Oh god this stuff is crap! Why oh why do people insist on spending their cash on these little things is completely beyond me. The purple is hard to get out of the pan and applies so thinly that it looks like something a second grader might wear out of her free barbie makeup kit that came free with the doll. The gold is slightly better in pigmentation but has absolutely no lasting power. Both of them seem to fade off the eye as soon as they're applied and when you do finally manage to get enough on your eye you can't wear it with any high quality color because the others will completely obscure and dwarf these because there's zero pop to them. Utter. Crap. This one is going straight in the trash - I wouldn't even give it to my dearest frenemy
I'm very torn on this particular duo. The yellow/gold is very beautiful, highly pigmented, applies and blends well, and is versatile. The purple, on the other hand, has very little pigment and is hard to apply and blend. I would repurchase for the gold, but I have only used the purple once and won't ever use it again even if I buy another of this duo.
And, as always, the packaging on the L'Oreal HiP duos is terrible and the brushes they give you are useless.
the gold/yellow is so pretty an pimented. its staying power isn't that great so it tends to crease after a while. the purple sucks and is completely useless. its chalky and is an ugly color because of the chalky-nes. i would definitely repurchase for the yellow, the purple not so much.
This product is a toss overall. The gold color is great and I would give it a 4.5, however, the purple is just awful. I can't use the purple at all because that color on my skin looks like I have a bruise (and on my eyes - you can imagine it just looks like I got punched). It may look nice on someone else with a different skin color, but it's definitely not for me. So as much as I like the gold color, I don't think I would purchase this again since I can always just buy a gold from another brand.
The gold is nice, not a whole lot of staying power though. The purple is dirty looking. It makes me look like my boyfriend beat me up. Both colors are not that pigmented. I bought some cheap eye shadows once, I think they were a buck a palette, and they did a similar job. It's sad because L'Oreal usually delivers. Not this time though. Too expensive to not perform.
These L'Oreal shadow duos have always confused me; I have three, and they all follow the same pattern of the left side of the palette being beautiful., rich and pigmented, while the right side is chalky, not very pigmented and hard to apply. This shadow duo is no different. The golden shadow is gorgeous and lasts all day, while the purple is just kind of blah. I'd give this a 3.5 if I could.
I really like this duo. The gold is very shimmery and pretty. The purple is matte and not as rich. My favorite way to wear it is actually the way Scarlett Johannson wore it in the ad, which is the gold all over the lid and the purple lined under the eye. It's unusual and pretty. I haven't experimented with blending them together, but another review said that doesn't go well.
It's hard for me to judge whether I'd repurchase again, because I have so much makeup that I'll never run out. However, I think I would buy this again if it were cheap.
I purchased this, along with other duos, on sale at Walgreens. Thank goodness they were on sale because I will never repurchase. I loved the colors in the package but when I got them home I was so dissapointed. They staying power, even with a primer, isn't worth what I paid for them. I find them hard to work with and almost completely unblendable. It's horrible too because they have some beautiful duos but, like others, I know if I purchase again, they won't be worth it.
So pretty in the packaging, so blah on my eyelids.
Even with a primer the purple looked washed out and gross. It does that thing dollar store makeup does, where it all turns the same dirty, smudgy colour when you try to blend it.
The gold is decent but I wouldn't have purchased it on its own.
The packaging is nice.
I have found the HIP duos to be really hit or miss. I don't think I have used any of them more than a couple times. It's sad. The pretty colours call out to me when I walk past in the store but I know I'm going to be disappointed.
I bought this shadow for about $5 or $6 at London Drugs on sale, and I was interested in it mostly for the pigment of the gold. When I bought it, I was so excited to try out the shades both alone and in conjunction with other eyeshadows. The gold colour is soooo gorgeous. It is a very soft shadow, with lots of pigment and shimmer. Because it is so soft, it is easily blendable and works well with my UDPP. The purple is not one of my favourite colours, because it is not as soft or easy to blend or as pigmented as the gold shade. However, it works fairly well with other shades when creating all-over eye looks. If you want a gold eyeshadow, this will definitely be one of your best bets!