I received in the mail today a free sample of L'Oreal's Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara and One Sweep Eyeshahow via a Bzz Campaign at BzzAgent.com.
Now, honestly, I haven't worn very much make-up since having my daughter in February and so this was a nice "treat" for me. I excitedly opened the package and got down to testing them out!
My first impressions were great! The products look very smart and chunky - I love chunky products that feel great in your hands!
The One Sweep Eyeshadow came first! I was intrigued by the thought of 3 colors being applied to my eye at the one time and didn't think it was going to work - but it did! I packed the powder on the specially designed brush and applied to the eyelid. Granted, it wasn't nearly as heavy an application as I would be able to make and blend using different brushes or separate applications but it certainly went on in one swoop and the finished look was overal very good.
If I were to complain about anything, it would be that the eyeshadow doesn't really go on as good as it would if you were to put each color on individually but it certainly does the trick and I do like the finished look although I'm not sure the re-application of the powder would be wise as you really want to avoid smudging the colors into one another if you try too hard.
As for the Double Extend Eye Illuminator; I was very impressed. The application is quick and easy and applied to the eyelashes within seconds without clumping or making an absolute mess! With the application of the top coat to finish of the look, I have to say, I love it - and this is coming from someone who is not a big fan of mascara generally speaking!
Overlooking the [slightly too light] application of the eyeshadow, the product as a whole (when applied with the mascara) looks great! Very complimentary and made for my specific eye color. L'Oreal make color for blue, green/hazel and brown eyes as well as a neutral color pallet for every eye! I had the pleasure of trying the colors for Hazel eyes and the colors really do work very well!
I would happily recommend that you try these items as they really do give you a smooth, fresh look - I may like to apply each color singularly on my next application though (and there will happily be a next time!).
Check out L'Oreal on the internet for more information on this product and maybe invest in some - a very wise purchase at a reasonable price! :)
Note: I received 2 free samples from BzzAgent in order to review this product. My views are open, honest and, as always, totally free of charge.