L'Oreal Brilliant Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow

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    (4)

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  • $11.99 Retail

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Pros

  • Crease proof
  • Flake proof
  • Easy to apply
  • Long wearing

Cons

  • Not buildable, can look patchy
  • Minimal fallout
  • Dries fast

Overview

I wish this product was buildable for more intensity. However, even with just one swipe, L’Oréal Brilliant Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow provides a stunning shimmer that will last all day without creasing or transferring.

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L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eyeshadow: Beautiful shadows that are easy to apply.

While I love a good pressed powder eyeshadow palette, liquid eyeshadows are perfect for quick makeup looks. This is because liquid eyeshadows can be easy and fast to apply, which is great for everyday makeup looks. When I tested Glamour’s 2020 award winning drugstore products, L’Oréal Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eyeshadow was in the lineup of best loved products. That had me excited to try it out. Below, you’ll find my honest review of this product.

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L’Oréal claims that Brilliant Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow is long lasting, for 16 hours of wear. Their 12 shades of high impact shimmer are supposed to be crease, flake, and transfer proof. They should feel lightweight and non greasy. This liquid eyeshadow is said to be buildable, for a more intense look. 

I tested out shades Rose Gem and Crystal Shine. Both are pink, shimmer eyeshadow shades. Without applying an eye primer, I applied Rose Gem all over my eyelid using the doe foot applicator and blended it in with my fingers. I completed my eye look by highlighting my inner corner with Crystal Shine. 

Instantly, the color of these shadows on the lid was stunning. The formula was thicker and creamier than I expected, which I thought was a good thing. I also liked their lightweight, non oily feeling. My only complaint is with this product’s buildability. When I tried to apply more layers, the formula was difficult to build up. I had to work very gently to layer the color, since the product picks up the layer underneath easily and can look patchy. Ultimately, I don’t agree with L’Oréal’s claim that you can build intensity with this product. However, once applied, there was no creasing or flaking, even without eye primer which was a win! While building pigment was difficult, once applied, L’Oréal Liquid Eyeshadow looks gorgeous. 

How It Compares: L’Oréal Brilliant Eyes is the best liquid eyeshadow at the drugstore.

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L'Oreal Brilliant Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow

:L’Oreal Brilliant Eyes liquid Eyeshadow

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Milabu Beauty Method: Create a shimmer eyeshadow look with L’Oréal Brilliant Eyes.


Although I love this product, the first application was a little difficult. To save you from any trouble, I’ve outlined four steps to using this liquid eyeshadow for the best results. Let’s dive in!

  1. Use the provided doe foot applicator to apply the product all over your lid. 
  2. Lightly blend with your fingertip or a brush. I used my fingertip to smooth the product onto my eyelid and a small eyeshadow brush to blend into my crease. Note: Use a fluffy brush to blend and a denser brush to apply more product.
  3. If you choose to layer for more intensity, apply again with the doe foot applicator and tap the product in with your fingertip. Because it’s easy to pick up the product underneath, work very gently!
  4. After applying the rest of your makeup, highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a lighter shade. To be extra precise, you can use a tiny shadow brush. Just tap the brush onto the product’s doe foot applicator and apply.

There you have it! Four easy steps to transforming your eyelids into a shimmering splendor. But feel free to get creative! Apply with other shadows for stunning, unique eye looks. 

Tip: Even without an eyeshadow primer, these shadows lasted all day. But if you have oily eyelids or struggle with creasing, you may want to start with an eye primer. I recommend the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24).

Advertised Product Highlights

L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup

SHADE: Rose Gem, Crystal Shine

FORMULATION: Liquid

FINISH: Shimmer

LONGEVITY: Up to 16 hour wear

BENEFITS: Crease resistant, flake proof, and transfer proof; Non greasy; Easy application with doe foot applicator

OTHER: Never tested on animals

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: No claims

Edited by Darby

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