In the past few months, I've been reading a lot of great things about the L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows, so I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase one. Since I wasn't sure if I would like them (and, let's face it, I have enough eye shadows at the mo'), I only bought one. After much deliberation, I chose Iced Latte.
As I'm sure many of you know, L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows are essentially pressed pigments. The shadows come in a little pot with a screw-off lid, and there is a little jammer doodle that you use to keep the pigment pressed (the jammer doodle clearly says "DO NOT DISCARD"... so don't discard it).
Iced Latte is a metallic buttercream color that swatches beautifully. It has a buttery smooth texture that glides onto the skin. While not sparkly or glittery, the reflective quality of this shadow is incredible.
As much as I like Iced Latte, I found that it is similar in color to a few makeup products that I already own. Color-wise, I find that it is very similar to Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in Tattle Tale. While Tattle Tale is obviously a cream and Iced Latte is a pigment, they look quite similar on the skin. Iced Latte is more metallic, but other than that...
|L-R: Benefit Creaseless Cream in Tattle Tale, L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Iced Latte|
At first, I also thought that Iced Latte may be similar to MAC's Vanilla Pigment, but I should have known better. Vanilla Pigment is much more iridescent, with a pink and yellow tri-chrome, whereas Iced Latte is just a metallic buttercream color. In the swatches, they look similar, but that's because it is very difficult to capture the beauty of Vanilla Pigment on camera. Definitely not a dupe, but both are beautiful in their own right.
|L-R: Benefit Creaseless Cream in Tattle Tale, Iced Latte, MAC Vanilla Pigment|
I'm not sure if all the Infallible Eye Shadows are this smooth and pigmented, but I wouldn't be surprised if a few more of these wind up in my makeup bag by the end of the month. I am sorely tempted to try Bronzed Taupe, Bottomless Java, and Smoldering Plum. But we shall see. We shall see.
Have you tried any of the L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows? If so, which ones? If not, which (if any) would you like to try?