L’Oreal Paris HIP Cream Shadow Paint


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First of all, thanks to Rati for her Lazy Tut which suddenly reminded me of these cream shadow paints from L’Oreal Paris HIP range which i got as gift but not put into much of use for long time. I think the entire HIP range is amazing with some lovely products like these cream shadows, eyeliners, highlighters and many more. As the name (HIP = High Intensity Pigments) suggests these are extremely intense, highly pigmented cream shadows which comes in 6 metallic shades; Witty, Secretive, Commanding, Nervy, Steely and Lofty.

l'oreal paris hip cream shadow paint

I would be reviewing the shade 817 Nervy (a taupe) which is my favorite among the lot.

Description: L’Oreal Paris claims that the HIP Cream Shadow Paints provide creamy and luminous color and stunning and intense shadow. It comes in a custom compact with an application well with a professional small brush.

Price: Approximately $12 for 0.25 OZ/7.2 G.

The product comes packed in a cute little case, inside which you can find a small metal tube containing the e/s, and a small brush. Though the brush is not that bad I prefer using my fingers for blending since it is easier that way. You can really use these cream shadows alone because once they set, they do not move/crease/smudge. Like I need to take them out with an oil-based cleanser. They also work great as an eye shadow base, similar to your MAC paint pots, especially for those of you who see your eye makeup disappear through out the day. I have tried both ways and completely satisfied with the outcome!! I wore this cream eye shadow paint for more than 9 hours in one day and not at all did the cream eye shadow fade or crease at all. In fact these don’t even really look like cream eye shadows, they look more like powder eye shadows once dry. I liked the fact that just a dot size of the product is required for each eye for a smooth and even finish and you can even layer upon for a more intense look.


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l'oreal paris hip cream shadow paint

Yes, I am quite impressed with these; they are, without exception, perfectly pigmented, slightly metallic/shimmery but in no way OTT, and exceptionally blendable while still staying put. You have to be really quick with whatever you wish to do with them on and around the lid area before they start to set, and once they’ve set, they won’t go anywhere without eye makeup remover.

Just a single swipe of the e/s on my hand looks like this:

loreal paris hip cream shadow swatch

Here it is when swatches twice on hand:

l'oreal paris hip cream shadow paint swatch

On my eyes it looks somewhat like this, though I felt the camera could not pick up the exact shade:

l'oreal paris hip cream shadow paint swatch

You can see the swatches of all six shades HERE

What I like the most in L’Oreal HIP Paris Cream Shadow Paint

• Great pigmentation and a little go a long way with this product.
• Though the shades are metallic, these are perfect even for daily/office use if blended properly.
• The staying power is amazing! Once it dries, it will not budge/crease at all.
• Ultra smooth, creamy texture which makes it super easy to blend; only thing you have to be quick before it sets.
• No need to use a primer beneath this eye shadow.
• This is a 2-in-1 product – can be used alone or as an excellent base for your powder eye shadows for a vibrant look.
• Convenient packaging with a small brush and an application well where you can mix the shadows.

What I didn’t like about L’Oreal Paris HIP Cream Shadow Paint

• Each individual shade retails @ around $12 which is pricey for the quantity it offers. But i think these could be grabbed at amazing discounts at some drugstores abroad.
• Not yet available in India.
• Packed in a metal tube which after few times of use gets kind of wrinkled and becomes difficult to squeeze out the product. . Also it leads to wastage since sometimes on squeezing more quantity of the product comes out than what is required. I would’ve preferred these in pots!

If ever you can lay your hands on these shadow paints do grab them without fail, its worth all the hype, and I recommend this to those of you who are lazy for touch-ups in between or to use a primer beneath your powder e/s- this will undoubtedly be your best friend!!

My Rating would be 4 out of 5.

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101 thoughts on “L’Oreal Paris HIP Cream Shadow Paint

  1. This look so good! Amongst the 6 swatches I like the one you’ve reviewed best..its the kindof shade you can wear everyday without looking OTT. Why aren’t these available in India yet!! :headbang:

    1. When you find…get some extra of these for me :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      Shyna – I am so :green: :green: This looks so good…in fact, I hate you..and :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

        1. me got phoren frend,,, she has sent me loads of nyx and Elf stuff….yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo…………!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. haan me back… it was a good day naina.. really!! I was a little bored and a little uncomfortable with the change but overall I think it was quite a productive day. And I think I’ll write an article on makeup for office goers after a week. The faces eyeliner was fantastic. Lasted all day on my eyes without smudging or fading. I had set it with an eyeshadow but I think it was quite impressive by the end of the day. I think I’ll pick more colours. :))

      How was your day?

            1. I am not liking their blush, Nids. :(( But liking the eye pencil a lot.. I set my eyeliners with eye shadows always but still pencils do play a part. This one worked for me. :)) I think priya and Rentu mentioned that the pencil didn’t last too long on their eyes so I suggest that you pick one first and if it works for you then buy the rest. 🙂

            1. come… We’d have fun.. I’ll steal all your accessories .. You see having a friend with good accessories and also sharing your love for makeup is rare to find. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

      1. i had a good day too , did a lot of hisaaab kitaab at office, spotted a few imp errors so me happy happy today :toothygrin:
        and tired too :sweat: , so no jagran :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

        1. i sent a lot of cribby mails to radhika today.. like i want tv in office and I was hungry but no one around me looked hungry so I was making plans on how should I tell sanjeev that i was hungry, 😐 😐 😐 😐

          1. Dont talk about food after around 6 in the evening..yesterday had salad for dinner..was so horrible..me skipped dinner today…:| 😐 Me work fast and sleep before hunger starts 😐 I want a burger..feel like Garfield..will dream of talking burgers now 😐

            1. you dieting… make soups with lots of veggies na.. I toh do that. It’s filling and light. You can put corns, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes etc.. Dont skip food, it would take away the glow from your face..

              1. radssss i agree with rati, make nice veggie soup n put some sweet corn and garlic in it , everything tastes so much better with corn n garlic :eat:

                  1. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: u made Mulakushyam that day na…so quick quick…make and eat….how can u survive on salads and soups 😐 😐 😐 😐 ….am tired and beyond repair ….but will go home and hog !!!

                    1. Me dieting :(( And salad for dinner tasted so horrible me no want..me want yummy healthy khaana….tomorrow will get cucumbers and carrots and make raitha..me love that for dinner..but for today nothing is there 😐 Me tho absolutely do not want that salad..is horrids dressing..me no like the dressing…grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…. :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: DIDN’T I TELL NO FOOD TALK..NOW AM STARVING….. :spank: :spank: :spank: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

                    2. Rads why do dieting ,just eat what ever you want but eat only till you feel your stomach is full ,dont eat coz you have to finish up everything on your plate .I do the same :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                      One of cousin did dieting badly and she got Hepatitis A ..dont diet Rads,we from khaate peete ghar ke na 😉 😉 😉 😉

                    3. Haan rati….working latenights for the past 2 weekss…and it will continue for next 2 – 3 wks….then maajaaaaaaa….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
                      rads i just ate mango rice……. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

                    1. Me go have soup now..no veggie work now..me drink up the soup just like that..thankoo everyone for getting me hungry…grrrrrrrrrrrrr…monkeys…tomorrow me eat dinner fast fast by 7 hmmmmmmmmmph

                    2. Soup enough..besides me ate the egg thing for lunch..and bread in morning..so only oats remaining…err..no thankoo..I can have oats for morning…but nice idea naa…I can have oats for dinner when I have dinner by 7…later in the night cant eat…u all nice nice girls..thankoooo …me wnat to go thin and wear itsy bitsy clothes :yahoo:

                    3. Ritika..no no..me no diet like that ‘diet’..me just trying to cut down on rubbish..but starting with salads and healthier options for dinner..but today forgot to get veggies for dinner 😀 😀 😀

                    4. hihihihihi you drink soup only… 😛 😛 oats toh you can cook as poha also na and have them for dinner.. like they taste yum that ways… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    5. Teach some healthy ways to me too then Rads, I eat so much bahar ka every other day :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

                      The guys at CCD and Mc Donalds know my order so well 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

                    6. Same here.. like I have cut down a lot on rice.. not dieting bt trying to avoid atara :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: I love eating junk and all atar patar food.. :wilt: :wilt:

                    7. Atar Patar reminds me ..have you guys ever heard of ‘Benjo’ ??? :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

                      Its such a funny word,i heard it for the first time in indore only,its like vadapao,but instead of potato it has omellette in it and ts super yummm with butter and chees :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    8. benjo sounds like bhenji :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

                    9. When you shout that word loudly,its like you said that gandi waali gaali :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

          2. I was just about to say you would be able to sleep real nicely today :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

            You will fit in the routine in a few days only O:) O:) O:) O:)

            1. I have no doubts about it :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

              :star: :star: :star: :star: GIRL POWER :star: :star: :star: :star:

              :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

              1. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: You saw my best friend’s wedding? I couldn’t watch.. I just watched it for half an hour or something.

              2. Yeah I watched ..I never liked its ending though,makes me :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

                Julia Roberts should have got married na ,not that charlize theron :idk: :idk: :idk: :idk:

                1. pata hai ritka, the movie is sort of jinxed for me.. I have never ever been able to see it completely… and now I know that Julia robers didn’t even get married to the guy :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

                  1. OMG..i am sooo sorry Rati :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:
                    But its so sad no,I felt so bad for Julia in the end,she deserved the guy,not that stupid blonde :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

                    Remember the hindi version of it ‘Mere Yaar ke shaadi hai’ which had uday chopra in it ? :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                    1. Yeah total copy ,just uday chopra = julia roberts :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                      But in the hindi version uday chopra got the girl, may be coz the producers knew we indians dont like such sad endings :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

                    2. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: had soup :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: tummy full :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Rads happppppppppppppppppppyyyyyyy :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Rads sleeeeeeeeeeeeep happppyyyyyy :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Good night :-* Me eat Benjo tomorrow…me like..but me tell posh posh “benyo”… Benjo really does seem like bad gaali …Ritika..you too funny :toothygrin:

                    3. Castor, which is better- having a hearty meal and be done with it in 15 minutes or having a chickenfeed and then cribbing about hunger all evening? :whistle:

                    4. penne arabiata :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: 😯
                      :curse: :starving: :starving: 😯 :pain:

                      Mr.Donkey – :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

                    5. no , i am not mad !! me run , swim, do so much .. not to hog at midnight..
                      donkeyji, bata rahe hain, pitt jaoge :beatup:

                    6. Nainaaa…fir theek hai. waise bhi that steaming hot Penne Arabiata with lots of tomatoes, sauce and soft yummy pasta is not your cup of tea anyway..

                  2. I ordered pizza yesterday and got it free coz it was late
                    Eating free pizza is the best feeling in the world :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    1. ..steaming hot Penne Arabiata with lots of tomatoes, sauce and soft yummy pasta… :stop: :stop: :stop:
                      :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :struggle:

                    2. btw, radsss…. ‘benyo’ also sounds like very gandi gaali , said in tushar kapoor golmaal style :toothygrin:

                    3. Sanjeev ,it was very fresh cheese burst :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

                      Naina no ‘benyo’ ..benjo is benjo only :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

  2. OMG… all the shades r to die for :woot: :woot: :woot: .. expensive though 😐 … i crib for gud cream shadows coz v never get such gud products here..WHEN :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:
    Luvly review Shyna.. :yes: :yes:

  3. Shyna the eye makeup is beautiful and you know just this much makeup on eyes makes such a difference . :))

    The shades are to die for, absolutely stunning! I wish we’d get these here. :((

    1. Rati, am so lazy when it comes to eye shadow blending n stuff…usually i skip that part and be satsified with eyeliner, kajal n mascara!But these are cool, no blending nothing..super creamy

  4. i want thiss……. 😐 😐 😐 😐 shyna its looking really nice 🙂
    ratiii u joined office…… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. haan priya.. today I joined … it was nice …. okay I cribbed a little :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: but i think I should be fine within a few days :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  5. hi shyna seeing this for the first time. good one .
    am happy to find that u are from kochi. me too kochite. :yahoo: but settled in TVM ..

    1. I’ve mentioned Rentu, the camera has not picked up the shade properly, it is not as shimmery as you see in snaps..n on my eyes i have kinda layered it on so that it is visible in the pic..it is much more subtle in reality!

    1. Mrun, long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and that s exactly what my cousin said, these are better than MAC paint pots she was saying..cant comment since i have not used MAC 😐

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