L’Oreal 24hr infallible eyeshadows: Swatches

A while back I swatched out some of Maybelline’s long-wear eyeshadows; now I’ve got a drugstore competitor, L’Oreal infallible, to compare and contrast.


I picked up 6 of them:

  • Sultry Smoke 998
  • Golden Emerald 335
  • Eternal Black 999
  • Smoldering Plum 556
  • Infinite Sky 222
  • Bottomless Java 800


  • Sultry Smoke is a matte grey (there is the slightest hint of sheen in the swatch, but compared to the others, it may as well be flat); it looks cool in the pan but is pretty neutral swatched.
  • Golden Emerald is a warm mossy green with sparkle.
  • Eternal Black is a black with silver sparkles.
  • Smoldering Plum is a shimmering plum-wine-burgundy. (Shimmer, but no sparkles/glitter like the previous two.)
  • Infinite Sky is a pale frosty-shimmery silver-blue .
  • Bottomless Java is a rich shimmering brown.

Between the set of six I have here, there are three distinct finishes: matte/flat, shimmer, and actual sparkle/glitter. All six are reasonably pigmented; Sultry Smoke, the matte grey, swatched the thinnest. The shadows are an interesting texture: they aren’t creams, like most long-wearing shadows I’ve seen. They’re a strange in-between hybrid powder: they aren’t totally dry and powdery like a normal pressed eyeshadow, but they definitely aren’t the consistency of a cream. It’s interesting.

I’m hoping to do some looks with them this week, and to compare them to the Maybelline line in terms of blendability, overall ease of use, and wear time. Sorry I haven’t had as much time lately for beauty posts; I’ve been a little too busy with my move.


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Sev Dragomire is a professional chemical engineer, a legitimate nerd, and a certified terrible person. She has the paperwork to prove all three.
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3 Responses to L’Oreal 24hr infallible eyeshadows: Swatches

  1. The green one does look really pretty in the picture. I’ll definitely let you know when I try them out!

  2. I’ve been meaning to try these out. What are your favorite colors?

    • sevdrag says:

      The grey and green are my absolute favorites. I’m a sucker for grey (boring, yeah); the green just has this gorgeous sparkle to it and a great texture to it.

      If you end up with different shades, drop me a note — I want to see them all :p

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