It's only been a few days into the new year and I've already found an incredible new drugstore product! These are the new L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows! There has been a lot of buzz about these new eyeshadows because of their similarity to the Giorgio Amarni Eyes to Kill Eyeshadows. I don't own those eyeshadows so I can't compare them, however these L'oreal ones are very, very impressive!
Check them out!
Inside is a little extra cover/top that I believe is used to keep the shadows pressed and possibly to keep moisture in (just a guess!). These shadows are not your typical powder eyeshadow. They look like a cream shadow but they're actually a pressed pigment!!
|L-R Iced Latte, Midnight Blue, Sultry Smoke, Bronzed Taupe|
Iced Latte- a beautiful warm, shimmery champagne. I cannot resist colors like this!
Midnight Blue-a rich dark blue. the shimmer is really stunning on this one.
Sultry Smoke- this is one of the only mattes I saw (i believe there is a brown one and a cream colored one as well). I don't own any matte grays and I though this one looked really pretty. The texture is wonderful for a matte shadow--it's just as creamy as the other, shimmery ones.
Bronzed Taupe- possibly my favorite! it's exactly that--a taupe with bronze undertones to it. it leans gray, brown, and bronze all at once. it's definitely a must have for taupe lovers ;)
I've only played around with them on my eyes today so I will have to update in upcoming FOTD posts with them! They applied as pigmented to the eyes as they appear in swatches and blended nicely. They claim to last 24 hours without a primer, however I can't imagine ever wearing my eyeshadow for that long! I also ALWAYS wear a primer because my lids are oily. I'm not sure I can attest to the 24 hour claim but I will certainly let you know how these shadows wear!!
I've seen them at a ton of stores near me--Ulta, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc... It's also incredibly easy to get a good deal on them! I believe they were around 6.99 or 7.99 where I bought mine, however you can always find sales at the drugstore. Look for different coupons and especially buy one get one 50% (or free!) off deals!
What do you think about the L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows?? Have you tried any of them? If you haven't, I definitely recommend them!! The texture is so unique and the pigmentation is great! Have you discovered any other new makeup items lately?
UPDATE APRIL 2012: although I love the texture and pigmentation of these eyeshadows, they unfortunately do not live up to the long wear claim for my oily eyelids. Without a primer they crease right away and with a primer (I use Nars or Mac Painterly paint pot) they usually last about 5 or six hours on me before creasing. I still really like these shadows but I wouldn't recommend them if you need long wearing eyeshadows and have oily lids! I've been using them for quick outings but not for days where I want my makeup to last all day!