I finally hit pan on “downtown” from my Kat Von D Ludwig palette and when that happened, i shed a tear. Why? because that color was my everyday color that made my eyes pop without very much effort and the ludwig palette has been “out of stock” on sephoras’ website for ages. Thankfully Kat Von D’s recent Saint palette has “downtown” in it but why spend $36 for just one eyeshadow if the rest seem “meh, ill never wear those?” yeah, you know the feeling. You’ve bought a palette before just because one eyeshadow was the bomb-diggity that you couldn’t resist not buying it. Admit it.
Back to the point, after hours of searching for a dupe, I finally found L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush. After purchasing it, i did a comparison with “downtown” from the ludwig palette on one eye and Amber Rush on the other; they were exactly alike! I did a little happy dance around my house because I saved $28 and I got more product than would come in a pan from the Kat Von D palette!
Just to prove my point that they are identical:
Right as my mom came home from running errands I asked her if my eyes looked different from each other. She said “ummmm is one eyebrow different than the other?” No. “Is your eyeliner different?” NO. Then I told her that the two copper eyeshadows were different brands and you should have seen the look on her face. She yelled “NO WAY?!! how did you find that? They look exactly alike!!”
L’Oreal Amber Rush Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a warm, reddish copper with orange undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had great color payoff both wet and dry, and it applied smoothly and evenly. It wore well fourteen hours, and I didn’t see any signs of creasing, only very slight fading. Dior Meteore (661) (P, $30.00) is browner. LORAC Garnet (P) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Haze (LE, $40.00) is pinker. NARS California (P, $24.00) is darker, less metallic. MAC In the Sun (LE, $21.00) is less metallic. MAC Mythical (LE, $15.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Cosmic (P, $24.00) is darker, a cream product. See comparison swatches.