Monday, December 19, 2011

L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Collection

It is my pleasure to be able to bring you the complete collection of L'oreal's Infallible Eyeshadow Collection.  This collection launched across the pond in Europe earlier this year and these have arrived just in time for Holiday and New Year's Eve Looks!

12-shade collection (label-side up)

There are 12 shades in this collection.  They don't appear to be the same shades as the ones that launched in Europe, but they are lovely nonetheless.  The texture is similar to Chanel's Illusion D'Ombre or Giorgio Armani's Eyes to Kill Intense shadows.

12-shade collection (color side up)

Each shadow is like a pressed pigment and has a little insert to keep the product intact (ideal to compress the product after each use).

Close-up of "Press Insert"

The shades in numerical order are: 222-Infinite Sky, 333-Golden Sage, 555-Perpetual Purple, 888-Iced Latte, 889-Midnight Blue, 890-Bronzed Taupe, 891-Continuous Cocoa, 892-Amber Rush, 899-Endless Pearl, 997-Eternal Sunshine, 998-Sultry Smoke, and 999-Eternal Black.  I am hoping that the gaps in numbers indicate that there are more shades to come.

Here are close-ups of the product in groups of 3, followed by swatches:

Group 1: 222-Infinite Sky, 998-Sultry Smoke (matte), 889-Midnight Blue

Group 2: 333-Golden Sage, 555-Perpetual Pearl, 999-Eternal Black

Group 3: 888-Iced Latte, 899-Endless Pearl (matte), 997-Eternal Sunshine

Group 4: 890-Bronzed Taupe, 891-Continuous Cocoa (matte), 892-Amber Rush

Overall, these are each nicely pigmented.  All my swatches are dry so I can imagine how intense the color payoff would be if they were swatched wet.  There is a bit of fallout so I recommend applying before foundation.  Research indicates that they are varying in price between $7.99 and $9.49.  I found mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $8.79 each.  Considering Chanel's version costs $36 (includes a brush) and Giorgio Armani's version costs $32 (includes a "press insert"), these are a nice way to try your hand at these types of shadows, without the pricey investment of a high-end brand.

My rating: Booyah!

Have you found these near you yet?  Same shades?  I'd love to know.



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