The new L’Oreal Chrome Intensity quads are pretty! There are 4 colour families but my favourite of the lot is Aquadisiac. That’s not to say I’ve tried them all – I based it on pictures and the testers at the counter :)
Anyway, here’s the L’Oreal Chrome Intensity Aquadisiac palette which is a bluesy sort of palette. The eyeshadow feels a little hard to the touch. This is coming from someone who uses fingers to apply eyeshadow so touch is important to me.
Many have noted that the colours are beautiful, and pigmented. Personally, I did not think it so. I mean, yes they are beautiful and pigmented depending on what you use to apply them.
If you use the sponge tip applicator provided you will get nice strong colour. If you use your fingers, you can swipe hard to get the intensity you want. If you use a brush, you wouldn’t get the same sort of intensity, so you might then get disappointed. Even if you use a dense brush, the colour pick up isn’t very good and it can get dusty. So, I’d suggest that you apply these with the sponge applicators or fingers for more colour intensity.
I’m happy with the texture as is to be honest. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but I’m happy with it because it makes the palette very wearable. That bright turquoise looks too bright, but in fact, once you blend it in with the navy blue or black, it becomes wearable. You can also sheer it out so its not so intense on your eyes. I wore 2 looks with this palette, which I’ll show you below :)
Look 1 uses all 4 colours in the Aquadisiac palette. Its a dark smokey sort of look that’s great for night, or in the day if you are daring and can get away with it :P
The lighting is all off in the top picture of the closed lid – the lower picture is more like what it looks in real life (but its more intense in real life) and the full face picture shows you that its not quite scary party only eyes.
- Apply shimmery black close to lash line
- Apply Navy Blue on outer lower part of the lid
- Apply Turquoise on middle lid
- Apply White on inner lid and on outer lid to highlight
Look 2 uses just 3 colours and is much fresher, because I opted to not use the black at all.
- Apply Navy Blue to lashline and smudge upwards
- Apply Turquoise all over lid
- Apply White on inner corners and over the top of the lid to highlight
Could I make the colours more intense? Yes. But I like showing you work friendly looks because that’s where I wear all my makeup to and this is to tell you that you don’t have to shy away from colour at the office :P I’ve also done just navy blue and white which is crazy pretty and subtle and really sultry :P
As Aquadisiac is a bright eyeshadow palette with intense colours, its best to leave the emphasis on the eyes and tone down the rest of the face. I had Benefit Sugarbomb on in Look 1 and Scott Barnes Chic blush palette in Look 2 with Revlon Colourburst Blush lipstick on the lips in both.
I’ve used this palette for a myriad of eye colours because the colours blend well and complement each other very well, and I can make it as intense or as sheer as I like. I also like how the dark colours are really dark so they make very useful eyeliners too!
The other palette I might consider getting is the green one. Blue? Green? Just say yes please! :P
Have you tested these palettes at the counter? Interested to? :) And you know what? I can’t get that Mika song “Blue Eyes” out of my head :P
L’Oreal Chrome Intensity eyeshadow quads come in 4 shades and retail at RM45.90 at all L’Oreal counters.