L’oreal recently released a huge new line, the Infallible Paints which includes the Infallible Paints Metallics Eyeshadows! They’re marketed as having “High color impact with a foiled finish.”
For once, the marketing claims are actually accurate! I only got one in Aluminum Foil (a hilariously mundane name), but I’ll definitely be going back for more. This eyeshadow is potentially the creamiest, smoothest formula I’ve ever felt. It’s plush and glides across the skin with fingers or a brush. The metallic shine translates to the eyes without losing luster. As you can see in the finger vs. brush swatch below, you can’t even tell the difference!
I’ve also compared it to similar silver eyeshadows in my collection, Revolt out of the Urban Decay Electric Palette and Silver out of the Lorac Pro Palette 2. It’s more pigmented, smoother, and brighter than both of them though slightly more slate-hued. I wouldn’t call it a dupe due to the color difference but I do think it’s a superior eyeshadow.
Onto how it actually wears and applies on the eye! I applied it all over my eyelid with a flat synthetic shader brush. There was no powder kicked up by the brush or any fallout under my eyes. I primed my eyes with MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot, as I do everyday. Other products on my eyes include: BECCA highlighter in Pearl on the inner corner, Lorac Pro Palette 2 Charcoal and Buff through the crease to give some definition, and NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black.
As you can see below, this shadow wore damn near perfectly! Where all the shadow on my inner corner and undereye has faded or gotten patchy, my lids are still perfectly metallic, though maybe just a hair less blinding. There wasn’t any fallout through the day and it hadn’t creased or migrated at all, impressive!
Rice Bran Oil, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Stearic Acid. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.
- Binders: rice bran oil, magnesium myristate
- Texture enhancer: boron nitride, lauroyl lysine, silica, alumina, tin oxide
- Adhesion enhancer: boron nitride
- Moisturizer: caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid
- Preservative: sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid
- Colorants: everything after ‘may contain’
No wonder it’s so creamy, its first ingredient is an oil binder! It appears there’s a lot of “wet” ingredients paired with absorbent ingredients with slip that give an overall smooth and silky texture with little fallout.
These pans are $8.99 for 2.8 grams, which sounds high but you get almost twice the amount of product in a standard, round pan eyeshadow. The price per gram is relatively low, comparable to ColourPop and Makeup Geek single eyeshadows. For me, it’s definitely worth the cost.
L’oreal’s Infallible Paints Metallic Eyeshadow in Aluminum Foil is absolutely excellent. It’s pigmented, creamy, applies well, and wears impeccably. I can’t recommend it enough!
You can find it at your local drugstore or online at Ulta, along with the other four shades:
- Aluminum Foil (silver)
- Brass Knuckles (light bronze)
- Rose Chrome (shimmering baby pink)
- Caged (pewter)
- Violet Luster (silvered lavender)