I love a good shimmery eyeshadow and when I spotted the Piece Matching Foil eyeshadows by Holika Holika on Yesstyle, I knew I wanted to try one. In the past year or so, I’ve delved more deeply into the world of k-beauty and Holika Holika is a brand that has some fun products. I also tried one of their blushes and that was very successful for me too, so I was curious to see if their foil shadows are as good. I just got the one shade to try out to see how much I like this. Let’s take a closer look at the Holik Holika Piece Matching foil eyeshadow in Moon Flesh.
Review: Holika Holika Piece Matching Foil eyeshadow FSV01 Moon Flesh
I bought this eyeshadow on YesStyle when I was gifted a coupon by the PR team to make a purchase. However, I did use that coupon to buy a little more than I had hoped as I was already planning to buy some new K-beauty products to try when they contacted me. At €6.45 a pop they aren’t that expensive either. For reference most Colourpop Supershocks go for a similar price point and I thought that this product would be comparable to that. Little did I know that this formula and texture is very different from any cream eyeshadow I have ever tried.
What does this product have to offer?
So I had expected this product to be like a Colourpop Supershock. Little did I know, but it turns out this is more like a loose pigment than an actual cream shadow. In fact, I haven’t seen a formula quite like this before. It looks like loose particles in the container, but when you put your finger in it feels like a cream and that’s also how it applies. When I first opened it, it looked so textured I thought it might be a glitter, but it ends up being a very high shine metallic, foiled looking shadow that gives that wet look to the lids.
How does this shadow swatch?
As you can see, this is nothing like a pressed glitter! It has a super foily, metallic finish once applied and it creates a true mirror like shine on the lids. It has a pretty rose gold shade that I know I just love as I love a rose gold shimmer all over the lid and I feel it goes well with many of the shadows I like to wear. The texture feels almost wet and is very creamy so I immediately understood why there is a second lid to really seal in the product and make sure you get more use out of it. This product is best applied with fingers for the best effect.
What does this product look like on the lid?
This product looks as pretty on the lids as it does in a swatch. Where some products can look a little lackluster once applied as you do not tend to use as much product, this looks as intense and it really catches the light as you move your face around. I did have some issues with this staying on. As it is quite creamy, there is a bit of a dry down, but I would be very careful to make sure you also apply a primer underneath this as this is bound to crease without one. With a primer I got a decent amount of wear time out of it, but it will crease eventually. But I have that issue with almost every creamy lid product I try as I have naturally deep creases.
My final thoughts
The Holika Holika Piece Matching eyeshadow in Moon Flesh is a great little shadow that was very unexpected. This texture is unlike anything I have ever seen and it is a great foil shadow that does what it needs to do. You have to be careful with this creasing though as it does not fully dry down. However, the shine this creates on the lids is unlike anything I own and therefore it is a great shade to have as a single in my collection.
Would I recommend the Holika Holika Piece Matching eyeshadow?
Yes I would! These are really fun to play with and quite easy to use as well. I would say this product is right for people who want to play with their makeup a little bit more or if you just want a product that can give you that high shine, intense pay off with just one swipe. Even if you’re a beginner you can easily make this work. However, the shades available for this product are all quite natural so if you don’t like neutral shades there isn’t much to come by really.