Are These Really Infallible? L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Purple Obsession (Perpetual Purple) & Emerald Lame Swatch, Review, FOTD

Hey everybody,

How are you today? We’re already over the hump, and ONE MORE working day later it’s the weekend! I hope you guys have a bit more luck with the weather where you are. We’re having a HORRID spring in Belgium. Not only is the temperature anything but warm, we haven’t even seen too much sun either. This makes me a bit saggy… But anyways, today I am here to share my thoughts on the much raved-about L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Purple Obsession (Perpetual Purple in the US) and Emerald Lame!

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Quick & Dirty Swatches of L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in 15 Flashback Silver, 28 Enigmatic Purple, 29 Smoky Green, 30 Ultimate Black + A Random Spring Day

Hey everyone!

How was your day? Are you suffering from the gloomy Monday syndrome or are you coping just fine?

I had a great day today, mostly because I got up early and got a lot of things done. I took many pictures that I need for future posts (some won’t come up till much later since they need to be tested still). There was so much sunlight that I seemed to have drawn some inspiration, and I hope you’ll like the new photos!

I haven’t had time to swatch all the Dior Vernis yet, so today I’m doing a little filler post. I went to the drugstore and saw 4 new L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, and I did some quick and dirty swatches for you!

These are 15 Flashback Silver (I don’t believe this is new. It’s just that we didn’t get it till now. It is renamed as 222 Infinity Sky in the US), 28 Enigmatic Purple, 29 Smoky Green, and 30 Ultimate Black. I believe the latter three are relatively new, since I can’t find an awful lot of information about them online. My first impression is that these matte ones aren’t AS pigmented or smooth compared to their shimmery counterparts. They’re still very good, but not exactly to the same extent. I had no problem building them up and smoothing the slight chalkiness out though, so maybe it won’t be a big problem when applied on the lids.

Also, since it’s a filler post, I decided to share some random pictures I took today with you.

Behold Muffin and Tango tangled up in a headlock. I think they might have been fighting for the patch of sun, but it could just be Muffin getting bored. I took the pink paper out of the Caudalie tote I got last week because they sometimes play with/sit on it.

This is Tango getting his tum tanned. He eventually flipped over so that he could tan his back lol

Since the weather was fantastic, Dr. D and I went on a walkie in the neighborhood. The cherry blossoms are blooming here! Spring really has come!

Voila, just a little something to keep you entertained until I get the time to swatch/review something properly (I’m aiming at tomorrow though, so it won’t be long). I hope your week is off to a great start!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: What do you guys think about this kind of posts? Would you like to see it from time to time or not at all? Of course I won’t do a filler post twice every week or something, but sometimes when I’m having a good day and I have some random bits and pieces of my life in photos, I would also love to share with you! Let me know in the comment section below whether occasionally you’d be entertained by a post in the same vein or not 🙂

Swatch: All 8 Shades of L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows & Name Comparisons

Hello everyone!

How are you doing? More than half of the working week has gone by, and I hope you’re still hanging in there!

Today I did one of the weirdest things I have ever done in public, and I did it for my dear readers! I went to a drugstore and swatched all 8 L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows that are available in Belgium, just so that you can see if anything interests you! I do have to warn you these get confusing though. The names, availability, and even numbers vary from country to country. I did some research and comparison to be able to tell you what a certain shade might be called in the US (Canada, the UK, and other European countries I checked use the same names), but if the information is not accurate please forgive me! I would also really appreciate it if you could let me know in the comments below!

The 8 colors available in Belgium are Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession, All Night Blue, Unlimited Sky, Permanent Kaki, Endless Chocolat, and Eternal Black. To see all the swatches please read on!

Here are the swatch pictures of Hourglass Beige, Forever Pink, Purple Obsession, and All Night Blue:

Hourglass Beige is an icy metallic beige. It is not the most pigmented shade of the range, and I needed to build it up a little to get it to look the way it does in photos. In person you see a bit more yellow in it, more or less along the line of MAC Ricepaper for example. I believe this shade is called Iced Latte in the US.

Forever Pink is a peachy pink with a golden sheen. I checked the US website but didn’t see anything that could be it, so I am led to believe that it is left out of the US launch. It reminds me of Sin in the Naked Palette, though most probably pinker. Like Hourglass Beige, this shade is not as insanely pigmented as the rest of them.

Purple Obsession is a gorgeous royal purple! I personally think it is a very interesting purple because it doesn’t lean too warm or cool. Therefore, it should work for many different skin tones/undertones. In the US it is called Perpetual Purple.

All Night Blue is a rich, dark sapphire blue. Again, I don’t have the impression that it leans too cool like most blues do, so it should be flattering on many ladies! In the US this shade is renamed Midnight Blue.

Here are the swatch pictures of Unlimited Sky, Permanent Kaki, Endless Chocolat, and Eternal Black:

Unlimited Sky is an icy light blue. It is called Infinite Sky in the US.

Permanent Kaki is a lovely mid-tone olive green with a golden sheen. It reminds me of Urban Decay Mildew, though perhaps slightly lighter. In the US it is known as Golden Sage.

Endless Chocolat is a rich chocolate brown. It is pretty neutral so it should look fantastic on a lot of people! This shade is renamed as Continuous Cocoa in the US.

Eternal Black is a black with silvery sparkle/glitter. It is the only shade that has kept its name in the US out of the whole bunch!

Here are the 8 of them together!

I don’t own any of these (yet) so I can’t review them in detail. However, my general experience is pretty positive. Except for Hourglass Beige and Forever Pink, all the shades are extremely pigmented, soft, and smooth. The texture is really a mix between cream, mousse, and powder. I didn’t have any issues with fallout, though when I pressed my fingers in the testers a bit too hard a couple of times, I ended up having to smooth them over more carefully. I have heard that these are good dupes for Armani Eyes to Kill. I don’t own any of those either, though from the swatch pictures I have seen I think they have a bit more depth and complexity compared with Infallible Eyeshadows. Nevertheless, I do wish to say that most of the shades don’t read too warm or cool for me, which make would them appealing/flattering across different skin tones/undertones. I did hear that they could be a bit hard to blend, but apparently they have amazing lasting powder so that’s probably a trade-off.

So there I was frantically snapping pictures of my hand in a drugstore, and after I was done with that I walked to the nearest bench I could find and repeated the same task. I must have looked ridiculous with so many different colors all the way up my arm, but hey, that’s all about sharing the information I have access to! Afterwards, I wiped as much as I could off with a tissue, but the darker colors refused to completely go away. I walked to my favorite cafe (which fortunately isn’t far from the drugstore), ordered my latte before rushing into the restroom and washing all the crazy stripes of colors off. Phew, that was better!

How about you? Have you seen these where you live? Would you like to try any after seeing the swatches? Have you done anything that might look ridiculous to the world while you have a perfectly good reason? Do share! Also, if you like the swatches please follow me with Bloglovin, leave a comment, or simply click “like” on the post. Your support is the driving force behind this blog!

I already have a million ideas about what I am going to write next, but until then, keep it real and stick around folks!

Sunny xx