Product Review: L’Oreal One Sweep Eyeshadow

L'oreal One Sweep eyeshadow

Ok – I am a BzzAgent for and they frequently send me products to try and ask that I share my unbiased opinions with you. They don’t tell me what to say.

A little while ago, they sent me the L’Oreal One Sweep Eyeshadow and Double Extend Mascara to try.  This review is only about the eyeshadow.  I have a kinda mixed review on this one.

The eyeshadow trio is really a neat concept.  Like many products on the market, they do have them designed to complement eye color.  My eyes are brown, so they sent me the set to the left.  I love the dark brown and the copper.  If you notice, all three colors are touching each other on the palette.  To apply it, you just sweep the applicator across the palette with the darkest color on the curved part.  Line up the curve with your eye and sweep across.  To blend it, just lightly sweep up!

In theory, this is a great idea.  I had to practice with it a bit to get the right amount of colors in the right place.  Additionally, I like control that a smaller applicator gives me.  I found that I had a difficult time getting enough of the darker color (that goes closest to the eye line) in the right place.  This application style also prohibits much creativity with cosmetic effects.  I don’t wear make-up frequently, but do enjoy it when I am going out.  I don’t generally wear the darkest color ONLY on the eye line.  I usually also wear it in the crease.  Without getting another applicator and placing it there (which totally defeats the purpose of the One Sweep), I was unable to do that.

This product isn’t a total wash though.  The colors are rich and long-lasting.  It was very quick and easy to apply.  If you wear make-up during your normal day and generally wear your darkest color on the bottom, a lighter color in the crease and the highlighter on the top, this product is great.  I will get a lighter version of it and use it to teach my daughter the basics of wearing make-up.  My overall thought?  It’s a great product for someone that doesn’t like to get too creative with their eye-makeup and doesn’t need the control of a smaller applicator.

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