Tuesday, September 9, 2008

L'Oreal HIP Cream Shadow Paint in Witty: It Saves You Money!

As much as I love MAC paint pots, I can't carry them with me everywhere. They are bulky and the container is made from glass so they are quite fragile for traveling. MAC paint would be a better travel companion than paint pots but if I lost a $16.50 USD tube of MAC paint, you would hear me bitch complain a lot. So what is there for me to bring during my trips that saves my eye shadows from creasing?

The answer is right there whenever I set foot to the drugstore: L'Oreal HIP cream shadow paint! This line from L'Oreal has products that are doppelgangers to MAC and L'Oreal HIP cream shadow paints are very good dupes of MAC paints, except then are about 5-6 dollars cheaper. During my last trip to Target, I struck gold with a tube of L'Oreal HIP cream shadow paint in Witty (813 for those who like to remember the number!) Since I wanted to try cream shadow paint for a long time, the slashed down price of Witty forced me to take it home.

Unlike MAC paints, L'Oreal HIP cream shadow paints are packed in a box with a tiny brush included

The tube is tiny and reminds me a lot of the paint tubes I used back when I was a kid. The brush is really tiny and made from natural bristles. Although it is a bit scratchy, this brush is not totally useless like I thought.

See how tiny the paint tube and the brush are?
Perfect for travel, don't you think?

I made a swatch of L'Oreal HIP cream shadow paint with MAC paint pots
(L-R): MAC Bare Study, MAC Painterly, and L'Oreal HIP Witty

As you can see, Witty is darker than Bare Study and Painterly, makes it a long-wear eyeshadow. The color probably is similar to Indianwood paint pot, which is a metallic antique bronze eye color. Witty is an excellent color for everyday use because (a) it is a neutral color that does not look boring, (b) it has great pigmentation and (c) it is extremely long lasting. I put it on in the morning and at the evening, it looked the same as it did when I applied it! Amazing!

How to use L'Oreal HIP cream shadow paint (as well as MAC paint):
  • You can use your finger or a brush: the finger can spread the paint out better due to your body heat but it can be messy. The brush is perfect to apply dark colors because it's more precise.
  • If you use a brush to apply, make sure it's a stiff brush like MAC 239 or a synthetic brush. Then squeeze a bit of paint to your brush and be very careful. Paint tend to get out of the tube more than you think so just squeeze gently.
  • Apply the paint to your eyelid only if it's a dark color, all over your eyes up to the brow bone if it's a light color.
  • After that, you can apply powder eyeshadows and/or pigments on top if you use the paint as a base or primer. However, paints are also eyeshadows that can be used alone.
A quick FOTD:

This is the quickest FOTD I've ever done: less than 5 minutes!

What I did:

Eyes: applied Witty to the eyelid area with the brush included, then using Sonia Kashuk blending brush I applied NYX Champagne as a contouring color on the crease to lighten up Witty a bit. Finally, with the same brush and color, I applied Champagne underneath the brow bone to highlight. Mascara: Maybelline the Colossal, eyeliner: Jane be pure mineral eyeliner.

Cheeks: Shu Uemura blush in P Brown 76

Lips: Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment in Pink Bouquet

In conclusion, I really love Witty and at $10.99 USD a piece, it's quite a bargain compared to MAC paint. Moreover, drugstores frequently have sales and promotions on L'Oreal HIP products that you can take advantage of. So next time you go to your local drugstore, make sure to get some of 'em if they're on sale.

Have you used it? Do you love it as much as I do? Tell me what you think of this product, I would love to hear.

Take care and be gorgeous!
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  1. Babie, love the Hip collection from L'Oreal btw :) Oh, could you post a review for the detox method ? I m looking for a name :)

  2. Hi Van,

    You have a makeup blog? You go girl!

    Are you mentioning the detox method I did a while back at Y!360? Let me see if I remember, haven't done so for a while.


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