Dec 5, 2011

L'Oreal Color Infaillible / Indefectible Eyeshadows.


L'Oreal had a small range of these semi powder/semi cream eyeshadows that are made up of loosely pressed crumbles like the Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadows by Giorgio Armani (for example reviewed here), i have once shown you two of the shades here.
in the meantime, the range was enlarged and now offers a nice selection which also contains brights and matte shades. i think that is a fantastic development, since i find most colours in the Giorgio Armani range too light, i miss some colour there as well. another big plus is the now lower price, when i bought my first two L'Oreal Indefectible Eyeshadows, i paid about 10€ for each but now they "only" cost about 7€ (3.5g).

do i notice a difference between the expensive Giorgio Armani version (30€ each) and the L'Oreal, knowing Armani Beauty is a L'Oreal Group brand? not a big. ok, Armani wins the packaging- and appealing-look-battle with their mixed colour crumbles. my selection consists of the most complex and beautiful shades from Armani (what else?!), but of course even in the pricey range there are inconsistencies with the colour/shimmer complexity throughout the shades. the L'Oreal ones i've tried so far were all just as smooth and as pigmented, they have a beautiful intense metallic effect like i have seen only few times in drugstore eyeshadows and last almost as well as the Giorgio Armani version. plus, L'Oreal wins the point for diversity. and so i can't just say that "pricier = better" at all!

i picked up two more shades, two safe ones i must admit, but surely i will go back to buy some more and this time more brave ones.


#021 Sahara Treasure


i was hoping for such a neutral, easy to wear taupish colour all the time, from GA or L'Oreal or whatever, and L'Oreal gave it to me first! Sahara Treasure is almost a taupe colour, but it's rather a cool toned gold which makes me like it even better. it's highly pigmented and has a super intense metallic shimmer, it captures the light beautifully and makes my eyes look very bright.
applies intensely without fall-out, blends well and wears all day. i think this is the must-have shade from the range, an exciting neutral.

swatches of L'Oreal Indefectible in #021 Sahara Treasure in natural light and with flash (last picture)


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i've applied it onto the inner 2/3 of the lid (on the outer part is Bronze Goddess) and along the lower lashline.



comparison

L'Oreal Sahara Treasure - Bare Minerals High Shine in Glisten
L'Oreal Sahara Treasure - Bare Minerals High Shine in Glisten
with flashlight
as you can see, the effect is similar and colours are very close, but Glisten is more pewter and cool toned than Sahara Treasure.



#024 Bronze Goddess


i don't think this colour is too much of a bronze but it's in fact an incredibly intense golden olive. it's beautiful! when i first swatched it, i hesitated because i'm quite a sucker for such a colour and worried that i might have multiple lookalikes for this at home already, but i'm really glad that i couldn't resist the strong golden shimmer and still bought it!
it's not alike any of my greenish bronze metallics at home, it's more green and a lot more intense than those. it wears nicely on the lid, however i think in combination with other metallic colours it easily drowns as a crease colour. this one is fantastic as a lid colour worn alone or combined with a super dark brown (for example NARS Mekong - click!) or black. as a crease colour it looks just beautiful with a matte or low-shimmer satin mauve or caramel shade on the lids (for example from Guerlain's #93, Rue de Passy palette - click!).
with this one i also can't find any negative points, it applies and wears comfortably.

swatches of L'Oreal Indefectible in #024 Bronze Goddess in natural light and with flashlight (last photo)


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Bronze Goddess applied to the outer part of the lid and blended in to Sahara Treasure.



comparison


with flash


again, i highly recommend these eyeshadows! at the moment i believe they're one of the best you can find in the drugstore.



22 comments:

  1. I absolutely love these! I've been eyeing the Armani Eyes to kill eyeshadows for quite some time and I'd like to purchase one, could you recommend a neutral taupy colour from this range? Or I should just get the L'Oreal equivalent in #21?
    xx

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  2. We have these in Canada (I believe in the US as well) but under the name Infallible instead.

    Those two colors are beautiful but I don't recall them being released here. I have not tried one of these yet because none of the colors appealed. Wish we got those because I DEFINITELY would have picked them up!

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  3. thank you for sharing this!
    it's been years since i bought anything from l'oreal except for some mascaras. now it's time for me to revisit them. ;)

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  4. I was just swatching them the other day and barely moved myself away from buying them! I absolutely adore them, especially the texture, and these new colours are so irresistible!

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  5. I want to try one of this, i think there is a purple one. Love this colors though :) You have amazing taste in makeup, i'm sure in everything else :) :* Greetings from Macedonia

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  6. love golds tones, thanks for sharing

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  7. Ich liebe diese Lischatten so so sehr :)
    Es kommt regelmäßig ein Neuer, bei jeder 20% Aktion bei Rossman , zu meiner Lidschattenfamile hinzu <3

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  8. wow! i didnt even know there was a drugstore comparable item to the GA ITK. these look amazing!

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  9. Amazing swatches! I just reviewed Bronze Goddess myself. It's so lovely.

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  10. Die Farben, sind so wunderschön! Ich habe bis jetzt nur einen der L'oreal Lidschatten, aber bei mir werden es sicher auch noch mehr.

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  11. Wow, all of those look so unbelievably gorgeous!

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  12. that is just amazing! Only if these were sold in the U.S. I'd be all over it!!! :(

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  13. thank you everyone, good to hear that many of you also like these shadows!

    @cbsg5861: i think #6 is the most neutral and wearable one of Giorgio Armani's range.

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  14. @cbsg5861: i think you can totally go with L'Oreal #21, it's even taupy-er than GA!

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  15. I just recently picked one of these up, and was really pleased with the color pay-off. And of course, THE SHINY. I didn't even think of it being a GA dupe, in terms of general formulation. Awesome!

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  16. These are available on a stand in Shoppers Drug Mart (in Canada) makes me think these colors are limited edition for the holidays. I think you've convinced me to get Bronze Goddess. It's so unique!

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  17. Bronze Goddess is breathtaking *_____*

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  18. I wrote a review about the color Black Onyx you can see it here if you are interested.
    http://lookinsidemycloset.blogspot.com/2011/12/loreal-couleur-infaillible-indefectible.html

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  19. Wow, these are amazing new shades. I hope they sell well and decide to expand the US shades! I especially want Bronze Goddess. It appears to be a golden/brass/olive tone.

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