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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Eyeshadow Swatches & Comparisons: L'oreal Wear Infinite Eyeshadow Duo in 862 Bronze Star

I received a bunch of drugstore products for free from a lovely friend. I will test some of them out and will be posting swatches and reviews about them. Don't worry, I will still be reviewing mid-range & high-end cosmetics. (I just haven't been buying much makeup lately, but MAC always come out with a new collection every month. So, you'll definitely be seeing reviews of those products as well as Dior's Mitzah Panther Jungle Print eyeshadow palette as soon as I receive it. It's being shipped to me as we speak! (review & swatches)

I decided to try out L'oreal Bronze Star first because it seems like a possible dupe for Mac All That Glitters, Twinks and Bronze.

The left eyeshadow in the L'oreal compact is more peachy tan compared to Mac All That Glitters, which is more pinkier when applied on the eyes. The right eyeshadow in the L'oreal compact and Mac Twinks look very much alike in the pan; however, when swatched, it's obvious that they are different. Twinks has a more plummy undertone. Mac Bronze isn't a dupe either because it's a lighter brown shade with gold shimmer. Even though I haven't found any dupes, I still think the shades in the L'oreal compact are great, especially for everyday, despite the fact that they both have a shimmery finish. Just make sure you use an eyeshadow primer. I can't stress how important this step is when using drugstore eyeshadows.  

  • no fallouts 
  • great for an everyday look
  • applies and blends decently
  • both shades work well together
  • doesn't crease when used with a primer
  • not expensive compared to other eyeshadows, such as Mac & Urban Decay
  • good color payoff when layered and used with a primer, such as Urban Decay's Primer Potion

  • fades a bit after 8 hours, even with a primer

Bottom Line: For the price, you can't have high expectations for this product. It's not as pigmented and it doesn't apply as smoothly as other brands, such as Mac or Urban Decay. However, Bronze Star is still workable and usable, as long as you put a little effort into it and use a good eyeshadow primer. I definitely recommend this for people who are on a budget or for people who are just starting out with makeup.

Note: The eyeshadow duo contains 2.4g and you can purchase this shade at Target, Ulta and for around $5. As with any drugstore product, I would definitely wait for a sale because there is always a "buy one, get one half off" or even a "buy one, get one for free" sale.

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  1. Hey Joyce! How are you? Sorry for the delayed response, my laptop broke and was being wonky, but to answer your question in regards to the Sedona Lace Vortex Collection, I talked to Ren and she sid they WILL be selling the individual brushes sometime in November of this year. :)

  2. No problem! Thanx for replying =)

    It's totally awesome that they will be selling them individually. I don't have to buy the whole set and pay $69.95 for one brush now. lol

  3. Do u by any chance have 862 duo left. Desperate to replace mine!!


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