I found new love guys, I did. You are all familiar with these L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows, so I don’t think I need a serious introduction to them.
Before you protest, yes, I know that these eyeshadows are exclusive to the UK, Canada and Australia only, but you know I’m always here to help, if you want to get yours hands on some.
I was kindly sent 9 shades, swatches are below.
First row, from L-R: Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession and Burning Black.
Second row: Flashback Silver, Permanent Kaki, Unlimited Sky, All Night Blue and Time Resist White.
Spoiler: I have a mission, after trying out these eyeshadows, to hunt down the 2 shades that weren’t included in this set – Endless Chocolat and Eternal Black. This proves how much I enjoy playing with them.
The eyeshadows claim to be long lasting (24 hour hold) with a waterproof formula that is smudge/ rub/ blink resistant, a cross between cream and powder finish.
They did last very well on my lids, can’t say I know if they would last 24 hours but they did a good portion of the day till I washed my face after getting home from work.
These are Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession and Burning Black.
Swatch pics will be in pair, the first is in natural light, the second is with flash. Swatches were all done with a damp brush, no base.
I love the metallic finish these eyeshadows offered when applied wet. They were smooth and felt light like feathers on the lids, didn’t require much blending either.
The company called it a “dramatic, prismatic effect” as a result of the ColourReveal technology after 4 years of research and development.
Whatever it is, I want more.
The eyeshadows are full of wins: texture/ finish, wear, colour options. And the fact that they are in a soft pressed form – not hard as regular eyeshadow, not loose as pigment – makes them a piece of cake for even beginners. Less fallout too.
And these are Flashback Silver, Permanent Kaki, Unlimitted Sky, All Night Blue and Time Resist White.
Need I tell you what my favorite shades are? Well they all are fabulous, but naturally I lean toward darker shades. Burning Black and All Night Blue are must-haves! And don’t forget to pick a shade for brow bone highlight among the 3 – Hourglass Beige, Flashback Silver and Time Resist White, depending on your skin tone.
A little side note: Don’t throw out the plastic stopper placed on top of the eyeshadow. It’s there to help the eyeshadow stay “fresh” and smooth. It also works as a pressing mechanism if you happen to drop and shatter an eyeshadow (I did, with Forever Pink). I managed to recover it without too much trouble. After being pressed, the eyeshadow works just as well.
If you are lucky to live in one of the three countries where these gems are available, go check them out. They will be worth it! FOTDs are coming soon 🙂