Review of L’Oreal One Sweep Eye Shadow and Double Extend Mascara

1 Apr

The stars were recently aligned in my favor as I was one of the lucky girlies from BzzAgent chosen to try out the newest product launch from L’Oreal Paris.. woohoo!

The first product is a pretty revolutionary idea. It’s called “The One Sweep Eye Shadow” which, in theory, is supposed to flawlessly apply 3 shades of shadow to your eye in one clean stroke. The uniquely designed sponge applicator is contoured to be swept across the pan of shadow and glide across your eye to give you that perfectly blended eye makeup effect in seconds.

The idea of this product really intrigued me. Mostly because I wake up at 6am everyday to get ready for work, and many mornings I would rather spend that extra 10 minutes getting a venti iced caramel macchiato than applying eye shadow. So I am pretty much the perfect candidate for a product like this.

The color palette is quite lovely. Three shades, a light yellowish highlighter on top, a honey color in the middle, and dark brown on the bottom. The applicator I found to be quite easy to use, but after trying it out a few times, it was clear practice was required.

At first, I was having a little trouble getting the colors to apply evenly, and the dark shade was being applied too thick. I fixed that by sweeping the applicator lower across my lid and applying lighter pressure on the inner corners as I work my way to the outer corners.  After a few minutes I got the hang of it – just takes a little getting used to.

I am pretty impressed with this product overall. The idea is really innovative and once you get the hang of it, it can be very time saving!

I was also given the newest mascara from L’Oreal to try out. FYI.. this stuff gets the triple love rating.. LOVE LOVE LOVE! It’s called Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara. One end is your standard black lengthening and separating mascara. And the other end is a mascara brush loaded with glittery illumating awesomeness!

You apply the black mascara first and then add some twinkle to your lash tips with the illuminator! Super fun and very beautiful on every eye color.

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4 Responses to “Review of L’Oreal One Sweep Eye Shadow and Double Extend Mascara”

  1. Kat April 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    sweet!saw the eye color the other day and thought about getting it. thanks for the review.

  2. Chelsey April 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

    No problem! This is a really cool product, I’m gonna pick it up in some more shades.

  3. Danielle April 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    whoa that brush is crazy! I love the sparkle effect though! That makes me want to try maybe applying some shimmery shadow to the ends of my eyelashes for a similar effect.

    The shadow is genius, although I’m not sure I could pull the application off :)

  4. Irene November 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    I am soo glad you tried this one because I saw it in a magazine about two months ago wanted to try it but didn’t think it would work! Now I’ve gotta try it myself!

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