Happy Thursday, y'all :) One more day and then, in the words of the one and only R. Kelly, "it's the freakin' weekend, baby; I'm about to have me some fun." But first, a product review.
Today, I would like to tell you the tale of the eyeshadow that I didn't want to buy.
Once upon a timesuck on Pinterest, I stumbled upon a pin touting this L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow pigment in Amber Rush as "miraculous."
The caption said something like, "This is the perfect eyeshadow! It's flattering for every eye color! It casts different shades based on your eye color! This eyeshadow is amazing. It saved my marriage. La la la."
(I might've overdone it with the marriage assertion, but it definitely smelled like the handiwork of an overzealous new L'Oreal employee.)
Unfortunately, I'm already one of those people who is easily persuaded by fancy claims and 2AM infomercials—hence my book collection of "Secrets Hospitals Don't Want You to Know." Basically, I'm one of those consumers that corner-cutting big wigs in marketing conference rooms love.
But over the years, I think I've curbed my gullible ways—or at least I try to be more of a savvy spender. Therefore, I sought out this eyeshadow with Grinch-like skepticism.
I moved through the L'Oreal section with that "too-good-for-you" strut with which one would walk in 7th grade past a group of cute guys—excuse me, I'm super busy and important and popular and stuff and please don't notice that I love you.
I've fallen prey to far too many makeup purchases that were ushered in with sterling reviews, but upon application, were underwhelming, at best.
In a nutshell, I know that old dog and pony show. I've bought too many pretty-packaged products that fall short. They're the Justin Biebers of cosmetics—pretty to look at . . . but basically just a waste of space . . . and should return to wherever they came from . . . immediately.
So I'm strolling through the aisle nonchalantly with my nose in the air, and then I see it.
And I try not to look directly at it because, of course, there's a chance the makeup gods are sharks who can smell that gullible, good-little-capitalist vulnerability when you want a product, and then they target you and suck you right in. Just a working theory.
I have a gap in my schedule so I suppose I can evaluate you now.
If I'm being honest, I fell in the love with the shade as soon as I saw it. I'm a sucker for rose gold so the "playing hard to get" was just more of a mental process to ensure I didn't make any rash decisions, but when I tested it on the back of my hand, I already knew it was game, set, match.
Like a trampy little club-hopper, I grabbed it, took it home with me, and wasted no time getting it on. (Too far?)
The verdict? I love.
Here's what it looks like on my green eyes. It's more shimmery in real life, but as I've said before, shimmer often gets lost in photos.
And these photos below can vouch for it looking phenomenal on blue or brown eyes too!
If you're sitting there like . . .
. . . they are just random girls on the internet who post their eyeshadows online like me. :)
I am really liking this pigment. It's a shimmery cream eyeshadow that goes on very smoothly and very vividly. I haven't had any creasing problems with it like I normally do with cream shadows, but I DID use a primer with it.
Bottom line: This little gem is a jack-of-all-trades because I think it's universally pretty—it should look good on anyone. Plus, it's $7 so it couldn't hurt to try, right??
Have a wonderful night, my loves!!