Powder base. I'm starting to think I didn't exactly think through this one "one day for each thing/type of thing that I'm using this month". If you don't know, I am a makeup hoarder. Always have been, but ever since working at a makeup store it never hit me that I was that bad. That being said, I have sososo many eyeshadows that I have no idea what to do with them but just layer as many as I can on my face at once. So why not put a powder shadow base on top of a cream one? Also just so you know, with my system, I use my palettes for base, crease, and "topper" colors. Base vs crease is kinda easy cause of the whole pigmentation/bleandability comparison, but I guess whatever I choose for the topper color will be compared as well...ANYWAY, this month I'm using a Smashbox trio for my palette of choice. The trios themselves are exclusive to this kit, and therefore I'm assuming the colors are exclusive as well. The trio has an ombre effect so there is a shimmer color, a matte, and a satin(?) finish. Normally, I would choose a matte for my base, but with the color and finish options, the shimmer color is what I gotta work with.
The Bad: The only bad thing about this is that the color itself isn't my first choice for a base color. It's too shimmery and if I didn't already get into this pattern of throwing all the glitter on my lids that I can, it could get messy with the shimmer to matte ratio depending on the look.
The Good: I freaking love the color. It's a beautiful champagney highlight shade, but I've also used it on it's own for more of a simple, throwback look. The pigmentation is fab and the fall out is nearly non-existent. I also love how it blends. I feel like this can be said with any lightish shimmery color, but the pigmentation truly stood out to me. I feel like my eyes are so veiny that nude colors blend in and makes the shadow look non-existent, so the fact that you can tell that I'm wearing something on my eyes is just truly amazing.
Overall, I'm super impressed with this color and it's been a pleasure applying it.