What color eyeshadow did you most often wear in high school? I rocked a pale, shimmery pink from Cover Girl called Pink Chiffon (they still make it!) in my early high school years, and a sheer iridescent violet loose powder shadow during my later years there. I have no idea who made the violet shadow, but I know I wore it for years - even during college. When I saw L'Oreal's With A Twist, an iridescent violet loose powder shadow, my heart leapt! It looks exactly like the mystery shadow from my early years of wearing makeup!
With A Twist and Strawberry Blonde are two of the four limited edition shadows from L'Oreal's Spring/Summer 2013 Miss Candy Collection (here's a great shot of the display thanks to Nouveau Cheap) in stores now.
The shadows promise 24 hours of wear and I can confirm that these lasted all day on me (12-13 hours) without any signs of vanishing or creasing. They may last 24 hours, but I'm not wearing eyeshadow to bed to test that claim out! :)
|L'Oreal Strawberry Blonde Infallible 24H Shadow|
|L'Oreal Strawberry Blonde Infallible 24H Shadow - Blended / Dry / Wet|
I'd recommend applying these dry; the color smoothes on wonderfully that way. When I applied these shadows wet, they tended to clump and scrump.
My Rating: B+ (Strawberry Blonde)
|L'Oreal With A Twist Infallible 24H Shadow|
|With A Twist Infallible 24H Shadow - Blended / Dry / Wet|
With A Twist is my favorite of the two! It's a lovely violet with iridescent blue microshimmer. It can be applied as sheer or as built-up as you'd like. I LOVE violet purple shades in general, and this one is just gorgeous! With A Twist is similar to the violet shimmer shade in the Tarina Tarantino Fantastical Jewel Palette, but it's more iridescent and has microshimmer. It's also similar to the violet shade in the NARS Marie-Galante duo, but it has a more pigmented base.
|L'Oreal With A Twist / Tarina Tarantino Violet Shimmer|
My Rating: A+ (With A Twist)
Where to Buy: Drugstores (I found the full collection at my local Walgreens)
Would you still wear the eyeshadow color you used to wear in high school? What did you love about it at the time?