Let me just say right now, drugstores have been stepping up their game, and all I can say is HALLELUYAH!
High end make up is great, but when you find a drugstore gem, well you just found yourself a cheap but cheerful treasure
Latest finds: The L'Oreal Infallible Eye shadows
Launched throughout most of the world but finally reaching US drugstores are the new affordable versions of the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill at a fraction of the price!
The packaging base showcases the shade of color, and the top shows the name of the shade. I think these are quite attractive!
So why all the hype? Why are so many bloggers comparing these to the Armani counterparts, because they ARE similar
Let us count the ways
1. Very similar toppers, this not only keeps the pressed loose pigments in place, but I believe keeps them from drying out
2. Gorgeous shade range, granted Armani's range is larger, but many drugstore brands do semi limit their colors
Iced Latte 888
This shade is similar to Bare Study in my opinion with a softer texture
Bronzed Taupe 890
A gorgeous gorgeous taupe, it is not as bronzey as the name would suggest but for a quick swipe on the lid, a girl can't ask for a prettier shade with such ease
This shade reminds me of MAC Satin Taupe with MAC Sable mixed in
I compared these with my Armani shadow in Gold Blitz #5
L to R : Iced Latte, Bare Study, Bronzed Taupe, Gold Blitz
3. Pigmentation is amazing, see it compared to the Armani (gold shade)
L to R: Iced Latte, Bronzed Taupe, Gold Blitz
Umm how GORGEOUS and pigmented are these??? I am definitely buying Amber Rush next, the minute I find it!
Now on the the brief review:
These are super smooth, come in great wearable colors (along with a few fun ones), incredibly pigmented, and last 10 to 12 hours on my eyes with a primer. I apply them with my finger but they are just as gorgeous on a flat eye shadow brush. The price is great, and I would recommend any women who wanted the gorgeous Armani shadows, but could not validate the price to buy these instead as they are an excellent substitute. (Look for BOGO sales!)
L'Oreal, you did GOOD on this one!
The only real difference I see between these drugstore shades compared to the Armani are, Armani has a better color range, some of which has multi colored shimmer in them which adds to their incredible interest, but in terms of 1 complete shade with the same shimmer running through these are very comparable in my opinion.
Though scads of reviews have now entered the blog o sphere on these babies, please check out Tiffany's post for additional swatches and reviews!