L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow – Review, Photos, Swatches

Product Breakdown:

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows are an unusual beast. I think the best way to describe them is to imagine a loose pigment has been blended with a very small amount of a binding agent that does not dry down. The end result is an eyeshadow product that is not quite a loose pigment, not quite a cream eyeshadow and not quite a pressed eyeshadow.

Today I’ll be looking at 12 shades of L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow. Unfortunately it looks like a few of them were limited edition. If you’re unable to find them in stores, you can try looking on eBay or Amazon.


Over many years experience I have come to expect poor pigmentation from pharmacy / drugstore branded eyeshadows, to the point that I pretty much refuse to buy them at all. These eyeshadows are the exception to that rule.

HOOLEY DOOLEY THEY ARE PIGMENTED. All the swatches below are using the product dry over bare skin, with no primer or sticky base.

​004 Forever Pink

004 Forever Pink Packaging

004 Forever Pink in the pan

004 Forever Pink Hand Swatch 2

004 Forever Pink Eye Swatch 1

​005 Purple Obsession

005 Purple Obsession Packaging

005 Purple Obsession in the pan

005 Purple Obsession Hand Swatch 2

005 Purple Obsession Eye Swatch 1

​006 All Night Blue

006 All Night Blue Closed

006 All Night Blue Open

006 All Night Blue Hand Swatch

006 All Night Blue Eye Swatch

013 Burning Black

013 Burning Black Packaging

013 Burning Black in the pan

013 Burning Black Hand Swatch 2

013 Burning Black Eye Swatch 2

​021 Sahara Treasure

021 Sahara Treasure Packaging

021 Sahara Treasure in the pan

021 Sahara Treasure Hand Swatch 1

021 Sahara Treasure Eye Swatch 1

​026 Golden Mahogany

026 Golden Mahogany Packaging

026 Golden Mahogany in the pan

026 Golden Mahogany Hand Swatch 1

026 Golden Mahogany Eye Swatch 2

027 Goldmine

027 Goldmine Packaging

027 Goldmine in the pan

027 Goldmine Hand Swatch 2

027 Goldmine Eye Swatch 2


031 Innocent Turquoise

031 Innocent Turquoise Closed

031 Innocent Turquoise Open

031 Innocent Turquoise Hand Swatch

031 Innocent Turquoise Eye Swatch

032 Sassy Marshmallow

032 Sassy Marshmallow Closed

032 Sassy Marshmallow Open

032 Sassy Marshmallow Hand Swatch

032 Sassy Marshmallow Eye Swatch

034 Pepsy Coral

034 Pepsy Coral Closed

034 Pepsy Coral Open

034 Pepsy Coral Hand Swatch

034 Pepsy Coral Eye Swatch

037 Metallic Lilac

037 Metallic Lilac Closed

037 Metallic Lilac Open

037 Metallic Lilac Hand Swatch

037 Metallic Lilac Eye Swatch

039 Magnetic Coral

039 Magnetic Coral Closed

039 Magnetic Coral Open

039 Magnetic Coral Hand Swatch

039 Magnetic Coral Eye Swatch

Ease of application:

These eyeshadows are incredibly easy to apply. Stick your finger in the pot and swipe it over your eye, and you’re pretty much done. They blend out beautifully with a brush, but seriously, a finger does the trick.

The texture of these is amazing, and the only thing I can compare it to is Estee Lauder Powder Gelee Eyeshadows, and MAC Extra Dimesnion Eyeshadows. They just feel expensive.

The finish of these is complex enough that you don’t need to layer your shadows, a single shadow is enough. If you choose to layer or blend a few colours, they do blend out beautifully.


In all honesty, I haven’t tested the 24 hour wear claims, and I don’t plan to. Having said that, I apply these over a base of Urban Decay Primer Potion, and have not experienced any creasing, ever, at all.


LOreal Infaillible Eyeshadows 1

L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadows are packaged in individual pots, with each pot containing 3.5 grams of product.

LOreal Infaillible Eyeshadows 4

As far as pharmacy / drugstore makeup goes, I think that packaging of these eyeshadows looks quite classy. I wish the packaging felt a little more “solid”, because it is quite light.

When you screw open the lid, you see that the product contains a little plug to keep the product pressed down within the pot.

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I wouldn’t describe the packaging as particularly on-the-go friendly, because it is a little bit of a fiddle to get the lid out, find somewhere to put the plug, and then apply the shadow. Having said that, the packaging is quite secure, so it could be described as travel friendly.

What they say:

im_1The L’Oreal Paris Website says:

Make a lasting impression without batting an eye.
Infallible Eyeshadows contain ultra concentrated colour pigments, for an intense colour finish and up to 24 hour long-lasting hold.
Immense, endless, breathtaking blue with a myriad of starry glimmers for eyes of exalted strength.

L’Oreal PR says:

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow includes ColorReveal technology that contains an increased proportion of binders four times that of a classic powder eyeshadow, combining the comfort of a cream with the easy application of a powder. High levels of colour pigments create a magnifying glass effect that enhances and heightens colour. Due to the diffraction effect, pigments and pearlescents are revealed at their full intensity. Adhesive polymers in the formula adhere to the eyelid, as durably and comfortably as second skin, the formula is also waterproof and resistant.

Available from:


$19.95 AUD; $6.99USD; 6.99GBP
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