L’Oréal Color Infaillible Eyeshadows

November 30, 2011
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Besides the Color Riche Lipsticks that I’d just written about, the L’Oréal L’Or collection also sees the introduction of the Color Infaillible Eyeshadows to Singapore.

Already wildly popular in Europe and parts of North America, these are commonly recognised as drugstore dupes of the gorgeous Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill range, thanks to the similarities in packaging and texture.

I was taken aback by the erroneous spelling on the label of these shadows at first (the word infallible has no ‘i’ in it) but their sparkle and sheen, not to mention their smooth texture, eclipsed this boo-boo.

As it turns out, the joke’s on me – ‘infaillible’ is actually French. All I can say is I’m not infallible! ;)

These gorgeous shadows are so attractive that the Watsons shelves were wiped clean of them at one point – the store happened to have a promotion on them (buy 2 and receive 1 free). For a while, they were also out of stock at Guardian (which wasn’t running any promotion on them), thanks to their affordable price tag of S$14.90.

It seems like only four are actually part of the L’Or collection in France: 021 Sahara Treasure, 023 Black Star, 024 Bronze Divine and 27 Goldmine. Interestingly, the collection also has nail polish (one or more, I’m not sure) as indicated in this photo from Vogue France.

I purchased 023 Black Onyx (Black Star renamed) after hunting it down and the brand kindly sent me 022 Emerald Lamé and 024 Bronze Goddess (Bronze Divine renamed) to try.

Like the GA ETKs, they are a hybrid of powder and cream.

Each jar also comes with a flat plastic stopper.

They not only have a velvety-luxe texture, their shimmer and shine will also stoke a sparkle lover’s makeup flames. I’m very impressed by this lot!

These shadows have since been restocked at the drugstores but don’t hesitate too long as they are limited edition and truly value-for-money.

Beauty by poc has excellent photos of the L’Or Color Infaillible shadows.

Makeup & Macaroons has lovely swatches of some of the ones available in the UK.

MACnunu has gorgeous photos of the ones in Canada.

Sakura Lovely has an almost-comprehensive collection of these shadows and my beauty pal Iris of Rouge Deluxe has also written an extensive post about them, making a good comparison between them and the GA ETK versions.

Do check out their blogs for more information on these pretty shadow lovelies. :)

Image source: L’Oréal Paris and Vogue France


Posted in: beauty news | eyeshadows | l'oreal | swatches

14 Responses to L’Oréal Color Infaillible Eyeshadows

  1. November 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I snagged myself one at Changi airport a few months ago in green. I love it! Can’t say they are really a dupe of the ETK but they are nice. I don’t know when they’ll come in so I’ll probably have to pick up more when I next go to SG :D

    • makeupmag
      November 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      Hey Paris,

      I don’t know why the range is so scattered. Even in the west, they aren’t all available. They aren’t as complex as the ETKs but near-dupes and of good value!

  2. November 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    i’ve been seeing this all over SG blogs but i haven’t seen ANY in Watsons or Guardian near me (i live at Bukit Panjang). i might need to go Central to just get a glimpse of these! hope have stocks still. thanks for the beautiful swatches!

    • makeupmag
      November 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      Hi MereMakeupManiac,

      The bigger Watsons stores will probably carry them. Good luck! :)

  3. November 30, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I love these! A really good alternative to Armani ETKs!

    • makeupmag
      December 1, 2011 at 12:10 am

      Hey Jamilla,

      I love their texture! :)

  4. Chantana
    November 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I love these shadows!!! I hope they will bring in more colors.. the blues, purple and pink look so pretty(in the pic.)

    Was around Watsons at NAC and they stock up all the shades.

    • makeupmag
      December 1, 2011 at 12:13 am

      Hey Chantana,

      Thanks for the heads up. I’m hoping to see Eternal Black in person. From online swatches, it looks like a black with teal tones! :)

  5. December 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I really hope these come to the US. I’ll be the first one buying them. I love the darker shades of the Armani and I’d love to compare them.

    • makeupmag
      December 2, 2011 at 1:46 am

      Hey Marcia,

      Let me know if you ever need a CP for these. :) Black Onyx is great with Pulp Fiction!

  6. December 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    yes the colours r so pigmented! I love their limited rouge collection! IS SOOOOOO WONDERFUL!

    Thanks for sharing mag!

    • makeupmag
      December 7, 2011 at 1:28 am

      Hey Clara,

      I love Black Onyx. It’s a gem of an eyeshadow!!

  7. Mei
    February 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hi! These look so good! We don’t have it here in Malaysia :( i’m going to spore next month? Any idea where I can find these pls? Thanks!

    • makeupmag
      February 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      Hi Mei,

      I haven’t seen them at Watsons; I think they’re sold out, unfortunately. They might still be available at selected Watsons and Guardian stores, though. I’ll update on Twitter if I spot them! :)

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