Out of all my NARS, MAC, Chanel, Bobbi brown, UD and Trisha McEvoy eyeshadows THIS is the one that my boyfriend loves on me. This is one of the only eyeshadows he's ever complimented me on. That probably doesn't mean much to some, but my SO despises that I wear makeup Everday so it's crazy to me that he loves this e/s on my brown eyes. I actually owned this a few years ago, but purged it because I thought the taupe/silvery shade was too frosty. I purged it, but decided to give it another try and bought it on sale for $7.99 at Walgreens. It is worth every penny for the taupe shade alone. It's Metallic-y but not overly so and it is everything that I wanted MAC wonderwinked to be. It looks Great alone but I love it with some MAC sketch in the outer v and crease and lots of black liner and lashes, it's great for day time and easy to play up for going out. I don't mess with the dark purple color much because I don't think the pigmentation is great, but the taupe color is perfection. I've been such a HE/ME makeup snob for so long that I have neglected DS gems like these. The quality of this e/s is better than most of the eyeshadows I own. Love it
I can't believe I waited so long to try this.
I always stalk L'Oreal's HIP shadows when I'm doing some Target shopping, and though I love the Crystal ones, they are just to shiny for day-to-day workwear. However, I ran out of my beloved L'Oreal Bronze Star duo and needed something new to try - so I picked this up.
I love the silvery taupe color - thankfully it's not too silver - instead it's a lovely neutral with some clout, which I love. The purple shade is a lovely brownish purple with some shimmer - looks great on its own or layered over dark brown liner.
The quality of this shadow line is amazing - easily the best bang for your buck when it comes to drugstore shadows. They have a elastic quality when applied - soft, velvety, and no drag on the eyelid. The pigment is amazing.
I always use primer with all my shadows, but I don't notice these transferring, fading, or anything else.
For my heavily green-toned hazel eyes, this is a great look. Highly recommended.
L'Oreal hits a home run.
Mid range price, lame but adequate packaging.
But inside, wow!
Pigment rich light silvery beige and shimmery plum. Beautiful!
Other than price and packaging, can't tell the difference in quality between this and their Lancome eye shadows.
This is the prettiest, most flattering eyeshadow duo ever. As a fair (NC20-25) Asian, I thought I'd give it a try since it looked so damned good on Jen (frmheadtotoe) in one of her tutorials. I of course thought I'd totally mess it up on myself, but it's just great! I don't really go through all the blending and drama that she does, but I do love the look I get, even when I keep it really simple. I use the NYX Vanilla Sky like Jen for the browbone highlighter. If I was limited to only one eyeshadow product for some reason for the rest of my life, I would pick this one.
This is my first HIP duo. I have ignored this line in the drugstore for years because I was sure it was just a waste of money. This is around $8 and beats many brands in quality. The shimmer shades from HIP seem to be the best. The left side is an icy taupe, almost champagne, and it has no grey, brown, or purple tones. The right side is a satin finish purple. Just enough purple pigment, but dark enough for the crease or as a liner. They're both soft and buttery smooth.
I absolutely adore this eyeshadow duo. I first learned about this duo last fall through a youtuber, and I loved it so much on her I felt I needed it :). It's stunning and very pigmented. I feel that the texture is comparable to Urban Decay, it's very buttery, very shimmery, very beautiful! Great for a light smokey eye look. The eyeshadow is extremely easy to blend, and the silvery taupe shadow goes perfect with the dark purple eyeshadow!
Words cannot express how much I LOVE the lighter shade in this duo! Itís a stunning, shimmery, silvery-taupe. Applied lightly, it makes a lovely, shimmery base shade (that looks beautiful with deeper taupes & purples). Applied more heavily, itís a rich metallic that makes a great base for a smokey eye. Its so versatile and flattering, I just love it. It applies smoothly, with little to no fallout, and it wears all day over a primer.
The darker purple, on the other hand, was just a bit too dark for me as a lid/crease color. While it seems to have a touch of shimmer in the pan, it mostly looked matte on me and just looked Ďdirtyí. I found this worked better, for a while at least, when applied wet as eyeliner. Unfortunately, applying wet completely ruined the texture of the shadow, and hardened it so much over time that I canít use it at all now.
I got this for $1.20 at Big Lots when they were having an awesome closeout on HIP products, and its worth 10x that for the lighter shade alone! Iíd recommend this duo if you like cool-toned metallics. Even the purple is a nice shade, the texture just wasnít well suited for me as an eyeshadow. Iíd repurchase, should I ever have the need.
I have several of the metallic eye shadows (Gilded, Platinum, and Sculpted), and I must say that Electrified is the best shade of the ones I own ~ Platinum runs a close second. The lighter shade is close to a taupe color, but it's not really taupe. It has a fair amount of shimmer, and I try to ton it down with a matte shade, especially if I wear it during the day.
Most purple shades do not look good with my skin tone ~ not sure why because I have brown eyes, but most purples pull too red on me. This purple shade is very pretty, and I've been layering it over the lighter shade for a fantastic look. Layering the dark shade over the light gives it a very smokey look. Next time I use this shadow, I am going to use the light shade wet as an eye liner.
This is my current favourite. I've been wearing this duo the most lately because it has the best pigmentation that I've come across from these HIP shadows. I wouldn't have thought that taupe and purple would pair so well together, but they do! They have a metallic-like finish and a buttery texture.
I love this eyeshadow duo! It looks amazing with brown eyes. It is the perfect shimmering taupe. It is like every metal combined; silver, gold, copper, etc. It is PERFECT and lasts all day! The other side is gorgeous too. It is a plummy, purple-ish brown that looks amazing with the other color.
It looks really good with Revlon's Vintage Lace eyeshadow as a highlight, by the way.
I LOVE it!