June 30, 2010

L’Oreal HIP Metallic Shadow Charged and Shocked Review and Swatches

L’Oreal HI Metallic Shadows have a few new shades to collect if you’re a fan. Not sure if these are an limited edition run but check out special displays at your drugstore for the newest shades releasing, I’d say it was around 6 or so new colors. I picked up two of ’em to review.

Check ’em!

Cheap as chips metallic eyeshadow that can be used wet or dry and has a super pigmented formula!

Gotta love on these for pigmentation alone. These have incredible color pay off and should appeal to those in the realms of budget beauty who want something with a great formula.

The formula resembles that of a traditional Stila shadow and is much like a loosely packed pigment. Feels like a cross between a cream and a shadow to me on some levels. It’s very smooth and buttery and applies quite dreamy however blending two shades does prove a challenge.

I got two shades which were Shocked (buttery gold yellow and sage green) and Charged (bronze penny and rich chocolaty bronze). You can use the shades wet or dry and although L’Oreal deems them metallic I always find that they apply more frosty with alot of sparkle/shimmer.

Packaging proves awesome on these.  Always been a very big fan of the HIP package design as it has the shadows on top with a stealthy bottom for the applicator storage.

Fall out is crazy! You’ll pretty much experience crazy fall out from these no matter how much you prep prior to use or how carefully you apply.

I hate that they look frosty on my lids as I can’t pull off frost so well.

One shade applies dreamy but following up with another sometimes proves difficult as colors tend to not blend well and become muddy, could be my blending skills but I blame the formula in this case!

  • Anyone seeking a highly pigmented eyeshadow duo for around $6-$7.
  • Anyone who likes shadows that dupe Stila’s popular formula.

  • Anyone who hates fall out woe!
  • Anyone who doesn’t like shimmery or frosty finishes.

L’Oreal HIP Shadows have come along way and in some cases are quite good from my original view of them which was, “these suck!”. I actually enjoyed both shades I purchased however I wish they blended out a bit better and had a less than frosty finish. Honestly, for the price, I can’t complain much because the formula is a pretty decent dupe of a Stila Eyeshadow if you’re a fan plus you get two shades for the price of one. Not too bad deal particularly if you’re looking for shades to spice up your Summer makeup wardrobe (Charged, awesome Summer-y shade).

(Eyes: L’Oreal HIP Metallic Shadow in Shocked)

These are available now at your local drugstore!

Any HIP fans?

Did you haul these?

What do you like about HIP eyeshadow?

What don’t you like?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Christine

    I got this in Electrified yesterday! I really love the colors, even though I agree the metallic shade is frosty. Didn’t have any fallout issues. I noticed that the Metallic HiP duos don’t come with a mirror, which is too bad, since my other HiP duo does, and it comes in handy!

    • the Muse

      christine as I typed the review I put in “and a full size mirror” and realized wow they don’t have a mirror anymore! How strange! I hate they apply frosty 🙁 unflattering on me sigh!

    • Angela

      I also got and like Electrified. And was totally disappointed by the lack of mirror. Oh well.

        • Angela

          I actually thought it was a mistake until I read this. I just assumed that mine was a bum one that somehow didn’t get a mirror. *shrugs* I’m bummed, as I usually use my duo mirror (on “Foxy”, I believe it’s called) as my mirror for all my makeup stuff as opposed to carrying a separate mirror in my bag.

          • the Muse

            i actually made the mistake of saying it had a mirror angela and than I realize well doh it doesn’t. the packaging quality went down a tiny bit on HIP but the quality of the actual products seems to have went up ironically.

  • Charmaine

    No more mirror, huh? Seems like a cost cutting tactic to me :-\
    But I still might get one if there’s a BOGO or some other fantastic offer:-)

  • Michilicious ~ Potatisbruden

    I think you pull these frosts off great!
    I love those shadows 😀 And I love that I can actually afford them easily 🙂

  • chichi

    hi muse, i love those colors, i have those but they are a mess to apply… im so jealous of your clear skin, i wish mine is like that

    • the Muse

      yea they are a mess chichi sad sign! aw you’re way too kind!

  • heidi

    Hi Muse!

    I tried this eyeshadow in a different color (can’t remember the name) and am sad to say that they don’t blend very well. The texture was slightly chalky and not all that pigmented. *sigh* I’d rather spend more money on quality products such as MAC or MUFE.

    • the Muse

      hi heidi ’bout the same here. except for the chalky part, they were really pigmented. Perhaps you tried the older formula, this is the new metallic finish, way more buttery smooth and nicely pigmented 😀 but fall out and blending is def a prob!