Justine and Vicky I'm looking at you), and I love every single one of them.
I get the feeling that these are L'Oreal's answer to the Chanel Illusion d'ombre and Armani Eyes to Kill but I wouldn't call these "cream shadows" because they are definitely powder and there is no "bounce". Imagine a soft pressed pigment and you're close, but unlike pigments, these shadows don't kick up any dust when used.
Of my 4, only Time Resist White applied crumbly, the rest are buttery smooth and all 4 impart a gorgeous metallic/pearl finish.
I prefer to apply these with my fingers like I do with my Chanel Ombre Perlees as I find brushes tend not to pick up these eyeshadows too well. Time Resist White has the finickiest application and requires being patted on carefully but all the rest are easily swiped on and blended.
Purple Obsession, Permanent Kaki and Endless Chocolate all have AMAZING staying power. You all know me as a greasy pirate, but these will stay on my lids without primer for over 12 hours with minimal fading and creasing. With primer, they wear like iron.
My friend Justine has a couple of the matte shades that are currently only available in Europe and she apparently found them "weird". I've seen swatches of the matte shades and I find them rather inferior compared to the pearl/metallic finishes.
I believe there are currently 9 colours available in Canada, there's a couple more European exclusives that I fully intend to beg/blackmail/guilt my pommie chums into getting me. No shame here people.
From top left: Permanent Kaki; and Purple Obsession. From bottom left: Endless Chocolat and Time Resist White.
Each little pot comes with a plastic keeper which prevents any loose powder from escaping onto the lid.
Swatches from left: Endless Chocolat, Permanent Kaki; Purple Obsession and Time Resist White
Permanent Kaki: Not really a khaki but more an olive. A medium green with golden undertones.
Purple Obsession: I <3 the name of this one because I truly am obsessed with this colour!! A beautiful jewel toned purple that carries a bluish tint in certain lighting.
Time Resist White: An off white. Appears beige in the pot but on skin it shows white. Colour payoff for this one is rather poor and the texture is quite crumbly. I like to use this one in the inner corner of my eyes.
Swatches from left: Purple Obsession; Chanel Ombre Perlees purple; Permanent Kaki; Chanel Ombre Perlees green.
For $10, I don't think you can get better eyeshadow that the L'Oreal and I totally have Pokemon complex with them.