A Closer Look at Four L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows

Friday, June 28, 2013
Is there a button or banner I can grab for being the last blogger in the world to review something? 'Cause if so, I should probably display that sucker. These L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows have been available for what, two years now? I've been meaning to try them and I finally had the chance recently when a bunch of coupons coincided with a sale. Even though I'm on a low buy, it was just too good to pass up!

The four I picked up were Golden Emerald, Midnight Blue, Smoldering Plum and Liquid Diamond.   Some of these shades were released in other countries under different names, so check out Nunu's very helpful master list.
 Golden Emerald

Midnight Blue

Smoldering Plum

Liquid Diamond

Golden Emerald is a beautiful sparkly green with gold sparkle. Midnight Blue is the color of rich blue dark velvet. Smoldering Plum is a blackened wine sparkle. Liquid Diamond is a gleaming purple tinted silver. All swatches are done on bare skin.

Each jar comes with a little plastic disk with a handle that allows you to tamper the pigments down. The texture is way more creamy than dry pigments (like say, MAC) or indie eye shadows. It sticks together in a sort of chunky way inside the pot but once you start working with it on the skin it blends out beautifully like the silkiest, most pigmented eye shadow you've ever used. For me, the easiest application is with my fingertips; I'll blend out crease colors with my brush then use a clean finger to pat the Infallible Eye Shadow right onto the lid. The staying power is incredible, they last all day (even without primer) without losing the sparkle.

I had wanted to post looks done with these shadows but unfortunately with my allergies I'm not able to wear much makeup this week (in fact, I barely cobbled together a winged liner for yesterday's meet up with a few bloggers and indie polish makers). I'll definitely be using them in future EOTDs though!

So here's the coupon break down in case you were curious.

Buy One Get One 50% at Walgreens, this was two transactions. I used:
2 Walgreens $1 off any L'Oreal Eye (available on their website)
2 Manufacturer's $1 off any L'Oreal Eye Shadow (Sunday paper insert)
2 Manufacturer's $1 off any L'Oreal Eye Product (Sunday paper insert)
2 $3 off $10 purchase - Walgreens New Location Grand Opening (local)

Since Walgreens allows you to use Wags coupons and manuf.'s coupons on the same product (in this case the Wags coupon was limit one per transaction, which is why I did two. Ditto with the $3 grand opening coupon) as well as on BOGO50% items, each eye shadow ended up being $2.87 (plus tax). Not bad for being originally $8.49, right? About $22.50 saved. This woman does not pay retail at drugstores.

Now that I've tried these, I really want to try the high end Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadows. I've heard that they textures and formulas are comparable, but judging by photographs the Eyes to Kill are more complex shades. 

Have you tried any L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows? Which shades did you like?

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