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A wonderful longtime reader sent me an email asking whether I had any suggestions for great quality drugstore taupe eyeshadows. Therefore, on my trip to Rite Aid I scoured the makeup aisle to see what I turned up. I came home with two L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Crayons and one Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single. I love crayon eyeshadow sticks and figured that I would try two since Rite-Aid was having a Buy One Get One Half-Off Sale, and the already affordable Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Singles were on sale for an additional 40% Off making them about .60 each!
L'Oreal describes their Infallible Eye Shadow Crayon, as an "ultra-intense smudge-proof eye crayon lasts from dawn until dusk and beyond, up to a full 24 hours. The smooth, creamy, long-wearing formula delivers easy-to-wear colour for any occasion. It’s now easy to create endless runway-inspired, colorful eye looks with just one product. Blend multiple colors together or use them individually for a monochromatic look."
They are creamy, ultra pigmented crayons that apply smoothly and evenly without skipping or pulling. This formula is long-wearing, gives you adequate time to blend out before setting, and can be used as a shadow or liner.
Impressive Brown is a rich and beautiful brown, but I selected it because it appeared to be a taupe brown in the closed tube. It wasn't until I got it home and swatches it that I saw that it wasn't so much a taupe brown, but more of a rich and beautiful brown. It has lovely multicolored shimmer that adds depth to the shadow.
Forever Taupe, on the other hand, is indeed a taupe. Any warmth in the underlying base shade is radically cooled down by the cool silvered shimmer. It is a definite stunner.
Nutty is a beautiful warm taupe with shimmer. It is surprisingly creamy, it glides across the skin effortlessly, and is long-wearing. When it does fade, it does so evenly.
According to Wet n Wild their Color Icon Eyeshadow Singles offer, "high-pigmentation and pearl-density" to create a "unique, satiny texture that lasts and lasts." They further assert that this range of eyeshadows is "a versatile collection of classic and trend shades can be easily worn alone or playfully combined for a variety of looks."
Top to Bottom: L'Oreal Impressive Brown, Forever Taupe and Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Nutty.
The shimmer in all three shadows is subtle enough to be daytime appropriate.
Left to Right: L'Oreal Impressive Brown (thin swatch and thick swatch) and Forever Taupe (thin swatch and thick swatch).
Varied lighting and soft-focus demonstrates the extent to which the Infallible Eye Shadow Crayons twinkle.
Below is the L'Oreal display in case you go looking for it!
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in Nutty Ingredients:
Infallible Eye Shadow Crayons $7.99 each
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Single .99 each
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