Sunday, February 19, 2012

L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Eyeshadows

I wont lie, I heard maybe 1 or 2 things about these shadows. I personally did not do much research into these before I went and bought them. Why? you may be asking... Well, from the couple of posts or little cameos I saw in a video or two, I could already tell that I was going to be in love with these. So I went and picked up 2 on my first go.  There were only a few left at CVS went I first went, so I just picked up two.

I picked up Perpetual Purple and Bronzed Taupe.  Let me just say that I swatched them AS SOON as I got home and squealed  like a giddy little school girl! They are so pigmented that its not even funny. So, when I was at Walgreens the other day I noticed that these were buy 1 get 1 50% off, so you know I had to jump at that opportunity! I grabbed 2 more in Continuous Cocoa and Sultry Smoke. I didn't even wait to get home before I swatched them! I just did it right there in the car, I was literally THAT excited.

I have used all of these and I can genuinely guarantee that I love these shadows!

Now onto what I am sure you all want to know. (lol)

These retail for $7▪99 for 3.5 grams or 0.12 oz. 
(That is actually a lot of shadow. A full size Urban Decay shadow is 1.4g or 0.05oz. I also have a Wet N Wild trio that is 3.5g.

So, if you figure, you are getting enough shadow in this one pot to fill a WnW trio!)

They have a hard plastic bottom that is clear, so that you can see what color it is, without having to take the lid off. The label is also colored to the product that is contained inside, just so you can get an idea of what it is, without flipping it. They also have a stopped that STAYS on top of the shadow to keep it compacted. Actually, just like the Giorgio Armani eyes to kill intense eye shadow. But that is $32▪00 and this is $7▪99. HUGE price difference.

(Giorgio Armani is a "luxury brand" owned by L'Oreal. Which doesn't surprise me, since these products are basically the same [i assume, since they look the same]. Just one has a hefty price tag, while the other doesnt.)

I have never encountered an eye shadow like this before. Its not a cream or a powder. Its like if a cream shadow and a powder shadow got together and made a baby. This would be of offspring of it! Its seriously a really amazing product.

Continuous Cocoa is a dark chocolaty brown with a subtle shimmer to it.

Perpetual Purple is a rich violet purple, slightly blue-based with a gorgeous amethyst shimmer to it.

Bronzed Taupe is a warm taupe that looks warmer on the eye than it does in the pot.

Sultry Smoke is a Dove Grey. A medium grey with a hint of blue. Its a matte color although, it is not completely matte, since it does have a slight hint of shimmer.

So, as you can tell, minus the purple, I got all neutrals. I know, I know, I have been doing colorful looks lately (that ive not shown). When I saw these, they just called to me and begged to come home with me! I would love to have ALL of these colors. In due time though!

But in the end, these shadows are creamy, pigmented, dries to a powder finish, but still very vibrant. You can build them up, or sheer them out if you wanted too. For me, these are easy to work with, although I did read a blog or two that said these are hard to work with.

Oh! I also wear a primer under these . I have too or it will instantly crease on me, just like any other shadow. I do have very oily lids, but I would recommend using a primer anyways. I use Urban Decay Primer Potion, but you can use whatever primer you have or prefer!

I also just want to state that these do vary in price. I have seen them range from $8▪50 to $9▪00, depending on what part of the US or Canada you live in. So be wary of that.

Have you tried any of these? Let me know!

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