Inked in Pink, Gold Rush, Silver Strike
Of course I bought more - why have just one when you can have 10?
Top: Gold Rush; Bottom: Inked in Pink
If you are afraid that Gold Rush will be too comparable to Bold Gold and that you are wasting money buying it, let me assuage your fears right here - they look nothing alike. Unlike Bold Gold, which features a bronzey-brown base with gold shimmer, Gold Rush is yellow gold through and through with tons of yellow gold sparkle heaped in. It lacks the orange cast so many golds have (I'm looking at you, Half Baked and Amber Lights), which looks nicer on my super fair skin. I haven't worn it too much this winter, but I feel like I'm going to get a ton of use out of it come summer!
Top: Silver Strike; Bottom: Gold Rush
My final purchase was Silver Strike and I have to be honest: I have yet to wear it. I think it would be super pretty as a base under a purple look or a smoky grey eye. I'm sure if you lean more towards cool or grey tones for your daily look, you would get more use out of this than me. It's a great quality shadow, and I hope I find a way to include it more everyday looks. In my swatching experiments, Stila Kitten looked like it held some promise when layered over it, but I will have to let you guys know how this pans out on the eye.
Overall, I think this is a nice addition to the permanent line and fills in holes in the color range, particularly in the lighter neutrals. The inclusion of a neutral everyday color fixes what I perceived to be the only weakness of the original launch. If it doesn't crease on you, do you feel like this could be a replacement for other high end cream shadows and bases? I know I've definitely passed on MAC Paint Pots because I own so many of these and they are so comparable and much cheaper. Let me know what you think in the comments below, and I'll talk to you guys later!