Product Type: L'Oreal makeup
Newest Review: ... silver is a colour you may also struggle to get away with on your lips or cheeks. ~ Use ~ The lid twists off easily to reveal the crème. ... more
L'Oreal Crea Creme
Member Name: aclevername
L'Oreal Crea Creme
Advantages: easy to apply, good pigmenetation, shimmery, creates nice look as an eyeshadow
Disadvantages: not all of the colours suit being used on lips and cheeks
I have this L'Oreal Crea Creme in two different colours - one is Cosmic silver, which is obviously a silver colour and another in a light apple green colour, which the sticker has been ripped off the bottom, so I am unaware of the name of the shade.
~ Packaging ~
The make-up comes in a translucent dark blue plastic pot with a twist off lid with a window showing the product through. 'L'Oreal Paris' is written across the window.
The bottom of this product has a sticker on with the name of the shade and it also says 'make-up for eyes, lips and cheeks'.
I personally don't think green is a suitable colour to wear on your lips or cheeks and silver is a colour you may also struggle to get away with on your lips or cheeks.
~ Use ~
The lid twists off easily to reveal the crème. It's quite shimmery in both the silver and green colours that I have. It has a creamy texture and can be applied with a brush, sponge applicator or your fingertips.
I have tried all three ways of application and I have found that it is picked up easily onto my brush, applicator or finger and it also applies to my skin easily.
I normally only use this product as an eye shadow.
It is not so creamy that it slides off your skin. Strangely I find that it feels quite powdery on my skin.
It is quite pigmented, but I do find it looks better when you build the colour up a bit for a bolder look. I have found it to be long lasting and it does not slide off my eyelids at all.
I would not normally use these products on my lips and cheeks unless they were more natural colours, but I have tried the silver one for the purpose of this review.
It doesn't actually look bad on my lips and does not appear cheap and tacky as I suspected it would. It is easy to apply, but it feels a bit gritty, like there are tiny gritty bits in it, which could be the tiny shimmery bits. It does not feel creamy or moisturising on my lips at all, perhaps a little bit dry, but it is fairly long lasting.
On my cheeks I rubbed it in so that it almost disappeared so it just adds shimmer to my skin. I couldn't feel the shimmery bits in it on my cheeks though. I would not wear it on my cheeks again and although I would consider wearing it on my cheeks in a more natural colour. I think it is a bit too shimmery for my tastes.
~ Price and availability ~
I have found that L'Oreal have discontinued this product, but it is still available to buy in some drug stores and you can buy it brand new on www.ebay.co.uk for around £2.50.
~ Overall ~
Overall I think this is fairly good as an eye shadow. It is long lasting and the colour is good, although I do like to build on the colour.
I like the little pot that it comes in and although I probably wouldn't use this again on my lips or cheeks it makes quite a nice eye shadow.
Summary: 4 stars!