesive to get this on your eye. Somehow, someway the pad fits to the contour of your eye and folds upwards slightly creating a little bowl shape under your eye which catches all your shadow fall out.

The result?

Beautifully made up eyes minus nasty fall out all over your cheeks and under your eyes!

These work amazingly well however they take some getting used too! I've used these a few times already and I'm now Miss Master Pro at using them however my first attempt with these was a tad bit difficult. You have to sort of get used to the forget that you have something stuck under your eye as you work with your shadow. It's also a little bit clumsy at first when tugging your eye so you can smooth shadow on (I'm a tugger. I slant my eye slightly with my pinky as I apply shadow, liner, etc....). However, after a tiny bit of struggle I finally mastered it and I can now officially say I won't be able to live without these!

They seriously made a huge impact on my looks. I normally walk around with fall out everywhere because it's just so hard to clean it all up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, these helped me create a beautiful look without the stress of bits of eyeshadow and pigment all over the bloody place!

You can get 50 of these for $16.95 USD! That's a steal in my opinion! Although I will admit to being slightly a cheap-o with them! Why? Because I've taken to using one pad for both eyes hehe. I do one eye, peel off my Shadow Shield, and place it under my other eye! So I'm getting quite a bang for my buck with 50 pads! But honestly you don't need to be stingy as the price is really good for a set of 50, that's 25 uses!

If you're a MAC lover or use other pigmented shadows or shimmers you need these. No question. I know many of you love MAC as much as I do and using such highly pigmented eyeshadows causes major fall out so here's your solution to perfect eyeshadow application each and every time!

These come with my highest Muse Approval stamp!

Get them now! You need them! Serious.

Thanks to Michelle for creating every girl's new best friend! Click here to visit the Shadow Shields site and see a video of how the shadow shields work!

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Anonymous Adina said...

Thanks you sooooo much for bringing these to my attention. How did you find such a gem?! I wants em now too.

<3 Adina

March 25, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Gee said...

That's so cool!! I may have to look into that...Great discovery!!

March 25, 2008 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH come on, no pic tutorial!?

I'm also so curious about your hair? You have to do a full on look one day, I love how you concetrate on the makeup, but I wanna see the full look.

March 25, 2008 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Adina!

You so need these. You wear darker shades like me so they are a life saver ;)

I was wandering around a blog and came across 'em!!!!!!!!!! The price is so right too!


March 25, 2008 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey gee ;) whenever I see your nick all I think is cupcake hehe!

It's so awesome if you use lots of shimmering shades or darker shadows ;)


March 25, 2008 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

I'm sorry Anonymous!

You have me clueless. What sort of tutorial did you need for this? You basically remove the sticker and slap them under your eye. Not much to it. Did you need a photo of me wearing them? Is that what you meant?

If you're curious about my hair just search under the categories "face of the day" and you'll see quite a few photos with my hair down if that's what you seek.

If you mean "full look" consist of hair and makeup then looking under my past face of the day photos you'll find what you seek.

Hope this helps.

March 25, 2008 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Sminkan said...

Clever little thing to have, those shadow shields... I do use the powder-stopper sometimes but most of the time I just do foundation after eyes. ;-)

March 25, 2008 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey sminkan!

Very clever! You could use these as you wear so many bold looks ;) I'll include a sample in with your brushes that I am sending ;)

btw have to reply to your email sorry!

I haven't tried doing foundation after my eyes honestly b/c I do so much prepping prior that it seems weird to do it that way!

I have tried the powder trick but it doesn't really work for me!

March 25, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! That's def. one of those "why didn't I think of that" products! Genius!
Great blog BTW!

March 25, 2008 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger nilla cookie said...

I'm a mess when I tried HIP pigments for the first time.. although I couldn't bear to spend $$ on these :( Cheapie of me, I know!!

March 25, 2008 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Shop With A Vengeance! said...

These do look interesting! I wonder if a carefully cut out post it would do the same trick? I suppose this has a safer adhesive for that area though. Thanks for posting!

March 25, 2008 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Sminkan said...

Well, I am not a vary prepped kind of girl since I usually don't bother with anything but a compact foundation. Even if i do fluid foundations and loose powder I never use concealer or stuff like that. That's why I never get to using my Eraser from Pure Luxe. I really have to try it out now. It has been standing on a shelf for 3 months minimum now..

March 26, 2008 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jennifer!

TOTALLY agreed ;)

Thanks so much!

March 26, 2008 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey my cookie san!

Wanna try them? I'll send some with your parcel ;)

March 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Shop With A Vengeance!

What's up!?

I don't think so? These are sorta a cotton blend so they absorb the powder well. Post its would kinda slide the pigment off as it falls down in chunks.

You're most welcome ;)

March 26, 2008 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya sminkan!

You're so lucky. I seriously have to prep my eye for stuff to stay in place. And I definately need concealer to look awake and fresh :)

LOL! Don't worry I normally buy stuff and it sits around a while before I try it ;) You're not the only one in that!

March 26, 2008 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger (g)ezebel said...

hmm. interesting, very interesting...

March 27, 2008 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aren't they?

they saved me from shimmer fall out overload ;)

You need these gez ;)

March 28, 2008 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger BeautyChick101 said...

Oh my gosh, I need to get these! I am ALWAYS having to take out eye makeup remover to get rid of all the extra glitter that falls onto my cheeks. Thanks for the amazing review!

March 29, 2008 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

i love the idea of these! although...i might just try making my own ghetto version of these :P Thanks for posting this, I think they're way more convenient than the powder trick.

March 30, 2008 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya jamie!

me too! me too! Everyone always says to do your foundation after your eyes but that's so ass ways up for me. I can't get used to doing that!!!!!!

These are incredible for getting rid of the excess shimmer/shadow :P

March 31, 2008 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya' * : . b | u 3 . : * '!

Me too! I dunno the best way to create them but I definately love these. They make life easier for me that's for sure! Clean up is a snap now!

March 31, 2008 at 12:05 PM  

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