It’s summer, it’s summer, it’s summer! And I am bursting at the seams with excitement over an eyeshadow I recently purchased. Too Faced Exotic Color Intense Eye Shadow in Petals to the Metal is the perfect shade for summer.

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Its dirty bronze base with electric blue reflects makes it ideal for anyone looking to wear a pop of this summer’s aqua without going overboard. The uniqueness of the shade made it a must-have in my collection…a rarity for a single eyeshadow as only a handful of others are also individuals.

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The coloring of the shadow is entirely dependent on movement and lighting and capturing the a full blue color took some time.  The iridescence makes this perfect for a sophisticated wear of a vibrant summer color.

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The opacity of application also determines the quantity of blue visible in the eyeshadow.  To the left you can see a full swatch and to the right is a thin blended out layer that only shows iridescence in movement.  Applying with a fluffy brush will give the softest appearance and works well for days out.  Using the Too Faced Lid/Smoker Brush gives anywhere from a moderate to full effect.

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Built up further and with black eyeliner added, Petals to the Metal creates a stunning smokey eye with no other eyeshadows needed.

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How would you wear Petals to the Metal?  Which eyeshadow do you anticipate using most this summer?

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Price: $18.00 each

Availability: Too Faced, Sephora, Ulta

Summary: Petals to the Metal is a unique iridescent eyeshadow.  The formula is soft and stays put with little to no fall out during application.  The moderate price point and ability to be worn sheer-to-full opacity make this an excellent buy, just in time for summer.

10am Beauty Approved?: Yes

Disclaimer: This product was purchased with my own money.