Loreal Decrease has been one of the most talked about for a dupe or substitute for UDPP or TFSI.
For some it has worked, some it hasn't.
Unfortunately for me, it didn't work :(
Lets take a look at the pictures and I'll talk more about the product afterwards.
- readily available at your local Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, and any other drugstores rather than having to go to Sephora
- clear tube so you see how much you have left
- applies chunky
- even though you can't see it in the picture, when you blend it out you see a harsh line (some may not be bothered by this but i am)
- when smoothing it out, it feels like "creamy chalk"
- so does NOT last 8 hours. More like, one or two at most.
- the creasing isn't just a smudgey that you typically get. As you can see from the photos, practically ALL off the eyeshadow migrated to my crease so when I open my eyes you can't even see the eyeshadow anymore because it all moved to the crease!
- the colors don't pop. It helps for the color to show up SOME, not a little, but not a lot. just SOME. below average.
Price: 3/5 (can be bought anywhere from $6-9)
Packaging: 3/5 (just avg and basic. Nothing bad, but nothing good either)
Would I buy this again?: NEVERR
So some of yall MIGHT think I applied it wrong. Lets take a look of the different ways I tested it out:
1) 3 large dots with no foundation or powder underneath
2) 3 small dots with no foundation or powder underneath
3) WITH foundation underneath
4) Loreal HIP Paint applied OVER Decrease
5) Loreal HIP Paint applied UNDER Decrease
6) applied a small layer of nude-ish eyeshadow first and then applied Decrease and then applied my other eyeshadows
So yea, I tried quite a bit of ways and each one of them resulted me in creasing. However, I must say that a combination of foundation/powder underneath, decrease, and then Loreal HIP Paint lasted the longest, but that only got me to like 3 hours before it started getting really muggy.
However, there are factors why this doesn't work for me and might work for some others:
1) I have oily lids. My face skin isn't AS oily my eyes are.
2) I live in Texas. It's humid and hot.
maybe i just got a defective one?? I don't know. Now I'm stuck with this product at home, so I just use it when I play around with makeup so that I don't waste my UDPP. I just get disappointed even when I play around with it cuz it just doesn't hold the eyeshadows well at all. Yes it's easier to blend, but at the cost of making the eyeshadows move really easily into the crease.
I know some of you out there use this and swear by it, and lucky for yall it works. I WISH it worked because this costs less than half than UDPP, but alas, it doesn't work for me, so this product gets a thumbs down. Perhaps if you have drier skin than me and live in a less humid environment, it'll work.
Hope this helps somebody :)
see yall laterr