L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow Review

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These were the only colors that I purchased.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any new blogs due to summer being here.  Not only am I a busy Wife and Mom to 2 boys but I have had weddings every Saturday since May.  So, when I woke up this morning my first thought was “boy am I tired” and my second was “I need to do a blog on my most recent favorite product.”

I was on the hunt for the perfect Rose Gold eye shadow.  After all Rose Gold looks amazing on just about everyone.  So, I put the request on a Facebook page just for professional makeup artists.  After several responses recommending L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Eye Shadow in Amber Rush I decided I would head to my local Walgreens and pick it up.  Of course I saw so many other beautiful colors so what was supposed to be a quick trip for 1 eyeshadow turned into way more than 1.  Bonus: Walgreens had them on sale for buy one get one 1/2 off and I cannot refuse a good sale!

This is the description taken from the L’Oréal website: For the 1st time ever, L’Oréal Paris introduces an ultra intense eye shadow that lasts from day until dawn—a full 24 hours. This revolutionary formula fuses the ease of a powder with the velvety caress of a cream to create a unique hybrid that glides on effortlessly. And with its unique technology, your eyes are enhanced with pure, magnified pigment. Make a lasting impression without batting an eye.
(Intense, maximized color; Luxurious powder-cream texture; 24-hour long-lasting hold; Waterproof, crease resistant, fade resistant).

Those statements are all true!

What I love about these eyeshadows is the color payoff is amazing and a little goes a long way.  In fact, I used my brush and when I dipped it into the shadow it didn’t look like much was on my brush but there was a ton of color.  The color is very buildable.  Most of the colors have a shimmer finish to them with a couple having a matte or sparkle finish.  I usually don’t put drugstore brands in my professional kit but I love these so much I couldn’t resist.  I figure if I can give someone a beautiful eye with these eyeshadows then why not!

What I don’t love about these is there is quite a bit of fallout due to their texture.  It seems like it would be a cream eyeshadow based on the package when in all actuality it’s a powder cream hybrid.  It’s not as loose as a a loose powder but not creamy like a cream shadow.  When you dip your brush into the eyeshadow it makes it more loose.  The best thing is to dip your brush and tap it off on the side so you don’t get much fallout on your face and always do your eyes before your foundation to avoid raccoon eyes.  Whatever you do don’t toss the plastic topper that comes on top of the eyeshadow.  This is what presses the eyeshadow back down after you’ve used it.  The other thing I didn’t love are the sparkle eyeshadows.  It may be good for a young teen but for a mature face or one that will be photographed it isn’t good.  Even with these couple of cons I would still buy these.

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Don’t discard this little plastic “topper”. It really does serve a purpose!

Here are the swatches.  I didn’t swatch every color.  I bought what I thought I would use.  There are some other colors (greens, blues, etc.) that were very pretty.

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Eyeshadow swatches in natural lighting. Disclaimer: Yes, that is my arm and yes, I have more arm hair than I care to have. 😉

 

There you have it!  I am absolutely head over heels with this product!

Love & Lipstick,

Billie Jo

 

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