Product Review: Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eye Color in Moon Dust (121)

What’s your sign? I’m a Cancer, a Moon Child, so I can’t resist pearls and moonstones (my birth-stones) or any cosmetics with “moon” in their names. That includes Sunday Riley’s Prismasilk Eye Color in Moon Dust.

Moon Dust is a single eyeshadow in a white shade with very fine shimmer. It actually appears almost matte white in its compact, which is Sunday Riley’s usual sleek black-and-clear design.

Like so many excellent neutral shades, Moon Dust can’t really be captured in a photograph. I wasn’t even able to get a decent “swatch” photo, since my skin is so pale that Moon Dust seems to merge into it in my amateur photographs.

So you’ll just have to take my word for it: when applied, Moon Dust has a very delicate pearlized effect with very light iridescence, and that makes all the difference.

I’ve been using a fluffy eyeshadow brush (mine comes from Edward Bess) to apply this shadow, to get sheer coverage over my entire eyelid. Then I add Sunday Riley’s Lady Godiva to the crease and outer corner with a narrower brush (also from Sunday Riley), blend carefully but thoroughly, add  little brown liner, and I have a polished, neutral eye look for every day.

Worn over an eye primer, Moon Dust and other Sunday Riley shadows last well through the workday and beyond. They’re very finely milled and a pleasure to use. If you have access to a Sunday Riley counter, do take a look at Moon Dust in person sometime.

Sunday Riley Prismasilk Eye Color in Moon Dust ($26) is available at Bergdorf Goodman (phone: 212-872-8635), Barneys, and Sephora’s website.

Disclaimer: I purchased this item at Bergdorf Goodman’s Sunday Riley counter.

Image: Die Mondfee, Herman Kaulbachs (1891), via Wikisource; product photos by Tinsel Creation.

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