Sunday, December 4, 2011

L'oréal infallible eye shadows

L'oréal infallible eye shadows have finally arrived in the US after having been available overseas for some time now. They are akin to Armani Eyes to Kill and have a similar spongy powder texture. Thanks to a few kind international ladies, I've been able to enjoy these shadows before their US debut. Today, I came upon a display of them at Bed, Bath and Beyond and picked up a few. So, here is my current collection.








First 2 rows are the international infallibles
Last row are the US infallibles
Colors from left to right.
Top Row: Purple obsession (shimmery purple), All Night Blue (shimmery navy), Permanent Kaki (shimmery khaki green), Burning Black (shimmery red black)
Middle Row: Sahara Desert (iridescent dark gold), Emerald Lame (iridescent golden green), Black Onyx (iridescent silver black), Bronze Goddess (iridescent bronze), Goldmine (iridescent light gold)
Bottom Row: Perpetual Purple (shimmery purple), Golden Sage (shimmery khaki green), Bronzed Taupe (shimmery taupe), Continuous Cocoa (soft shimmer mink brown), Amber Rush (shimmery copper)

Swatches (no flash):

Top Row: Purple obsession, All Night Blue, Permanent Kaki, Burning Black, Sahara Desert, Emerald Lame, Black Onyx, Bronze Goddess, Goldmine
Bottom Row: Perpetual Purple, Golden Sage, Bronzed Taupe, Continuous Cocoa, Amber Rush


Purple obsession, All Night Blue, Permanent Kaki, Burning Black, Sahara Desert, Emerald Lame, Black Onyx, Bronze Goddess, Goldmine


Perpetual Purple, Golden Sage, Bronzed Taupe, Continuous Cocoa, Amber Rush

Swatches (with flash):

Purple obsession, All Night Blue, Permanent Kaki, Burning Black


Sahara Desert, Emerald Lame, Black Onyx, Bronze Goddess, Goldmine


Perpetual Purple, Golden Sage, Bronzed Taupe, Continuous Cocoa, Amber Rush

I did suspect that some of the US infallibles were re-named versions of existing colors and I was correct. It is worth noting that the US infallibles are made in the US, while the international ones have been made in Italy. But from what I can tell, Perpetual Purple (US) is the same as Purple Obsession (Int.) while Golden Sage (US) is the same as Permanent Kaki (Int). The US versions do seem a smidgen darker which may be due to a different formula(?).


Left are the international infallibles; Right are the US infallibles

I'm glad that the L'oréal infallible eye shadows have finally made it here, although it is quite confusing that some colors been re-named from the international releases. Please see Mona's post here for additional pics and the list of shades released in the US and Justine's post here for additional pics and swatches of the international shades.

5 comments:

Citrine said...

Ahh, I like the taupe and bronze ones...maybe the charcoal as well. I hope I will be able to catch a sale when those become available in CVS...

Jamilla Camel said...

I love these so much, I only own ONE Armani ETK!

amarock said...

Oooh thanks for this post! I'm in Canada and was so smitten that we got these before the US (that never happens!) Now I'm really envious of the US-only colours especially Bronzed Taupe and Continuous Cocoa. I wonder if Continuous Cocoa is anything like 012 Endless Chocolate? I own 5 of these now (mostly neutrals) but I can definitely see myself picking up more of these, especially if L'Oreal keeps coming out with limited edition shades (there's a shade called Golden Mahogany that I`m lemming). Anyway, thanks for your swatches - very helpful!

Jenn said...

@amarock Glad my swatches were helpful :) I don't have Endless Chocolate but judging from pics online; I think that Continuous Cocoa is much darker and much more matte (I almost though the shade was a complete matte but there is a very subtle shimmer to it).

Diana PaperDoll said...

I like your collection!! Thanks for the swatches. I got a couple tonight and can't wait to try them. =)

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