L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadows
REVIEW and SWATCHES...
Infallible Eyeshadows contain ultra concentrated colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. Additional binders (oils) coat and magnify the colour pigments revealing beautiful shimmer and maximized colour. The colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin and lasts for up to 24hrs.
With a formulation that lies between the comfort of a cream and the ease of application of a powder, infallible eyeshadow melts gently from the fingertips to the eye lid on application. The result is a luxurious, velvety texture.
Infallible Eyeshadows have been designed to blend different colours together, if desired, to create a variety of looks from the classic smokey eye to shimmering gold and silver.
Can I blend the different shades together?
Can I blend the different shades together?
Is the formula easy to remove?Yes, Infallible Eyeshadow is waterproof, yet it is easily removed with a classic eye make-up remover.
What is so unique about Infallible Eyeshadow?
ENHANCED COLOUR INTENSITYInfallible Eyeshadows contain an exceptionally high level of colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. Additional binders (oils), coat and magnify the colour pigments revealing beautiful shimmer and maximized colour.
24 HOUR HOLD (CREASE-PROOF AND WATERPROOF)The colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin. The Infallible formula stands up to the average woman’s 11,000 blinks per day. It also resists to rubbing, creasing and does not run into the fine lines around the eyes.
A VELVETY, SENSUAL TEXTUREWith a formulation that lies between the comfort of a cream and the ease of application of a powder, Infallible eyeshadow contains an exceptionally high proportion of binders (oils) for the softest, most velvety eyeshadow. The eyeshadow melts gently from the fingertips to the eyelid on application. The result is a rich and satiny look.
Size: 0.12 oz
The L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadows are priced at $7.99 for 0.12 oz of product. Since L'Oréal Paris is considered a drugstore/low-end makeup brand you are sure to be able to grab these on sale (hello buy 1, get 1) or at discounted prices.
These eyeshadows are within the usual range of drugstore brand eyeshadows with a solid amount of product. These eyeshadows contain at least twice the amount of product as the average mid-to-high-end brand eyeshadow. At these prices, and with the amount of product these eyeshadows contain, I say these are definitely worth a look.
The L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadows are available at drugstores and various retail stores within the US. You can find these at Ulta stores, on the Ulta website, Harmons, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.
The L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadows are packaged in clear square shaped plastic jars with a circular opening and screw-top silver lids. The name and number of the eyeshadow is printed on a similar colored label, which is secured to the lid of the jars, along with the product amount and company information. The underside of each jar is see-through to give a clear view of the product inside (surrounded by the L'Oréal Paris logo).
Inside the jar is small handled insert (almost identical to the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows) that is used to press and secure the product in place.
The only drawback of the packaging is that it is plastic. Glass containers work best for extending the shelf life of creamy products and helps to retain the moisture longer. Although these eyeshadows are not creams they still have a certain level of moisture that can dry out and change the consistency of the eyeshadows over time. However, since the packaging can be tightly sealed, there shouldn't be issues with premature drying-out of these products.
I think the packaging is quite nifty for drugstore eyeshadows and does not scream cheap at all! There are nice esthetic details that make the jars seem a bit luxurious compared to run-of-the-mill drugstore quality packaging.
The L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadows are touted as having an 'exceptionally high level of colour pigments, for an intense colour finish'. It also boasts a 'formulation that lies between the comfort of a cream and the ease of application of a powder'. L'Oréal also states that the 'colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin and lasts for up to 24hrs'.
These eyeshadows are very similar to the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows. It is not a cream product nor is it powder but rather a mousse-like pressed pigment with a half powder/half cream consistency. The eyeshadows have a very soft creamy texture that holds together like a cream product but still picks up on a brush in a loose (clumped but not chunky) powder form. It reminds me of chunky moist pigments in the texture but the product is much smoother and the application is much easier.
The eyeshadows have a couple of finishes - semi-mattes/satin and frosts. The level of frost varies based on the color and can go from high-shine metallic frosts to subtle shimmery sheens. Of course my favorites are the semi-mattes/satins. The semi-mattes/satins are a great alternative to the frost finishes that prevails in the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows.
Of all the colors I picked up all but one have great color payoff and lovely pigmentation. You are able to get decent color payoff in a single swipe which can be built-up by packing on more product.
The colors are not as complex and unique as the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows at all. The Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows are great multi-dimensional mosaic eyeshadows which varying colors melded into one. The L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadows are more one-dimensional in that it's one color throughout the product rather than a blend. This in itself is not a bad thing but a definite item of note if we compare these to their high-end counterparts.
There are also a variety of colors to choose from in this range - golds, champagnes, green, blue, purple, black, browns, bronze, pinks. This means that there will be something here for everyone to choose from. There are great neutral colors and vivid bright colors for any beauty lover.
Plus these are NOT all high frost finishes which is great! This offers us more options and will work for a wider range of skintones, skin types and overall personal preferences.
There is minimal fallout from these eyeshadows when the color is pressed onto the skin using your fingers or a dense eyeshadow brush. There will be some minor fallout issues when used with a fluffy brush as this will loosen up the product. The eyeshadow apply smoothly to the skin and blend seamlessly with each other and other eyeshadows.
They wear very well without a primer without fading or creasing (at least 6+ hours). I find that over time without a primer, thanks to my oily lids, these will show slight creasing along the lines of my eyes. However, the wear is improved greatly with a primer/base (9+ hours). I didn't test the 24 hour wear claim simply because that would mean sleeping in my makeup or laying around like a well made-up zombie. But I will say that I did get a full 12 hours out of these without any signs of fading.
The L'Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadows are great drugstore/cheaper alternatives to the highly coveted Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows. While they are not as gorgeous or complex as the high-end opponent they are still great products on their own. They one-up Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows since they are NOT all high frost finishes! This offers us more options and will work for a wider range of skintones, skin types and overall personal preferences. I really enjoy the texture and finish of these eyeshadows and there are some gorgeous shades to choose from. I definitely recommend these without any hesitation!
998 Sultry Smoke
Semi-matte cool true grey - no silver here. This color reminds me cement!
Creamy and pigmented. Love it!
889 Midnight Blue
Deep blackened blue with a slight sheen. Richly pigmented.
333 Golden Sage
Icy light green with high frost shine. Light pigmentation.
555 Perpetual Purple
Shimmery red based purple. Nicely pigmented.
891 Continuous Cocoa
Deep rich chocolate brown with a semi-matte/satin finish. Great pigmentation.
999 Eternal Black
Matte black with silver sparkles. Nicely pigmented and great for smoky eyes.
333 Golden Sage, 555 Perpetual Purple, 889 Midnight Blue, 891 Continuous Cocoa, 998 Sultry Smoke, 999 Eternal Black
333 Golden Sage, 555 Perpetual Purple, 889 Midnight Blue
891 Continuous Cocoa, 998 Sultry Smoke, 999 Eternal Black