A Makeup Must Have | L'oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows - La Belle Sirene

A Makeup Must Have | L'oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows

Friday, October 30, 2015


Hey Beauties! 

As someone who collects makeup and who works with a million different products on a daily basis I've figured out a few things. To put it simply, I know what I like and what I don't, I know what works for me and what flat out doesn't and I know what products are an absolute must have because I keep going back to them time and time again no matter how many new things I have to play with. 

One of the products that has stood out to me the most are the L'oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows, they have passed all of my tests and made themselves a firm must have in my collection. 

The Details

The L'oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows ($10.99 CAD) are a fiercely unique product that blends together a loose pigment, a pressed shadow and a cream shadow to create some sort of hybrid powder texture. They run along the lines of a loosely pressed pigment as they are little pots filled with loosely packed particles that look like a pigment but they feel more like a cream than a typical pigment would.  

The Packaging

As I said, the L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows come in small individual plastic pots with a clear bottom and a twist on lid. Inside each pot is a little round piece of plastic that looks like a disposable piece of packaging but it isn't so don't throw it away! That piece of plastic is actually a stopper that acts as a weight to keep the shadows pressed. This stopper also helps to hold the moisture inside the product so it doesn't lose its creamy texture.


The Formula

The L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows are marketed as fade proof, waterproof, crease resistant, intensely pigmented shadows that "offer the ease of a powder with the velvety feel of a cream." and last a full 24 hours. L'oreal says the key to achieving that unique texture is "an exceptionally high proportion of binders (oils)." Essentially the extra oils in the formula give the powder the ability to behave more like a cream while retaining most of it's original powder properties. The result is an ultra creamy shadow hybrid that has the blendability of powder, the texture and strength of a cream and the intensity of a pigment.

 The Infallible formula also contains "a special adhesive polymer network to help it adhere to the lid" and ColorReveal Technology to "allow pigments to reveal their full intensity." The adhesive is more or less a built in primer that will make application a breeze and increase longevity but combined with the ColorReveal Technology it guarantees that you will get the brightest, boldest colour possible and it will last all day. 

The Shade Range

The L'oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows come in 23 permanent shades but there are always new limited edition shades coming out. They range from basic bones and creams to deep bronzes and radiant golds and then all the way to electric purples and smokey blues. They vary in finish from simple mattes to striking iridescents and stunning metallics but every single one is beautiful. 

 The three shades that I have to share with you are Hourglass Beige (a shimmery champagne), Amber Rush (a metallic rose gold copper) and Bronzed Taupe (a cool shimmery greige/taupe). All three shades are simply incredible, they are intensely pigmented and multidimensional. Each shade is bright and vibrant and the iridescent pigments shine like stars, they are beautiful swatched and even more stunning on the eye. 

{L-R Bronzed Taupe | Amber Rush | Hourglass Beige}

My Thoughts

The L'oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows are a true hybrid, they are unlike anything else I have ever tried but they remind me of the best aspects of powders, creams and pigments combined. You can visibly see the individual particles like you would in a pigment but they feel nothing like a traditionally dry loose pigment. To the touch they feel like pure velvet, they are smooth, ultra creamy and almost whipped in texture. 

When applied (I prefer my fingers) they keep their creamy texture but blend out seamlessly like a powder. The finish is intense and similar to a reflective pigment with bright iridescent shimmers and a vibrant base but these are so much easier to apply. They can be applied in sheer layers for a more subtle look or built up for a full impact.

They last for a full days wear even in my watery inner corners but I have not tested them for a full 24 hours. Since they do withstand a day of watery eyes and constant blinking I would say they are highly water resistent but not waterproof because they can easily be removed with water at the end of the day. 

I truly think that the L'oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows live up to every claim they make and pass every test with flying colours. They are such a unique product and they don't get enough love for how awesome they really are. I use all three shades on a regular basis, Hourglass Beige is one of my favourite highlight shades and Amber Rush and Bronzed Taupe and stunning one wash colours. 

If you have not tried the Infallible Eyeshadows, go pick one up! 


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12 comments

  1. These look gorgeous from the swatches! What lovely shades :)


    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird / WIN A MAC LIPSTICK OF YOUR CHOICE

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  2. Ah, I have a few of these knocking around, you have inspired me to dig them out again!

    The Beauty Locker

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  3. I still haven't tried these, but I adore the shades you chose. They look gorgeous!

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  4. Those colors are so pretty! I love how light and sparkly they are!

    Molly and Stacie

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  5. I'm a big fan of these shadows, they are by far the best drugstore shadows out there!

    Courtney
    Roses & Rouge Lifestyle Blog
    www.rosesandrouge.org
    Instagram: @rosesandrouge_

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  6. I've always liked these eye shadows too! I barely wear eye makeup other than liner and mascara these days but I think I should pick a few up again!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this awesome review! You've definitely convinced me to give them a try!

    Happy Blogging! http://www.fashionofphilly.com

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  8. L'Oreal is such an amazing and affordable brand. These shadows are gorgeous. I plan on picking on up on my next trip to Target. Thanks!

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  9. I love that these come with a stopper to keep the surface pressed. I can't stand pigment/powder/fallout moving around. Amber Rush is my kind of shade!

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  10. I love the shades above for shimmer nude eye shadow!! I need to try these colors!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  11. Those swatches are gorgeous!! Hard to believe I only own one of the Loreal shadows but I think I need to scoop a few more up since I know they definitely live up to the hype.

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  12. My God! I need all of them!!

    www.randomstein.com

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