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WHAT IS IT?
A cream eyeshadow designed to be applied directly from the tube using the applicator located inside the lid, similar to using a lip gloss.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
I'm on the fence with this eyeshadow, I wanted to love it as it's such a cheap product that I hoped it would be one of those rare beauty bargains you find here and there. My main problem is with the applicator as this is badly shaped and gives very patchy coverage, it picks up very little colour with each dip and the constant pausing to reload the applicator makes it awkward to blend tidily.
The colour is much paler than it looks in the tube, a problem that occurs with each of the four shades I have used. The shimmer effect is practically non existent and I have also been very disappointed by how quickly the eyeshadow fades to nothing, I estimate just two or three hours of colour from the deeper shades and little more than an hour if you're using one of the paler colours such as the Baby Pink shadow I wore today. I used a mossy green shade on a client recently and the next time I saw her she mentioned how quickly it had disappeared, I trust this lady's judgement and had to agree that I hadn't been impressed with that aspect of the shadow either.
Despite L'Oreal claiming that this eyeshadow is waterproof, to remove it all you need to do is wipe the remnants away with a cotton bud that has been dipped into nothing but water. Its extra easy to remove because by the time you need to remove your makeup there will hardly any colour left on your eyelids.
CONSUMER INTEREST INFORMATION
These eyeshadows cost £2.99 in Boots. As I have said, I really wanted to be impressed by them due to the low price but unfortunately I don't think they are even worth that.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
I was needing some new eyeshadows and did not want to spend alot of money as i only wear eye shadow when going on nights out. Usually i just apply maskara and im good to go.
I had seen so many of these cream based eye shadows in the shops but had never tried them before, i usually go for the powder based ones but i felt a change was needed.
I bought my L,Oreal cream eye shadow from amazon for £2.99. I felt that was cheap and if it was not good then i had not wasted much pennies!
You can also buy them from most chemist that stock L'Oreal make up. I know superdrug sells them for £4.99.
I bought mine in Beige Crystal colour but they have many colours to choose from such as Golden green, Baby pink and White Crystal.
The eye shadow comes in a small tube similar to a lip gloss tube, It contains 6 ml of eye shadow. The applicator is also similar to a lip gloss brush and has a soft sponge like end.
Its very easy to apply, you just pump a little eye shadow on the brush and glide it over your eye lids. You have to be very light handed to make a good job of doing this. I f you do it gentle them it does not crease. It feels slightly damp at first on your eyes, I usually give it a few mins to dry and them give it another coating of eye shadow for a more dramatic evening look.
The cream eyeshadow is fantastic and i have just recently bought more of them. It is very simple to use and would be great for people who are not confident at doing their make up. The eye shadow feels light and silky on your eyes and is also waterproof. They make your eyes shimmer and the colours are fantastic.
I give this 5 dooyou stars x
My friend recently invested in some of this eyeshadow and swears by it mainly because she wears contact lenses and says that the powder eyeshadow seems to make her eyes water and itch so switching to this has been good for her. However as much as i like the idea of it I do not really think it is good for me.
The product comes in a clear tube so it is easy to identify the colour and decide if it is for you , but if you get a shimmer one be warned it will be a lot lighter when applied, the lid when removed holds the applicator, one very similar to that you would find on a lip gloss and is made of sponge which is very flexible and pretty cheap not the usual standard from l'oreal.
I bought the taupe colour as i find it is a colour i can pretty much wear with any outfit day or night andas much as I loved the colour I just hated the application of it, When applying it , the product goes on rather creamy and you can move it round your eyelid with the applicator but i found that if you so much as looked elsewhere or blinked the eye shadow would crease in the fold of my lid, I did manage to solve the problem which was basically applying the eye shadow then holding my hairdryer on a low setting to dry the eyeshadow so it did not move round the eye lid when i blinked.
Overall the product does get a nice thumbs up for the couloring, it does not matter which colour you get it seems to hold a warming quality about it. It is hard to explain but I guess if i said I had painted my room in bright red with a cheap paint you can imagine it not to be as clever or as inviting as if i had said i had painted it in a bright red paint from the dulux range.
l'oreal has always taken their time in getting things right where colour is concerned but it is a shame with this priduct as it the application of it really lets it down,
The taupe colour I bought is, like i said really nice and i have tried the solid tablet form of it but it does not really hold the same colouring as the creamy one which leave me in a rather time consuming situation , so for the time being I will stick with using the product and waiting with the hairdryer for it to dry properly.
One really good thing i did discover about the eye shadow is that it is fantastic for blending in to other eye shadows, so if you enjoy the look of a few colours on your eyes this really is good for blending and another good tip is that you can also change your lipstick shade with this too, by simply just dabbing some on to your lips , depending on the colour you can make it lighter or darker and it really holds lip gloss really well too , better than lipstick itself, I have found a lot of lipstick seem to bleed a lot when lipgloss is applied but when you dab this on top of your lipstick then apply the lipgloss it seems to stay put and I dont have to keep applying it through out the night
I do recommend this product on the basis that I love the colour but for the all over purpose of using it as an eyeshadow i would not recommend it and say walk away but for the other things that you can use it for as i said then it is a worthy investment , not only that but it saves you space in your hand bag on a night out.
I thought I'd give this a try as it makes a change from powder eyeshadows and I hoped it would leave a nice creamy pigment and be easy to apply. Well I was quite disappointed with this product. I bought this in the peach shade for £3 which was a very reasonable price, although I see know why that probably is...
The tube itself is clear and this allows you to see the colour inside. The lid contains a long sponge-tipped applicator - much like you would find on a lip gloss. While I thought the colour was quite nice and natural looking, the applicator was completely hopeless at giving any sort of even coverage. It just pasted on in a streaky manner and looked very uneven. Even when I tried to blend it in lightly with my finger I found the product coming off on my finger instead of my eyelid. I found that it turned to a dry, powder form quite fast too which only emphasised the streakyness even more!
This product has now made its way to the bottom of my (rather large) cosmetics bag and has remained there for several months. I have tried to use if several times but I just don't get along with it at all and it is definately nowhere near as good as traditional powder shadow.