Yo yo lay-dees!!
So I got a TON of responses and emails from my L’Oreal HIP matte and metallic eyeshadow duos review. Which tells me….y’all really like L’Oreal HIP. Which is a good thing. I think this is a great drugstore brand that delivers higher end quality. I highly recommend purchasing L’Oreal HIP products when they go on sale at your local drugstores. I know for a fact that Walgreens and CVS regularly have L’Oreal HIP products on sale every week or so.
Time to review the paints!
Price: 3 out of 5 ($3-$12 at drugstores, Target stores and of course, online)
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
What it claims: “Paint a new world of color with HiP high intensity pigments™ Cream Shadow Paint. Use the perfectly smooth shadow alone for luminous all over color or use as a base under HiP shadow for a more intense look.” (source)
The truth: This is a pretty fantabulous base. Wait….forget base, it works well as an eye shadow too!
What I loved about it: The packaging makes me feel like some artist. And my face is the drawing board. HA!
What I didn’t like: There isn’t much that I don’t like about these things. Well….wait, they could be a little cheaper. Actually, a lot cheaper.
Overall: So if you are a total newb to these paints, I know you’re lookin’ around like,
Okay okay…let’s go back to square one. These paints can be used as an eye shadow base. Or even as a cream eyeshadow. They in assist in ensuring that the eyeshadow you do use on top of it lasts all friggin’ day. I’m talkin’ NO creasing. If you decide to wear it alone, it works well too.
They are easy to apply. You can use a stiff brush or opt for your fingers. I find that the latter works easiest. I feel more in control when I am using my fingers. While application may be easy, it is important to blend these paints in. Nothing worse than looking in the mirror and noticing that your base is unblended. It can throw off your entire look. And y’all know I know from experience. LOL!
Now let’s see this bad boy in action.
Here is L’Oreal’s Cream Paint in Witty blended on my hand….
Do you see how this color in particular doubles so nicely as a base AND a shadow? It has enough color to make for a nice neutral eye but not TOO much color to where it would dramatically change the color of an eyeshadow.
*two snaps for the kid*
My eye with nothing on it…
So yeah….L’Oreal HIP paints aren’t so bad at ‘tall. I loves ’em.
For a comparison video of L’Oreal HIP’s cream paints and MAC’s Paints, click here.
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B’Rittany is HIP (lol),