16. 02. 2012

Do you ever get obsessed over a particular shade? Even if you have 385720 of it but every time you see something new (be it with clothes, bags, or makeup) you just continually gravitate to it? I do that, and I do it a lot. Right now I’m kind of obsessing over a shade for the eyes that I just find so incredibly versatile and yes, sexy.

L-R: Laura Mercier Black Karat, Sunday Riley Fool’s Gold, L’Oreal Infallible Bronze Divine, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Khaki Pulse, MAC Shadows in Sumptuous Olive, Flourishing and Femme Noir

Swatches L-R (Daylight): GA Khaki Pulse, L’Oreal Bronze Divine, Sunday Riley Fool’s Gold, Laura Mercier Black Karat, MAC Sumptuous Olive, MAC Flourishing, MAC Femme Noir

Swatches L-R (Flash) GA Khaki Pulse, L’Oreal Bronze Divine, Sunday Riley Fool’s Gold, Laura Mercier Black Karat, MAC Sumptuous Olive, MAC Flourishing, MAC Femme Noir

Sadly, MAC Flourishing and Femme Noir are discontinued. Both shades are amazingly pigmented and smooth with Flourishing being more of an army green and Femme Noir being a nice dark Olive. Sumptuous Olive is quite gold but you can see the definite green/olive tone to it. Black Karat is nicely pigmented (shown wet here) and has the right mix of olive and gold to be absolutely perfect. Fool’s Gold is lighter than Black Karat (also shown wet) and also cooler toned but similar in texture. Bronze Divine and Khaki Pulse are also similar in texture and shade but Bronze Divine has more green and less shimmery than it’s Giorgio Armani counterpart. However, if you are looking for something cheaper L’Oreal will definitely get you close. Unfortunately it isn’t available in the U.S. yet, but if you are overseas or in Canada you can get this shade pretty easily.

L-R: Sephora 12 Hour Jumbo liner in Kaki (yes, that is actually how Sephora spelled it), Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Shadow in Moss, Laura Mericer Liner in Black Gold, MAC Black Line Pearlglide, Tarte Amazonian Clay liner in Rich Green, Tarte Clay Shadow Stick in Moss*, Inglot Pearl 419

Swatches L-R (Daylight): Inglot Pearl 419, Tarte Cream Shadow in Moss, Sephora Kaki, Tarte Shadow Stick in Moss, MAC Black Line, Tarte Rich Green, Laura Mercier Black Gold

Swatches L-R (Flash): Inglot Pearl 419, Tarte Cream Shadow in Moss, Sephora Kaki, Tarte Shadow Stick in Moss, MAC Black Line, Tarte Rich Green, Laura Mercier Black Gold

Inglot P419 is actually a lot like Sumptuous Olive, perhaps a bit cooler toned, slightly less gold. Both the Tarte shadow stick and cream shadow in the pot are named Moss, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they are almost exactly the same color, the cream being a bit darker than the stick form. All three of the liners are different. Rich Green from Tarte is probably my most used. I got this in a set last summer and have used it more times than I would be able to remember. Black Line is gorgeously pigmented and dark enough to give great definition. I just posted about Black Gold the other day and it’s a great shade-shifting liner.

Only one olive polish I had that really stood out to me (actually, I only have 2, maybe 3 shades that would qualify). Butter London Wallis, in sunlight and shade. It’s gorgeous in that “so odd it’s beautiful” kind of way.

Do you fall for olive shades on your eyes and nails, or do you prefer them in dry martinis only? What’s the best olive you own?

Also, feel free to sound off on what type of color post you’d like to see next! :)

You have probably already heard about the wonders of these delectable eyeshadows from L’Oreal. I have also done a post about a few shades here. I was so completely smitten with these products and knew getting more shades would be in my future. I had seen a few posts around the internet of colors I didn’t recall seeing in any of the displays in stores. After a bit of research and lamenting on Twitter, I discovered that the shades I was seeing were not released here in the U.S. Say what?! How dare they! Luckily (here comes Arianne again) a beautiful Canadian vixen hunted down the ones I desired and sent them to me.

And so, I bring you L’Oreal Infallible part 2!

L-R, T-B: Golden Sage (I bought this here in the U.S.), Bronze Divine, Sahara Treasure, Emerald Lame, Black Onyx

Did I mention that every one of these shades is stunning? No? Well, see for yourself then.

L-R (Daylight): Emerald Lame, Black Onyx, Bronze Divine, Sahara Treasure, Golden Sage

L-R (Flash): Emerald Lame, Black Onyx, Bronze Divine, Sahara Treasure, Golden Sage

Bronze Divine is probably the most unique because of how it changes from bronzey-brown, to greenish-gold-bronze. Emerald Lame has such a great shimmer quality and is such a stunning shade of green. Black Onyx is like Chanel Mirifique in greyish-silver form. If you thought Mirifique was just a bit too stark, try Black Onyx instead. I have been leaning toward sage and light greens lately so Golden Sage fits the bill nicely. Sahara Treasure is a gem; not quite yellow gold, not quite white gold, not quite bronze…but a mixture of all three.

Picking a favorite here is not even a possibility. I have worn Sahara Treasure the most, but I have a hard time settling with which I like the best. Let’s just say they are all equally lovely and worthy of purchasing. A quick note about Bronze Divine- you may be wondering how it compares to Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #6…never fear! I have a comparison swatch all prepared for a post coming next week, so be on the look out for that. ;)

Wearing Bronze Divine on eyes (with a bit of Sahara Treasure)

I love the shine these give off! (by the way, that’s Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart blotted on my lips)

 

Are you convinced yet? Aren’t these shadows a true drugstore masterpiece?!  I hope they bring these shades to the U.S. because I know a lot of ladies who will LOVE this colors! :)