A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Drugstore Makeup Swatches: L'Oreal and Maybelline

NO BUY UPDATE: I have not bought any makeup for 3 months!!!!

Please tell me someone gets this reference......anyone????
I have continued to resist my very strong urge to buy makeup so far, only 9 months to go to see if I can make it a whole year! Yikes, that sounds like a LONG time........

Anyway, I shall now focus on some things that I already have and am enjoying. First up is L'Oreal Colour Riche eyshadow quads. I got one of these on sale a long time ago and another one from my mother as a gift. They come in lots of different colour combinations from neutrals to brights and they are rather inexpensive; you can often find these on sale.

COLOUR RICHE EYESHADOW QUADS


SWATCHES


Left: Love to Hate Me. Right: Neon Skirt.

I just LOVE the purple colour in the Love to Hate Me quad. I think that purple shades go well with my eye colour and I have been looking for a nice blue-toned purple shadow. This one hit the nail on the head for me! The Neon Skirt quad is fun to play with, I can either go all out and do a multi-coloured bright look or use light washes of just one of the colours to add some interest to my work makeup.

Next up is a product that I did NOT think I would like: the Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream shadows. I have oily skin and eyelids so me and cream shadows don't play well together.  However, I was very impressed with these, they actually wear right through my workday! (Note: I wear them over UDPP.) Not bad for an inexpensive drugstore shadow! These are a great mulit-use products, you can use them as eyeshadows, bases for other shadows, or eyeliners. I have read a lot of great reviews of these on various blogs; if you are looking for a decent cream eyeshadow, you can't go wrong with these in my opinion.

MAYBELLINE COLOUR TATTOO EYESHADOW


SWATCHES


Top: Barely Branded (Metal) Bottom: Tough as Taupe.

DISCLAIMER: ALL PRODUCTS PURCHASED BY ME, ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. PURCHASED BEFORE MY NO BUY.