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Extremely pigmented, smooth liner, nearly identical to Stila Smudge Pots & better quality than MAC cream liners
on January 19, 2012
I already own several Stila Smudge Pots, including one in Cobalt. They are very pigmented, creamy as a dream and apply spectaculary. I was looking for another blue gel liner that was a bit of a different blue shade from Stila's Cobalt so decided to try this Loreal Hip liner in Midnight Blue, along with another in Eggplant.
I received the item very quickly, great stuff. When I opened the box I noticed the packaging of the product - the jar and lid - are absolutely identical to Stila Smudge Pots. When I opened the lid, much to my amazement, even the *product* looked the same! Same shade, same texture, even the same level of product in the container. WTH? So I dipped my angled liner brush in and applied. This Loreal HIP liner is just as creamy and pigmented as my Stila Smudge Pot in Cobalt! It's also exactly the same shade on the skin!
The only difference I can notice are almost indistinguishable little flecks of silver in it. It's not noticeable in the jar or when applied, though.
Overall this product is worth every penny. If Stila Smudge Pots are not on for a good price at the time you're shopping, you're not losing out by picking this liner up instead. It'll save you some money and you'll wind up with pretty much exactly the same product. Keep in mind, however, that all shades of these HIP liners may not be the same in terms of pigmentation and texture. I found the Eggplant shade not quite as pigmented as this one. It also required a bit more product to get the same results. It's still worth the price, though. Especially with the massive amount you get in the jar. I would sooner buy these HIP liners than any MAC cream liner any day of the week. 5 stars for these bad boys, all the way!