I don't like to fuss around with too many things on my face when the temperature reaches 40+ celsius, which it is prone to where I live. After trial and error with powders, creams, paints and the like I have settled on my summer eyeshadow BFF; Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paint in Rich Russet.
Rich Russet is a pretty typical (to me) choice. It's a warm toned bronze/brown, flecked with gold and bronze flecks of sparkle (not glitter).
Texture-wise, I'd compare this 'paint' to 'mousse' offerings. Same vein, however thicker, quick-drying and without the slip. It sets immediately after blending and does not budge. The lack of tackiness post-blending make this pretty useless as an eyeshadow base, or even used with an eyeshadow base. This is excellent solo.
The tube is strikingly similar to lip gloss. I'm still unused to applying eyeshadow with a doe-foot applicator wand, and have more times than I care to admit been mere inches away from smearing this across my mouth in my early morning sleepy haze. Despite this, there is functionality and ease of application, even a higher (perceived?) level of cleanliness to pot packaging. I also find I am not living in fear of opening the container to find it gritty and dried up.