Monday, November 29, 2010

L’Oreal Studio Secrets Color Smokes Eye Shadow

A few weeks ago there was a death in my makeup family. One of my favourite eye shadows, a sparkly-but-not-too-sparkly white, was dropped onto my concrete bathroom floor. Despite a noble attempt on my part to save the shadow, it had busted into too many little pieces.

Of course, that particular colour had been discontinued but thankfully I was able to find a replacement white that not only matched the orginal shade in its versatility (this colour is perfect for both day and night wear) but also brought into my makeup family three other, equally great colours.

And this amazing product is L’Oreal Studio Secrets Color Smokes Eyeshadow in #936 Blackened Smokes. Besides the white, there is a black, a mid-tone grey and a lighter grey, all with just the right amount of shine to them. Skip the black and the other three colous are perfect to wear to work. Then come night time, up the drama by lining your lids with the black.

Besides having great colours, this product also has a great texture. You can really pile this stuff on and it won’t feel like you have anything on your eye lids. It also goes on easily and blends quite nicely.

Like most powdered shadows, it will start migrating to your eyelid crease  after a few hours so do wear it over a primer to keep it in place. But it doesn’t flake and as long as you avoid rubbing your eyes, you won’t end up with eye shadown all over your face.

Another nice feature of this product is that it comes with intructions on the back that detail what colour to place wear to get a great look.

There aren’t a lot of makeup items out there that I would consider must-have but I think this product makes it onto that exclusive list. It’s a great, versatile colour set that is quite user-friendly. And at around $10-$12,  it’s also easy on your wallet.

This product does some in several other colour combos and you can see them all listed here.

Would I buy this again: Yes
Should you buy it: Yes

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