L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow (Review & Swatches)

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow, £6.99 || Boots

I first heard about these eyeshadows on Amelia’s blog (Liana Beauty) and I knew I had to have them; but you know me, I can’t choose, so with a cheeky smile on my face, I went and got the three shades that most appealed to my taste. Naughty Ysis!

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow


This is the L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow, a velvety – almost buttery soft – powder eyeshadow, built to last up to 24 hours with claims of being water-resistant and smudge-resistant. Despite being a powder eyeshadow, at first touch, it feels almost like a cream, which is why L’Oreal calls it a ‘hybrid powder texture’.


Color Infallible is available in 14 shades (list below) and I got three: Time Resist White (#001), Flashback Silver (#015) and Sahara Treasure (#021).

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Time Resist White is a frosty ivory/champagne white shade, great for highlighting under the brow bone and on the inner corner of the eyes.

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Flashback Silver is a shimmery blue-ish/purple silver which is great to create a silver and black smokey eye for a bold evening eye makeup look.

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Sahara Treasure is a frosty golden bronze colour, perfect for an everyday wash of colour all over the lid or for a brown and gold smokey eye.


I must say this is the smoothest eyeshadow I’ve ever tried! With a gentle touch you can almost feel the product melt on your fingers, without disintegrating. When I first applied Color Infallible to my eyelids, I found that, if applied with a brush, the eyeshadow looses a lot of its colour payoff and just leaves a sheer wash of colour on the lids. Applied with the fingers, however, it changes to super-duper pigmented, delivering a great thick layer of the product with one swipe across the lids.

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow


I was determined to test its water ‘resistant-ness’, so I swatched the eyeshadows on my arm, put my arm in the sink and ran the tap for about 40 seconds over the eyeshadows. I’m pleased to confirm that they did not fade or budge; somehow, they were even harder to remove after that! Very impressive stuff.

As for lasting 24 hours, I don’t think I will ever be able to test that claim, as I don’t plan on wearing my makeup for an entire day anytime soon. Lastly, I wouldn’t go as far to say that Color Infallible is smudge proof, because it isn’t; but it’s not easily smudged either, so if you have an itchy eye, just rub it lightly and carefully and you’ll be ok.

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow


Overall, I would recommend L’Oreal Color Infallible eyeshadows to anyone looking for a highly pigmented and easy to apply eyeshadow. The shade range is fantastic and they are also water-resistant, which is an added bonus for peace of mind. The buttery soft consistency is a dream to apply and blend, however, stay away from brushes when applying them or you’ll loose almost all of its pigmentation.

  • Product: L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow
  • Price: £6.99
  • Availability: Boots
  • Shades: Innocent Turquoise, Naughty Strawberry, Sassy Marshmallow, Metallic Lilac, Magnetic Coral, Sahara Treasure, Bronze Goddess, Goldmine, Time Resist White, Burning Black, Coconut Shake, Purple Obsession, All Night Blue, Blue Curacao, Permanent Khaki, Endless Chocolat, Pebble Grey, Eternal Black and Flashback Silver).

Au revoir!


  • Ooooo these looks absolutely gorgeous :) So pretty too :)

  • They are gorgeous! I’m dying to get my hands on some more ;) x

  • These are so pigmented & pretty. I love the Sahara Treasure. The dont look like much in the pot but they swatch SO nice. I am for sure picking up a few of these.

  • Sara

    They all look beautiful. I only have Tender Caramel and I love it.
    Sara xx

  • Raluca
  • Angelica

    Really lovely choice of colours. I always seem to buy shades of brown and have way too many brown eye shadows, I need to branch out!


  • I hope they’re start selling these in my country. I’ve seen many reviews up until now and I’m slowly but surely fallling in love with them.

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra’s Life

  • charli

    Oh I love time resist white! Will be picking that up!

  • Strawbry_Blonde

    Love the look of Sahara! I’m really interested in how these compare to Maybelline Colour tattoo, (which I know you’ve blogged about before) as they sound like quite a similar product. What do you think?

    Nic x

  • Amelia Liana

    Thanks for the mention Ysis! So pleased you loved them as much as I do! Also your swatches are AMAZING! xx

  • I highly recommend them! Such great quality :) x

  • I’ll definitely look out for more shades. Tender Caramel has just made it to my list :) x

  • They are, indeed! :) x

  • Thank you, Angelica! I also have millions of brown shades, but every so often I try to choose different colours so I have a few more options when doing my makeup :) x

  • Fingers crossed! :) x

  • It’s gorgeous or inner eye and brow bone!! :) x

  • They are fairly similar, but Colour Tattoos have a creamy texture and set to a finish like MAC Paint Pots. The Colour Infallible ones are more velvety, not so much of a creamy texture, and set to a powder finish. I love both of them for different reasons :) x

  • No problems, Amelia! You’re such an enabler :) haha. Thank you for your sweet words! xx

  • Strawbry_Blonde

    Ah ok, so I need to purchase both – that’s what I hoped to hear! ;) x