26 Jan 2012

L'Oréal Infallible Eyeshadows Review

I've tried out five of these new shadows by L'Oreal and I have to say I'm pretty impressed! The are a drugstore version of the Armani Eyes To Kill shadows (which are incidentally also made by L'Oreal Cosmetics but for their Armani brand) and are a very unique texture. They are soft-pressed eyeshadows which actually have a liquid component to their formula, which makes them buttery smooth and slightly creamy. There is a stopper insert below the lid which you can use to press the eyeshadows down.

Clockwise from the top row left: Flashback Silver, Sahara Treasure, Purple Obsession, All Night Blue, Hourglass Beige

The five I've picked out here all have a very frosty, metallic finish, although I think there are one or two matte shades available (I think the black is matte.) The are really pigmented on my lids and last a very long time without fading or flaking. It's best to use a flat, slightly stiff shading brush to pack these down on the lid; I didn't have very good results with a soft blending brush.

Overall I'm very pleased with these. They have a great color pay-off and an interesting finish, and the colours are really nice and can be combined very well with each other. They are on the more expensive side as far as drugstore products go but I think they are also much more pigmented than most drugstore eyeshadows.


Check out my video review for a closer look and swatches!

14 comments:

  1. im going to get them this weekend. i'm sold.

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  2. I have 3 of them myself and love it. I have Time resist White, Purple Obsession and Burning Black. Burning Black has a similar finish that Purple Obsession while Time Resist White is more metallic.

    But yea, I like them.

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  3. They're not available here yet. Boo!

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  4. I would kill for Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Purpura!!! If I would have known what I know now...I would have made sure we made a detour to pick up that eyeshadow!

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  5. My goodness I have no more excuses. I need to buy these ASAP.

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  6. I adore your Blog and i'm wondering is there going to be any other way to follow after Feb 1st? Google is getting rid of the GFC for all blogs not hosted on Google so i'm wondering if you're on Bloglovin?

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  7. Beauty EH! Great look and I like the idea of those stoppers - hmmmm might work for Lit? Jodie xoxoxo

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  8. I have four of them and I love these shadows! So creamy, pigmented and longlasting!

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  9. beautiful colors!!http://darlyst.wordpress.com/

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  10. I bought 2 and wore them yesterday and they ROCK! Although we have different colors here in the U.S....I am going back to get a couple more today. There's a gorgeous copper shade I LOVED! They go on like BUTTA!

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  11. Initially I wasn't going to buy any and within the last month I somehow ended up with 8!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!!! The silver in your post is gorgeous, here in the US we have a grey which has more of a matte/satin finish (still pretty).

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  12. I just picked some of these up based on your recommendation and I am in LOVE. Thank you for sharing these! (I just got green and copper)

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