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==L'Oreal Color Minerals Eye Shadow==
I tend to shop in Poundland quite a lot as I do like a bargain and it must be said that from time to time there make up selection is right up my street and they have a lot of brand named cosmetics that for the £1 price range is a considerable reduction on the price that you would pay if you buy it from the likes of Boots.
This L'oreal Color Minerals Eye Shadow is one such item that I managed to buy in Poundland and saved myself a good few pounds even though it was probably not a product I would have thought about buying had I seen it in Boots.
The product itself comes in a nifty little pot which includes a nice applicator brush and the mineral powder screwed in underneath said brush. It took me a little while to get used to the design of the packaging and I can't say it is the best thought out design as I seem to get myself in quite a bit of mess each time I use the eye shadow. The top and main lid is screwed off to reveal the brush which is pointed upright and again needs screwing off from the bottom pot. Once the brush is removed there is a dipped area that has a series of holes in the plastic in order for the mineral powder to be dispensed into this well without too much of the product being used at any one time. This seems to be where I get the powder everywhere and especially if the pot hasn't been stored in an upright position.
The colour of the eye shadow that I purchased was the number 08 golden olive which is my usual sort of natural colour that I opt for but it does have quite a nice shimmer to it nice on the eyes although not too glittery in appearance. I must say that with any applicator brushes I get with products I tend not to use them and always opt for using my finger as I feel this gets a more even coverage and with less mess (supposedly). I also noticed that this mineral powder is a lot "looser" than normal pressed powder eye shadow and because I wear contact lenses will often get onto the lenses and they will then need a bit of a clean up which is not always easy to do and I sometimes would end up with a blurry eye throughout the day.
I find application with my finger very easy and the colour that I have is very nice especially when blended in with a lighter beige colour closer to the brow and inner eye. The gold shimmer really looks nice with my blonde and fair colourings and I do like the look of the mineral powder on my eye.
One main aspect that is a big disappointment with this product is the longevity of the powder throughout the day and I felt that by the end of the day the majority of the product has either fallen of or just generally worn away. I do think that seeing as this product is a loose powder as opposed to the pressed eye shadows that I usually use the lasting ability of the eye shadow is not as good and I probably wouldn't buy a product like this again.
On the whole I think that the design of the packaging that the mineral eye powder comes in is really not that well thought through and not very practical. Along with this I find the lasting ability of the eye shadow is not very good either. This said I do like the colour of the shade I have picked up and of course I do like the look of the eye shadow when first put on the eye lids(before it starts to fall off and disappear).
Weighing all this up I would have to say that I am glad that I didn't pay full price for the eye shadow and I don't think I would purchase this product again even if I saw it in a different shade in Poundland for a mere £1 coin! I would have to give the product a 2 out of 5 star rating and I can't say that I would really recommend it either.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
many thanks for taking the time to read.
L'Oreal's first tender loving Mineral eye shadow to bring colour to your eyes / Subtle, shimmering shades / Gentle on the delicate eye area / Free from preservatives, unperfumed and totally oil-free, the Shadow Minerals range of eye shadows is suited to all skin types, even those that are sensitive /