L’Oréal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows: Review, Collection, & Swatches

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These have been my absolute favourite eyeshadows for a couple of years now. If you know me in person or read my blog, this will definitely not be the first time you’ve heard me talk about them.

Why they’re different: They combine high proportions of colour pigment and binding ingredients, creating a high-intensity pigmented colour with a creamy texture. They are the absolute longest wearing eyeshadows that I have ever tried. L’Oréal attributes this to the special “adhesive polymer” that helps adhere the shadow to the eyelid. They last all day long without creasing or fading.

Colours: The Infallible line contains 24 high-pigmented colours, ranging from blues, purples, greens, and taupes, to golds, silvers, and more. For the full list of colours, check out the L’Oréal website. So far I’ve got 9, but I plan to eventually collect the entire line!

These are the colours that I have so far:

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My absolute favourites are “Hourglass Beige” and “Amber Rush“.

Here are some swatches:

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The Texture: L’Oreal describes the Infallibles as having a “revolutionary hybrid texture”; a velvety cross between a powder and a cream. It feels quite a lot like a pressed pigment.

I cannot even fully describe how much I love these eyeshadows. They last all day long, are so gorgeously pigmented, and are very affordable. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I prefer these to pretty much any eyeshadow-drugstore AND high end.

The Price: The prices vary anywhere from $7-13 depending on where you buy them, and can sometimes be found on sale for as low as $4.99!

Tips

  • Because of the pressed pigment/cream powder texture, I find these apply BEST with your fingers, as it picks up and deposits the most product and the truest colour. Brushes tend to disperse the product too much and don’t show the amazing colour payoff of these shadows
  • If you do want to use a brush, a thin and flat brush works the best. (But seriously, try them with your fingers, I guarantee they will look SO much better!)
  • These shadows sometimes need to be warmed up a bit, which is also why it helps to apply them with your fingers. I like to apply them in soft dabbing and (very gentle) rubbing motions to warm up the product and show the best pigmentation.
  • Make sure to close the lid tightly as they can dry out if not closed. When they start to dry out, they begin to get crumbly and a bit difficult to work with
  • Make sure to keep the inside black plastic stopper/cap that comes with the shadows. Many people discard these after opening, but these help keep the shadows packed down and pressed in place to avoid drying out and crumbling.
  • I like to use these as a lid colour more so than a blending/crease colour, although they can work in the crease as well

They are similar to Lancome’s Colour Design Infinité 24 hour eyeshadows, but having tried both, I truly prefer the L’Oreal Infallibles. I find that the Lancome Colour Designs have more of a powdery finish and are less pigmented (not to mention they are way more expensive.) These are an amazing dupe!

Here’s a quick low-resolution pic of what “Amber Rush” looks like on the lids (to read more about this colour, click here)

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I just cannot say enough good things about these shadows! These are a must have for any makeup-lover’s kit! Well done L’Oreal!

Have you guys tried these? If so, what are your favourite colours?

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