When I got it in the mail, I was pretty skeptical. I figured the eyeshadow was just another gimmick the makeup companies are putting out to get everyone to try their product. Let me tell you, I was really surprised! It really works and is really as easy as advertised. It was a little awkward applying it the first time (trying to figure out how to hold the applicator and which way to apply it), then I remembered the information that came along with my BzzKit and looked at the picture above and it clicked.
L'Oréal Paris® Double Extend™ Eye Illuminator
I'm still looking for that "perfect" mascara. The Double Extend Eye Illuminator didn't excite me as much as the eye shadow did. Don't get me wrong, the mascara is good, but doesn't excel above any others out there. When I applied the pearlescent topcoat to just the tips of my lashes, I couldn't see it and no one noticed it either. The second time, I applied it from root to tip for that "dramatic illuminating effect". I still didn't think it was all that dramatic, but all day long, I kept seeing sparkles in my peripheral vision. It was really annoying. I probably won't be using the topcoat much in the future, unless I have a special occasion that requires glitter eyes.
Earlier this week, when I was wearing both the One Sweep Eye Shadow and the Double Extend Eye Illuminator, Mackenzie commented on my eye makeup about how good it looked (WOW!! a compliment from my 17 year old daughter?? What did she want?). I forgot to tell her about it right then because I got distracted. Yesterday, she was in my bathroom when I was getting ready for church and I pulled the eye shadow and mascara out to put it on. I remembered what she said about it before and I showed it to her. She thought the eye shadow was pretty cool and was amazed that it was so easy to put on in just one sweep. She was like me, thinking it wouldn't really work. She LOVED the mascara and immediately put it on. It looked great on her. Maybe the glitter is better suited for a teen or young adult, not an old mom like me ;-)
This week at CVS, the ExtraCare Coupon Center is giving out $3 off any $10 cosmetic purchase. Combine that with the $2 off 1 L'Oreal Paris Eye Product from the 4/17/2011 Red Plum insert and you've got a great deal!