L’Oreal Paris Colour Infallible Review + Swatches

By Beaut.ie | May 3 2011 | 14 Comments

l'oreal infallible

Fast becoming my favourite budget eye shadows, L’Oreal Paris’ Colour Infallible eye shadows are blimmin’ brilliant, considering they cost the very affordable price of €10.79 each. I’d been sent three of ‘em as press samples and liked them so well I decided to bag myself another trio what with Boots doing that three-for-two offer. So I thought I’d show and swatch them for you all as they’re proving to be so popular in my bathroom.

I know, soul o’ generosity, me.

L'oreal paris infallible

So, these are my six. There are eight available but the remaining two, a black and a copper, don’t madly appeal. I’ve about a jillion blacks already and copper washes me out, so I’ll leave it.

L'Oreal Paris colour infallible

The shades I have are (top, L-R) Flashback Silver, Endless Chocolat, Permanent Khaki, (bottom, L-R) Burning Black, Purple Obsession and All Night Blue.

Scrrrrammy, eh? These are a cream/powder hybrid which comes in a generously-sized pot – you get 3.5g of product for your tenner and change, which is two and a bit times the size of a regular Mac shadow, for comparison purposes. These aren’t pigments; nor are they liquid or a mousse. They feel really super creamy and I am willing to bet they’re very similar in formulation to Giorgio Armani’s Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows – except I haven’t had a chance to stick my paws into those yet. From pix and swatches on Temptalia, my suspicions grow – and of course, L’Oreal Paris and Giorgio Armani are both part of the L’Oreal Group.

Anyway, back to Colour Infallible. Dense, highly-pigmented and really blendable, these go on best with a fairly firm brush and on my dry lids they last fine. Because they’re so creamy, I’d say if you’ve oil issues, use a primer. The deep shades make for a stellar smokey eye and fallout on me has been mimimal, so I’m happy with that. You can add extra intensity by layering over a black pencil or cream shadow, and the purple in particular benefits from that. All shades are shimmery – so matte fans, beware.

l'oreal colour infallible swatches

The shades swatch and wear gorgeously – you can use these as a wash or you can really pack ‘em on the lid for a lot of colour and blend them out above the crease for a more DRAMZ look. As mentioned, the deeper colours are fab for smokey eyes.  Swatch shades are (top, L-R) All Night Blue, Purple Obsession, Burning Black, (bottom, L-R), Permanent Khaki, Endless Chocolat and Flashback Silver.

All in all, I’m really pleased with these – massive thumbs up to L’Oreal Paris for Colour Infallible. So, have you tried these yet – and if so, what do you reckon?

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14 Replies to "L’Oreal Paris Colour Infallible Review + Swatches"

  • Baglady says:

    I’ve three of these and they’re really brilliant. I was just going to ask had you tried the eyes to kill range yet. They look amazing.

  • OMG, I’ve seen these but did not pay much attention. They look awesome!!! Love the green and purple, but the browns as well… Need to get me some I think.

  • roxette says:

    these look brilliant! Going to buy the navy one first i think.

  • Fee says:

    These look amazing. Exactly the texture I love in eyeshadow. I think I know where my Advantage points will be going next :) Although I do wonder if I’m wasting my time a bit with e/s – I have such heavy upper lids that anything below the crease essentially becomes invisible unless I have my eyebrows permanently raised!

  • MissNoStars says:

    wow they look fab! Was admiring these in boots last time I was in.

  • Emz says:

    I love the look of these – will be doing a bit of birthday shopping on Saturday so may *have* to treat myself!

  • Aileen says:

    These look great, love the colours.. will try for sure.

  • poptart says:

    I bought the silver one a few weeks ago and its lovely. Got the purple one soon after but havent tried it (must be out of sight, out of mind in the bottomless pit of a make up box!)

  • lainey316 says:

    I must have a look but I don’t feel like €10.79 is very bargainalicious to be honest! But then, I get my MAC mostly from the UK where a pan is like £8.50.

  • Shoezanne says:

    Oh these are loverly and they’re really shimmery. I really like the navy and the purple.

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