L’Oreal Colo[u]r Infallible Eyeshadow Collection

L'Oreal Color Infallible Collection

I’m sure that the beauty blogging scene has probably hit saturation on these lovely little shadows but now that my collection is as complete as I can make it (pending new releases) and I have finished enabling all of my beauty friends into buying them, I figured it was time for a round-up :)

Also, someone else should benefit from my need to complete sets of things. Haha. Like the Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eyeshadows, once I started buying the L’Oreal Colour Infallible Eyeshadows I had to own all of them :P. They are actually spelled COLOR but I am Canadian and I will be using the ‘u’ throughout this post. :P

First off, a look at the packaging:

- I prefer to keep them as they are in the ‘cover’ photo for this post, but even the printed labels are colour-coded which makes it super easy to find which colour you want and grab it quickly
– The jars are plastic and have a plastic insert – MAKE SURE YOU KEEP THIS. The shadows crumble easily when poked or if the surface is poked and the plastic insert helps re-compress the shadows which apply like a powder/cream hybrid, though these are definitely powder.

It kind of bothers me that I’m missing two to fill my tray but a dear friend is helping me with that ;)

L'Oreal Color Infallible Collection

Swatches! (And thoughts)L'Oreal Color Infallible Swatches

From Left to Right:
001 Time Resist White: A sparkly, shimmery, white. This is a bit too frosty for me to use as a hilight but if I’m wearing really bright looks I don’t have similarly coloured bases for, this is my go-to as it doesn’t alter the colour of powder eyeshadows much (if at all).

002 Hourglass Beige: A neutral beige. I often use this as a brow hilight and as a base for neutral looks. This is probably the colour I think everyone should own as it makes a very pretty one-colour look when blended out for the days you have no time to do makeup :)

There is no 003, I’m not sure why!

004 Forever Pink: This is really a gold infused peach. It’s still very pretty, but not pink enough for yours truly :P

005 Purple Obsession: A pearl-finished dark purple. It’s much brighter in the swatch than it appears on the lid for me!

L'Oreal Color Infallible Swatches

From Left to Right:
006 All Night Blue: A shimmery navy blue. This is one of my favourite colours, and the only thing comparable in my collection is the Hello Kitty Charmmy Eyeshadow stick in Navy – but that has a bit of red-toned glitter. I love this shade!

007 Unlimited Sky: A shimmery sky-blue. This is more sky-blue on lighter skinned people, but it’s still pretty (and I still had to own every colour)

There is no 008 that I can find either!

009 Permanent Kaki: First off, I feel like it should be KHAKI, but I am not in charge of spelling. A satin army green. You’ll see this in use in my upcoming SINS post!

There is also no 010, or 011 coloured eyeshadows – I wonder if these exist but just haven’t been released yet!

012 Endless Chocolat: A satin chocolate brown. I love wearing this with neutrals. It’s a good crease colour! I can’t wait to try these with the L’Or L’Or L’Or Infallibles :)

L'Oreal Color Infallible Swatches

From Left to Right:
013 Burning Black: A reddened burgundy black. This is the closest dupe for an Armani Eyes to Kill Silk shadow (002 Lust Red) except it is less sparkly.

014 Eternal Black: A matte black with silver sparkles. When I first swatched it I thought this was a metallic black, but I was sadly wrong.

015 Flashback Silver: A shiny silver – exactly as it sounds.

L'Oreal Color Infallible Swatches

These next Infallibles were part of L’Oreal’s summer collection, and unlike the rest of the line (except for the missing numbers) these are matte. I find the texture quite odd and lacking in pigmentation when compared to the rest of the line!

From Left to Right:

016 Coconut Shake: A matte cream. I’ll use this if I want a toned-down neutral look (i.e. for work). Also makes a good brow-bone hilight for more subtle looks.

017 Sweet Strawberry: A matte reddish-pink. I wanted to love this because of the colour but it kind of makes me look like I have pink eye. Might try it as a blush next time I pick it up!

018 Blue Curacao: A bright turquoise blue. This is very similar to Sugarpill’s Afterparty but… matte.

019 is a green matte shadow, but I don’t have it (and considering the texture of these, I don’t think I’ll ever own it!)

020 Pebble Grey: A matte medium grey. I think this would be a good base for a smokey eye, but it is kind of muddy on me.

L'Oreal Color Infallible SwatchesThese newest lovelies were a CP from my dear Vicky and are part of L’Oreal’s fall collection L’Or L’Or L’Or. Two additional shades were released in Singapore and I’m trying to track those down!

021 Sahara Treasure: A shimmery champagne. I love this colour.

022 is Emerald Lame and 023 Black Onyx can be seen here on Rouge Deluxe. I’m tracking these down!

024 Bronze Goddess: An old gold colour, this is probably my favourite Infallible hands down, and I haven’t WORN it on my eyes yet. So pretty!

There is no 025 or 026 as far as I can tell!

027 Goldmine: An shiny white-gold. This is the Infallible with the most shimmer :) So pretty!

I love all of these (except the matte ones) and I hope this post has convinced you track down a few to try! The wear time on these is excellent, and they apply nice and smoothly over a primer. I showered with these swatches on and still had traces after soaping up and scrubbing for a few minutes! They come off easily with makeup wipes or a bi-phase remover.

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31 thoughts on “L’Oreal Colo[u]r Infallible Eyeshadow Collection

  1. Your collection is really impressive! So many lovely colors! I have only one, which was gifted to me by the lovely Vicky and it is Time Resist White. I really like it and use it on the inner 1/3 of my eyelid.

    Good luck in tracking down the missing colors from your collection!

    • Thanks for the comment!

      I’ve never had an issue with glitter fallout from the ETK – I apply those with a 239, and these I tend to apply with my finger (or the 239, depending on how lazy I’m feeling)!

  2. Great collection Justine! I am always keeping a eye out for the new ones! But these sell pretty fast in stores here =(
    The only one I own is forever pink which I think is more peachy pink haha!

    • This is my whole collection (until I track down the 3 shades that came out in Sweden/Singapore) hahaha. I just find it so odd that they weren’t released everywhere AND that every country has a different assortment of them. L’Oreal has very weird distribution strategies :P

      I’m swatching the Armani Eyes to Kill shades I have next for babe! Before I add 3 more from the holiday collections to those XD;

  3. I think there are at least 3-4 shades I’ve seen in Canada that you don’t have. One’s a matte dark blue grey, a dark green frost (emerald lame), a dark red frost and a shade called Black Onyx

    • HI Cindy,

      So cool! Do you mind me asking where you are located? I actually just picked up Emerald Lame and Black Onyx but I’m not familiar with the matte dark blue/grey or the dark red frost – and I haven’t seen them in Calgary yet!

      • I’m from Edmonton actually. The matte blue grey (I’m not sure of the name, it might be Pebble Grey but again not sure) I saw at Superstore and Shoppers along with Coconut Shake and Sweet Strawberry (L’oreal fall collection with Eva Longoria) and the others I mentioned I saw at Rexall (the L’Or Collection with Halle Berry?) – they also had Sahara Treasure and Goldmine. Good Luck!

      • Hi Cindy!

        I actually have all of those colours – Pebble Grey, Cocout Shake and Sweet Strawberry are the matte colours (16-20) which I find weird haha. I’ll definitely have to check out Rexall though! They aren’t as prevalent in Calgary so I never go there :) I was lucky enough to have a friend mail me Sahara Treasure and Goldmine as well as Emerald Lame and Black Onyx. Thanks for the heads-up!

        You’re so close! You’ll have to let me know if you’re ever in Calgary :)

  4. So i double checked again, the 2 colours you’re missing are called Golden Mahogany and Bronze Divine. Hope this helps with your collection :P

    • Thanks for checking Cindy! I actually finally saw a full display at London Drugs and picked up Golden Mahogany today – Bronze Divine is the same number as Bronze Goddess so I think they maybe changed the name for different regions but I’m going back tomorrow to double check haha.

  5. I picked up the 3 mattes one and actually love them, BUT they only work well when I use a flat synthetic brush, and quite firm, like the MAC 242, then they are dreamy, seriously the gray is perfect, I hope they come up with more in the future. I saw a matte black one in Europe, I’m jealous.

    Golden Mahogany is not a true red but more like lets say Maroon or Heritage Rouge pigments from MAC. But it’s a strange color that change completely depending on were you apply it and aside what color, it can look all the way from a rusty brown to almost a true red. I found it strange that the display in Canada doesn’t advertise the red but the promo of the one in the US used it but they don’t sell it there? Weird marketing.

    • I just swatched Golden Mahogany and I love it!!

      I truthfully have NO Idea how L’Oreal is marketing these – when they first came out they ran a few contests but since then I’d heard nothing about them and the Canadian website hasn’t been updated with the L’Or L’Or L’Or collection so I had no idea it was even coming to Canada!

      I’ll need to try the mattes again, though I don’t have a 242… I’m sure I have a similar synthetic brush somewhere!

    • Hi Nasha,

      You can purchase these at WAL-MART, Superstore, London Drugs, Rexall, Shoppers Drug Mart… basically anywhere that stocks current L’Oreal collections. Haven’t seen them at Zellers though!

  6. So I’m a little late in the game apparently and just started collection the eye shadows. I have been to no less than 13 walmarts, rexalls, pharmaplus, shoppers drug mart trying to find all the colours I can and the one colour that I have been DIEING for is Blue Curacao and I can’t find it ANYWHERE! It’s so disappointing. I know you posted this months ago but how many do you have now!!

  7. Where buy?? You know some websites where you can buy??
    A greeting and thanks

    Donde las compraste??? Conoces alguna pagina de internet donde se puedan comprar???
    Un saludo y gracias

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