Up to Expectations: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows
The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows. Who hasn’t heard of this, please raise your hands. These eyeshadows are a hot item in the blogosphere and I finally know why. These are not available in Malaysia yet, but I heard that we will get them… in time. I got mine from Ulta, in 2 wearable shades that compliment my skin tone: Golden Sage and Bronzed Taupe. Now, the names are something that confuse me because apparently, the names differ according to where you are in the world. I don’t like that. Makes life difficult. Bleh.
These eyeshadows are being compared to Armani Eyes To Kill but since I haven’t used the latter, I cannot comment. What I can say though, is that these are pressed powders, not cream. I received Bronzed Taupe a little broken. Well, the powders are kinda all over the place as you can see in the photos below. The lid that protects the powder is also great to press it back into place. If I were you, I’d keep this lid handy. Do not throw.
The eyeshadow itself is soft and very pigmented. It still creases on my oily lids if I applied it without a primer, but when I do, it stays on the whole day without signs of fading. Uber awesome! Both the shades that I got have a shimmery finish, but they are not glittery at all. There is a sheen that coats the colour so when it reflects light in a different way, the colour itself looks a little different. No, it’s not duochrome, just that it catches light at different angles, making your eyes look 3 dimensional even when wearing a single eyecolour.
I have been wearing only Bronzed Taupe for work every day and it’s a good work colour. I like to apply it by dabbing onto my lids using my finger, and then blend out the edges with a blending brush. Pairing it with a brown liner makes the look more subtle, but I also sometimes tightline using a black liner to make the eyes pop. Golden Sage is also a very pretty day appropriate colour, but I haven’t given it a good ‘workout’ yet. Slowly… but surely, I will get to it.
There are quite a few other colours available and I am anticipating its launch in Malaysia. I have my eye on a certain blue and purple. This is something I definitely recommend. Little pigmented highstreet gems that don’t irritate my eyes at all. Have you tried this yet?