I know, I know, you are probably thinking I am just trying to milk this for all the traffic I can, and I *AM*, but don’t you notice something a LITTLE bit different about the above picture?
There are four new shadows! More specifically, there are four new MATTE eyeshadows, which were the ones I was missing and hinted at in this post: http://sakuralovely.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/loreal-color-infallible-eyeshadows-lor-lor-lor-collection/
Let’s take a closer look!
Left to Right: 019 Smoothie Kiwi, 028 Enigmatic Purple, 029 Smoky Green, 030 Ultimate Black
A kind reader suggested that I try applying the matte Infallibles with a synthetic brush (I usually use the MAC 239) and RAVED about them so I figured I might as well re-swatch all the matte L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows together if I was going to have to do half of them.
Left to Right: 016 Coconut Shake, 017 Sweet Strawberry, 018 Blue Curacao, 019 Smoothie Kiwi, 20 Pebble Grey
Left to Right: 20 Pebble Grey, 28 Enigmatic Purple, 29 Smoky Green, 30 Ultimate Black
I need a bigger box
As for how they applied with the synthetic brushes, here are my thoughts:
- They did apply smoother and blend out, but this resulted in more sheer swatches, so the swatches in this post are often two+ layers, all applied with flat-domed synthetic eyeshadow brushes (I used the two from the Tokidoki 24K set)
- I haven’t figured out how you’d apply these wet. I tried with a damp brush on the black matte Infallibles but other than Enigmatic purple I couldn’t tell much of a difference and the wet application made the swatch patchier!
- I still like the metallic shades better
- If you wanted the black black matte Armani ETK, 030 Ultimate Black is a decent dupe, or you could buy Bulletproof from Sugarpill, which isn’t the same texture but is definitely matte and black.
I’m working on a big round-up post of all 25 (!) eyeshadows + the American list and what I think are dupes (thank you to everyone for sending/linking reviews to me) so look forward to that!
Hope this post helps!