Eye shadow is a regular feature in my daily makeup routine. More often then not I choose to make use of my palettes which conveniently have several shades to choose from to create a more intricately detailed look. Quite often there are those days where I am in a hurry to head out the door and that is where these single shadows come into play. They can be swept over the lid briefly for just a touch of color while still looking quite polished. I discovered these a few months back and have had the slightest obsession with them since. I love them so much that I have already done an eye makeup tutorial using each of the ones shown here. With their gorgeous color payoff the possibilities are endless when it comes to applying them. I want the entire collection and I don't think I will last another trip to the drugstore without grabbing some more shades.
What Loreal has to say about them: "For the 1st time ever, L’Oréal Paris introduces an ultra intense eye shadow that lasts from day until dawn—a full 24 hours. This revolutionary formula fuses the ease of a powder with the velvety caress of a cream to create a unique hybrid that glides on effortlessly. And with its unique technology, your eyes are enhanced with pure, magnified pigment. Make a lasting impression without batting an eye."
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888 Iced Latte
Consistency: I was worried that these would be chunky and glittery but instead they are actually some of the smoothest eye shadows around. As I swipe my finger through one I feel like it is kind of "melting" onto my finger- that is very soft! These kind of remind me of a cream eye shadow in a powder form especially since they don't need any primers applied first to help them stick around.
Quality & Lasting Power: These shadows are supposed to be water resistant and that they are. Although I wasn't in the pool with them on I have tried to wash swatches off my hand which was impossible without my Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover. What's even more amazing is that they do indeed last 24 hours. It's rare that an eye shadow actually lives up to those kind of long wearing claims so I was very impressed upon noticing this.
Price: I found these eye shadows going for $6.97 on Walmart's website and although I purchased mine at Duane Reade that is the best deal I have found so far. I think $7 is a very good price for a single eye shadow of this quality and pigmentation.
335 Endless Sea
Pigmentation & Finish: Most of the shadows in this line are shimmery in finish but not in an annoying kind of way. If you aren't one for shimmer you will definitely not like these though. The color payoff on these is incredible! With just one swipe you've got enough color for an entire lid.
Scent: No scent that I've noticed.
Packaging: I think the packaging on these is so unique and definitely not cheap looking at all. The pot it's housed in is square and I like that it's hard plastic instead of glass which is usually heavy and easily breakable. Each one comes with a little insert that keeps the product pressed into place as it's alot like a pressed pigment. I wouldn't recommend tossing that but actually holding onto it as it is an important detail in keeping the eye shadow in one piece.
890 Bronzed Taupe
Color Variety: I am under the impression that there are different shade ranges available for these depending on the different countries. The U.S. collection is where I purchased mine from and there are 18 shades available in total. From neutrals like browns, taupe's and beige's to brights like turquoise, olive and sapphire there is definitely a shade to suit every personality! The bronze one is the first one I purchased and it's definitely my favorite of these shown here.
Amount of Product: There is about 3.5 G of product in these little pots and in comparison with Mac Eye shadows which come in at about 1.5 G for $15.00 this one is worth every penny.
Application Tips: I like to use a synthetic brush to apply these as it picks up the eye shadows really well and packs them onto the lid nicely too without too much fall down. Ultimately the best way to apply them for the most color payoff is with fingers as you can blend them over the lid without sheering them out.
Overall: I do not have a bad thing to say about these shadows! They are rich and saturated in color, last longer then any of my other powder shadows and go for a great price for the amount of product available.
with the flash
Do you have any of these eye shadows in your makeup collection? What do you think of them? If you do have some then let me know which colors you'd recommend me to try next along with any other comments in the form below- I love hearing from you!
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