Sunday, March 4, 2012

[REVIEW] L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows

Hi guys, sorry for not updating for so long! I was sick and midterms came and attacked me T.T BUT! That is all over now, and I am back with a review on the famous L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows, I’m sure a lot of you guys have already seen swatches and read reviews about these eyeshadows, but I still want to give my two cents about these.

I bought these at Rite Aid during a buy one get half off sale, so for three of these the total was about $22 with tax. These originally cost 7.95, probably cheaper at Target and Walmart. The Infallible eyeshadows can be described as a pressed pigment because there is a cap inside the packaging to press the pigment and keep it fresh. These are also known to be dupes for the Giorgi Armani Eyes to Kill, but I don’t have that so I can’t compare ^^;

My first impression of these were wow, they are so pretty and sparkly HAHA. But when I tried them out, I thought these were over-hyped. These were pigmented when I swatched them with my fingers but when I used a brush, I had hardly any pigmentation. Then I started searching to see what other gurus used to apply these and a lot of them used eyeshadow brushes. In the end, I used a sponge tip applicator and I felt like those worked the best for me with these eyeshadows. After finding the right application, I liked the eyeshadows but I didn’t love them as much as I thought I would. I still need to use my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion under these eyeshadows because nothing will survive on my oily eyelids.

Out of the three I purchased, I’ve used Amber Rush the most as a brightening color on my inner tear duct. I have replaced my trusty sparkly white eyeliner from Sephora with this baby and it does the same thing, except this is less harsh. It looks a lot more natural and it definitely stays on my eye for a school day (8-10 hours). I have used Eternal Black to smudge out my eyeliner for a smokey-ish look and it lasted about 6-8 hours before I started getting raccoon eyes.

Now onto the pictures! ^^

LI 00

When these are displayed, they display the bottom where it shows the color while the cap is faced away.

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The primer I used was the Urban Decay Primer Potion and as you can tell, there is hardly any difference if you use a primer or not. Midnight Blue and Eternal Black are a did bit darker with UDPP but it's a subtle difference.

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There are 2 matte shades in the US Release for these (I'm not sure which colors they are ^^;) but for the rest of the collection they are indeed sparkly or metallic shades.

Overall, would I repurchase these? Probably Amber Rush but not Eternal Black because I have a lot of other black eyeshadows that could do the same thing. I still want to try out the other colors so I would give the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows a 4/5.


  1. drugstore brands are a lot better in quality now. Those colors are very comparable to other upper end brands. Thanks for doing the swatches! I think i'm gonna go try them out ^_^

    1. Indeed! Drugstore brands have stepped up their game so much in the past year.
      And no problem, I'm glad my swatches helped you :D

  2. i've been wanting to buy this, but i didn't see a sale on my rite aid for this. they look like they have really good quality, and super pigmented, you got really nice colors!

  3. Amber Rush is a gorgeous shade! I'm tempted to purchase it although I'm not an eyeshadow person. Sigh.