Paging Mr. Spock! Too Faced Cosmetics has just launched an out-of-this-world, baked eye shadow called Galaxy Glam Eye Shadow ($19.50). Available in four colors, each one has a black base and contains swirls of contrasting iridescent bright colors. They can be worn wet or dry and they are supposed to give off the feeling that light is leaping onto your eyes from all angles.

While the concept and the futuristic silver packaging are unique, I found application to be a bit complicated. It really requires you to pay close attention to where you are sweeping your brush — get carried away and you'll have black where you want blue! On skin, the shades appear mostly black, with a slight sheen of color that shows up in the light. I think they'd work really well as eyeliner or with a dramatic smoky eye, but using them takes some practice.

For a full description of all four colors,

  • Deep Space is a black-based shadow with cobalt blue flecks.
  • Super Nova is black with peach and pink accents.
  • Moon Beam is black with light-green swirls.
  • Shooting Star is black with gold shimmer mixed in.