5.17.2012

L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious Review and Swatches

L'Oreal should take this eyeshadow duo back to the drawing board.

L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious
L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious

The shimmery shades of L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious ($5-$8) look pretty in the pan, but they are tragically chalky, flaky, and lacking in pigment when applied.

L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious Swatches
L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious Swatches

L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious includes an ivory with gold shimmer and a bronze-y pink copper shade. The ivory is very sheer and requires many layers to show up. The copper is more pigmented but also chunkier with more fallout. Both are difficult to blend.

L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious
L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious

The packaging for L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Precious is needlessly bulky. L'Oreal included a trapdoor at the bottom that contains an oh-so-thrilling sponge applicator. I think they should have left this compartment out and designed a more streamlined container instead.

I was really expecting better from this product. I love L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Shocking Shadow Pigments and I was hoping for more high quality shadow from L'Oreal's HiP line.

Readers, do you have any recommendations for better drugstore eyeshadow?


2 comments:

  1. I too fell for these shadows... they are horrible! Unfortunately I bought 2 of the damn things & neither one has any redeeming properties other than the shades are so pretty in the pans! I agree - back to the drawing board with these!

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    1. Bummer! I'm sorry you fell for these eyeshadows as well. Good to know that we aren't alone in our dislike for them!

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