I was flipping through my September issue of Elle magazine, I believe, and I saw this beautiful little eyeshadow duo by L’Oreal’s HiP line that I just had to get my greedy little hands on. I’m not going to lie: I am a sucker for a neutral paired with a gorgeous green. I have so many shades of green, and I just keep buying them because they all look so pretty.
L’Oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional Crystal Shadow Duo in Mystical is a wonderfully pigmented shadow that glides on pretty effortlessly. You can build it for a more dramatic effect, or you can keep it sheer for a wash of color. I didn’t experience any fallout with this shadow, and I would definitely repurchase anything in this line. Plus, it’s extremely budget friendly, with a duo running you about $6, and you can find these just about anywhere, from mass market stores like Target to local drugstore chains such as Rite Aid. That’s where I got mine – and they had it on sale, too! Buy one get one half off. Bonus!
I applied the lighter shadow as a base, then used the green just on my outer lids. Nothing dramatic or difficult – just a nice wash of color on a gorgeous summer day. I decided to use a bit of L’Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner in bronze just for a different look. I adore the kohl liners by L’Oreal. They are one of the few that will stay put on my waterline, and they can do a fabulous dramatic look, if you’re going for that. However, after applying it, I decided it needed a bit more depth and definition, and I took a black pencil just to my lashline on the top and bottom. I then added my glorious Diorshow Extase mascara, which made my lashes look like I had been applying Latisse for the past six months.
All in all, a super easy look that took me less than five minutes.
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