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These are the perfect eye shadows for any occasion whether it is for a night out or a casual day-to-day look. They can be a bit expensive, about £6.49 for a one color shadow pallet, but to be honest it is great value and worth every penny you spend on this. You can find this in any Superdrug or Boots store, all at the same price of £6.49, but L'Oreal do special offers of buy one get one half price or three for the price of two. Or if you are a student with a valid NUS Card you can get 10% at Superdrug.
I own two of these shadows, as these are great for a natural look, I have the gold one, which is great for nights out as it brings a bit of sparkle to your image, but a light coat would be amazing for a natural everyday look! The other one I own is more of a darker brown with a metal-looking affect, its a great color tho because it can be used for both day and night, a lighter tone for day and make it heavier with smoky natural eyes for night!
They do a great selection of colors, like gold, bronze, brown, silver, black, dark blue. The best thing about these shadows is that you can mix them together and make a new color or get a particular smoky eye look, for example if you mixed gold, bronze and brown together or silver and black for a cat's eyes smoky look. One of my favorite things about this product is that it has a little glitter to the shadow which makes the eye shadow more appealing, without being to over the top, even though this eye shadow and all L'Oreal products are aimed at for adults rather than teenagers.
The lasting of this product is brilliant, and you do not need to keep re-applying every hour or so like you do with some eye shadows, even if you don't rub your eyes. I've worn this eye shadow on night outs, at work or even just to complete my every day look, many times and it lasted me the whole night and the whole day so you don't need to apply that much to get a decent shade or color - it's fantastic!
Another good thing about these eye shadows is that they are perfect handbag/make-up bag size because they are so tiny and they come with an eye shadow applicator, so you can get your perfect eye make-up that way unless you prefer to use a certain eye shadow brush for your make-up!
If you need an eye shadow I would recommend this one because its great value, good size, good price for what it is worth. So something you may want to consider in your make-up bag?
I find it really hard to find a decent eye shadow in the shades I like. During the day I like to wear eye shadows but tend to prefer the more neutral shades of the brown/beiges variety and although plenty of brands have shades like this a lot of the time the colours are either not intense enough in terms of being noticeable or they are a matt colour and I do prefer a little bit of a metallic hue. So I tend always to be keeping an eye on brands and what eyeshadows they have.
My most recent eye shadow to my collection was bought from a make up website and wasn't a purchase I had intended to buy but bought at a reasonable £2.99 it was worth trying. The eye shadow in question is the L'Oreal Colour Appeal Chrome Shine. It seems that this range is no longer being produced by L'Oreal but they have brought out a subsequent range with the same name but with the word 'intensity' added to the description!
What L'Oreal say:
"The eyeshadow has been jet-milled for an even, sleek finish. It shimmers in the light and blends easily with a fade-resistant, crease-proof, long-wear finish."
I do like L'Oreal cosmetics and I find their quality is generally incredibly good and I very rarely have any major complaints so I was happy to add this eye shadow to my order. The range of shades was limited but he one that caught my eye was no. 164 Crème Lamé which is a lovely light metallic gold and a shade which I thought would be right up my street. It isn't too gold to be noticeable but pale enough to be an eye shadow I could wear everyday and it does have a lovely metallic hue.
The L'Oreal Colour Appeal Chrome Shine Eye Shadow is a single eye shadow and comes in a clear plastic case which is finished off in gold. On the front there is the L'Oreal logo together with the product name. You can clearly see the textured eye shadow and the shade you have chosen. On the back of the case there is all the usual information such as product information, shade, L'Oreal information etc. Included in the little case is a small clear eye shadow applicator which has a soft foam tip.
The eye shadow is obviously easy to apply and I have used it with and without a primer and I find that either way it is easy to apply. The eye shadow is incredibly fine in texture but it doesn't become too loose when applying so you don't end up with a load of dust everywhere. It blends nicely and gives a decent finish. Again, if blending with another colour especially a darker colour I find that it blends well making it quite versatile.
You do have to build up the colour as although to look at the eye shadow shade looks quite a noticeable colour when you first apply it but it does go on incredibly light so it does need to be built up which for me is hardly an issue and it is nice to be able to have the colour as light or a bit more bold rather than just one shade. The over all look once applied is a lovely soft, very pale gold on the eyelid which a subtle metallic touch which really does look nice.
The eye shadow does seem to have some decent staying power and I do find that it lasts a lot longer when used with a primer. But it won't last for 12 hours and there are times after a few hours that I do find the need to re-apply which is hardly a hardship but a little annoying. But the price I paid for it I can't really moan but if I had paid full price I probably would feel a little cheated that I'm having to re-apply easily. However, it is very easy to remove! One quick sweep of a face cloth and it has gone.
Overall, I really love the shade of this eye shadow as it is very 'me' I would like it even better if it had better staying power. However, it gives me the colour I like so no real complaints. I'd definitely recommend but it is a limited eye shadow and can now only be found on make up websites and Ebay but worth a search especially as they will be quite cheap. 4 stars from me.
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I'm not a big eye shadow wearer, but I have quite a collection, some have been passed on from family members, some were a part of bigger sets, and some have been bought because I couldn't resist the colour or texture the L'oreal colour appeal chrome shine eye shadow is of the latter type.
I first bought a couple of these as stocking fillers for my eldest daughter, they were only a few pounds from DirectCosmetics at the time. I must admit I was fairly mesmerised by the beautiful iridescent shimmer of the shadows and was quite jealous that I couldn't afford some myself. Well I'm now the lucky owner of one of the shadows I bought for her, and one of my own. My inherited one is Xenon blue (currently for sale at Amazon for £2.99 with £1.30 shipping) the one I bought t full price (£6.19) in Superdrug is Golden Rose. There is a lovely wide range of colours available which you can see on the L'Oreal website, most are fairly subtle, but there are some vivid ones such as the xenon blue.
The packaging on these is not up to much, considering the little single pots of Bourjois eye shadows have gorgeous fairly sturdy packaging for just a few pence more. The container is attractive but not out of the ordinary. It has a transparent flat flip top lid, which is quite handy as you can see the colour you want immediately. If you use a lot of eye shadows it could be worth popping out the little metal pan of product to add to a magnetic pallet which holds several shadows. Within a couple of weeks my daughter had broken the plastic lid of her xenon blue eye shadow (which is how I got my hands on it). I'm not keen on the little foam applicator that comes with the shadow, it's not the worst I've had but seems to hold the shadow on itself rather than lay it down on the eye. I always use either with my own favourite brush or a little 'flock' applicator that I think came with a Laura Geller product.
Normally I'm not that bothered about packaging, but for make up I think it's important, as this is what the product is carted around in, knocking about in your bag or make up bag all day and it needs to be able to withstand that. I don't usually take eye shadow out with me but my daughter does and the case isn't really up to it.
Now I've pulled apart the packaging what about the actual eye shadow. I think it's rather beautiful, both in the pan and on the eye. I like the design which looks a bit like two multi pointed 'stars' raised on the surface one within the other, I think it gives an attractive slightly quilted effect.
The shimmer in the pan is beautiful it looks a little like shimmering satin, without any visible chunks of glitter. I wouldn't say it's metallic but the shine particularly in the blue is pronounced.
The colours are highly pigmented and look very 'true' on the skin. I always use a primer on my eyelids when I 'make up', because these days my allergies can make my lids look a little red, but more than that it allows me to go all day without touching up the shadow. If I use eye shadow (which isn't every time I wear make up) the golden rose is the one I most often turn to. It makes a lovely base colour all over the 'mobile' lid and on the brow bone as a highlighter, I'll usually just leave it at that, and it looks clean fresh and gives a pretty glint to my eyelids. I don't use the xenon blue as an all over colour, but if I'm feeling daring I sometimes put a little on the outer quarter of the lid and blend it over towards the centre, and up a little, but if I'm going to use the bright colour it's usually in a very fine line as an eyeliner under the lower lashes. These colours while vibrant with a little 'shine' won't give a metallic 'foiled' look to the lid, but can be built up by adding more layers to look a little more shimmery if you like.
It does blend very well and you can soften the edges so they blend out or into one another imperceptibly.
My daughter uses her shadows on a bare lid and it gives a nice effect and spreads just as easily on bare skin as over primer, it does move a little during the day but she kind of cultivates that a little to get a subtly smoky 'rock chick' look. It can fade slightly but not as much as some similarly priced shadows. She uses the black shadow (midnight stars) a lot, and I've noticed that it creases a bit on her young, slightly oily skin. On my primed lids the shadow doesn't crease much but if it does I just pat it right back into place as I would with any other shadow, and it does as it's told and sits tight for a while longer.
I find that this goes on very nicely, it glides across the skin and you aren't left with a patchy hard to blend effect. Nor do I get any powder on my cheeks as can happen with loose powder eye shadows.
I've never had any trouble removing this with whatever make up remover I happen to be using at the time, and it hasn't created any problems for my sensitive allergy eyes, though I don't wear it often or for long periods when I do.
These shadows last for ages, I've had mine for a year, and my daughter has had hers longer with still quite a lot of product left, and she uses hers much more often than I do.
I like mono eye shadows as you get exactly the colours you want, in a pallet I always find that there are some that I never use, and I feel this is such a waste.
All in all a smashing product, which you can get more cheaply if you keep your eyes peeled.
There are not many cosmetics that I can say that I am completely faithful too. My current foundation may be ticking all the right boxes for now but that doesn't stop me from looking out for something better. My bronzer has never let me down but that doesn't mean that a different bronzer is not going to catch my eye.
But when I found the L'oreal Colour Appeal Chrome Shine eye shadows, I knew it was the beginning of a long and monogamous relationship and I haven't looked back since.
Firstly, the way the product is displayed is beautiful. It appears in a cosmic starry shape which doesn't disappear with use. The shades available are often multi tone with an intense shimmer and a rich, gorgeous metallic colour. Not only are the colours vibrant and shimmering but the names are pretty special too. Dazzling Khaki, Starry Night and Midnight Stars to name but a few.
The product itself comes with a sponge applicator with a slightly pointed tip for extra precision. L'oreal claims that this very special eye shadow uses Micro-Jet technology designed to create an exceptionally fine, versatile powder that is easy to blend and beautiful to wear. And I agree 100%.
The velvety eye shadow is super smooth and glides easily across the lid leaving an even coverage and long lasting dazzling effect that doesn't crease with time. And I can certainly agree with the long lasting effect after one too many times waking up the morning after the night before looking like Cousin IT but with my eye shadow still perfectly in place. One point that needs mentioning though is this line of shadows is probably only suitable for the evening or night times as the colours are too rich for daytime subtlety.
The two colours that I am addicted to are Golden Shimmer and Brown Lame. I wear them together on a night out, wearing Brown Lame across the entire lid and sweeping Golden Shimmer from the inner corner of my eyelid working towards the middle. If I'm going for a more dramatic look, I'll wet the sponge first and the colour becomes much more intense. These colours are shimmering rather than glittering, so it's a subtle sparkle to catch the eye. My eyes are green and these two coloured shadows complement them perfectly and make them stand out.
These little pots of gold are very reasonably priced too. You can usually find them for £4.99 or even cheaper if you are prepared to shop around. They last for a very long time; I've had mine for over a year.
The only criticism I can give is that the packaging doesn't keep the powder inside very safe and if you knock it about too much, the powder will crumble.
I bought this eye shadow recently because where I work held a "pink charity day" where we had to include something pink in anything we could. Clothes, make up, pens, pencils just about anything you could think of. I hadn't got any pinkish eye shadow because I always tend to wear darker colours. It must be the only thing I don't have in pink! I went into Superdrug to have a look and came home with the L'Oreal Colour Appeal Chrome eye shadow in Golden Rose. At the moment they are on sale for £5.19 as they have a pound off.
The eye shadow comes in a nice little squarish plastic case with a hinged lid. I like hinged lids because there's less chance of losing the lid and having a make up bag full of powder! The lid is clear as is usual with eye shadows, and it has L'Oreal Paris Chrome Shine written on the lid. The block of colour is a round shape and has a star pattern pressed into it. The eye shadow has a little applicator which sits inside the case.
The colour I chose as I said was Golden Rose, this is a good name for this eye shadow because in my opinion it describes it perfectly. It really is an eye shadow with a hint of both colours.
L'Oreal describe this eye shadow as having "Lumi-shine technology" Its designed to shimmer in the light to give a long lasting effect.
I applied the eye shadow using the little applicator, it goes on very smoothly indeed. It almost feels creamy rather than a powder. Once on the eye shadow really does look pretty. It shines in the light and gives the eyes a real "lift".
I found this eye shadow lasted very well throughout the day, I had no smudges and it didn't crease. The colour stayed true and didn't fade at all. It was easy to layer the colour towards the outer edge of my eyelids to give a slightly deeper shade.
I would say, for me, this sort of eye shadow is something I would normally wear for an evening out rather than the office. I chose it purely because of its pinky colour and nothing else. However I now love it, I love the way it shimmers and catches the light.
I would recommend anyone to try this range from L'Oreal, its not the cheapest eye shadow but by no means nor the most expensive. Its long lasting and looks great on.
One other bonus for me was that it didn't irritate my eyes, I can sometimes have problems with eye shadows but this one was fine.
I have fancied one of these eye shadows for a good while now and while visiting boots lately I seen they had a wonderful offer on where you could chose any brand make-up items on 3 for 2. I chose three things and this eye shadow was one of them. The reason I had found out about them originally was because they tend to be all over the magazines and you always hear great reviews about them.
Choosing a colour was incredibly hard as there was too many lovely ones to choose from I could have easily taken the lot and wore every shade as there wasn't one I didn't like. I absolutely loved the bolder shades such as greens and purples however I needed something for day time use so opted for the brown lame shade.
The eye shadow comes in a clear pot with gold colours on the underneath and the title. The shadow looks posh and definitely stood out to me considering you can see the shadow through which looked 3-D due to its shape. The compact contains an eye shadow applicator too which is nice to see as most these days come without them.
The brown lame shade is medium brown and looks very shimmery and almost bronzed in the compact. I chose this shade as I thought it would be nice and subtle for a day time and would be nice with eyeliner for an evening out. When first applying the shadow I noticed that the colour pigments are very high and vibrant and the powder was easily transferred to the applicator. From the first stroke the colour was rich and applied evenly to the eye area you can add a small amount for day times as I hoped and add extra coats to create a richer heavier look for the evening.
This eye shadow is extremely long lasting and doesn't need to be applied any more than once through the day, by night time the colour is still looking as good as when it was first applied. I really can't praise this shadow enough but I must say it is the best I have ever used and will now be a definite item in my make-up bag; I just can't wait to try some more colours.
The boots offer is still on at the moment if you are interested in one of these but generally this will cost you around £6.00 and for such good quality it's worth every penny. I would definitely recommend.
I was given this eyeshadow by my mum because she didn't like the colour. I was definitely willing to take it and I am so glad I did.
The item is available widely in almost any larger chemists or cosmetic stores but it quite hard to come across in smaller local chemists. The item is usually around £4.50 at full price. I always say to look around because it is unbelievable the offers that can be found on any cosmetics it should be never any dearer than around £5 though.
The product comes in a compact square tub. The bottom if the item is coloured and the top side of the product is clear which allows you to see the shadow. In the middle of the clear lid is a circle which magnifies the shadow below. When opening it is a hinge type lid, which is a little difficult to open but when is opened the hinge allows the lid to move easily and it is also a tight seal which you can hear with the click when you close it again. When the lid is open you can see a circular palette which the shadow is placed on, it has a star type design on it. Then just below the actual shadow is space for an application brush which is included with the item.
When application of the item I just used the brush that was with it. I didn't have to press too hard for the shadow to go onto the brush, just light strokes and there was enough on the brush to start applying it. The shadow moved onto my eyelid so easily and immediately you could see the glitter type shine off it. On the palette it doesn't look very glittering but once you put it on your eyes it looks great. Once the light hits your eyes you can see the glitter catching the light each time you move. Throughout the day/night it lasts for hours and continues to look great, unlike some shadows that wear away completely. I would mostly wear this shadow at night, but I have worn it during the day and it looks great no matter where you wear it. It is perfect for a night out and looks so glitzy but if you wear it during the day it still doesn't look like it's too much.
I have the '168 Brown Lamé', sometimes I would find a little of the shadow smudged at the top, but using a cotton bud to just gently wipe over and shape the shadow and it looks great. Also using the brush you can apply it as a liner, the brush might be too thick depending on what you like though.. Using a thiner brush and making a light line below is a little different and really changes the look of your eye.
The removal of this product is easy, whether using a cotton pad or wipes, just glide over a few times and it will bring it off simply. With glitter is this product sometime it will leave some just around and will take a few extra wipes to remove.
The product will last for months and using it will different liners and colours on the eye can create lots of different looks.
Some eyeshadows will get crumbly and when you open them it will spill out and be messy, this eye shadow is nothing like that.It doesn't crumble
at all and is mess free.
You can get 9 different colours in this range, including the Brown Láme, the other 8 are:
L'Oréal states that it is a 'lumi-shine technology shimmers in light to create a long-lasting dazzling effect'
I would completely agree with this statement and would reccommend this product to anyone who loves simple shadow with a gorgeous bit of glitz.
Loving eyeshadows the way I do I recently read a review by a member on here called x-Take-me-home-x (terrific read by the way hunni!) and cos of reading her glowing report on these eyeshadows when I was in town I decided to buy a couple as I so liked the sound of them. I was a little dubious on spending the £4.88 each because I really didn't need them but echoing in my head were the words of her review so I parted with my cash with high hopes for this and a hope I wouldn't be disappointed!
Square see-through flip open case and you can see the textured round shaped eyeshadow colour through it. On the lid that shape is emphasized by a gold ring and on that I'm told it is L'oreal Paris twice and under that I'm told it's 'Chrome Shine'. On the back/bottom of the compact there is gold label and on that I'm told what it is and the colour is stated along with a number, I'm told the compact is recyclable and contact details for L'Oreal are given and there is a small bar-code on there. Within the compact there is a very small but good quality eyeshadow applicator made of sponge and all in all it looks grown up and more importantly than anything it is all very secure.
These are simply amazing! I love the two I own and next time I'm in town I'm definitely investing in a few more colours (I saw about 8 on display).
So if you wipe your finger over the eyeshadow in it's compact it feels as smooth as silk to the touch, has no smell to it (if you sniff it) and it just feels really nice...that's exactly what happens when you apply it to the eyes too!
Use the aplicator given, or use your own brush or whatever the choice is yours. It's a dry powder formulation but as you gently glide your 'tool' over it you don't get a mess it simply clings on to your chosen method of application meaning no flaking or mess anywhere.
It glides over the eyes with ease making blending easy, it feels soft and you don't have to work it, it works itself. I seriously love the effortless way it goes on the eyes and feels so kind on the skin and you can simply forget it's there.
The effects are blooming marvellous! You ever see them celebrities on the tv with shimmery, gorgeous eye make up and ever think why can't I do that? Well these really do look expensive on and feel like quality to use and you can now get them looks! Once on they don't transfer, they stay shimmery for hours with no fading or going patchy and they remove easy with your usual make up removal routine... again with ease.
There is nothing to dislike about these at all. Easy to use, long wearing and the choice of colours is lovely. they don't agitate my over sensitive eyes and when wearing these I've had compliments. this range of quality products, in my opinion is suitable for any woman who appreciates a polished appearance! I do....I can't wait till boots opens tomorrow...I have a date!
I purchased mine in Boots but as far as I'm aware they are widely available as they are a current range of slightly metallic eyeshadows.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I was given two L'Oreal makeup vouchers for Boots a few months ago when there was a special offer of £2 per product off in this range so I had a look at what they had...
One of the range I really liked was Chrome Shine/Color Appeal which was a range of really funky metallic shades - I think there were about six shades which I really liked but chose two at £2.88 each after the voucher had been deducted at the till.
I was really pleased with my purchases as I am just starting to get into eye shadows and these seemed really good quality and looked gorgeous in their shiny gold trimmed containers! :)
The two shades I got were '151 Pure Gold' and '165 Golden Rose'. The first one says micro-fine Color Appeal on it and the second one says metal lame Chrome Shine.
Both containers are square with a flip top lid; each one has a sponge applicator in a small bottom fitted compartment, and the eye shadow themselves have a gorgeous multi-star printed design in them.
The shadows are really shiny, almost glittery and very metallic which I liked.
I tried one colour on one eyelid and the other on the other, and then took that off and tried both colours on each eye to see the effect.
The pigments were very strong and it is very shiny and looks expensive on, I really liked the pretty effect when I experimented!
When I used to for going out I took both with me just incase I needed to touch either colour up but they stayed on really well. These shadows are made in Italy but it doesn't tell the buyer or user if they care hypoallergenic or not but I had no skin reaction nor did my eyes get sore...
I think the quality of this makeup is really nice, it stayed put even though I got hot and sweaty jumping around dancing :)
Five stars from me for these cosmetics, I can really recommend them!
I first spotted this eyeshadow when browsing the make up in Boots, I was supposed to buying something from the pharmacy but couldn't resist swiping a few eyeshadows on the back of my hand and the pigmentation of this powder eyeshadow just blew me away!
It's really metallic looking and the colour goes on the same colour as it is in the little flip lid container with just one rub of a finger across it. I had to have it - the colour I chose, 'Brown Lame', is the kind of thing that can be dressed up or dressed down which makes it a great choice for me, and the price was reasonable for such a wonderful eyeshadow at under £5 as well which was a major bonus.
The hard case it comes in is pretty nice to look at and I did feel naughty rubbing the applicator onto the pan of eyeshadow and disrupting the lovely embossed pattern on it, but boy did it feel fantastic applying it to my lids. It looks fabulous and I absolutely love using a smaller brush and lining underneath my eye with it before smudging slightly to give me a bit of a chrome-smokey eye look to my make up. I have found I get better results using the applicator it was supplied with rather than one of my brushes that I use for every other eyeshadow I own. It also looks great with a more neutral colour all over the lid and this blended into the crease line, giving a bit of extra sparkle as it adds depth to the eyes but keeping your look simple.
I'm not sure how long it is supposed to last for but I can tell you that even in the warmer weather we've been having this eyeshadow holds up better than a lot I own, a good 16 hours after applying it first thing in the morning it is only slightly faded and still looks pretty good. I adore it!
My only complaint would be that there just aren't enough colours in the range, there's only about a handful, or at least in my local Boots and Superdrug that is, and that is such a shame as I'd adore a chrome look deep purple, which would look fab with one of the silver hued shades they already have available.
I will definitely be keeping my eye for more colours in this range, and if I ever run out of the one I have I will be repurchasing it as it is such a fabulous shadow and colour!