The blogging world has been abuzz about these arriving on US shores and I was curious to try some out! I found a display and I have to say that I had a really hard time choosing colors. I decided I was only getting 2 but the color selection was quite interesting, so choosing was difficult. Here's what I ended up with:
As you can see, I picked up 892 Amber Rush and 333 Golden Sage. I knew I wanted Golden Sage from the start as so many people had said the color was gorgeous, and I wanted another color to test that I didn't have a ton of dupes for... so I chose the bronze.
I got these at Walgreens for $7.99 each, which I find to be a bit expensive. They are 3.5g/0.12oz though, so you get a lot of eyeshadow for your money. For reference, a Mac eyeshadow is 1.5g/0.05oz. I'm just not a huge L'Oreal fan, so I feel like $8 for a single eyeshadow is SO much, even though it's really not.
Swatches, shall we? Both eyeshadows are done over bare skin.
The texture of these shadows is extremely strange. They are spongy like and almost like a cream eyeshadow, but they have loose pigment when you touch them with a brush. They are extremely pigmented and smooth and I had virtually no fallout when using both shades. Even with the creamier texture, I had no issues with fading or creasing either. I wore Amber Rush on my lids over primer for around 13 hours, and it still looked fab when I went to take it off before bed. These give an interesting finish to the lid -- almost like you've foiled a loose eyeshadow with so much less work!
There's not much to say about these other than that I really like them! I want to get a few more shades while hoping that they are in fact permanent, so that I can wait for a good drugstore sale to nab some. When swatching them in the store, I felt like the sparkling black was a bit sooty and weird, but others may love it for a classic black smokey eye.
Just to show you them on the eye, I used both for this EOTD. The only additional shadows I used were Jesse's Girl Eye Dust in Pixie Dust to highlight my brow and inner eye, and a little bit of a dark taupe to give the illusion of having eyeliner on.
Do you have any of these? What do you think?