Product Type: L'Oreal makeup
Newest Review: ... you can then use to pick up the eyeshadow. If you can see, in the photo here, the silver coloured section around the centre part of the pa... more
L'Oréal Colour Minerals Eye Shadow
Member Name: topsyturvy
L'Oréal Colour Minerals Eye Shadow
Advantages: nice idea
Disadvantages: doesn't stay on long
I love to go out on nights out and when I do, I love getting ready and one of my favourite things to do is my eye make up. I have quite a big collection of eye shadows but always like to buy new colours as you can never have too many to mix and I recently tried these L'Oreal Colour Minerals Eye Shadows. I hadn't used them before but when I came across them I got a deal and bought the blue one which is not my usual colour of choice but I thought it could look quite nice mixed in.
These eye shadows come in a small jar like container. The lid comes off and it has a silver band around it which says L'Oreal and then it has the brush attached to this. This part actually screws off to reveal the pot of dust which is where you get the eye shadow powder. It is loose and the plastic is clear so that you can see the shade of the eye shadow and how much you have left. I purchased shade 60 which is called Topaz Shimmer and it seems quite a nice colour.
THE EYE SHADOW
Now, having seen the shade I knew I wasn't going to apply it just on its own as it is too much for my colouring but it is quite frosty and silver like. The brush is very easy to use but it is not the best to apply eyeshadow with. Being loose dust, you do tend to end up with colour o the top of your cheeks and side of your eyes which can create a bit of a mess so you just have to put it on gently so that you are not dusting the powder everywhere.
These eye shadows being called minerals, are gentle on the eyes and are free from preservatives, unperfumed, and oil-free. These minerals are suitable for all skin types and this includes sensitive skin. This is unusual for an eye shadow but very good as you want it o be good to skin. I usually use the brush to apply but sometimes use my own as it can be a bit easier to apply. It is a bit fiddly but once on the colour does look good and is better than I thought if a little faint.
The eye shadow does have a nice shimmer to it but you do need to apply a few coats to get a stronger and more intense colour. The powder is very soft on skin but also doesn't last as long as I'd hoped when wearing it. I do think that it is true that compact eyeshadow lasts a lot longer than this as it is more like shimmer dust and the colour is never as strong unless it is along the lines of MAC pigments who use a stronger powder to create intense colour.
It almost does remind me of the MAC product but seems to lack and this is a case of where paying a bit more does buy quality. Don't get me wrong it is a nice product and the shadow is a nice concept but on a night out I like my make up to last, especially my eye shadow and I just think with this that the colour needs to go on a bit bolder to really to be more in my favour. I don't think I'd bother buying this again but will stick to other brands that I prefer for eye shadows.
The cost of these L'Oreal minerals eye shadows is £7.99 on RRP but if you look around on a lot of websites you will find it much cheaper. It is being sold on FragranceDirect for £2.99 and Amazon sell it for £2.39 upwards for a number of shades. As usual eBay also sells it if you have a search around for lower prices you should get a good deal.
If you want more information on these Colour Minerals Eye Shadows then L'Oreal have a website at http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/ where you can find more detail on L'Oreal and their products.