So I recently decided to purchase one of the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows to see what all the hype was about.
The shadows come in 8 gorgeous shades and I have to say it was a hard decision to make as I could have quite easily purchased them all.
Row 1 from left – Hour Glass Beige, Flashback Silver, All Night Blue, Endless Chocolate
Row 2 from left – Purple Obsession, Permanent Kaki, Forever Pink, Eternal Black
They retail for $19.95, however I picked this up at Target when they recently had 30% off for $13.96; which was a bargain.
I purchased the shade Endless Chocolate; it’s a beautiful rich chocolate brown, with a hint of bronze. It’s very soft and creamy, with amazing colour pay off. As the shadow is quite thick, creamy and shimmery, it’s best used on the lid, or the lower lash line, and applied with a flat shader brush or fingertip. The lighter colours like Hourglass Beige would make a gorgeous highlight on the inner corner of the eye. This shadow is like a 3 in 1 product – cross between a loose pigment, cream shadow and pressed shadow all in one. The product is long lasting, crease proof and blends easily.
Each shadow comes packed in a square plastic pot, with a black insert lid to keep the product compressed and an outer lid that has product specs. On the flipside of the pot you can see the colour of the shadow through a clear window. Each pot holds 3.5g of product. The packaging is good, not amazing, but good.
On more occasions than not, I find that pharmacy brands lack quality and don’t seem to have the lasting power, pigment and blendability that a good shadow requires; this was certainly not the case for these eyeshadows, and they certainly stack-up against the major high end brands.
So, the question is will I be purchasing more of these shadows, hell yes! Well ok, maybe not full priced, but I’ll definitely wait for the next big pharmacy sale and get myself a few more of these babies to add to my collection.
FYI the other products I’ve used in this look are:
Inglot YSM Foundation, Freedom System Pressed Powder, Under Eye Concealer
Nars Douceur Blush
Sleek Contour in Light
MAC Paintpot in Painterly as my eyebase
L’oreal Infallible Endless Chocolate on lid
Inglot #461 to blend, # 452 Outer V and into the crease, #11 to highlight the inner corner
Paintbox paint pot in black for liner and inner rim
Rimmel Extra Super Lash in Black
Calvin Klein Brow Definition Crayon in Brunette
Calvin Klein Incognito Lipgloss
Until next time…