L'Oreal Hip Eyeshadow Duos - Shady and Dashing




L'Oreal HIP eyeshadow duos are available in a variety of shades/finishes (check here and here) - I picked up these two shades since I don't really have many matte shades.  True to their name, the shadows are highly pigmented and stay on without creasing.  Shady is a lighter and darker brown while Dashing is a pale pink and black combination.
  
loreal hip eyeshadow duo review swatch eotd shady dashing

The packaging consists of two halves.  One side containing the eyeshadow duos and the lower compartment containing a sponge applicator.  I have never bothered with using it, but it's there and makes a racket rattling inside the compartment but other than that it does seem quite useless.

loreal hip eyeshadow duo review swatch eotd shady dashing

Swatches:  I couldn't get the lighter colours to show up that well on my skin since they are quite similar to my skin colour, but the shadows are quite pigmented and what you see in the pan is the exact colour that you get.


loreal hip eyeshadow duo review swatch eotd shady dashing

I used the light brown colour all over my lid, the brown towards the outer corner, and the black to line the lower lashline and into the upper lashline.  A bit of black in the outer corner too.  The lighter pink shade I used under my brow.

loreal hip eyeshadow duo review swatch eotd shady dashing
The Shady duo is a good all-over lid colour for me.  It matches my skin colour perfectly - the lighter shade almost invisible on my lid.  For lighter-skinned people, this would be a nice neutral everyday option.  The Dashing duo has a good matte black eyeshadow and a lighter pink that would work well as a highlighting shade.

Cost:  $8.99