Apr 25, 2011

Review: L'oreal Paris "The One Sweep" Eye Shadow and Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara

From the time, I got into this BzzCampaign, I am eager to try out the products. The campaign that I got into is the L'Oreal Paris "The One Sweep" Eye Shadow and Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara. 

I get to try out L'Oreal's newest products. I came across The One Sweep eye shadow a couple times at different stores but never got a chance to try it until now. Since I am a BuzzAgent, I did receive these for free to review.

519 Playful for Brown Eyes
 Product Description
Unique applicator applies 3 shades in ONE SWEEP to define, color, and highlight eyes.

How to Use
For Right Eye: 
Fit curve of applicator to curve of powder. Sweep DOWN.
Sweep across RIGHT eyelid.

For Left Eye
Flip applicator around. Sweep UP.
Sweep across LEFT eyelid.

  • -Use applicator tip to blend
  • -Apply darkest shade closest to lash line.
The eye shadow was just okay for me because I did get a lot of fallouts from these. Excess of shadows keep falling when I am sweeping the shadows over my eyes. 

It's also very hard to sweep the highlight color (lightest color) on the brush. You cannot even see it in my swatch because it's like not visible at all. Once you finish sweeping those shadows, the highlight color is like not there at all!
This is a disappointment for me because I thought the whole sweeping all shadows at once was an easy task but turn out like a mess to me. The colors on my eyes looks pretty but you do have to clean out excess shadows to get the look you want. Sometimes, I couldn't even get the darker shade near my lid because then I would need to press harder against my eyes to sweep it in. 

Overall, I wouldn't buy this because it's somewhat a pain to use. I will just stick with apply one shadow at a time.

Rating: 2/5

Pretty Colors

Hard to sweep colors
Lots of fall out

 L'Oreal Double Extend Eye Illuminator 440 Black Quartz
 Product Description
L'Oreal introduces new Double Extend Eye Illuminator, a two-step lengthening mascara professionally developed to illuminate your eyes.

How to Use
For each eye, start with Step 1 by placing the brush of the base of the lashes gently sweeping up to tip. For best result apply Step 2 immediately after Step 1- no need to wait for drying time in between!

Step 1: Lenthen & Intensify
Black mascara infused with a hint of color adds volume and length to lashes while intensifying eyes.

Step 2: Illuminate
The illuminating top coat infused with light-reflecting pearls highlights your eye color with our exclusive sphere tip brush.

This is not the best lengthening mascara I've used but I do like the light-reflecting pearls in Step 2. It really does illuminate the eyes a lot. This is also the first time I have ever use a sphere mascara brush. It gives every lash its illumination! 

The packaging is good but I still don't like the mascara in Step 1. It causes my lashes to clump a bit and didn't give lashes it's lengthening. In terms of volume, this mascara does that job well but not as good as Maybelline The Falsies. 

Overall, I love how the illuminate part gives some colors to my lashes but I am not pleased with the black mascara. I don't think I will buy this but some people might like it. I'll get it if it comes only with the illuminate part.

Rating: 3/5

Illuminate eyes
Gives lashes volume

Bad at lengthening

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  1. Interesting! I don't know if I would be really keen on those "one sweep" applicators. Everyone has different eye shapes and it's hard to create a one size fits all sweeper! lol

  2. I really like the eyeshadow colors!

  3. Yes they are pretty. I think they have different one for different eye colors.

  4. Yea, I get your point. I like to apply it one at a time to find a better shape for my eyes:)


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