Friday, December 19, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITE - L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows

I have not had very good luck with drugstore eyeshadows, but these beauties are definitely an exception. Retailing for around $7.00 a piece these shadows come in a ton of great colors, they have great pigmentation, and are easy to apply.  The L’Oreal Paris Infallible eyeshadows are shimmery, but not glittery, super creamy and have the consistency of a pressed pigment. I currently own four of these shadows, and describe each shade below.   I have experimented with different brushes, but find the best way to apply these is with your finger and it really does the best job at picking up and transferring the pigment to the lids.  (Although if you want to diffuse color on the lower lash line, these do work well with a pencil brush.) Also, because these are so shimmery there can be a little fall out so I would recommend applying your eyeshadow first and then doing your under eye concealer.  These have great wear, but will last longer with a primer underneath, and all of these colors look best blended out so it’s not such a sharp contrast from the pigment to the rest of the lid. So blend, blend, blend, ladies! 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows

Amber Rush
This shade can be worn year round, but especially looks great on tanned skin in the summer.  This eyeshadow has a cult following in the beauty world, and is a great universal warm amber shade that will look great on all skin types.  The shade is very versatile and for a soft daytime eye put this all over the lid and then blend with a soft brown in the crease.  This also looks phenomenal on the lower lash line to brighten up the eyes.  A YouTube tutorial by Jacyln Hill features this shadow and I love the look she puts together, CLICK HERE to watch.

Bronzed Taupe
This is a great staple shade that seriously anyone could wear and it’s a good everyday eyeshadow.  What I love about this one is how versatile it is.  I linked a great YouTube tutorial below that features this product as a standalone eye look, but this would also look great all around the eye with black liner for a smokier look.       CLICK HERE

Golden Sage
This is a beautiful muted green that compliments brown eyes really well.  How I like to wear this one: I will do a matte eye with Bobbi Brown Toast in the crease and a matte ivory on the lid.  I then apply brown winged liner and taking a pencil brush apply this shadow on the lower lash line.  Using the shadow this way is more subtle than applying all over the lid and it really makes brown eyes pop.

Liquid Diamond
I usually tend to lean towards warm shadows so I was happy I stepped out of my norm and picked this one up.  And all I could think looking at this shade was how amazing it would be as a new years makeup look!  It’s a gorgeous shimmery silver with lilac undertones.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows
Something else I love about this product is that they are always coming out with new seasonal colors.  So if you see a color you love, grab it!  (Although, I am almost positive all the colors I mention here are in their permanent line.)  For those of you looking for a frosty champagne shade I would also recommend picking up "Iced Latte." It’ a gorgeous everyday color and I would own this one myself, but already own one too many shadows in the “champagne” family.  You can buy these at Ulta, Target, Wal-Mart or pretty much any drugstore.  

Now you know how I love some coupons…so from now until December 24th all L’Oreal cosmetics are buy one get one 50% off at ULTA Beauty and they are also offering a $5 off $10 purchase coupon you can get print off their website or pull up the code on your phone for the cashier to scan at check-out. (Don’t you just love technology.)  So you can get two eyeshadows for around $7.00, such a steal!  For the link to the coupon, CLICK HERE.  

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Swatches

I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s Friday Favorite and I love featuring a product from the drugstore.  Especially with all that holiday shopping we could afford to save some money this time of year!  Have you tried these eyeshadows?  What are your favorite eyeshadows from the drugstore?  Let me know in the comments below and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oooo bronzed taupe is lovely. And this is so good to know, I hate spending a lot of money on eyeshadow! I recently got the Maybelline Nudes palette because I didn't want to spend $$$ on UD Naked, and I've found that it's pretty darn good as long as I use a primer beforehand.

    1. Oo good to know, I will definitely have to check out the Maybelline Nudes palette next time I'm at Ulta!