October 23, 2009

JennySue Makeup Product Review :: L'Oreal Paris HiP Cream Eyeliner

I hardly ever go out without eyeliner. It's one product (of many!) that immediately makes my lash line and my eye shape look a little bit larger and more exaggerated. I am also a big fan of the look of liquid liner, so when I had a couple girlfriends recently ask me what I thought about L'Oreal's HiP Cream Eyeliner ($11), of course I had to go out and get myself one to see what the fuss was about!

The "cat eye" look is worn on my eyes at least 3 days a week. So I tried a subtle cat eye with my new product. And wow did this stuff deliver!

Here is what I loved about this product:

  • The pigments are very rich once they hit your eyelid. I had the brown (shown in my photo) and it was really pretty and not boring brown.

  • The staying power is shockingly good for a cream liner. I put it on around 2pm and it stuck until around until 9:30pm.

  • You only need a little to last a long time. I made the mistake of dipping it too far into the pot the first time and it was WAY too much to control. So a little goes a long way!

  • The consistency is super soft and smooth, which makes it easy to go on and the look of the line is very exact.

My ONLY concern was the slanted applicator it came with that you are to apply the product with. It's sorta sharp and hard feeling which I suppose is necessary in order to get a thin straight line, but it was kind of uncomfortable at first. I ended up just using short light strokes to draw my line so that it didn't feel so sharp.

This product does take some practice, so don't give up on it after one use - just like liquid liner. It delivers a pretty line and is still easier to control than liquid liner if you want that look. And it's a great alternative to the pricier pot liners like Bobbi Brown's Gel Liner ($21) that gets so many awards!

Have a beautiful makeup-filled weekend!!


Faye said...

Wow this looks so nice on you,I really want some but dont think that it is out over here in England yet! I really hope they are planning on releasing it here!

Selina said...

Oooh, I might have to check these out. Your application is flawless - I spend more time poking myself in the eye than I actually do applying the eyeliner, no matter what form it comes in!

JennySue said...

Faye, I hope that L'Oreal releases it over there for you too- it's a really nice product. But if you find something similar across the pond, let us U.S. girls know!

JennySue said...

Thanks Selina- the "flawless" application took a bit of practice but glad it paid off!

Amy said...

That looks beautiful on you! I think I'll have to try it. PS - you are so lucky not to have any fine lines and crows feet around your eyes - you look young and well rested!

Katie said...

That eyeshadow looks great! The subtle shimmer looks awesome.

JennySue said...

I should have listed what the eyeshadow was too- it's Stila's "Golightly" in the crease and a L'Oreal Shadow in "Morning Light" all over the eye bed.

Lauren said...

Blagh. I hate the HIP liner. It is soooo dry. Wet n Wild or Coastal Scents' gel liners are way better, and cheaper.

JennySue said...

Thanks Lauren for the Wet n Wild cream liner recommendation- will have to check it out since their products are nice and cheap! Too bad to hear you must have gotten a bad (dry) batch of HiP liner because mine was wonderfully creamy but just dry enough to stick and stay on my lids!
I'd take yours back and ask for a new one from wherever you bought it from because I found it to be a good performing product.

LaneyGB said...

Cream liners are my new fav! I will definitely have to try this one out!

witoxicity said...

I wish I could apply my eyeliner as beautifully as that, but as you correctly said - it takes practice. :) We also don't have Loreal HIP here in the Netherlands.....such a pity.

Love your blog, btw! :D Have a pleasant day!

Lauren said...

It may have been a bad batch, but I threw it out. lol I have a hard time spending $10-11 on a HIP liner when MAC Fluidline is $15. Coastal Scents (my new favorite) is only $6.95 and comes in tons of colors.