I went for a little mooch around Superdrug today. My mission was to swatch and pick up at least one of the L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows but there were a few other things that I had a look at whilst I was there.
Firstly, I had a look at the Max Factor Miracle Touch Blusher in Soft Pink and Soft Murano. I'm very taken with Murano, it's a reddy pink but very natural looking. Soft pink is nice too but I didn't really appreciate the colour until after I stepped out into natural light. It's a lighter, bluer pink than Soft Murano and I think it would look very pretty on tanned skin. Sadly, the swatches on my hand are a little tricky to see. Hopefully you can pick them out, Soft Pink is at the top and Soft Murano at the bottom.
Marina from Makeup4All had mentioned the Max Factor Eye Creams were worth a look so I hunted them out on the stand. There were five colours from memory; a metallic ivory, a pink, a metallic silver, a pale green and a frosty brown. They come in lipgloss style packaging with a doe-foot applicator. I suppose it similar in style to the RBR cream eyeshadows. The colours that instantly appealed to me were the brown and ivory. The ivory is quite opaque but I imagine it would sheer out. I'm not 100% sure it would work for me but I'm tempted to get it to give it a try. The brown is lovely, it's a deep taupe almost and to my eye, it looks like a dupe for Chanel Ombre d'Eau in Splash.
Max Factor is on a 3 for 2 in Superdrug at the moment and I think I will go back and take advantage of this offer. I'm just not quite sure which combination of these items to go for yet!
In the centre of my hand are swatches of a couple of the Infallible Color eyeshadows. Top Centre is the colour #12 Endless Chocolate. Below that on the left is #05 Purple Obsession and on the right is #09 Permanent Khaki. I have to say I was disappointed with both Purple Obsession and Permanent Khaki as they were both so sheer. I wouldn't say these shades are really comparable to the Armani Eyes to Kill formula. Also, I had hoped that the Khaki would be darker in colour. Permanent Khaki is quite yellowy gold and not something I would go for, I prefer my khaki with a bit more dirt!
I had wanted to swatch #16 Coconut Shake but there wasn't a tester pot available. I was especially intrigued as this shade is labelled as a matte finish. I'd really like to see how this texture of eyeshadow looks as a matte finish. I was a little disappointed that there were no peach or champagne shades as I was hoping to crush a couple of my Armani lusts or at least see if I could pull those sorts of colours off.
From far left, moving clockwise: MF Pearl Beige, MF Coffee, #12 Endless Chocolate, MF Soft Pink, MF Soft Murano, #09 Permanent Khaki and #05 Purple Obsession.
What I did end up coming home with was the Infallible Color eyeshadows in Endless Chocolate and Burning Black. I'm really looking forward to having a play with them and seeing how the colours work for me. I suspect I will return for a few of the other things I swatched as they've been playing on my mind this afternoon. A sure fire way for me to know I really want something is to not buy it!
Which products are playing on your mind at the moment?