Monday, October 29th, 2012

L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow

Make Holiday Magic with This Blinged & Brilliant Eyeshadow

L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.49 for 0.12 oz.) is a warm peach-beige with a bright, metallic finish. Milani Champagne Toast is a bit darker. MAC Summer Haze is fairly similar–perhaps a touch lighter. MAC Sweet Satisfaction is less metallic and softer. MAC Jest is very close in color, just less metallic.

I snagged this at my local CVS last week, and I’m in love!  It’s incredibly soft, finely-milled, and smooth but the finish is high-frost, high-shine.  It’s also absolutely dazzling and sparkling and all things magic during the holidays.  If ever there was an occasion that merited finding the most sparkly finishes on the planet, it is the holidays.  The pigmentation is excellent, whether you use it wet or dry, you’ll get full coverage.  If you apply it damp, you’ll find the metallic finish is more prominent, while when used dry, it’s a combination of metallic and frost.  I tested this shade, and it lasted for the twelve hours I wore it without fading or creasing (no base).

To make it less metallic, pat a matte eyeshadow on top (something beige and neutral works, or something of a similar color). Also worth noting: because of the extremely metallic, frosted finish, it can emphasize dryness on the eyes.

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Blinged & Brilliant

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A+
If ever there was an occasion that merited finding the most sparkly finishes on the planet, it is the holidays. This is a fantastic way to impart a lovely metallic shadow without breaking the bank!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Iced Latte, Blinged & Brilliant, Amber Rush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

L'Oreal, $7.95.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Milani Champagne Toast is a bit darker. MAC Summer Haze is fairly similar--perhaps a touch lighter. MAC Sweet Satisfaction is less metallic and softer. MAC Jest is very close in color, just less metallic.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: L'Oreal Blinged & Brilliant and L'Oreal Imperial Gold.

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50 thoughts on “L’Oreal Blinged & Brilliant Infallible Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Else Else

    I must have this! Hope it’ll be available in Europe too..

  2. I bought this last week, I love it. It’s also very close to Armani ETK Rock Sand, but the L’oreal is more opaque.

  3. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer Rivera

    Wow A+ rating! Well this color does look beautiful and definitely a nice color for the holidays. Nice to see an A+ rating on a drugstore eyeshadow.

  4. Avatar of Anne Anne

    I really like the look you created here, it’s simple but lovely and effective! It’s great that Blinged and Brilliant performs so well at this price point. I might check it out if I go to Germany (I live near the border, and make up for some brands like l’Oréal significantly cheaper than in France – which is really frustrating if you think that l’Oréal is of French origin!)

  5. Boone

    Hey Christine, what do you use to apply this type of shadow dry? When I try a brush, it doesn’t seem to apply much pigment no matter how much I pack it, so I have been using a fingertip. I love the way the color turns out, but it’s not a very precise method, really only works for an all-over wash. Any tips so I can get more creative? Thanks!

  6. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    This would look gorgeous with a winged liner and burgundy red lip!

  7. Lisa

    This is a good dupe for MAC Superb highlighter! I swatched them together and they both have the same metallic finish, but superb is slightly darker.

  8. Isana

    how does it compare to chanel’s emerveille?

  9. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    The quality looks superb, but I feel I have way too many similar shades already, and this may actually be a tad too dark for my purposes. It seems UD has some shades quite similar, as well.

  10. Nice and shimmery, and indeed very suitable for the holidays :-) I’d probably use this as a base and combine it with a darker shade eyeshadow, but I like it a lot.

  11. mylinda

    doesn’t it look a lot like Amber Rush? maybe just a little bit lighter…

  12. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I picked this up because I collect the Infallible e/s, so I had to get the new ones, but I haven’t had a chance to play with it yet. I’m so glad it’s worth it!

  13. Avatar of Lacey Lacey J.

    so glad to know superb highlighter is a dupe. that is one less thing for me to buy. lol

  14. Avatar of JoAnn JoAnnU

    I have, and absolutely love this! As a “collector” of the infallible range this is hands down my favorite!

    I have been wearing it with Chanel Notorious cheek and eye veil through the socket bone, no liner and just a natural looking mascara for an amped-up natural look!

  15. Avatar of Dede Dede Kotler

    How does this compare to Amber Rush?

  16. CiCi Beck

    How does this compare swatched to Amber Rush in the same formula? I held them together in the store and they were so close I did not get Blinged & Brilliant since I already had Amber Rush but now I wish I had.

  17. HautePJ

    I know it is a completely different finish, but is this in the same color family as the MAC Paint Pot Let Me Pop? This is such a pretty color on you!

  18. Pretty–I like how it doesn’t look as heavy or too metallic like Amber Rush does

  19. Julia

    Christine, do you think that Blinged and Brilliant is comparable to Chanel’s Illusion D’ombre in Emerveille? As soon as I saw that first picture I thought of it! Blinged and Brilliant almost looks more orange though…

  20. Avatar of An An

    Love this color. Definitely on my to-buy list~ :)

    • Avatar of An An

      Ahhhhh, just bought it and I loveeeee it! :)

      I bought it with Liquid Diamond. Both are so sparkly and gorgeous. They’re my first Infallible e/s.

      Your reviews really helped me in choosing which ones I wanted to get, Christine. Thanks :D

  21. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    You are wearing more than just one eyeshadow in the photo right? It’s just what’s on the inner corner right?

  22. Too orange for me….I would look like a pumpkin…I like my Liquid Diamond much much better and I were it with “bust’ from UD.

  23. Avatar of caramelcreamcat esther

    how does this compare to Urband Decay’s Chopper? :)

  24. Christine, Please tell me this is a dupe for Chanel’s Illusions d’Ombre #82 Emerveille! That’s my everyday shade, and it wouldn’t hurt to have this as a back up! Thanks!

  25. Isana

    hey christine, how does this compare to chanel’s emerveille??

  26. Ooh Iced Latte looks pretty!

  27. Avatar of Inday blkrox

    Thank you for posting the comparison to Amber Rush Christine! I’ve had my eye on that one for awhile but recently picked up Blinged & Brilliant, now I can see I don’t need both.

  28. Avatar of holly holly

    *mumblegrumble* Oh suuuure Christine, on you it looks stunning. On me? I look like a carrot kissing a disco ball. *mumblegumble*

  29. Avatar of Robin MAChostage

    SO glad I bought this one the other day, it is fabulous! I wore it with UD’s Lost in the crease and absolutely loved the look and received many compliments.

  30. Lily

    I’m so happy I managed to snag Blinged & Brilliant! It’s beautiful! I keep buying more and more items from the L’Oreal Diamonds Collection. First I bought two gorgeous polishes – Fancy Me (red/gold/copper glitter) and Sparkilicious (cool toned gold/silver glitter). Next I went back for Blinged and Brilliant eyeshadow. Soon I was back again and bought Gold Imperial eyeshadow, Lifetime Love nail polish (bright red shimmer w/ gold/violet/multi sparkles), and Sparkle Frenzy gloss (red w/ gold sparkles). And now I’m wondering if I should go back and get a few more things…LOL! XD

    So far I am in love with every single thing I’ve gotten from this collection! <3 Both glitter polishes I got are opaque in 2 coats and aren't topcoat gobblers. They definitely need topcoat but they don't need four coats of topcoat (like some of the Maybelline Sequins polishes). Lifetime Love has a great formula and a beautiful finish too! Both eyeshadows are incredible – truly luxurious! Dazzling yet wearable, especially during the holidays (though I'm sure I'll wear them year round). :D Sparkly Frenzy (gloss) knocked my socks off more than I thought it would. I am a red lippie lover so the pigmented candy red base with gold sparkles made me swoon! Plus I can't feel the sparkles – it just feels like a smooth gloss. *huge bonus* I'm so super impressed! Yay L'Oreal!

    P.S. I am slowly accumulating Infallible eyeshadows so I'm wondering how Blinged & Brilliant compares to Amber Rush from the permanent line. I held them side by side in the store and could tell that Amber Rush was a bit darker but it would be great to see a swatch comparison! Also would love to see Gold Imperial vs Eternal Sunshine. I could tell in the store that Eternal Sunshine was a bit warmer and possibly a bit darker but again, swatch comparisons are the best. :D If shadows aren't dupes but they are very close…I probably will skip one unless it is a color I am super in love with. Thanks for the awesome swatches and beautiful eye look! <3

  31. Erin

    I really love this eye shadow. The quality is soo awesome! and the price is cheap. It’s very worth buying :)
    P.S. Love your website. It’s very helpful. I’m never disappointed.