Sunday, 27 June 2010

L'Oreal Open Eyes Chrome Intensity Timeless Green

The L'Oreal Open Eyes Chrome Intensity Timeless Green is part of a collection of four vividly-hued palettes that L'Oreal released in Singapore in May. When I first saw it in Watsons, the smokey metallic green shade in it reminded me immediately of MAC's Humid eyeshadow.

I've already reviewed the Aquadisiac and Pink Mania palettes. You can also see swatches of the three quads in this earlier post as well. I still have Amber Magic (the quad that is exclusively available in department stores such as Robinsons and John Little) left to review.

I used an eyeshadow brush to apply the white shade over the browbone area down to the crease and the inner corners. Next, I used the fat end of the sponge applicator to apply the green shade from just above the upper lashline to the crease and along the outer half of the lower lashline. Using the thin end of the sponge applicator, I lined the upper lashline with the black shade and blended it with the green at the outer corners. Then I used the brush again to blend the white and green shades in the crease area in a windshield wiper motion for a more graduated effect. Then I dipped the brush into the white shade and smudged it along the lower lashline.

Like the other palettes in the Chrome Intensity collection, the more colourful shades in Timeless Green are fabulously pigmented and blend well with one another. If you are looking for a smokey green palette, then Timeless Green is a good (and very affordable!) option to check out.

Here are the products that I used for today's look: Dior Capture Totale High Definition Serum Foundation SPF15 020, Hard Candy Welcome Matte Mattifying Powder, Tarina Tarantino Parasol Blush, Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment, Lancome Virtuose Precious Cells mascara, RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer EX01, Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner and K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow 24h in 01 Natural Brown.

Some ladies may think that green eyeshadows are difficult to pull off, compared to the safer options of brown, beige and pink. But actually it's more a matter of playing around with different shades and application methods to find a look that suits you and that you are comfortable with. For example, I don't use yellow-toned green/chartreuse shades like MAC's Bitter and Sweet & Punch (from the recent To The Beach collection) although others love them.

I also usually use just three to four eyeshadows maximum for my daily looks. Some bloggers like to use eight or nine eyeshadows for a single look and while that's totally fine if you want to be more creative, you really don't need that many on a daily basis.

24 comments:

samstillreading said...

What a gorgeous green! Will have to look out for it over here.

. : * justine * : . said...

Iris, this is gorgeous!! I am lemming this quad now - you know I love greens! The jewel tone is absolutely amazing on you. I am really liking the K-palette eyebrow liner on you as well - will need to pick it up!

BuNnYLuBerz said...

omygosh i love how that looks! i want to try it, ty! i dont really use eyeshadow but it looks great

Anonymous said...

what a lovely look! the dark green looks great with your reddish brown hair color! :)

shopaholic shopper said...

Hi Iris! I love your look! really inspired me to go green too!

M. said...

You look really fab in those colours!!

Foxy Frangipani said...

I like this look :)
I've got shaky hands so I still fail at the eyeliner application hehe.

AhCapp said...

Hi Iris,

I like this look =) I am sure when you pair this look with a little black dress, it will be perfect for a night out with your hubby! ;)

I was in town yesterday. Tangs has a Shiseido Parlour Ginza (temporary) store just in front of its main entrance. They are selling their cheesecakes and a few more other food items.

http://www.shiseido.co.jp/parlour/html/limited.htm

Maya said...

Gorgeousness!

Anonymous said...

That looks absolutely gorgeous on you

Anonymous said...

Hi, would you mind to compare the Loreal Aquadisiac with Lunasol Nature Colour eyes...the newest one?

I would like to get the Lunasol one but I'm afraid it is quite costly.

Haru said...

hi,
The L'Oreal Aquadisiac palette is a great palette to have if you want a dramatic intense and colorful look. The Lunasol palette is more refined and elegant without any smoky shades. The Lunasol eyeshadows feel silkier and smoother when you touch them with your finger, whereas the L'Oreal eyeshadows feel a bit dry. It really depends which shade combination you prefer. The Lunasol palette is expensive but if it's a palette that you will use frequently, then it's well worth the money.

shopaholic said...

wow, this palette make your eyes really wide open & pretty! i like it very much.

leechie said...

v.pretty =)

AtelierGal said...

8-9 colors is abit too much, isn't it? I normally use 3-4 colors. You look nice with strong colors =)

pinkdolphi1 said...

You look really gorgeous! Love this look!

Eileen said...

Blackened greens look so gorgeous on you. The way you combine the colors and apply them really enhances your eyes.

galpal.hi said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

*Kat*

Anonymous said...

love love love this! Very sexy and mysterious! :)

Jacqueline said...

That is a very pretty look, love the pigmentation on this palette.

Nonno said...

Gorgeous!

shaynaJo said...

wow ur eyes definitely stand out with this green combo! U make me wanna get this palette too but im not sure if it's in Malaysia yet....
a great one~ =)

Renee said...

Iris - seeing how great the palette works for you and how I could you a green theme, I've bought Timeless Green to try but somehow could be that I didn't use enough of the green as it turned out smoky eyes alright but none of the vibrant green that i see on your eotd. Did you have to pile on or work in a lot of the green to get that effect ?

Haru said...

hi Renee,
Did you use a primer? I always use a primer before applying the eyeshadows, so that the eyeshadows show up better and last longer. But I have swatched the Timeless Green quad before without any primer and they still showed up quite vibrantly.

I applied the green eyeshadow over most of the eye socket area (i.e. from just above the upper lashline to the middle of the lid, following the crease). I used the black shade only along the upper lashline, so you see more of the green rather than the black shade. Also do use the included sponge applicator which helps to make the shades show up more intensely.