L'Oréal Color Infallible Eyeshadow in 'Hourglass Beige'

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you guys an eyeshadow that I bought in France, in the beginning of July. I was walking around on a market and I saw a stand that sold Maybelline and L'Oréal for really low prices. Now, I know you have to be careful with these kind of things, because the make up they sell can be fake. BUT I thought the packaging looked identical to the ones you can find in the store, so I decided to try it out. I bought this eyeshadow for €4 and I was happy because L'Oréal can be really expensive in Belgium.

I think the packaging looks really good. It's not small, but not too big so you can throw this eyeshadow in your makeup bag and take it with you! :)

The eyeshadow is actually a pigment, but with this little black presser, you can press the pigment so it won't spill all over the place. I think it's genius that they did this, because working with pigments can be a bit tricky. You have the pigmentation of a pigment in the form of an eyeshadow: awesome!

I really like this color, it's a neutral beige color, with a metallic sheen to it. It's reat for an everyday eyelook, but it gives your eyes a little pop and makes them come alive!

                                      Swatch: Hourglass Beige

The eyeshadow feels soft and goes on smoothly. This is a great eyeshadow! I happy with this one, they're really worth checking out! In Belgium, you can find L'Oréal at Kruidvat, Di, Ici Paris XL, ... and they cost €9,99!

What do you prefer, loose eyeshadows or pressed ones?
Have you tried this line of eyeshadows?

They are finally here: Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow 24hr Review

Monday, July 23, 2012

Yes yes yes, ladies! These are finally available in Europe! I was on a visit in Sluis, Zeeland this weekend and I found these eyeshadow in Etos! I could not believe my eyes! I snatched them off the shelf and couldn't stop staring at them :D

I bought two colors, 'On and on bronze', a bronzy color and 'Permanent taupe', a dark taupe. In the states, these are knows as 'bad to the bronze' and 'tough as taupe'. I don't know why they changed the names in Europe but I liked the other name better.

                                          Left: On and on bronze
                                          Right: Permanent taupe
The packaging of these reminds me of the M.A.C. Paintpots, with the glass container and the black lid. 

On to the swatches! I really like these colors, I think they could be great as a base color, but also as a color all over the lid! This is great for when you don't have a lot of time in the morning, you just put on of these on and you're ready to go!

                                  Swatches: On and on bronze, Permanent taupe

But now: THE question. Do these really last all day, or even 24hr? 
I decided to try it out! I used Permanent taupe as a base for my make up today. No primer, just this eyeshadow!

                                Permanent Taupe, blended out at 8AM
                        My eye makeup today, using the UD Naked palette, at 8AM (8u)
                             After a day of work, at 6PM (18u)

So the answer is no, they don't last all day :( After 10 hours, this is what it looks like on my eyes! I can have really oily eyelids, mostly in the summer, and I really need an eye primer under my eyeshadows, especially cream eyeshadows. I'm kind of disappointed because these could have been great and I heard such amazing things about them!

Do I like this product? Yes, I do. I LOVE the colors and I will use these a lot. But, I'll have to use an eyeshadow primer with it! 

These are €9,99 in Etos in Holland but I got a reduction of €5! I think they're also available in Belgium now! So go, get yourself some! :D

Do you like the Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows?
xx, Astrid

Urban Decay Lip Love in 'Failbait'

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Another product I bought when I was in France, was the Urban Decay Lip Love Honey infused lip therapy lipgloss. That's a long name! This products was on sale for -70%! I only payed 4,80 euros for this, which is insanely cheap for a Urban Decay product. I got the color 'failbait', which is a sheer coral color. I thought this would be perfect for summer!

I like the description on the box:

It's true love... Our honey-infused lip therapy feels cushiony, shines like crazy and moisturizes lips with essential fatty acids, moisturizers and antioxidants. This stuff is way too serious to feel soooooo good. With it's hint of tint and luscious honey scent, you'll want to keep one in your bag, one at your desk and one at your lov-ah's.

                                                   Swatch: Failbait

The gloss smells great, just like honey! It does not feel sticky at all, which I love as well. But I had expected just a bit more color. The gloss shows up clear on my lips, too bad because I really liked the coral color :( I'm happy that I got this gloss on a discount, because I don't think I would ever buy this full price (16 euros).

Do you like Urban Decay products? What's your favorite?
xx Astrid