L’Oreal eye products are quickly becoming a favorite of mine (darn you Infallible Shadows!) and their HiP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Duos call to me as the perfect topper on said Infallible Shadows! For my first choice, I went with the duo of Electrified 510.
What the L’Oreal Website has to say about HiP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Duos:
Discover the secret for bold, metallic color with a luminous finish. HiP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Duos are expertly coordinated to create an edgy, shimmery look. The rich, super-blendable color glides on evenly for hours of captivating, crease-resistant wear.
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Electrified is a striking duo of foiled, silver taupe and a lustrous metallic burgundy plum. The shades are extremely blendable and super pigmented. The formula is buttery and hands down amazing. I don’t know if these are crease resistant when used alone, but when using the L’Oreal Infallible Shadows as a base, they will last the day.
This particular duo is rather magnetic, so reach for it when you’re wanting a bold statement eye!
To get the EOTD look below, you’ll need to do the following – apply a layer of L’Oreal Perpetual Purple 24hr Infallible Eye Shadow to the lid using your pointer finger (this will serve as your base). Taking a firm brush (I used the MAC 239) I patted 2 layers of the Silvered Taupe side all over the lid and into the crease. Using a firm pencil brush (I used the MAC 219) deposit the Burgundy/Plum side into the crease. Picking up some more color on the pencil brush pat the shade into the outer V. Picking up a blending brush (I used the MAC 226) get a bit more of the Burgundy/Purple color, tap off the excess, and blend the eye. To highlight the eye I took a fluffy brush (any will do) and applied L’Oreal Endless Pearl 24hr Infallible Eye Shadow.
The top eye liner is Chanel Le Crayon Yeux in Violet Smoke, the bottom liner is Chanel Stylo Yeux in Rose Platine and a bit of the Violet Smoke on the water line. The mascara used for this look was 2 coats of Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Excess in Night Violet.
L’Oreal HIP Metallic Shadows retail for $7.99 each (this is the MSRP price, pricing will vary based on the retailer) and are available at drugstores as well as Ulta. I got mine at Ulta during a buy one get one half off deal, so be sure to check your local ads for deals!