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NEW: L’Oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows

Following the success of the Color Riche Gold Collection released by L’Oreal last Christmas, I am pleased to announce that L’Oreal had brought in different colours of their highly-raved La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows into Singapore.

I picked up just 5 colours as the darker shades felt a little gritty and less pigmented as compared to the lighter shades.

swatches in natural light (L-R: Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession, Endless Chocolat, Flashback Silver)

swatches with flash

Some EOTD featuring a couple of these new shadows:

Eyes: Virgin (UD Naked Palette) on browbone, L’Oreal Hourglass Beige on entire eyelid, L’Oreal Endless Chocolat on wide outer-V, Darkhorse (UD Naked Palette) on narrow outer-V right up to only the crease, Clio Gelpresso Eyeliner in 07 Golden Black , Clinique High Impact Mascara

 

Eyes: L’Oreal Hourglass Beige on browbone (sheer wash), L’Oreal Forever Pink on entire eyelids, Naked (UD Naked Palette) on outer half of upper lids, Darkhorse (UD Naked Palette) on narrow outer-V, Clio Gelpresso Eyeliner in 07 Golden Black , Clinique High Impact Mascara

Another look featuring Bronze Divine (or Bronze Goddess) from the Color Riche Gold Collection for a fun smokey look:

 Eyes: L’Oreal Hourglass Beige as highlighter, L’Oreal Bronze Divine (Bronze Goddess) on inner part of lid, UD Darkhorse (Naked Palette) as contouring colour on outer-V, UD Creep (Naked Palette) on crease, Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense #01 Intense Black, Clinique High Impact Mascara

I have worn these shadows for up to 12 hours without any creasing with Urban Decay Primer Potion beneath. In conclusion, I ADORE these shadows – they are versatile, easily blendable and provides great shine without being too overly shimmery for day time. A sheer wash gives a soft subtle sheen to the lids whereas the shadows pack a helluva punch when packed on. These are definitely worth checking out and are worth every single penny I paid for them. If I could only choose one to purchase, I’d definitely go for Hourglass Beige because it is great as a sheer wash, as a highlighter or as an eyeshadow colour on its own. These retail for $14.90 each.

EOTD: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow – Goldmine

It had been such a busy busy month and I trust that everyone had enjoyed a very lovely Christmas as well as the start to a new year! I have been so caught up at work (leaving home early and returning home only after dark) so much so that this blog has been sorely neglected. Also, my old laptop had broken down unexpectedly and I lost a lot of photos that I had taken originally for this blog.

Anyway. I have recently been ridiculously obsessed with these L’Oreal Infallible Colour Eyeshadows ever since I had picked them up in end October. And not long after my last post, I went to pick up Goldmine which I had initially skipped (swatched here) and I have been wearing it a lot for the last month or so. Like seriously. It is permanently placed on my dresser within easy reach and it is just so easy to slap on and go (which was exactly what I have been doing when I was rushing in the mornings).

Eyes: L’Oreal Infallible Goldmine on inner 2/3rds of eyelid, Buck (from Urban Decay Naked Palette) on outer 1/3rd of lid and Darkhorse (from Urban Decay Naked Palette) on outer V, Heroine Make Volume&Curl mascara, Bébé Poshé Dazzling Eye Pencil in Black Diamond, Milani Liquif’eye Eyeliner Pencil in Brown on lower waterline.

This is like my favourite combination because the browns add a subtle definition to the eye contour without overpowering the gorgeous yellow-golden shimmery goodness of Goldmine. Definitely worth picking up if you have not!

Do check out Jacqueline of My Beauty Hoard who has a very beautiful EOTD where she used Goldmine for a pretty gold with a pop of green look!

Haul & Review: L’Oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows – Christmas 2011

For those who had been following my twitter would have known that I spotted some new shadows at L’Oreal counters and I have been super excited about it because these shadows remind me a lot of those Giorgio Armani ETKs and Chanel Illusion d’Ombres but at a fraction of the price.

These are none other than the L’Oreal La Couleur Infallible Eyeshadows that is released alongside a limited edition Colour Riche Gold collection for Christmas according to the L’Oreal BAs. There were five of these available with a couple of shimmery lipsticks. I picked up four (besides Gold Mine) as I hardly wear golds.

021 Sahara Treasure, 022 Emerald Lamé, 023 Black Onyx, 024 Bronze Goddess

These came with a black flat plastic lid to keep the shadows pressed down in place. Please note that these are actually powder shadows and they have a tendency to separate and stick to the lid if you do not keep them pressed down (which was what happened to my Sahara Treasure).

Swatches to share:

natural light

Did a quick look using Sahara Treasure:

Eyes: L’Oreal Infallible Color – Sahara Treasure on inner 2/3rds of eye, UD Alice in Wonderland palette – Mad Hatter on outer 1/3rd, Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner – Black Brown, ZA Impact Lash Volume Mascara on top/bottom lashes

I also tried googling for these shadows and I realized that different colours were released in different parts of the world with those being permanent. I did not manage to find them on drugstore.com or ulta.com unfortunately, because I would definitely like to buy all of them! These shadows are also very affordable at $14.90 apiece (in Canada it is $10.99 I believe).

These eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented and glittery and despite the glitter, they feel very velvety and smooth. They are not bouncy nor cushy because these are more like pressed pigments instead of being a cream-to-powder shadow. That is one of the advantages of this shadow – they do not dry out easily due to its powder base. I love how these go on and they blend easily just using fingers.  They wore rather well for me with a primer too and can easily be sheered out for a light wash of colour or patted on for more colour.  For the price, these are definitely great quality. The only complaint is the black plastic lids that came along with them. The little “handles” on them are too small for my fingers and I kept ending up with excess product on my fingers.

Price:

$14.90 / 3.5g

There is a current promotion at Watsons for L’Oreal products where you buy 2 and get 1 free (the lowest-priced one) so that is a great deal.

John Little also has direct 20% off for selected brands (including L’Oreal) but the Watsons deal works out cheaper.

You can check out these blogs for more swatches for the other shades available and comparisons to Giorgio Armani ETKs (if you do not know, GA is a brand under the umbrella of L’Oreal Group):

Beaut.ie

Bebe’s Beauty Blog and Review

London Makeup Girl

Please let me know if you know where I can get the other colours because I would definitely love to stock up on them! 🙂