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Friday, June 8, 2012

l'oreal infallible eyeshadow- endless chocolat

peeps kindly stand up and bow down to greatest eyeshadow formula ever ( according to poor old cheap me )-
L'OREAL INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW - endless chocolat (yes that's the way its spelled on my container).
i m cheap . ya that's what i m . spending close to 500 inr on a single eyeshadow that's just not me .
but i did it . as the infallible range launched internationally , i have been lemming it since then.
and finally , India gets to see these beauties in their full glory.
birthdays are meant for splurging and with abandon, i splurged!
l'oreal is a brand that has not disappointed me to this date .and this eyeshadow just raises expectations !

price- 450 INR ie 9 USD
net.wt- 3.5 g i.e 0.12oz
so it comes to 128 inr per gram
much more value for money considering several higher end brands just act unfair in India and hike their rates like hell ( m.a.c , clinique i m looking at you )
manufacturing date -
expiry date -
that's close to 2 yrs of shelf life. enough for me to finish the product considerably.
so lets take a look at the product itself 

 L’OrĂ©al Paris unveils its latest eye shadow. Ultra-intense colour, up to 24 hour long-lasting hold and velvety soft feel.

Infallible Eyeshadows contain an exceptionally high level of colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. Additional binders (oils), coat and magnify the colour pigments revealing beautiful shimmer and maximized colour.
The colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin. The Infallible formula stands up to the average woman’s 11,000 blinks per day. It also resists to rubbing, creasing and does not run into the fine lines around the eyes.
With a formulation that lies between the comfort of a cream and the ease of application of a powder, Infallible eyeshadow contains an exceptionally high proportion of binders (oils) for the softest, most velvety eyeshadow. The eyeshadow melts gently from the fingertips to the eyelid on application. The result is a rich and satiny look.


check out the link to know the shade range here

 its a standard loose pigment packaging . a jar filled to the brim with the pigment and has a conserver ( ya that black cap like thingie) to keep the eyeshadow from moving around in the jar and creating a general mess.the silver cap is shiny and is brown to make colour location easier. it has a  bit sparkle in it as you can see giving an idea of the finish of the eyeshadow.
its sturdy enough to be thrown in the bag and travelled with but not thrown off a height. the mess will be unbearable and uncleanable . trust me on that one. please don't touch surfaces or put the eyshadow on surfaces as it is very difficult to remove ( my walls and makeup table are witness to that .. good ole klutzy me to be blamed). i did get yelled for it later . did you see something ...? that's me going off track and blabbering in general . so coming to the review .......

well , the texture is smooth almost buttery and so very dense and packed . no grittiness to it at all . if a loose pigment married a cream eyeshadow and they had a kid . u get me don't you ? i know its hard to explain its something whose glory has to be experienced in reality. they describe it as a hybrid ,well it is a hybrid .it does not stir up a mountain of dust though on using  and opening like some powder eyeshadows do . that's a good part about it .

without flash
its a beautiful deep brown with soft shimmery almost satiny finish to it. it has an intense complexity, it reflects off different colours in different lights. in order to do justice to the shade i took as many ( decent ) pics as possible , partly the reason why this post is pic heavy . the other part of the reason is that i am absolutely in love with this shadow. i chose a normal mundane neutral brown instead of a popping , bright colour because for the cost i wanted to justify my purchase by using it regularly rather than using it just once and it sitting rest of the time in some far corner of my closet .

with flash

with flash

without flash

it stayed on my hand when i put it for swatching at 10 a.m till almost i took shower the next day . i still could see some signs of it even after that . i haven't worn it on my eyes for full 24 hrs coz i don't sleep with my makeup on ever . on my super oily multiple hooded lids it stays on for about 10 hrs which is more than enough to make me die and go to heaven .

without flash 
the s.a told me to apply it with finger for best results . its good for a sheer wash but not for building up as it causes fall out. a flat basic , dense eyeshadow brush is the best for padding the color on the lid for desired intensity . it doesn't need to be set with a powder eyeshadow as it doesn't crease . but acts as a primer for other colours keeping oil and creasing at bay for hours together , even on a hot humid day . its is waterproof and water resistant . it will stay put until you decide to take it off with a good bi phase makeup remover .( i use lakme 9 to 5 makeup remover for this ) . application and blending is a dream . however you need to be quick as it sets within 30 sec or so .
with flash
gettttttttttt ittttttttt.
that's it folks .i will recommend it to anyone and everyone. an excellent bang for your buck product ever . i m surely going to buy more shades as soon as i save up and my purge ends.

5 on 5 .


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have you tried this before ? what are your opinions ? 

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  1. I have got this shade too! Its such a pretty gorgeous brown, A little is required, awesome pigmentation and staying power, I liked this shade so much that I got two other shades eternal black and burning black!

    1. will love to check them out , manya . have you reviewed them yet ? if not, please do .:)

  2. OMG!!!!!! I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed this right now going to go hunting for this on Saturday..I love these kind of browns and it stays on till you take it off..haaa..MUST HAVE :D

    1. trust me rads , u wont go wrong with these! they define must haves

  3. i have all the shades...the are just sooo pretty..!!!!

    1. seriously they are ! but a bit out of range for a rookie like me :(

  4. I am in love with this range of theirs!
    Nice one.

    1. its the best drugstore eyeshadow range to hit the indian markets :)


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