I came home with Perpetual Purple, a vivid violet (with a beautiful blue fine shimmer); Bronzed Taupe, a mocha taupe (which reminds me a lot of Urban Decay's YDK eyeshadow); and Golden Sage, a medium green. Others that caught my eye were a dark chocolate and an absolutely stunning sapphire blue (which would kill on brown-eyed girls). These are really interesting... first off, they look a lot more expensive than what many people might think of when they hear "drugstore eyeshadow" - the colors are rich and bright, and they pack a serious pigment punch, even without primer. They have an unusual texture that I haven't come across in drugstore eyeshadows before; velvety, and so creamy they feel almost wet (when I went to swatch these, I thought for a split-second that they were cream shadows). These remind me of something Urban Decay or MAC would release. Kudos to L'Oreal for adding a few more cool (and affordable) items into our drugstores! The shimmer in Bronzed Mocha and Golden Sage give them an almost metallic look. Perpetual Purple is a little softer, but only just a little. Pics:
|D'oh! Switched Sage and Taupe around in this one :p|
|Check out the SHINE on these babies ;)|
|L-R, Bronzed Taupe, Golden Sage, Perpetual Purple|
While these didn't last a full 24 hours on me, they came pretty damn close. I'm impressed, as nothing makes me happier than a great drugstore item. I hope to see more shades in the future... more purples, perhaps? An olive? A burgundy would make me drool!