L'Oreal • HIP Pure Pigment Shadow Stick • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||32%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an okay product..I mean, they were on clearance at my Rite Aid for about $2. But full price is $10, would I buy? No way! I bought Majestic (brown) and Exquisite (gold). The only reason why I bought these colors is because I can easily dupe the other colors. The purple, green, and blue can all be duped with Wet 'n Wild Cream Shadow Pencils, which do have the same quality, but they are chubby pencils so application is much easier. I already own a silver eyeshadow (though it's a powder, but I can still deal) The gold is what I really wanted, the brown is alright aswell.
Packaging sucks though. First, you only get 0.07 oz. of product. Second, it's like a lipstick, but the cap is longer than the bottom, thus it is easy to nick the shadow. (I just got it and I already have) and lastly, the fact that it is a stick makes for a weird application.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
YIKES! I guess I am in the minority here, I actually like these. I bought 2 of them at my local rite aid for dirt cheap, 2 bucks I think, and went back and got 3 more. The packaging sucks, and it's gimmicky, but the product worked for me. I sharpened the tip a bit, I put on my primer, my base shadow, and then one of these little guys on the lid and into the crease, blend with my finger and I have a really simple eye. They last for awhile (but I use a primer and a base) I get nice color payoff, I haven't tried wet yet, but I heard they are better that way, they blend easily and are small enough to take with me anywhere if I do need to touch up. Can't say I would have paid full price, 10 bucks I think, but for 2 bucks, I will put up with stupid packaging, don't know if I would buy again as they are being discontinued, and the normal price is too high, but if they were gonna stick around and be cheaper, then sure.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought one of these because it was really discounted at Bed Bath & Beyond, but I was mad at myself for my impulse when I read the reviews here and tried it. For anyone else who bought one of these, I've managed to salvage it a bit by breaking it up in a small ziplock baggie and putting the loose powder in a pill box. The color still isn't great, but it's usable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
ZERO rating---- What a rip off! I bought three of these and wow am I disappointed. I'm actually really mad that I wasted money on this crap. I don't know how some people said these worked for them but I didn't get any pigmentation from them and were very difficult to use, not to mention the horrible packaging! What a horrible product! Will NEVER buy these again and like a previous review said, even if they were free you wouldn't want to use them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Have you ever wished you give a product zero? Because that's me - I want to give this a big fat zero on all categories.
Dry, crumbly, heaps of fallout. I did not pay a lot of $$ for this - but even if you got this for free you wouldn't use it. Yep - it's that bad.
I got this off ebay so thank GOD I didn't spend a lot of money on it.
I HATE THIS PRODUCT. L'oreal - you have really disappointed me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
It seems I'm one of the very few people who actually likes this shadow stick. I hadn't noticed it before I picked it up on sale for $2.50 at Long's. I have it in Captivating, which is a reddish, purplish matte pink. I can never have enough dark pinks, so I just had to get it.
The package reads, "To use: apply dry to contour and define your eyes with rich color." As long as you use it as a contour stick as directed on the packaging, you won't be disappointed. I apply it with a shadow brush in my crease and to line my lower lid (while putting a lighter pink on my upper lid). For a subtle look, put it on dry. For bright intense color, dampen or wet the brush, then apply. The color payoff is wonderful, and blends very well with my extensive pink shadow collection.
I took one lippie off because the packaging is indeed cheap and terrible.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I know a lot of people here shell out for the big eyeshadows and what not (I don't feel right buying $15 eyeshadows, being a student and all) but I figured, I might as well. I did buy a HIP duo shadow before, with a nice gold and purple colour. I love it, it's so intense but goes on smooth without leaving powder. So I figured I'd give the gold stick a shot (it was on sale). Piece of crap. I tried several applications;
-stick to eyelid, it stuck to my eyelid and tugged, ow!
-makeup brush, stuck IN my makeup brush, barely came off, will not wash out of brush no matter what I used!
-Qtip, only method that worked, but as the reviewer before me said, it doesn't wash off skin!
I had a faint gold tinge for a few days, it was most peculiar. This sucked.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I can't think of a worse product idea out there. I bought whatever the gold shade was, and it was near impossible to get off the stick, so i tried applying it directly to my eyelids, well bad idea because the natural oils got directly onto the cosmetic and seemed to seal in the cement-like quality of this product. So I tried breaking it off and crushing it up to use as a powder. Powder went everywhere on my face, clothing, etc. Worst fall-out ever. Crushed chalk would have provided more coverage and been easier to work with. With the exception of their Loose Kohls and Voluminous mascara, I completely stay away from L'Oreal. What a rip-off.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am usually a Sephora or MAC type girl, but I forgot my makeup today so I made a quick stop at the grocery store to pick up a couple of small items. I'd been meaning to try the HIP line for a while, but since its not all that much less than MAC I had not. So I gave in and tried the pigment stick. It's pretty horrible. I got "irresistible" which is a deep shimmery rose color in the package. It reminds me a little bit of those candy lipsticks you could get in the eighties, but smaller.
The top of the stick is completely flat, which makes sharp edges where the top and side meet. It is very hard, and putting it on was quite uncomfortable. Because it is so hard you have to press heavily to get any color, and the sharp edges dig in. I tried using a couple of different makeup brushes with varying stiffness of bristles, and none of them could push hard enough to get the color off.
After all of that, the color is decent if you can press hard enough. It looks matte on though, while in the package its very shimmery. I won't be purchasing anything else from this line.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
RIS and was confused on how to use it, but after reading reviews and instructions, wow! Color payoff is nice although the colors are nicer wet, bettter than dry, conveniently small, but a bit pricey, will definitely wait for a sale to purchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Ummm I don't really know what to do with this actually. I was more eager to get rid of something in a swap and ended up choosing this off someone's list. I have it in irresistable. It's a nice color but not very pigmented at all. The packaging is also quite stupid.
I think I'll use it over chapstick for a subtle lip tint. Def not eyeshadow tho...it's too crappy.
I had been wanting to try these and am glad I got it in a swap instead of buying...don't waste ur money!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't remember what color I got this in but it was a teal blue and I just did not know what to do with it. I did not give up right away, researched on the internet and on youtube with just how I was supposed to apply this thing.
Some people praised it and loved it, but I just couldn't It was too hard to use dry. I suspected there was a lot of potential in this thing, but it just wouldn't work for me. I tried mixing medium, water, and other liquids to mix with this and it didn't budge off the damn stick.
The product packaging I found was very strange... It would have been interesting if it was in a twist up tube...
I ended up cutting it up and putting it into a jar, trying to use it as a loose pigment of some sort. I haven't used it since I sliced, diced and minced it up, but maybe the next time I use it, it'll have better color payoff.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This product is not very good. It creases and just fades away. The whole stick thing doesn't work either, unless you sharpen it, but you loose a lot of product and it is very small. You can't work w/that thick stick, it's just in the way.I have about 5 that I got for a gift/swaps and i hate them. I ended up giving them to my mom.They are pretty colors and very pigmented, but just don't come out right. They are not cheap either, not at all. They just aren't worth it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i will only buy this as a buy one get one free. ($7-10)
the colors are not bad (i like it) and sharpening it does work.
packaging's odd but not that bad when u get the hang of it
its not as pigmented as they clam but (like i said) the colors are nice
+putting it on wet helps only a little with the dark brown color i have; but i think the other colors would be better.
-they don't have much of a color rang ether
+*(good) i have not had any creasing problems!)
+there's little or no fall out,
=last about.... 3hr... not very long
+but the color stays put while its there
but over all only the packaging is most the problem,
its not as bad as most ppl say
a little pricey if not for the deal
over all its ok, i only like it b/c its cheep, and the colors they do have are harder to find at that price.
i would recommend it. but only for ppl that would work a little harder to get the color they want b/c it is a little of a mess to understand.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I think L'Oreal is phasing out this product- I got it on clearance at Walgreens. I do agree with some of the negative reviews: the packaging is flimsy and hard to work with, and the product simply doesn't work at all when applied dry. BUT- I think it is a very lovely eye look when used wet.
I bought "Exquisite," a gold shimmer, and when applied wet, it provides smooth and opaque coverage that lasts 12 hours (I do prep my lids w/concealer and powder first). I like the color and the effect so much that i keep a bottle of water in my car so I can throw this in my purse and apply it in the car before heading to work. It's way better than a cream shadow because it "sets" to a non-oily, creaseproof, opaque finish; and it offers more color payoff than a powder shadow.
**EDIT: I took this down to 1 lippie when I realized it's just too much bother to use. Using water while putting on makeup outside the house is too much of a pain.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is not such a bad product at all. I actually like it.
First, DO NOT TAKE OFF THE PLASTIC wrapping you should just sharpen the pencil with it on, it sharpens very easily, I donít think itís meant to be taken off. Also, after you sharpen it, rub the tip on the back of your hand, to get rid of the loose pieces.And, use the FAT SHARPENER, not the thin one, that made it crumble. I donít have much trouble applying it after this.
For a subtle shimmer I use it dry, but for intense color I wet it. Staying power is ok, like 6-8 hours. The dark color (majestic, a plumy brown) I bought worked nicely to create a smokey eye look. I also got exquisite, which is a nude shimmer, and I use it for a day eye, and as a highlighter on my cheekbones.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Very low quality. Dry application is very irritating. The color isn't very "intense" at all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
packaging is the worst!
actually irritated my eyelids trying to apply the product becuase had to apply so much pressure to get the color to come off
7 hours later color GONE not a trace.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
impulse purchase, kinda wasted my $ but it was buy one L'oreal get one 50% off, so i went for it - oh well - this looks like a crayon, and if you were to take a crayola crayon and try to draw on your upper lid, it would feel about the same, and give you the same color payoff! it leaves a slight color however you have to press pretty hard and it is not smooth and creamy enough. it is okay for a smoky eye look, but not worth the money, even at 50% off. there are much better products out there, save your money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I don't understand this product at all. I have 2 of them and I have tried them wet and dry but there is no color pay off at all for me.