I ran to the drugstore late Friday night to see what I could see, a sort of beauty vision quest. I don’t get many of those these days so I went up and down every aisle.
During these little escapes it takes a lot for me to take notice. Most of the products seem like more of the same old stuff, but when I saw the L’Oreal High Intensity Pigment section I stopped dead in my tracks.
There were so many unusual looking things to tempt me, and intimidate me. When I bought the HIP cream shadow in ‘witty’ I was not at all sure I would even be able to pull it off, I had to pay because 20/20 was about to come on and surely there would be some type of issue a the counter (I’ll blog about this later).
I’m not a make up artist, or even good at applying eye makeup, I always do the same thing – play it safe, classic. Saturday’s are all about family, we always go into the city with the kids and do something for them, shop the an early dinner out – so my makeup has to have lasting power.
I got up early to get ready, giving myself plenty of time to goof up my make up. I was pleasantly surprised by the easy application. Just squeeze a small amount of the paint in a special well built into the packaging, then use the included paint brush, dip and brush on your eyelids.
It just glides on so smoothy you may get a little overzealous – be very conscious of your brow bone. It sure is fun painting yourself!
Witty was perfect because it’s a nice taupy color, very neutral and not dark, almost flesh tone on me. It has a great glitter to it but totally wearable by day. I let it dry for a second and then put a green MAC eye shadow in the crease and a light cream at the brow. Anyone can use this, super easy and eliminated the need for a eye shadow primer in my case. Most importantly it did not crease at all!! I payed $10.xx, push out the tiniest amount possible, because it is so highly pigmented you don’t need much to do both eyelids.
I didn’t look much different, like I said, I pretty much always look the same but it was nice to try something new. Now I have the courage to try a new HIP pigment in a bolder color so stay tuned…
PS: hopefully I’ll find a picture soon, I can’t find one for this product…
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