I coloured my hair on the Sunday night. I took the items out of the box and looked at the directions for time length since all brands have different developing times. I mixed the colour gel in with the developer and shook the bottle. I put on my Sally's bought gloves as they actually fit my small hands and started to apply the colour. This colour is a gel and not a cream. It is a little bit more runnier than the garnier cream colour. It applied easily and developed evenly. I put the colour on my browns for 10 minutes just to give a tinge of red. I have medium brown brows and tinging them red makes it look more uniformed. 10 minutes on the brows even tinged them evenly With Garnier the colour has to stay on my brows for 25-30 minutes and it might not be even when it's removed.
L'oreal took less time to rinse out than Garnier does. It might be due to the gel and not the cream formula. L'Oreal does not bleed for weeks like Garnier does. My hair coloured evenly.
I am very pleased with my new hair colour - my hair and the dye brand. I will be purchasing L'Oreal from now on.