At $41, the Yves Saint Laurent Eyeshadow Duo in Oatmeal/Petroleum Blue from the spring 2009 collection isn’t exactly recessionista material.
But overlooking the price for a moment, take a gander at the color.
Here it is worn around my boring UPS brown peepers…
The color’s a matte slate blue. I love the way it exaggerates the edge between the eyelid and the whites of the eyes. Doesn’t it enhance the contrast between them?
Oatmeal, the second shade that comes with the duo, is a basic matte beige. While pretty, it didn’t give me makeup-gasms like Petroleum Blue, LOL!
Both products in the duo feel finely milled like Dior’s eyeshadows yet creamy like Shu Uemura’s.
And they have all-day staying power, too, even when applied along the waterline.
The problem is the $41 price, ouch.
It’s a lot to ask for a duo, even one with an exceptional color like Petroleum Blue. Maybe if Oatmeal had blown me away… Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Steal the look for less
I was thinking today about how to recreate this look for less when I stumbled on L’Oreal HiP Shadow Duo in Magnetic ($7).
Swatches from top to bottom: Oatmeal/Petroleum Blue, Magnetic
The pan comes with two shadows, a shimmery gray blue and a shimmery bluish black. The later applies a little darker and more dramatic than Petroleum Blue, but I think it brings a similar vibe (for 1/6 the price!).
Picture it paired with MAC Brule eyeshadow ($14.50), a more budget-friendly version of Oatmeal.
Canned heat in heels…
Hooray! After a long day of writing and school I’m off to dance class for an hour. To pump up my jam this afternoon I listened to Canned Heat by Jamiroquai. That song always gets me movin’.
What are you up to tonight? How has your week been?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,