L’Oreal Color Appeal Chrome Shine in Brown Lame

L’Oreal has always been one of my favourite brands for eyeshadow due to their colourful, shimmering shades.

Color Appeal Chrome Shine in Brown Lame came out a few years ago and was branded to add a real noticeble shimmer to your eyelids.

The eyeshadow is presented in a several star format in which the sparkle of the shade is instantly evident through looking at the clear lid.

The product comes with its own handy little applicator or you can use your fingers as sometimes the applicator doesn’t get enough product.

I didn’t need to apply much shadow to get a effect and could really see the shimmer which made my eyes stand out a bit more. However I found it wasn’t the best shadow for moving up onto the brow bone as it tends to resemble a dirty look rather then the smokey eyes most ladies would go for.

The only other downside to a product that has a lot of glitter in it, is you do get a bit of excess around the bottom of your eyes if you rub your eyes a lot or blink more then usual, perhaps because you’re tired.

I would say Brown Lame is a lovely little product, perfect for brightening up your eyes for work. I’d give it a 4/5


  • Lovely shimmery shade
  • Easy to apply
  • A little goes a long way
  • Makes your eyes stand out – perfect for blue or green eyes


  • Not so good for creating a smokey eye effect
  • May cause a bit of excess shadow around the eye area