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.

  • SugarAndSpice says:

    Any particular brush you’d advise using with them Kirstie? Most of my eyeshadow brushes are quite soft!

  • Kirstie says:

    Sure! I’d use a flat shadow placement brush like a mac 242 (http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/145/287/242-Shader-Brush/index.tmpl) to place the colour as that seems to work best and these work well with synthetic brushes too. A fluffy blender then is what I use to buff out the edges. I’ve a good few blenders – I’ve ones from Crown and Stila.

  • Banjaxed says:

    Oh, I love the look of these, I want them all! I haven’t seen them in the shops here in Wexford yet so maybe they haven’t made it to the schticks yet but I’ll definately be getting the purple one when they do!

    Great swatches Kirstie!

  • Joy says:

    Ooh they look gorgeous but don’t think I’ll be splashing out, not very student friendly at that price…and for loreal! I’d rather spend a few extra euro and get mac or urban decay!

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