Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Askmewhats Reviews: L'oreal Hip Cream Shadow in Secretive

I bought my first and only L'oreal HIP Cream Shadow a couple of months ago and what made me decided to choose this color? Thanks to Nessa for the swatches and I am looking into a natural "skin" color and Secretive is the winner!

I've used more than 1/4 of this product, so I guess it's time for it's own space in this blog :D

** as seen on photo, the L'oreal Hip Cream Shadow,
the free Brush and a small space to put the product

L'oreal Hip Cream Shadow says ---

Custom application well. HiP High Intensity Pigments Cream Shadow Paints can be used for all over luminous crease-resistant shadow or as a wear-extending, color enhancing base.


Isododecane, Talc, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Lauroyl Lysine, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Paraffin, Propylene Carbonate, Propylparaben, Oryza Sativa Starch/Rice Starch, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 75470/Carmine.

Askmewhats Says ---

  • creamy thus easy to blend with brush or fingers
  • dries up quickly after application
  • eye make up stays crease-free
  • packaging is great, the case can be used as a dish but I prefer to use my own hands ;)
  • nice staying power, lasts all day
  • useless brush that comes with the product
  • if you are not into "frosty" finish, Secretive is known to be the dupe of MAC Bare Canvas but on the shimmery side
  • if you have super dry lids, this will make it even drier
  • not available locally

I personally love the L'oreal HIP Cream Shadow for crease-less make-up. If this is available locally, I am sure this product will be a big hit for people who have a hard time looking for primers locally. L'oreal Philippines, if you are reading this, we want HIP line here! :D

  • apply a thin layer of Cream Shadow, you can pack on if needed, never use too much at first application
  • use a brush or finger to spread the product quickly as this dries up pretty fast
  • for dry lids : Moisturize your eye area first before using this product
Will I repurchase?

Not the same color, as one tube lasts a long time

Where did I repurchase and how much?

A friend bought it for me at ULTA for $11.49 that time, and now, I checked ULTA and they're on Buy One Get 2nd one for 50% off! :( :( :(

Dear Philippine Readers:

I do apologize as we don't have this product available locally, but it does help if you have relatives who's coming home and asks you what you like for Christmas <--- Great timing! Well, that's it for the day! :D

I extend my condolences to my dear friend Shen
and her family
be strong....


  1. I've been looking for L'Oreal HiP line as well. As as far as I know, they're not available both in Indonesia and Germany :(

    Thanks for the review, Nikki :) Ohhh I gotta get that Secretive Cream Shadow! :D

  2. ive been holding off on buying any HIP stuff...until they drop in price just a bit more over here.
    its a little crazy at times...
    though i dont think we have this product yet. i just recently found the pots in my local drug im guessing this one will follow through eventually.
    interesting to find out that they are so dry though...wonder if it would help dry me out? :)

  3. i have that too but dont really know how to use it.. ijust use it as al over the base.. wut do u use it for?

  4. hmm this seems so funky, have not seen it here myself too

  5. i wish they sold this line here too
    i see a few gel liners from them already so i hope the rest arrives ^^

  6. ACK!!! No HiP!!!! I just did a video on my HiP collection:) I love my cream shadow paints, I'm going to start using them more often. I have them all but what I use for a "skin tone" base in the brown cream eyeliner from HiP.

  7. Great review! I'm waiting for my cousin to go to the US so that she can mail some back to me :D

  8. i'm waiting for a bogo free sale on these since they're a little pricey for me...

  9. You're so lucky to be able to try them on, even though they're not available in your country! :)

  10. i love HIP! haha i have so many of their eye shadows haha i haven't tried the actual paint though
    but i've tried their cream liners too :D great products & this is a great review! i may have to look into it, but i want something more matte w/out the sheen

  11. i love this product, but I don't get to use it often! yes, they should make that in PI!

  12. Thanks for the review! HiP paints really are great--I need to stop neglecting my tube! XD

  13. Ai!!! I know!!! When HIP line came out, I've been lemming for it so bad!!! I'm glad I was able to try on Secretive!

    Rasilla, imagine the texture of paintpot, but it goes on creamier, and I would say there are days it dries up my lids a bit on some areas, so I strongly suggest to put eye cream first :)

    Jesmakeup, I use it like a primer on some days, just apply this with concealer brush then blend with fingers and top with eyeshadow :)

  14. Prettybeautiful, never seen them locally too! So I'm not sure if we'll ever seen them arrive our shores!

    Yumeko..ohhh the gel liners! My friend bought it from the US and I've tried this on her, it works really well!!!

    THSG, yes, too bad we don't have it here!

    Connie, yes!!! If someone goes to the US, you can ask her to buy it as it's quite small, won't mess up their luggage!

  15. Lily, I have a feeling BOGO sale will be there SOON! As most L'oreal HIP stuffs goes on sale!

    Devi, the power of friends who are helpful! hehehe

    YumYumSuShi, ohhh matte without the sheen? NOT this one! But I have tried 2 of their shadow duos and they are pigmented!

    Ladystarr, I know, I sometimes forget about it too! LOL

  16. Starry x 2 night, we are all guilty of neglecting it at times, we definitely should start using it and stop shopping...BLEH! hahahaha

  17. sounds just like my mac paint in bare canvas which i love!

  18. oh.. it's still not available here in SG. sad. :-(

  19. RenRen :) I know how much you love your Bare Canvas, funny how I love neutrals and I don't own a Bare Canvas, that's in my Christmas list for sure!

  20. I saw this when I was in the US. Was quite tempted to get, but got the duo shadows instead. I wouldn't mind giving this one a go ;)


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