L’Oreal OpenEyesPro Eyeshadow 08 Smokey Brown
You all know that these days I am going gaga over shadows; you name any shade and I kind of don’t leave home without an eyeshadow on my eyes. Not in handbag though as I don’t think I am keen on touching up my eyes outside. But yes since I have been buying so many of them I do utilize them and now the point is we need all sorts of colors in eyeshadow, essentially the brown and nude ones for the just there look or may be to define eyes but add no color to it.
The main reason I got this quad is to review it for ladies who don’t want color on their eyes, and have found blues and greens a little too much for them. So I thought I will pick up something that all you ladies who work and travel can wear without having to worry about color or too much eye makeup. I know most of us wear perhaps just a kajal and this is something you can add to it
Now here is the catch! I am not at all happy with this purchase. I’m sorry I intended to get something beige and I should have gotten the beige harmony one but you see the names aren’t mentioned and I did not do my home work and bought what looked best in the light of the counter. This did not sound very pigmented there as well but I was adamant that this was a nude brown and I shall make it work since you can never go wrong with these, but I was wrong. 🙁
The shadow I got is for 700 rupees and I have three others in loreal mainly openeyespro- please see my reviews on blue harmony and plum harmony and the rachida brackni star secrets one to know why I am crazy enough to pick up all of them and one more in azure blonde review which is a trio but nevertheless a good one from loreal. 🙂
I want to describe each shade in detail as I want to let you know how difficult I found them to work with. The top left shade is ofcourse a creamy glitter one, maybe to highlight the inner corner under on the browbone. If you want to layer it on under the shadow that is a good idea as well. The second shade which we get the maximum of is the most gorgeous shimmer brown I have seen and it feels very light, not thick and the shimmer is packed but when you smudge is gets smudged softly more like a highlighter. But the taupe shade Is to die for. For most of you, you can wear this taupe alone and use kajal and liner and done. No one would know you are wearing an eyeshadow
The third shade and the last one are so disappointing to tell; first of all these are so difficult to pick, and then these don’t feel pigmented enough rather strangely powdery In my quad atleast. The third shade is shimmer less matte beige which could have been so good as half eye lid color. The last one is a deep brown which is quite pigmented with some sheen but it is very very difficult to work with. When I placed it wrongly on my crease I had a very tough time blending it as it would just not blend. It would stain like dark circles and look terrible. So go easy on this one, place it on the outer v and crease and make sure you tap you brush off the excess color. The fall out and staining is terrible with this one and the blendability makes it worse. There is no fallout for the top two shades though.
The whole problem with this quad is that it can be stubborn to work with. The last twos shades are nothing great. The glitter one is not so day wear and the taupe one is pretty bu why would I spend 700 on a quad with a single color I like. The staying power is not impressive either since I do need base for these and they still feel light
I don’t recommend this quad at all. I will try and review the beige harmony one for you hoping that is better. This can be so difficult to work with and can end up looking like dark circles. The taupe is good and how it would look on our olive skin, you can see in the disastrous EOTD. Check out tons of other reviews on loreal shadows on imbb. 🙂
Lens: honey (reviwed)
Rating: 2.9 on 5
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42 thoughts on “L’Oreal OpenEyesPro Eyeshadow 08 Smokey Brown”
I guess this can be substituted any day by “chai latte”…….cheaper & so much better!!
han monika so true but when i woke up to it it was discontinues
avon has a mocha quad whihc is similar 🙂
They brought Chai Latte back. 🙂 I bought it yesterday, I was suspicious that it was old first but the lady said they restarted it! 😀
Aww I’m feeling happy now as instead of this I picked one from Deborah Milano 😛 😛 Bach gayeee 😎
hey Ta..same pinch!!!!!..I am glad i’ve one of those nameless,yet good eyeshadows 🙂 🙂 🙂
i meant the deborah milano 🙂
heheh TA and rama
i shud check it out then
but 700 for such non pigmented ones 🙁
Neha,when i looks at the first pic,i had an idea to pick,but aftr reading the revu fully, i wud tn dream abt it.. 😛
BTW hwz ur day ???
heheh rama dont pick it
il try n revu some other nuetrals from other brands
day is broing power cut and all u knw 😛
n u ?
rama my comment in moderation
oh this is such a dud, I would never buy this, but your EOTD is not disastrous. Dunno how u managed it look so good!
thnks ila i had to pack and pack and pack it on and still blah 🙁 no depth in the color
tknks tho 🙂
not buyable but ur EOTD looks soo good!
thnks oopsii but u skip it 🙁
bad eyeshadows..but your EOTD is super gorgeous Neha!!!!
ehhehe kims u r really kind
It is such a pity it doesnt work well, but the product looks quite attractive
han me too the tester was fine tho 🙄
Hey Neha, you have done very good on your eyes…. but too bad that the quad didnt work…
thnks ashu yeah i still think eotd is blah! 😛
such a bummer….but it looks good on your eyes neha..!!!
yeah c na ritu no pigment on my hand 🙁
Really nice! Your eyes look hot 😉
I dont want to buy loreal as they always test on animals 🙁
omg harman im off that territory now
plz dont drag me 🙁
I have the beige one from this range but dont use it often as find it shimmery for day wear
i want 😛
Surprised …. Loreal product didn’t workout 🙁
yeah 🙁 700 rupees and not so good
ohhhh thats so disappointing for the price….i think emilynoel83 on youtube had reviewed this!! bt ur EOTD…. fabulous…. 🙂
yeah like u can see how “non pigmented the swatches r u c
The swatches shows how non -pigmented the colors are.. but u r smart enough to use those to bring out an awesome eye makeup.. 🙂 🙂
aww laxmi thnks but it was yeah see how non pigmented
waaa the tester was better
now i think she gave me an old one :|||||||||
but neha your eye looks awsome!!!! :-/ you dont you like the quad then?
hehe arey no see na how no color no pigmentation nothing
i have to pack it on
and i wont want anyone to spend 700 on this
thnks for liking tho 🙂
sorry i meant why 😛
yeah well they look horrible on your hand 😛 but the end effect on your eyes look filmstarry! 😀
and definitely i wont buy this! loreal has way better ones to offer 🙂 and maybelline too
yeah true 🙂 n thnks re thnks a lot
neha it’s your eye makeup that stels the show everytime. Crappy eyeshadow or a fantastic one, you make it work babes. Loveeedddddd!!!
yeee :happydance: the comment makes it worht buying for 🙂 😛
loved them on ur eyes 🙂 fantastic 🙂
thnks bee 🙂
ooo..not that pigmented na..but lovee ur eyes !!