L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye shadow Review.
If you’re up to date with beauty and all the latest trends and products chances are at one point or another you’ve heard about the L’Oreal Paris Infallible eye shadows, they’ve been out for a decent amount of time over here in Australia but are relatively new in America. There’s no doubt about it, the L’oreal Paris Infallible eye shadows have quickly become a stand out and a favourite product world wide, and it doesn’t come as a surprise.
These eye shadows are incredible, from the formula to the colour pay off they are well worth every cent and possibly the biggest dupe for some high end favourites, some may even say they are the same as Giorgi Armani Eyes to Kill Eye shadows but with a broader colour range.
The formula of these shadows are different to any other shadows that I have ever used before, somewhere in between a cream and a powder these shadows lie. They are more creamy then Urban Decay’s eye shadows, but less creamy then a standard cream eyeshadow. This formula is what I would class as a cream shadow with a slight hint of powder added in somewhere along the line. The formula is very creamy, there is no fallout and the colours are never chalky and the product can be applied with either a natural hair or synthetic hair brush, but for the most pigmentation and the best results I’ve actually found through trial and error that I prefer to use my fingers to apply these shadows. The overall finish of this shadow looks as though a cream shadow.
The staying power also ticked all the right notes for me, however despite L’Oreal’s claims I don’t think I’ll be wearing these eye shadows for 24 hours and I hope no one else does either (bad for your skin and your eyes!). Upon my first use of these eye shadows I didn’t apply a primer and after many uses I still don’t, in my opinion it is not necessary. These eye shadows do not crease and from the second you apply them to the second you remove them they stay put and resist fading, creasing or smudging and there is no need to pull out your urban decay primer potion to get this shadow to stay.
The pigmentation is possibly one of my favourite aspects of this product. Unfortunately drugstore branded eye shadows can often lack a good pigment, don’t get me wrong there are some fabulous drugstore brands which make great shadows that are pigmented but many of them lack all the qualities I look for in a shadow so I tend to look to my high end favourites instead. This shadow however surprised me and made me jump up and down with joy as it covers each aspect that I look for: staying power, pigmentation, and formula. The pigmentation of this shadow is spot on the colour you see in the packaging really will be that colour and it really will be that pigmented. I would probably go as far as too say that these shadows have more pigmentation then MAC and Inglot. Swipe one colour of these shadows on and it looks like you spend hours on your makeup.
The packaging is smart, sleek and pretty. There is a little plastic stopper inside after you open the lid so that the formula does not change and stays pressed.
My only complaint with these is how much shimmer is in them. I don’t like using stacks of shimmer and to be honest I prefer my matte shades but I do love a bit of shimmer here and there. The shades with these however are jam packed full of shimmer which can sometimes be a bit annoying as it steers them away from being work or school appropriate, some matte shades would be very nice as I love everything else about these!
I highly recommend these shadows so if you can pick one, or two, or three, or four… (You get the gist) up!