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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Do A Smoky Eye Look With L’Oreal

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Recently L’Oreal came out with four different looks for fall or the holiday season (I am not sure which), all with complementary cosmetics. I almost went broke buying them, thank goodness for Buy One, Get One Half Off! There are four different looks based on a color theme. Today I am doing my look mixing from each color theme. I decided to do a nice smoky eye look with one of the eye shadow quads, The Queen’s Gaze.

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This quad is four different grays: light shimmery grayish silvery-white, shimmery medium silver, dark shimmery gray and shimmery eggplant charcoal. I found that these shadows were actually pretty pigmented, and I was pleasantly surprised. L’Oreal isn’t known for having well pigmented eyeshadows. If you look at the swatches you can see that each swatched very well, even the lightest color. Also, there is very little fallout, which is very nice!

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The blush color is The Mystic’s Blush, a light peach color. It didn’t go on very well. As you can see from the swatch, there is very little color pigmentation. That is a big disappointment. I am glad I only bought one blush.

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For the lips, I chose to wear one of the LeGloss colors, The Mystic’s Shine. I adore this color. It is a very shimmery lilac purple color. On the lips it really enhances them and makes them look very large. This is the first time I have liked a LeGloss color. There was also a shimmery bronze tone I bought too that was very pretty.

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As you can see from the photos above, this quad gives an awesome smoky eye. I used the dark shimmery gray in the crease, the dark eggplant charcoal in the outer corner of the lid and under the eye. On the rest of the lid I used the light shimmery grayish silvery-white and then on the middle of the lid I used just a hint of the dark shimmery gray to tie it all together and blend it. To line the upper lid I used Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Perversion (black). For mascara I used Maybelline’s Volum’Express The Colossal Cat Eyes. The Mystic’s Blush hardly showed up, so I was a little disappointed. I really like the gloss though, because it gives me the illusion of large lips. I am excited that L’Oreal is coming out with some good stuff again, back in the 1990’s I adored the line and purchased a good number of their products. This gives me hope that they will be back on top again soon!

I am happy to have been chosen as one of Too Faced’s Beauty Blogger’s of the month for October. Thank you Too Faced!https://www.toofaced.com/bbom.aspx
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Please check out my review of the Bon Bon set:http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com/2012/10/review-too-faced-shadow-bon-bons-for.html
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