Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review + EOTD: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows

Ever since L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows were released, my blogger friends and I'm sure most of the beauty blogger world, have been going crazy over them and trying get various colors. They were first released in the UK and Canada and it wasn't until some months later that it was released in some parts of Asia and finally the US.

I was fortunate to have been gifted with half of my collection. The rest I have purchased.

I was gifted Time Resist White, Forever Pink, Goldmine and Amber Rush. I purchased Perpetual Purple. Midnight Blue, Sultry Smoke and Eternal Black. I recently discovered that Time Resist White is released only in UK and Canada while Forever Pink is a Canada only release. I'm so grateful to my friends who gifted me with these colors.

Justine of Sakura Lovely probably has one of the most comprehensive collection and listing of the Infallibles here. If you get a chance, please check out not only that post but her whole blog. I'm just amazed by her colleciton. Another lovely blogger, Vicky of Vanity-Fashionista also wrote a blog post about her Infallible collection. She also graphed out the colors, other names they are known by (some of the different country releases have different names although they are the same color). She also graphed out which countries they were released in. That post is here. Again, please check out Vicky's blog too. Both of these women are so sweet and I'm fortunate to have become friends with them.

I recently did an EOTD using the Infallibles,

Products used:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden
L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Forever Pink, Perpetual Purple and Midnight Blue
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner

Forever Pink in in the inner 1/3 of the eye, Perpetual Purple in the middle 1/3 and Midnight Blue at the outer 1/3.

Lined my upper lashline and outer lower lashline with K-Palette.

I really love the colors. I only wish that Perpetual Purple came out a little bit more brilliant because you can't really tell it's purple in this EOTD. I like to blend my eye shadows but I find that blending the Infallibles isn't easy. Normally I work going from lighter to darker colors but I think that I will need to go from darker to lighter to achieve the blending that I want. I also think that it's best to use an eyeshadow primer to help bring out and hold the color.

I have heard that Infallibles are comparable to Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill but I can't comment on that as I haven't seen or tried Giorgio Armani. I will say that these are really nice shadows to have. They do last all day long and I had no fall out problems. The shimmer in the shadows did not travel down to my cheeks or around my face through out the day. For the price, it is worth trying them out. There is probably only one other color that I'm really interested in getting and then I think I'm good, unless there is a release of more colors.



Old Cow said...

I love the infallibles! I cannot help collecting them either.

galpal.hi said...

@Old Cow--Thank you for your comment! These eyeshadows are actually really fun to collect so I can see how people easily start doing so.


Brianna said...

I love your EOTD :) I had a sample of one of the new shisheido cream shadows in purple, it read really bright but sadly it's not as cheap as these ones. Now I am curious about the ones from abroad, lol why can't they release them here too ?!?!?

Jamilla Camel said...

I love Infallibles! They're definitely up there with Armani ETK!

Vanity-Fashionista said...

If you want any more infallibles from the UK, please do ask! I'll be more than happy to get them for you :)

Hehe I'm addicted to them now and want them all! :D

Lovely EOTD :) <3

Jian said...

This look is beautiful!! :) I can see exactly why you prefer non=neutral eyes! They really make your eyes pop!

Now I'm slightly regretting not getting the purple and the blue!!! ...but I know I dont really use those colours xD

Anonymous said...

The colours are gorgeous Kathy - purple is definitely your signature look! I have heard a lot about this particular collection!

tiffyama said...

Yay for an infallible post!! Your collection is lovely!! I really like your eye look with the the colors you chose. And ah! You used all "COLORS". Love love love. :]

galpal.hi said...

@Brianna--Thank you! I think L'Oreal is trying to build up more hype and perhaps make more money by having some releases only in a specific country, don't you? Thankfully I have friends in those countries that can help to CP them for me. I really love Forever Pink and that's not released in U.S.

Thank you again for Amber Rush! I'm really wanting to do an EOTD with it. I'm going to combine it wiht Goldmine, another gift from someone and Eternal Black.


galpal.hi said...

@Jamilla--Thank you! Thank you also for your input on how it compares with Armani ETK. I think that I will save my money and just purchase more Infallibles then. Haha! I'm hoping that they come out with some new colors.


galpal.hi said...

@Vanity-Fashionista--Awwww, thank you! Please let me know too if you want any that you're having trouble getting in UK.


galpal.hi said...

@Jian--Thank you! Yeah, I'm just not a neutral kind of gal. I'm sure that you can use the darker, brighter colors too.


galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--Thank you! These are great shadows. I'm going to have to send you some!


galpal.hi said...

@tiffyama--Thank you--it's not an extensive collection but I'm happy with the colors that I have. I'm not going to go crazy and collect them all as I know there are colors that I definitely won't use.


Beauty Box said...

What a lovely purple EOTD...those infallibles are so raved about I should get one to see what the fuss is all about ;-)