Fun and Cheap Shadows for Fall: L'Oreal HiPMonday, October 04, 2010
I have to confess that I've had these shadows sitting in my tester box for a good 6 weeks or so. I was feeling rather non-adventuresome from an eye makeup standpoint (It really didn't seem to matter as my allergies were going crazy... hence red irritated eyes that drops and Claritin don't help as my usual Zyrtec has been declared a NO by my OB... I have been stuck in glasses for a while. Cute Coach glasses, but still glasses.)
Regardless, I finally broke out a few new eye products (who care about glasses! I should still be cute!), and I had to share how cute these L'Oreal HiP Shadows are in person. I love it when a great product is easy to find and affordable!
These images just can't do the shades justice, since they do have a little bit of a metallic sheen that the camera can't pick up. While it is subtle, it adds a lot of depth to the shadow that makes a big difference once applied.
Surprisingly my favorite shade seems to be the Shocked duo, the green is amazing! It is the perfect shade to use for that soft smoky eye I told you about the other day. I've found that brown eyeliner is a must when using it (black is much too harsh). I apply the green over my lid up to the crease, lightly blending outwards with more intense green near the lash line. I line with a brown liner that can then be smudged up a little, and I also apply a little of the green shadow under the outer half of my lower lash line. Apply a small pop of the gold to the inner part of the lid (or on the center of the eye lid) if you want as a highlight. The purple from Ignited also is perfect for this.
L'Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Shadow Duo