Friday, August 12, 2011

Review & Swatches: L'Oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow

Claim: "24 Hour long lasting wear, waterproof formula. A breakthrough formula that creates a hybrid texture that lies between a creme and powder for an unprecedented velvety feel. Easy application with bold color, and enhances and heightens color for a dramatic, prismatic effect."


Overall: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Price: $9-$11 CAD
Size/Weight: 3.5 g
Would I recommend this? Yes

PROS:
- Hands down the best drugstore eyeshadow to date. (Believe me, I'd tried all the drugstore e/s and this is the best in quality and performance.)
- Cheaper alternative to Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadows but the colors are not dupes. (Some differences are: ETK comes in a glass packaging vs plastic, ETK is creamier, KTK colors are more multi-dimensional.)
- Very pigmented.
- The claim about the colors being long lasting only holds true for the darker eyeshadows. Time Resist White, Hourglass Beige, and Forever Pink faded on me within 3 hours. All Night Blue, Burning Black, and all the other darker colors stayed put for the whole day without a primer.
- Not as much fallout as regular loose pigments.
- Beautiful array of colors to choose from but they are all one-dimensional.
- Easy to blend.
- All shadows are shimmery with a satin finish. No chunky glitters.
- Cream to powder finish creates a bolder, more intense look.
- Great makeup for on the go because all you have to do it swipe it over your lids.

CONS:
- A bit expensive for a drugstore eyeshadow. $10 a pop.
- Lighter eyeshadows colors within this line don't last for 24 hours on my eyelids unless I use a primer underneath. Without a primer, it lasted for about 3 hours on my lids before the color started settling into the crease.
- The darker colors (All Night Blue, Burning Black, etc) left a stain on my lids so always use your primer as base.
- Have to use your fingers to apply this as it doesn't adhere to makeup brushes unless you wet them.
- Because you have to use your fingers, your nails have to be short, otherwise it will dig into the eyeshadow.
- Colors are one-dimensional and only a few of them stand out to me. (i.e. All Night Blue, Permanent Khaki)

I got 9 out of 11 eyeshadows. (I'm missing Eternal Black and Endless Chocolat.)

Pictures of the package:


Swatches:
L-R:  Time Resist White, Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession, Burning Black (which is actually a dark burgundy with magenta shimmers), Permanent Khaki, All Night Blue, Unlimited Sky, and Flashback Silver.

Unfortunately, these aren't available in the States yet but they are in Canada, Europe, and some other Asian countries. My favourite ones are Permanent Khaki and All Night Blue! Have you tried these yet? What are your thoughts?

*This post contains a product that was sent by a PR from the company. However, all opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any way.  

26 comments:

BeautyBehaved said...

oh wow the price on these are alittle steep! theyre pretty though!
nice collection of these(:

<3 BB

Eden-Avalon said...

Wow! The colors are beautiful but I think i'd rather pay the extra $5 for a more expensive product. Maybe that's 'cause cream eyeshadows aren't my thing though.

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Love it! Great review! xx

lockeystar said...

wow those loreal eyeshadow looks great, hopefully they'll have it in the states someday...

sugarbumpkin said...

They're not available in the states?! No wonder I haven't been able to find them! I can't wait to grab these!

lookunderhere said...

beautiful colors :) I might buy this

chiky said...

i like these eyeshadows! in the video they are really neat! ..too bad they're a little bit too much expensive but i'd definitely buy my fav colors .. :)

ochikeron said...

hi!!! this is so cute :D <3 i wish i could get them in japan!!!

StarKiss03 said...

I Wonder when these will be available in the U.S? Can't wait to purchase them great Review!

*.*Krystal*,* said...

those eyeshadows r so cute! cant wait for them to come to the states! price is not too bad either.

H A NN A H said...

I haven't seen these at any Shoppers in the East coast. Will have to look closer next time. They're all very pretty but I loved that pink one you wore in your video!

Maddie said...

Nice Review! I love them all!
xoxo

audi0702 said...

Post more videos using these eyeshadows please! :)

Unknown said...

do more videos using these eyeshadows please! :)

xoxoroo said...

the eyeshadows look so pretty! i'd love to see a look done with these :)

Chloe Nghiem said...

this looks really nice to try, I won't mind getting this!

http://helloitschloe.blogspot.com/

LiLy said...

All those colors seem to be easy to create different and nice gradation! Nice choice! Especially like the pink and the light blue!

SushiFlower18 said...

Wow,the loreal eyeshadows looks great! (:

Maribella said...
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Maribella said...

i want to collect them all. They look nice!!

Maribella said...

NIce

Maribella said...

I like the colors. Hope to collect them all soon!!

GiftofGlamour8 said...

All of these colors are GORGEOUS! :)
~ giftofglamour8.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

OOo i was actually thinking of getting some of these!

now that ive read your review... IM GOING OUT TO GET THEM!

http://primpedandprimed.blogspot.com/

sheilla said...

nice color, cute packaging, they are looks great.. thanks for review..

http://sheillablog.com

faye lu said...

great review and swatches! these have been in australia for a while ... but never noticed until it was super popular on YT. best drug store e/s ever .. I MUST TRY THEM!!