L’Oreal’s new Butterfly Collection includes the release of 6 new Infalliable Eye Shadows: Always Pearly Pink, Silver Sky, Gilded Envy, Burst Into Bloom, Timeless Blue Spark, and Purple Priority.
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.
Always Pearly Pink is a pale, silvered pink. Silver Sky is a soft, shimmering silver. Gilded Envy is a shimmering olive green. Burst Into Bloom is a red-violet. Timeless Blue Spark metallic, light-denim blue. Purple Priority is a deep eggplant.
Always Pearly Pink and Silver Sky are the softest in pigmentation. Burst Into Bloom and Gilded Envy have medium-strength pigmentation that can be built up. And Purple Priority is the boldest in pigmentation, followed closely by Timeless Blue Spark. All of these shades have good color to them, and all of them are shimmery or metallic.
The Infallible eye shadows have a formula that’s a cross between a powder and a cream. They feel like a powder with a little bit of humidity to them. They’re not quite as mousse-like or bouncy the way MAC’s Electric Cool eye shadows or Maybelline’s Dram Bouncy Blushes are. The formula blends easily and can be used either dry or wet.
The formula tends to start creasing after about 4 hours of wear (even over primer). The creasing starts out slight, though, so you don’t really get noticeable creasing until after about 6 hours of wear.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
These shadows aren’t quite as simple to use as some normal powder shadows, but they blend out fairly easily and pack onto the lid very effectively. You can use them wet or dry, or with a fluffy brush or flat brush (or your finger) for a more sheer or more intense effect. I don’t have problems with fallout when I use these.
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.