I haven't done a lot of posts about eyeshadow dupes lately. However, recently, I did an impromptu swatch of L'Oreal HiP Precious eyeshadow duo and I realized it looks familiar to another eyeshadow duo from MAC that I can't wear. But we're going to talk about it later. First, let me introduce you to Precious:
|L'Oreal HiP eyeshadow duo in Precious ($5-7 USD)|
|Close-up of Precious|
Now, this is the part where I introduce you to the dupe: MAC Engaging Mineralize eyeshadow duo
|(L-R): MAC Engaging mineralize eyeshadow duo, L'Oreal HiP Precious eyeshadwo duo|
For those who have been reading my blog for a long time, no, this is not my way of punishing myself. As much as I love the innovative colors and texture of MAC mineralize eyeshadows as well as mineralize everything, I can't use them since they contain bismuth oxychloride, my skin's arch-enemy. I received Engaging as a gift and the local MAC stand refused to let me exchange it so I'm stuck with it :(
|Although in the box, Engaging looks more prominent, it actually weighs less (2.2g compared to 2.4g)|
|Engaging comes in one piece while Precious has two separate parts. Also, Engaging has more veins in the mix.|
(L-R): L'Oreal HiP Precious and MAC Engaging
At $5-$7, Precious is a good dupe of Engaging without the annoying tingling sensation caused by bismuth oxychloride. It is also about 10 dollars cheaper, which is a bonus. I find the texture to be similar to each other, meaning both have crazy fall outs. Precious seems to create a flakier and more gilded look than Engaging. Sometimes, I even forget it is an eyeshadow duo as the texture feels more like that of pigments.
So, what do you think about Precious? Have you tried it or any of the L'Oreal HiP crystal eyeshadow duos? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.