Hi kids! I'm a little late to hop on the L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadows bandwagon. Eyeshadows aren't my favorite beauty product in the world, and when given the choice to play up eyes or lips, I will always go lips. When Deb at Beauty Ninja posted about these densely pigmented shadows, though, they kind of struck a chord. Deb is a masterful shadow blender and I require a step by step outline of how to apply multiple colors; these, however, looked like they might be kind of fun and dramatic on their own. Observe, and decide for yourselves.
I picked up Liquid Diamond (left) and Golden Emerald (right).
Liquid Diamond is beautiful. Not only does it call to mind an amazing older Tori Amos song, it's glamorous, versatile, and easy to wear.
Liquid Diamond is a festive silvery lavender with some mellowing taupe to make it beautifully versatile. Did I mention that? I love versatile. It's my favorite. :)
I love this one, and I love how it looks on its own. It's light, so it's easier for someone not huge into dramatic eye looks to apply. There's minimal fallout and it wears beautifully through a day of work as through a night of revelry (I've worn it on both occasions). It looks as pretty with a neutral lip as with a red.
The second color I tried is Golden Emerald, a completely stunning hunter green and gold flecked shadow. This one's a little trickier.
I tried Golden Emerald out by itself and wore this puppy on into work and felt a tad inappropriate (though I got quite a few compliments that day).
I honestly think this one would do better as a crease color. Golden Emerald had a lot of fallout, which ended up being a pain because I couldn't just dust it off with a big fluffy brush. It smeared and stained and caused a mess when I tried to clean it up. Anyway, it's really gorgeous and kind of addicting to put on (I kept thinking it's like a glassfleck for eyes, lol) so I feel it's definitely worth getting out of my comfort zone and playing around with.
There's a gold one I think I might try, and I have a dark plum purple that needs some tinkering around with before I take that look out in public, lol. What do you think? Got any of these? Love? Not so much?
Thanks for reading. :)