L'Oreal Studio Secrets eyeshadow and eyeliner
Yesterday, I tried out my new L’Oréal Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier eyeshadow and eyeliner for a Christmas party.  And the verdict is… I like them very much.

The concept of the Studio Secrets Professional range is that by using make-up colours that are complementary (or contrasting) to your eye colour, you can intensify certain shades in your natural eye colour and make them stand out.  For example, if you have brown eyes, you might want to bring out the gold tones.

My eyes are a mid-dark brown colour, so I picked a blue (shade 552) eyeshadow from the “brown eyes” range, and a blue (shade 650) eyeliner from the “dark eyes” range.  There was a blue eyeliner in the “brown eyes” range too but it was a bit too cobalt for me…. mine is a more subtle grey-blue.

Both the eyeliner and eyeshadow are metallic and a little shimmery (but not so shimmery that you can’t see the colour itself).

I find that L’Oréal eyeshadows are not usually very pigmented, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this Studio Secrets eyeshadow brushed on nice and dark… mmmm.  Applied over a primer (I’m loving e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer at the mo) and nude base colour, it blends really well, so you don’t end up with harsh lines.

The eyeliner lead is soft and creamy and glides on without pulling the skin.

As promised, the blue shades flatter my brown eyes and don’t look as harsh as I thought they would.  I usually struggle to create smokey eyes because sooty greys and blacks overpower my natural eye colour… and then I just look dull and tired.  And brown shades can look a bit dowdy on me.  But the blues work! Who’d have thought.

You can find the L’Oréal Studio Secrets range in larger Boots and Superdrug stores in its own separate display.

Here’s me wearing the eyeshadow and eyeliner:

Me wearing L'Oreal Studio Secrets eyeshadow and eyeliner

3 comments on “L’Oréal Studio Secrets “Eye Intensifier” Eyeshadow and Eyeliner: Review

  1. I had contemplated getting myself one of the dark eyeshadows from this range the other day. You’re right about the pigmentation – it’s not bad. I never did buy it in the end because I thought I didn’t really need yet another eyeshadow! Ha ha! I like this shade that you bought though. 🙂

  2. Hi Witoxicity! I always buy nice eyeshadows and then end up always going back to my boring browns anyway! I like that L’Oréal blue colour for evening occasions though.

  3. hi am visiting tour blog for the first time…u looking absolutely stunning in this photograph..plz give me a complete breakdown of your makeup..

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