L'Oreal Infallible (US shades)

4.4

57 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I'm surprised how much I hate these.

Iced Latte is my "favorite" out of the bunch because it works as an all over lid color on my NC10 skin/green eyes. Most people will find it suitable as a highlighter, but on my pale skin it pulled as a champagne hue. Amber Rush is another beautiful color for adding some warmth in the crease area.

HOWEVER...I can NOT work with the texture of these shadows. They're a weird powder/cream consistency. Using a brush was useless to apply these, as it's hard to pick up. And even with other applicators I could never get a precise application. I would get little globs here and there of pure pigment, work at smoothing it out, and then deal with having uneven areas. Loreal would have been better off making these just a cream formula, or just a powder. The combination ruined any chance of me repurchasing.

There is one positive note I will make about the L'Oreal Infallible e/s line... these are packed with shimmer and pigment. Unlike a lot of super shimmery e/s, these are NOT sheer. So if that's the look you're going for - you *might* like these. I just can't deal with the cons listed above.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Love it!!! Have several shades and they all are highly pigmented, stay on for hours and is easy to work with. Only wish their were more shades😃


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

First, let me say I am an eye shadow snob, and these blew me away. This stuff is FABULOUS. They Rival Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill shadows. I have been using them for years and have almost all of the shades. I don't know how to describe the consistency other than it has more moisture than a powder but has a lot less moisture than a cream. It is not a loose shadow, but it is also not tightly pressed unless you pack it down with the plastic piece

Pros:
- Packaging is really good considering the interesting consistency, it comes with a little plastic piece to keep the shadow pressed down.
- Shimmery shades have a very high luster, the mattes are truly matte
- Blends beautifully
- Lasts a very long time (I work 12 hour shifts in healthcare) and it doesn't crease.
- Excellent color choices
- Excellent price, around $8

Cons:
- Honestly none for me, I love them! Maybe they could add a few more matte shades...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Holy Eyeshadow, Batman! I picked up four shades at my local CVS a month ago. They are absolutely, hands down, the best drugstore eyeshadows. I would put this up against Urban Decay or Lancome eyeshadow anytime. These are very highly pigmented. A little goes a long way. They look the same at 7pm as they do when they are applied at 7am..even without primer. They do not smudge, or smear, or move, or crease. Very blendable. Easy to apply with a brush or finger. There is a wide shade selection that includes metallics, shimmer, and matte finishes. A must have item! My favorite part is because they are drugstore they can be found almost anywhere. You also have the benefits of sales and coupons making these an affordable performance product. Love these!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I've been using the L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows for more than several months now and have collectively gotten eight of them so far. These are by far the best eyeshadows I've ever worn. I use my ring finger to apply them to my eyelids and they go on so smooth and opaque. Be careful not to drop them, because they are just a pressed pigment powder and there's no way to salvage it if you drop it. I lost a brand new one in my bathroom sink. :( And went out re-purchased that one (so technically, I've bought 9 of these). So be careful.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I love these eye shadows and I have them in several colors. The only one I wear on a daily basis is Iced Latte. That's b/c I own the darker colors and when I go to work I don't like to wear colors other than neutrals/pinks. I love the texture of the shimmery ones. I have one matte and I'm not a big fan of the texture. It's drier and flakier. As much as I love this product, I will not be buying more, but that's because I own too many eye shadow as it is. I don't need anymore!


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

LOVE IT!!! I got it the shade amber rush and it's GORGEOUS rose gold/copper kind of color. It's really pigmented and lasts forever which is shocking because I oily eyelids (sometimes). These are like pressed pigments but they go on super smooth and creamy. I'm definitely going to buy more of these!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I own this eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe, Bottomless Java, Eternal Sunshine, Amber Rush, Perpetual Purple, Smoldering Plum, and Golden Emerald. They all go on beautifully and last all day. without creasing. They all have some shimmer, which I love. You get a decent amount in each one. I wear Bronzed Taupe and Bottomless Java every day, and will probably pick up Iced Latte to use as a browbone color. It is necessary to keep the lid on these. I thought it was a hassle to unscrew it every time so I left the lids off 4 of mine and they all dried out and got ruined. I liked them enough that I replaced them all.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I was impressed with this eyeshadow, mostly because it is soft and decently pigmented and came from a drugstore. On the eyelids these didn't knock my socks off (I was more excited when I swatched it on my hand) the colors are a little "meh" as in not a whole lot of dimension or that certain special finish. I bought bronzey taupe, amber rush and bottomless java. I thought the amber rush would be similar to my urban decay chopper (one of my favorite summer shades) but when I did one on each eye the amber rush was pretty but very flat and plain next to chopper. I don't think I would repurchase, but if you are looking for drugstore shadows at a decent price these are probably the best you can find.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I think that these are a little pricey for drugstore-brand single eyeshadows, but these are seriously the best-quality drugstore eyeshadows I've ever used. Forget L'Oreal's H.i.P. line, I think it's crap. I would even reach for Infallible eyeshadows off the shelves in a heart beat compared to Urban Decay's singles. The Infallible eyeshadows may not be offered in the widest range of shades like MAC or Urban Decay shadows, but $6-8 a pop is a steal for soft, silky, easy-to-apply, all-day, highly pigmented, fade-free and moisture-resistant (NOT waterproof) wear. I know that's a mouthful but I have 12 of these (and still collecting) for a reason!

Again, the colors offered are generally basic--no neons here--but they are still highly pigmented (even without primer), wearable, and buildable, and are easy to apply both wet and dry. The colors are almost entirely shimmery; very few shades are matte, such as Sultry Smoke and Continuous Cocoa. Of course, there are limited edition shades every now and then that are of more unique colors. Once applied, Infallible eyeshadows set beautifully and don't fade by the end of the day; I've never seen them crease even on my oily eyelids, and again this has held true for both with and without primer. The primer helps if I want more opaque color.

The texture of the product is absolutely unreal for drugstore eyeshadows. It's not a loose powder, but not a pressed powder; it's somewhere in between. It reminds me of a slightly looser, soft and plush more powdery version of Maybelline's Dream Bouncy blushes, but easier to pick up color with any applicator: sponge, brush, or finger tip. The packaging is also very neat; the color is easy to see from the outside of the packaging, and when the powder gets messy, the included stopper packs it all back into place. No useless extras like crap brushes.

My favorite drugstore eyeshadows are still Maybelline's Eye Studio Color Plush eyeshadows, which are equally soft and highly pigmented (and generally shimmery) and I feel are more fairly priced (4 shades for $8-10 ~ $2.25 per shade -VS- $6-8 for a single L'Oreal shade), but they are not as plush as the Infallibles. The Infallible eyeshadows may lack the shade range of higher-end shadows, but they are the best drugstore eyeshadows for an unwavering pop of color on eyelids, at a value that's hard to beat.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.




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