L’Oréal’s Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow collection review and swatches

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  • Manufacturer: L'Oréal
  • Availability: available at drugstores, all-in-one stores (Fred Meyer, Kohl's, Target, et cetera), etailers
  • Contains: 24 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.99 for 0.12 ounces/3.4 grams (though price varies by store)
  • Would you purchase again: yes
L’Oréal’s Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow collection

L’Oréal’s cream-to-powder shadows that looked a lot like the “semi-loose formula” shadows available from many indie vendors. These shadows are compact, pigmented, and don’t act quite like most pressed shadows. Despite L’Oréal’s instructions to “sweep across lid” for the application, I’ve always gotten better results from patting the color into place, then sweeping over that to smooth the shadow out. They don’t blend as easily as some powder shadows, which probably throws people. They do last quite a while, though those of us with oily or hooded lids will be happiest if we use an eyeshadow primer.

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Swatches, clockwise from top left: Always Pearly Pink, Amber Rush, Blinged and Brilliant, and Bottomless Java. Swatches, clockwise from top left: Bronzed Taupe, Burst Into Bloom, Merie Cherie, and Dive Right In. Swatches, clockwise from top left: Endless Sea, Eternal Black, Eternal Sunshine, and Gilded Envy. Swatches, clockwise from top left: Gleaming Bronze, Glistening Garnet, Gold Imperial, and Golden Emerald.

There was an initial release of about a dozen colors, followed by the occasional new color introduction here and there, and some small LE collections that included some 24HR Eyeshadows and some other mini-collections that added to the regular lineup. These shadows were released in Canada and the UK with slightly different names and a few different colors, which sent folks into a collector-frenzy.

This collection contained:

  • Always Pearly Pink
  • Amber Rush
  • Blinged and Brilliant (2013 Limited Edition Diamond collection)
  • Bottomless Java
  • Bronzed Taupe
  • Burst into Bloom
  • Cherie Merie (2013 Miss Candy collection)
  • Dive Right In (2013 Miss Candy collection)
  • Continuous Cocoa
  • Endless Pearl
  • Endless Sea
  • Eternal Black
  • Eternal Sunshine
  • Gilded Envy
  • Gleaming Bronze (2012 Gold or Nothing collection)
  • Glistening Garnet
  • Gold Imperial (2013 Limited Edition Diamond collection)
  • Golden Emerald
  • Golden Sage (2012 Gold or Nothing collection)
  • Iced Latte
  • Infinite Sky (2013 Denim Shades collection)
  • Liquid Diamond
  • Midnight Blue (2013 Denim Shades collection)
  • Perpetual Purple
  • Pink Sapphire (2012 Gold or Nothing collection)
  • Primped and Precious (2013 Limited Edition Diamond collection)
  • Purple Priority
  • Silver Sky
  • Smoldering Plum
  • Strawberry Blonde (2013 Miss Candy collection)
  • Sultry Smoke
  • Timeless Blue Spark
  • With a Twist (2013 Miss Candy collection)

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