New In – L'Oreal Infallible Paints Eye Shadow

If there's one thing I love, it's a good cream shadow. The kind of product you can just slap on, blend out with your fingers and be done with. Because as much as I love a smoky eye featuring five precisely placed and meticulously blended powder shadows, that's just not the kind of thing I have the time or energy to achieve every day. On a typical morning I just want something that will enhance my eyes – quickly but effectively – and look like I put in a little bit of effort. Enter the L'Oreal Infallible Paints Eye Shadow. 

The shadow features a double-ended wand with a different shade on each side. They are meant to be worn alone or layered to create a customized look. BzzAgent sent me the shade 'Cool Ivory' to test and review and I think it's a great duo for someone who wants to just add a little pop to their lids but doesn't want anything too bold. One end of the wand features a shimmering white shade, while the other side is a pale nude. The shadows are both creamy and blend easily, while still maintaining a good level of opacity. I was really pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation and the almost metallic shimmer of these shadows.

In terms of application, I like to swipe the wand onto my lid, patting the color in with my finger and then blending out the edges with a fluffy brush. This is how I typically apply my cream shadows. Unfortunately these shadows didn't hold up well on my unprimed, oily lids. They creased horribly! I decided to give these shadows another chance and tried layering them over my MAC Paint Pot in 'Groundwork' (my go-to everyday cream shadow that works great as a primer for other shadows) and the effect was beautiful. The shimmering ivory shade completely transformed the look of the matte medium brown to something that was a bit more feminine and less...basic. And with the added layer underneath acting as a primer, this L'Oreal duo wore really well.

If you're looking for an easy to apply, dab-and-go cream shadow from the drugstore that'll elevate your basic, everyday look without breaking the bank, then look no further. These shimmering duos are surprisingly pigmented and will make you feel a bit more put together with minimal effort. I just wish they had more neutral shades (bronze, gold, warm browns) included in the collection.

Are you a fan of cream shadows? Got any favorites? I'm always open to recommendations. 

*Disclosure - This product was sent to me in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are entirely my own. 

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