Review & Swatches: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in “Eternal Black”

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black

Availability: ULTA, Walgreens,, Drugstores
Price: $8.00 (Approx.)

Company’s Description

L’Oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadows contain ultra concentrated colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. Additional binders (oils) coat and magnify the colour pigments revealing beautiful shimmer and maximized colour. The colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin and lasts for up to 24hrs. With a formulation that lies between the comfort of a cream and the ease of application of a powder, infallible eyeshadow melts gently from the fingertips to the eye lid on application. The result is a luxurious, velvety texture. Infallible Eyeshadow provides sweatproof, waterproof, crease resistant wear with velvet-soft texture that blends easily, providing luminous color with a smooth, even finish.

L’Oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadows are now available in over two dozen shades. L’Oreal claims that this eyeshadow will be intense, sweatproof, waterproof, crease resistant, and will last 24 hours. This review is for the shade Eternal Black–a midnight black with silver shimmers.

Packaging: 9.25/10

The Infallible Eyeshadows come in plastic jars that are clear on the bottom to allow you to see the color inside. The caps twist off. Inside, you’ll find a stopper that keeps the shadow underneath in place.

Quality: 9.5/10

Eternal Black is an intensely deep black color filled with silver shimmer. The shade is absolutely opaque but can be made sheer by blending it into the crease.

The formula feels like a powder with a little bit of humidity to it. It doesn’t quite feel mousse-like or bouncy the way MAC’s Electric Cool eye shadows or Maybelline’s Dram Bouncy Blushes do. The formula blends easily and can be used either dry or wet.

The shadow wore well through the day. Without primer, the color started to fade in the crease area after about two and a half (2.5) hours of wear. With primer, I saw fading around the crease area after about five (5) hours of wear.

You will get some fall-out from the silver shimmer particles.

Of course, L’Oreal’s 24-hour claim is over-blown, and you’d hopefully not be wearing any makeup product for 24-hours straight anyway. I wish companies would stop making such outrageous claims.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

This shade applies smoothly and blends out evenly without having to do extra buffing. You can make the color sheer by using a fluffy brush, or you can get the exact intensity of color you see in the jar by using a dense brush.

I apply this before applying foundation so that I can wipe away the silver shimmer particles. While wearing this shade you will also get some fall-out.

Price: 9/10

For about $8.00 you get 0.12 ounces (3.5 grams) of product. This product contains more than your average amount of eyeshadow compared to other drugstore-brand shadows, but it’s also on the slightly higher side of the price spectrum for a single shadow.

Final Grade

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black

L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Black Swatch


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