Monday, February 7, 2011

L’Oreal HIP Eyeshadow Duos


Here are some swatches of L’Oreal HIP Eyeshadow duos. Some of these I picked up during the CVS clearance and others I had already.

L'Oreal Hip Shadow Swatches 1

Flamboyant and Adventurous. I’ve had these awhile and have depotted them. The yellow is fantastic – easy to use and has really great color payoff. The beige is pretty good, but it’s fairly close to my skin tone, so it mostly adds a little shimmer, which is nice. I really can’t get either the pink or purple to show up much, which is disappointing.

L'Oreal Hip Shadow Swatches 2

L-R: Cheeky, Charisma, Reckless

The only real disappointment out of these three is the dark purple in Charisma. It just doesn’t show up well. The lighter purple in Reckless also looks much cooler – almost as though it has a duochrome effect – in the pan than swatched. It’s still a good color, but it looks different. However, the rest are pretty awesome. Cheeky is one of my favorites.

L'Oreal Hip Shadow Swatches 3

L-R: Devious, Sassy, Flashy.

These are ALL amazing. The light shade in Flashy is too close to my skin color to really show up, but works well as a highlight or cleanup in a look. Sassy is definitely my favorite of all the ones I have. Both colors show up amazingly well and are different than anything else in my collection. Devious is nice as well, especially the coppery color. I have green eyes and I think it compliments them nicely.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

L’Oreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color

During the big clearance at CVS, I picked up three of these (I already had one). They have a very nice feel, soft and not sticky, and they wear pretty well. They also have fantastic color payoff.


L-R: Euphoric, Arresting, Tainted, Zealous

L'Oreal HIP lip swatches

Euphoric is by far the least pigmented, but it still shows up nicely. With the darker shades, it’s easy to vary how dark they are. I was afraid I’d never wear Tainted, but it’s lovely applied in a thinner coat and can be built up to achieve the color in the swatch depending on your preference.

Long story short: I highly recommend these!

Nails of the day: Matte green glitter


For a break from my normal high-shine nails, I decided to go matte this time. The green glitter polish is Mistletoe Kisses from China Glaze’s Christmas collection this year. I used Essie’s matte topcoat because it’s the fastest drying of the three I have. I really like the way this polish looks matte.


without flash


with flash

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