March 1, 2011

L'Oreal Magic Amber Open Eyes Chrome Intesity

I've been looking for the perfect gold eyeshadow for over a year now.  It started when I saw a Gossip Girl episode with Blair sporting gold eyeshadow and I thought it looked really pretty.  It was just the right amount of gold, not over the top.  And that's exactly what I wanted - something that gave off a beautiful shimmer without making my eyes look like a pair of disco balls.  

So I was walking around the mall late last year in search of the perfect gold eyeshadow.  I saw a few that were either too glittery or too yellow or too much on the bronze side.  When I walked into Watson's I found the L'Oreal Open Eyes Chrome Intensity in Magic Amber.
Although none of the colors fit the perfect gold profile, I liked them on  their own.  My favorites are Deep Brown and Addictive Yellow.  A few more shades lighter and Addictive Yellow would have been spot on.  It felt creamy when applied to the eyelids and not rough - that's a plus in my book.  The color payoff isn't fantastic but it's buildable, so it's not so bad.  What I did not like was there was a lot of fall out when I used my brush to pick up the product. 

The colors are pretty similar to Shu Uemura's Sunset Gold Palette - a great way to get the look without breaking the bank ;)

The back of the palette suggests how to use all colors

Check out the swatches below. From left to right:  Open Highlighter, Magic Amber, Addictive Yellow & Open Deep Brown.

Without primer, no flash
Without primer, no flash

With primer, no flash
With primer, no flash

My very first EOTD.  I feel so conscious about posting this.  Hahaha!

Used all the colors from this palette,
MAC Brow Set in Beguile &
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
No mascara.


  1. Pretty! FOTD next time? ;)

  2. LOL I have to gather my guts for that one!

  3. yey for finally starting to post your pictures :) kooks, you are pretty so don't be self-conscious. we've tweeted about this before, remember?

  4. thanks chie! yeah i remember ;) we need to do a joint EOTD some time.


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