L'Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Shadow - IGNITED 520

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2 reviews

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Uh, I have mixed feelings about this duo. So, this duo, Ignited, is in L'Oreal HIP's subcategory Metallics. I'll first start off mentioning the packaging- it is very bulky for 2 eyeshadows, measuring about 3.4" deep! The plastic casing is also kind of cheap, but it has not failed me yet. The packaging consists of 2 parts- the eyeshadows, and a secret compartment on the bottom to store your eyeshadow applicator, which is kinda useless, so I store money in there instead. The duo was pretty expensive, around $10 for a drugstore duo, but thanks to Target, I got this on sale. Now, for the shadows themselves. The gold one on the left is absolutely incredible. It is a vintage gold, but it is just GORGEOUS. It is highly pigmented and reflective, and it is just a beautiful dramatic shadow. However, the purple on the right is a bit of a disappointment. It is not as pigmented as the gold one and even seems a bit more chalky, which is pretty sad. I still use them both, of course, but I enjoy the gold one more. The purple acts well as a subtle liner shade. Plus, gold and purple aren't the most practical, everyday shades. These do have great staying power and don't fade or crease, so overall, I'd buy another duo from this line, I just didn't fall in love with this one.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm NC25 for reference. This duo is a vivid true gold & matte dark purple. I would buy this again for the gold color alone. If you want your eyes to look like mayan gold treasure then this baby is for you. IT IS STUNNING!! Ive used it with eye primers and cream shadows as bases and each time the color just turns into this blazing non stop gold. Shimmery, metallic gorgeousness. As for the purple it is pretty boring standard matte shade I have several dupes of. But the gold...just WOW! ----Edit on the purple: Upon closer inspection, the dark purple has an ever so slight hint of shimmer.

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