1.08.2012

When a drugstore brand gets it right.

I'm sure you guys have all heard about the new L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Eyeshadows by now, but in case you haven't, they've been compared to the Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows. At about 1/4 of the price of an Armani ETK shadow, I'm sure you can understand everyone's excitement!



They even have the protective inside lid thing like the ETK shadows.

If you've never tried the Armani ETK shadows or these new L'Oreal ones, they're basically like pressed pigments. Technically, they're more of a powder and not a cream, but they have a tendency to apply more like a cream - meaning, really smoothly and without fallout.

Amber Rush

Amber Rush is a metallic pink, slightly coppery shade. This shade is a breeze to apply. You don't need much product on your finger or brush at all; a little goes a long way! As described above, Amber Rush applies sooo smoothly, much like a cream.

Bronzed Taupe

Bronzed Taupe is exactly that - a metallic taupe with a hint of bronze. This shades applies exactly like Amber Rush, mentioned above.

Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue is a navy blue with royal blue shimmer throughout. This shade does not apply as smoothly as the other two, although it is still very pigmented. I'd say it applies more like a smooth, pigmented powder eyeshadow (which it is), rather than like a cream like the others.

L to R:
Amber Rush
Bronzed Taupe
Midnight Blue

So far, I've only worn Amber Rush and Bronzed Taupe and they were both gorgeous! I'm in love. The only time I've ever experienced fallout with either of these shades is when I've grabbed too much product on my brush. As long as you avoid doing that, I don't imagine either of these shades would cause any problems in that department. I also found that they applied just as smoothly and effortlessly to my lid as they did in the swatches. I've only ever worn them over primer, and while they didn't last as long as my Armani ETK eyeshadow does on me, it's still a solid 6-8 hours before slight creasing (remember, I have oily lids), which is more than I can say for most other drugstore eyeshadows I've tried in the past.

And while I have not yet worn Midnight Blue so I cannot comment on how it wears, I will say that it left a stain on my arm both times I swatched it. You've been warned!

Overall, I am extremely pleased with these and super surprised to find them at affordable drugstore prices! 

Big thank you to Jess for picking these up for me before I was able to find them in stores near me :)


44 comments:

  1. Marilou Jimenez AlbaJanuary 8, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    I need to get these!!!! x

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  2. Oh, god, those are really pretty. And that wear time! I wonder if my oily lids would like them, too.

    (P.S., you are awful for my low-buy and I hate you. :D)

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  3. oh very nice review!!! i took photos today of mine and will post soon but it seems like the feeling is the same, these are AWESOME

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  4. Ah damn. I didn't have much interest in these eyeshadows until I saw Bronzed Taupe. I must find these eyeshadows and get ahold of them!

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  5. All I can say is WOW!  They look amazing!

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  6. wow those are intense shades!! www.lovingsunshine.com

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  7. They brought these shadows to Canada first and we don't have the same selection! I have the pink one but i really want bronzed taupe and amber rush!! They look like such wearable coloursss! 

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  8. omg i need these!!!!!!

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  9. I love that you are more frequently posting! =]

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  10. These are gorgeous! I need one! I guess there not available in the UK? :(
    x

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  11. Ahhh these look like such a lovely alternative to the Chanel ones! xx

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  12. Wow,  I was very surprised when I scrolled down and saw your swatches! I might have to pick up one or two of these.

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  13. i love these! they are so creamy and you've reminded me i need to get more haha

    http://buyswagger.blogspot.com/

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  14. oh wow, these look wonderful. they'revery pigmented, which I loooove!
    i can't even get over how pretty the colors are. gah, i have to go check these out!

    :)Carriehttp://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  15. The blue shade looks so much like an old L'Oreal mono eyeshadow I have in my stash.  It's called Blue Jean and it's absolutely gorgeous too!

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  16. hi Tiffany! I came on to tell you that I nominated you for the top 10 award on my blog and I hope you come and grab your badge and pass it on and I realized why your blog is in my top 10- thanx for the review on the shadows! I was wondering what they were all about lol- and they swatch beautifully!

    http://meetmakeup.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-award.html

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  17. Midnight Blue looks like a Hello Kitty eyeshadow I have *______* so purrty 

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  18. Love those, too. Incredible quality for their price :)

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  19. Lovely choice of colors!!! I saw these at my local Target back in Dec. I think I should go back to pick some up! (hoping that they still have them in stock ><). BTW, what brush do you used to apply them? 

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  20. Try them out and let me know what you think! And sorry :-/ LOL!

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  21. Yeah, I noticed the US shades are different for some reason :-/

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  22. Yay! Thanks :)

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  23. I'm not sure?

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  24. Thank you so much for the award!!

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  25. A flat shader brush like the MAC 239 :)

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  26. Thanks! I have "Burning Black" which was sent to me from a UK friend and had trouble applying it with the brush I was using. But when swatched with my finger, it was SUPER pigmented. Will try out different flat brushes to see which one works best. ^^

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  27. Those eyeshadows are awesome! It's a shame though that they've been launched in the US so late, we have them in Europe for nearly a year now.

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  28. I am glad you liked them, I have never try them but I was very curious, thanks for the review and your opinion, take care

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  29. I've been eyeing these for quite some time, the blue/indigo shade has the most beautiful shimmer ever! Now I know I won't be needing any Armani eyes to kill eyeshadows, thank goodness for cheap drugstore dupes!

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  30. Very pretty eyeshadow shades and they look very pigmented! Thanks for the review.

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  31. I haven't tried these yet, but I keep seeing great things about these! I can't wait to try it out!! 

    Hey could you vote for me to be the next Rimmel 10? I'm Megan M. All the infos on my blog! 
    http://collegemakeupbudget.blogspot.com/

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  32. Oh my, thay loook soo pigmented and lovely! nice review! xx

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  33. I'm inlove with these. Bronzed Taupe and Amber Rush are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S .
    N.E.E.D T.H.E.M N.O.W

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  34. I LOVE THESE! so surprised to see how pigmented these were. Def need to pick up more! 

    xo Jennimperfection-isbeauty.com

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  35. For the cost alone, I must check these out.  The colors are pretty and look very pigmented too.  Thanks.

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  36. I just got Amber rush and loving it so much! I should have hauled bronzed taupe as well.....these eyeshadows are awesome!

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  37. Tiffany- just had to let you know that I linked this posting to my current "happy" blog post on my website.  The fact that these drugstore shadows work so well, makes me so happy!!  Thanks for such a great review-going to go snatch these up quickly.
    I'm a mommy with a makeup problem...http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

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  38. i think some of the shades are the same, actually - just different names! I'm pretty sure the uk "sahara treasure" is bronzed taupe, i think permanent kaki is our golden sage.... 

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  39. they were actually released in the UK/internationally first last year! :)
    according to the Sunday Girl, they're on sale at Superdrug right now (if that helps?)

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  40. Bronzed Taupe and Midnight Blue just look SO DARN BEAUTIFUL. I'm in a hype right now, looking at those swatches, just... look how smoothly and beautiful those apply! Ahhh, I am in love!

    P.S. I recently wrote a post on my favorite beauty blogs, and I listed yours, so I figured you might like to check it out: http://mymakeupocd.blogspot.com/2012/01/10-blogs-you-should-check-out.html

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  41. I love these! I have them in Emerald Lame and Bronze Goddess and they're incredibly smooth and pigmented!

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  42. Amber Rush looks gorgeous! Ill have to pick that up next time im at walmart! 

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