L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Review

I hope everyone had a successful Black Friday and a relaxing weekend! Now it’s time to get back to business before Christmas gets here in just 26 days!! Ahhh!! A couple weeks ago, I reviewed a L'oreal Eyeshadow Palette and couldn’t say enough good things about it. In general, I think palettes are more desired because of their convenience, but I also really enjoy using single eyeshadows. The L’oreal Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadows are a little bit different than your typical powder eyeshadow. They’re more creamy, most of them are shimmery, and packed with tons of color!
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I have four different shades from this line and there’s a couple others on my list that I want to pick up also. The packaging looks different than most other eyeshadows, the top twists off and then there’s a separate lid underneath (which you do not want to throw away) that prevents it from drying out. It’s hard to explain the texture of these because they’re so buttery smooth that they almost feel like they’re borderline cream shadows. Although most shades from this line are shimmery, you can’t feel any of the glitter in them at all.
The two lighter shades that I have are Iced Latte (left) and Amber Rush (right). These are two of my favorites for putting all over the eyelid with something easy in the crease. Although I also really love using Iced Latte on the inner half of my lid with a darker outer corner because it catches the light perfectly to make it more glamorous.
The two darker shades are Midnight Blue (left) and Smoldering Plum (right). I would probably never use these on my eyelids as one of the main shades because they’re too bold for me in that way, but I absolutely love using them for eyeliner. Their texture gives them amazing staying power and works better than a regular shadow. I’ll either use them alone or layer them over a pencil liner for extra long wear and to soften the harsh line of the pencil.
Here’s a closer look at how shimmery and pigmented they really are. Although I mentioned using the darker shades for my lash line, the glitter doesn’t show up in such a small area so there’s nothing to worry about as far as that goes. I don’t have shimmer emphasized around my eyelashes like a fairy! L’oreal does have a pretty huge claim saying that these can last for 24 hours and while I can’t attest to that (I'm not sure who could), I can say that I reach for these first when I need my eyeshadow to stay in place longer than usual and don’t want any fading. When applying it over a large area (all over the lid), it can be a little hard to blend out and pick up with a brush so I just apply it with my fingers first and blend it with a brush after. I'd say they lasted on me for a complete 8 hours before any creasing or fading began. If you have dry or normal skin, they'd probably last a lot longer.

I highly recommend trying some of these out. They’d also be great for stocking stuffers or making a beauty basket gift. They look nice and are great quality, especially for drugstore single eyeshadows. And because it’s drugstore, you know I’m going to recommend either waiting for a sale or using a coupon. I never pay full price for drugstore items because there’s so many ways not to. Also, I think I’m late to the game on this but I just discovered Ebates last week. Ebates is a website that you create an account with and they give you cash back when you shop online. If you’re interested, you can find more information here. It really came in handy with my online shopping on Black Friday!

~Mani Monday~
This week is a little bit different because I didn’t do my nails myself or have the physical polish to show you. For my sister’s birthday last week, we went to get our nails done at a salon. I haven’t done that in years! Probably because I love painting my nails myself and enjoy it so much. I chose to get a gel polish for the first time and what I’m wearing is OPI’s Bubble Bath. It was a little too sheer for what I was wanting after two coats, so they ended up applying three to get it this noticeable. I'm actually really liking it! It feels nice on my nails, looks naturally glam, and has held up through all of the housework and dishes that happened with Thanksgiving.
What’s on your nails this week? Let me know your favorite Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in the comments. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

~Christina~


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