Tuesday, 19 July 2011

L'Oreal Color Infallible

At JFK Airport Terminal 7 dutyfree last week, I was surprised to discover the L'Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows. These have been released in Europe and Canada but I did not see them in the drugstores in New York City. There were only about 7 shades available, retailing at US$12 each.

Several beauty blogs have compared these to Armani Eyes To Kill, as they have a similar texture and finish. The more luxe Eyes To Kill come in glass pots while Color Infallible has a lighter plastic pot. Both have a black plastic stopper sitting on top of the eyeshadows. With Eyes To Kill, you get 4g of product for US$32 (or £24.50 in the UK) while Color Infallible offers 3.5g for US$12 (or £6.99 in the UK).

At JFK, I picked up #4 Forever Pink, #14 Eternal Black and #15 Flashback Silver. Earlier today in Superdrug in London, these were going at 3 for the price of 2, so I got #13 Burning Black (in pic above) and extras of Eternal Black and Flashback Silver for gifts.

I haven't worn the Color Infallible or Eyes To Kill but based on swatching both products, I would say that Eyes To Kill clearly has a superior formulation as most of the shades have a rich intensity whereas Color Infallible shades vary in terms of the level of color payoff. The Eyes To Kill shades are also more complex and unusual compared to the Color Infallible shades, which are more run-of-the-mill.

Here are swatches of some of the shades available in the UK. #1 Time Resist White has a flashy brilliance while #18 Blue Curacao and #20 Pebble Grey have a duller, matte finish.

Color Infallible (above) and Eyes To Kill (below) contain many of the same ingredients but Color Infallible is made in Italy while Eyes To Kill is made in France.

If you've tried both Color Infallible and Eyes To Kill, do let me know in the comments what you think of the two!


Jillian said...

the color looks pretty pigmented :)
amazing pictures btw :)

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. : * justine * : . said...

I have both and prefer the Armani ETK - I like the metallic finishes better and the colours last a lot longer on the lid for me - there's a bit of fading after 2-3 hours with the L'Oreal shadows, even with a primer (though no creasing).

Ninni said...

In Sweden we also have them in bright blue and bright green.

Kas said...

Wow, similarity to the GA ETK even down to that little black plastic stopper in the jar - some of shades look great like the silver and silvery white! (why why don't we get them here? booo!)

MiuMiu said...

I did a quick review of the l'oreal one on my blog and i didn't really like it.. didn't seem to blend nicely >_< although i thought it was really pigmented

Light Love said...

Wow, the colors look pretty nice! I hope they come out in drugstores soon!