The L’oreal Color Infallible eye shadows take me back to the beginning of my blog. I remember it was one of my earlier posts featuring Endless Chocolat. Not all Infallible eye shadows are created equal but it didn’t discouraged me to try out more. The shade that I am reviewing today seems to have different names in Europe versus the States. The European name is Flashback Silver 015 and the American name is Liquid Diamond. L’oreal is known for giving their products different names in different places of the world. I have no idea why but it makes it a bit confusing for us bloggers. Nevertheless, it’s the same shade but with a different name, just to clear that out. I also noticed that the look of the lid is a bit different, but that is just details.
L’oreal Color Ifallible eyeshadows are actually some sort of hybrid eye shadows. They are something between a cream shadow and a regular shadow. It feels very similar to the Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill eye shadows and that’s probably because they come from the same brand. The shade selection seems to be more extensive in the US while here we only seems to have a choice between 10 shades. The shades are very different from the GA Eyes To Kill eye shadows. They are a lot more straight forward and definitely not as complex. The quality is also a bit different, the L’oreal version seems to perform less longer than it’s h/e sister. But it’s still a good bargain compared to the pricepoint of the ETK shadows. The Infallible eye shadows come in a plastic jar and contains 3.5 gram. You can use them wet or dry.
Flashback Silver 015/Liquid Diamond 996 is a light cool silver with a purple tone. The reason that I was attracted to this shade was because it looks like something I don’t have. It’s the blend of silver and purple that makes this shade so interesting to me. I initially thought I had some similar shades to it but nothing comes even remotely close to this! When I swatch it dry the pigmentation is very close to pan but it allows the warmth of my own skin to peek through. The finish is lightly metallic and it has this pretty shimmery flecks. When I swatched it wet it becomes a lot more denser in terms of pigmentation and it looks cooler toned because the coverage is so much more opaque. The finish becomes a bit more metallic too but both swatches went on very pigmented in just one swipe. It’s a bit of a different story when used on the eyes. When used dry it’s more of a sheerer wash of colour. When used wet it’s a lot more pigmented but it still has that pretty sheerness to it.