When it comes to beauty staples, I think many people will list the L’Oreal Color Infallible eye shadows. These pressed pigments come in a wide shade range, with great pigmentation and super easy blendability. Unfortunately, these have been discontinued at my local drugstore, but I know that these are still available in the US, UK and online. In any case, it was about time I showed you my little stash of the L’Oreal Color Infallible eye shadows.
L’Oreal Color Infallible eye shadows
In total I own 7 different shades. I technically own one more, Glistening Garnet, but I got a friend to take it home for me from the US and I am waiting to meet up with her in a few weeks before I will get my hands on it. But that doesn’t mean that I cannot show you what I already have. These shadows retail for around €13, but in the US and the UK these are much cheaper. At my local drugstore these have been replaced by the L’Oreal color Riche Ombre Pure eye shadows.
L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadow
The 7 shades I have range from very light to very dark. Yet, all are intensely pigmented and work like a dream. I bought 3 of these in the US, 2 in Germany and another 2 in The Netherlands. You can clearly tell which ones were bought where. The US versions have a smaller bar code and the 2 German shadows have a slightly different font and a black bar with red letters on the front. The packaging differs thus ever so slightly depending on where you buy these.
L’Oreal Color Infallible 002 Hourglass Beige
Let’s start with the lightest shade and work our way up to the darkest one. Hourglass Beige is a pretty champagne shade with a hint of peach. It is a bit more sheer than the other shades I am showing you here. That doesn’t mean this is a bad shadow. On the other hand, it makes it a perfect inner corner highlight or a shade you can press onto your lid for a little bit more shine.
L’Oreal Color Infallible 021 Sahara Treasure
Sahara Treasure is a stunning taupe shade. It has a hint of gold to it, which makes this shade all the more special. I like using this all over the lid or on the lower lash line. And my favorite combination is wearing this along with Hourglass Beige. You can find swatches of all the shades at the bottom of this article by the way.
L’Oreal Color Infallible 892 Amber Rush
The newest addition to my Color Infallible family: meet Amber Rush. Amber Rush is a stunning rose gold shade that isn’t too metallic. When it comes to the Color Infallible shadows you do need to like a good dose a shimmer. All the shades I am showing you here are shimmery and I have yet to find these in a matte texture. Amber Rush looks best used all over the lid or again for given a look a bit more dimension when you’re using mainly matte shades. As far as I know, this shade is not available in Europe, but a US exclusive.
L’Oreal Color Infallible 025 Flashback Silver
Flashback Silver is the most special shade in the bunch. The pictures hardly capture how beautiful this is. It looks like a silver at first, but it has a good dose of purple and blue creating a subtle duochrome. I love using this over the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Light in Purple, as I feel this shade nicely complements that.
L’Oreal Color Infallible 012 Endless Chocolat
A good chocolate brown is a standard for any make up collection, so when I saw this on sale as it was being discontinued I had to snatch it up. It is a rich, intense brown that has a hint of red to it. That red isn’t too noticeable once you swatch it, but when you pack this on, then you can easily intensify this shade and bring it out. The result: the perfect smokey brown eyeshadow that you can smudge as a liner or use for smoking out the Outer V and lower lash line.
L’Oreal Color Infallible 555 Perpetual Purple
When you’re looking for intense colors that can spice up your make up look, then the Color Infallibles are a good choice to turn to. The range also features an intense emerald green, purple and navy. Of those I own the purple and navy. The purple and navy are both sold in Europe but are sold under different names. The colors are, however, exactly the same. I happened to buy these in the US a few years ago as they are so much cheaper there and I was on vacation anyway.
L’Oreal Color Infallible 889 Midnight Blue
The purple and blue are intense: the color is layered over a darker base shade, which brings out the sheen and intense color pigmentation. My favorite way of using these shades is as an accent shade on my lower lash line. However, nothing stops me from occasionally using this all over the lid, the outer V or as a liner. The options are endless with shades this intense and interesting.
Hourglass Beige, Sahara Treasure, Amber Rush, Flashback Silver, Endless Chocolat, Perpetual Purple, Midnight Blue
Swatched, you can clearly see what I mean by the shimmery quality of these shades. Not a single one of these is matte or satin. So that has to be your cup of tea. It is one of the reasons why I never really pair too many of these together in a make up look. If I use these, I tend to use just one shade and pair it with matte shades to make the shimmery goodness pop even more.
Yes, the L’Oreal Color Infallible eye shadows are extremely gorgeous and extremely well worth the money. Too bad these are so expensive over here, but it pays off to shop around if you happen to be in other places other than The Netherlands. My favorite ones in the bunch are Amber Rush, Hourglass Beige (one of my favorite highlight shades!) and Flashback Silver.
What do you think of the L’Oreal Color Infallible eye shadows?