New goodies from L'Oreal :)
Let's start with the Balms
What it claims: Instantly smoothes and nurtures lips, providing 8 hours of continuous hydration. Lips feel softer and more supple all day long. Even when removed, it leaves lips feeling conditioned for an addition 2.5 hours.
Swatched left: 218 Rose Elixir
Swatched right: 518 Tender Mauve
These are nice and hydrating for sure. They make my lips feel so smooth and it has a nice shine. I have to say though, for the color range they have, it's not very pigmented. They're pretty sheer. The swatches are heavy swatches of me going back and forth several times just to make the colors appear better in a picture. I do like how they feel so at least it does what it claims to do. I just don't think the color range was necessary lol. So for those who are curious if these are similar to the Revlon Lip Butters...as far as pigmentation, definitely not. If you like balms with a slight tint of color then you will love these.
*Retails for $7-8 in various drugstores*
Now for the 24 Hour eye shadows
What it claims: An ultra intense eye shadow that lasts from day until dawn - a full 24 hours. This revolutionary formula fuses the ease of a powder with a velvety caress of a cream to create a unique hybrid that glides on effortlessly.
They come with a round "flat topper" on top of them to keep the powders pressed and fresh from drying out. They specifically say do not discard on them.
Swatched left to right: Bronzed Taupe, Iced Latte, Sultry Smoke, Golden Sage, Infinite Sky
I'm very impressed with these. Talk about PIGMENTED! I have to say these are amazing. If you love metallic shadows, then these will be your new loves. The grey one (Sultry Smoke) is a matte. They feel buttery soft. They are beautiful colors and glide on without effort. Rumor has it, these are the dupes for the Armani Eyes To Kill shadows which are crazy expensive ($32 ea.) As for these lasting for 24 hours, Unfortunately I don't wear my makeup that long, lol, but I have worn these for a good amount of hours in a day and they remain the same as applied without creasing! Crazy right? Check these out for sure, you will not be disappointed in these :)
*Retails for $8-9 in various drugstores*