By Kerri Winick, GalTime.com
Eternal Sunshine: My sister's fave shade!For me, L'Oreal Paris is a drugstore brand that just "gets it." From EverCreme hair creations, to Youth Code anti-aging potions, to Voluminous mascaras, you can find the brand's products scattered all over my bathroom. (My husband even uses my Youth Code Foaming Gel Cleanser…shhh!)
Recently, I was sent samples of L'Oreal's latest and greatest Spring launches. Here are a few that instantly entered my beauty product rotation:
INFALLIBLE 24 HOUR EYESHADOW ($7.95): "Long-lasting" seems to be a cosmetic catch phrase right now. 12 hour! 18 hour! Each new product promises to outlast the next.
Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow is a range of 12 highly pigmented colors that promises to last for a whopping…you guessed it…24 hours! Colors range from your basic browns and golds to bolder greens and purples.
I knew when I read its "crease resistant" and "fade resistant" claims that I had to pass it along to my 21 year old sister, Jamie. As a 30 year-old mom, my glamour days aren't quite over, but my nights are more take out and a movie than fancy dinners and dancing 'til dawn.
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Jamie has been on the hunt for a shadow that "sticks," so this seemed like a match made in heaven. I gave her a couple of different colors and told her to go to town! After the very first day of using them, Jamie came to me with words like "amazing" and "wicked awesome." (Yes, we're from Boston.)
"I put it on in the morning and it was still perfect at night. The gold shadow I used is so bright. I love it! It makes your eyes pop," she raved. Needless to say, Jamie plans on buying more colors ASAP.
As for me, the Golden Sage hue is one of my personal favorites. The consistency is somewhere between a powder and a cream, and it glides on effortlessly. I love using it wet and dry, and the little pot that it comes in has an Old Hollywood glamour vibe.
Another plus? Even though this shadow promises 24-hour wear, it washes off in a snap. No scrubbing until your skin feels like its about to peel off. Ladies, we have a winner!
MAGIC BY STUDIO SECRETS MAGIC SMOOTH SOUFFLE BLUSH ($12.95): If you've ever tried Studio Secrets Professional Magic Smooth Souffle Foundation, you know how light and airy it is. Magic by Studio Secrets Magic Smooth Souffle Blush is no different. Available in four colors, it looks practically whipped in the tiny jar.
Yes, cream blush can be scary, but I found this stuff to be basically foolproof. It's almost as if it "melts" into your skin. All you need is a smidge to cast a dewy, angelic glow on your cheeks. (Seriously, people, a dab goes a long way!)
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You can easily build color intensity, and even use this "mousse" as a primer for your favorite powder blush. My only "con" is that I wish more colors were available!
COLOUR RICHE BALM ($7.95): Bright, bold lipstick is all the rage, but sometimes all a girl wants is a hint of tint. And that's why Colour Riche Balm has my heart! This luscious lip conditioner is creamy and hydrating, while depositing sheer color that never looks cakey! There are eight colors available, but Caring Coral is the one I'm going gaga for.
L'Oreal promises 8 hours of continuous hydration (even once the tint fades), and I have to say that I'm a believer! You may think it sounds silly, but I love putting this stuff on before I climb into bed. I get an extra dose of glam before I shut my eyes, and in the morning my lips are soothed and smoothed.
Colour Riche Balm
*Disclaimer: The product(s) reviewed in this article was provided to GalTime by the public relations firm that represents the manufacturer. All opinions are those of the author.
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