L’Oreal has added to their Infallible Paints line with new double ended cream eyeshadow paints. They are available in 12 shades, and retail for $8.99 (US). L’Oreal describes the shadows as a long wear liquid cream eyeshadow, that can be worn alone or blended with other shades. They promise high impact color and all day wear.
The shadow can be applied directly with the applicator and then blended out with your fingers. You can also use a brush to apply and blend out, such as the MAC 217 brush.
The cream shadows are highly pigmented when applied, but do sheer out when blended. They definitely provide all day wear! I love the ease of application, especially because my work day starts as early as 4:30 am, so I’m always in a hurry, and love products that give a quick color on the lids. The shadows are creamy, and blend easily on the lids and I was able to get 10 hours of wear with minimal to no creasing or fading. I’ve also used them as a base for other powder shadows, and they worked great as a primer. However, L’Oreal suggests that you layer the 2 cream shadows, but I found it rather difficult to use both shades to create a look. Rather, they work better alone as a wash of color, or used individually as a shadow base.
There are some pretty colorful duos to choose from, but I went pretty conservative and purchased the shades Nude Fishnet and Brown Sugar.
Here are swatches of the shades applied with the applicator:
And swatches of the shades blended out with my finger:
I really love the Nude Fishnet shades, as the matte shade is perfect as a base for other shadows, and the second shade is perfect worn alone as an all over lid color. The second shade has some sheen to it, and reminds me of a liquid version of Stilla’s Kitten shadow. As for the Brown Sugar duo, they work better alone as a smokey eye look, with the first shade being matte, and the second one having a sheen to it. They definitely loose some of their intensity when blended out, but provide long wear. Overall, I’m happy with my purchases, and satisfied with their performance. If you love products that give you a quick and easy look, then I highly recommend you give these a try!