Monday, January 20th, 2014

L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow

This post features three of the six new shades L’Oreal added to the Infallible range with their Butterfly collection. As far as I know, these are new and permanent. I know Ulta has them available online, too, if you haven’t had any luck finding them locally. You can find the other three reviewed here.

L’Oreal touts these as having 24-hour wear that’s “waterproof, sweatproof, and crease-resistant.” The formula is supposed to be richly pigmented and velvety in feel. I’m not, and I don’t intend, to test these for 24-hours (it’s beyond the call of beauty blogging for me!), so I tested them for as long as I could, which was sixteen hours. Silver Sky was noticeably faded with significant fall out after eight hours of wear, and it just progressed from there–slightly creased after ten and a half hours. Gilded Envy and Timeless Blue Spark wore better, and I had some minor fading after fourteen hours of wear. With Gilded Envy, there was some minor fall out that became apparent at the twelve-hour mark but was hardly noticeable even after sixteen hours of wear.

L’Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a dirty, antique gold with a frosted, metallic finish and subtle, warm undertones. It’s almost an olive green, but it leans more golden and less olive. It’s not your typical gold–a little warmer than pewter. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and then applied with a damp brush, it was fully opaque. The texture was fairly soft, but it is rather sparkly, so you can feel the texture of some of the sparkle content in it, which is why it is smoother when applied with a dampened brush. MAC Cakeshop (LE) is lighter, cream. MAC Silver Birch (LE, $21.00) is grayer. MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $19.50) is lighter. Giorgio Armani #24 (LE, $33.00) is darker. See comparison swatches. Just as an aside, NARS Kauai #1 is lighter and more golden, so while it was recently reviewed, I wouldn’t consider it a dupe.

Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, metallic silver shot through with silvery-gray sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t seem to bind or sit with the underlying base color, so it dusts away and results in a lot of fall out both during application as well as later on during wear. The color payoff was sheer when applied dry, and even with a dampened brush, it only upgraded to semi-sheer. I was disappointed by the slightly gritty, uneven texture and feel of this shade. There are a lot of comparable silver eyeshadows available — see comparison swatches.

Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium blue with a very metallic finish. Applied dry, it was mostly opaque, and then applied with a dampened brush, it was very opaque and incredibly metallic. Giorgio Armani Blue Beetle (34) (LE, $33.00) and Giorgio Armani June Beetle (31) (LE, $33.00) have more of a duochrome finish. Urban Decay Haight (P, $18.00) is brighter, bluer. Illamasqua Alluvium (P, $25.50) is darker. bareMinerals Controversy (LE) is similar but less metallic, so it appears darker. See comparison swatches.

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Gilded Envy (755)

B+

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

5/5

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Silver Sky (757)

D-

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

6/10

Texture

6.5/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

3.5/5

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Timeless Blue Spark (760)

A-

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

5/5

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L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Silver Sky (757) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Timeless Blue Spark (760) Infallible Eyeshadow

L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) Infallible Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Eyeshadows: Silver Sky (inner lid), Timeless Blue Spark (middle of lid),
Gilded Envy (outer lid), Urban Decay Deep End on lash line

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39 thoughts on “L’Oreal Gilded Envy, Silver Sky, Timeless Blue Spark Infallible Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Gilded Envy seemed to the most promising shade to me, but really falls short of what I was expected when swatched! I’m happy to see L’Oreal expand this shade but would definitely love to see more options with the same quality as before!
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  2. Love Gilded Envy! I was actually holding it, but decided to put it back. I may have to go back and get it.

  3. Silver Sky looks like a base I could get use out of since I have silver eyeshadows that just don’t apply evenly or last, but with that grade…
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  4. Avatar of Emi Emi

    I (finally!) found these and bought Gilded Envy – I love the infallible formula and the color, super excited about it!
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  5. Diana

    I purchased both Gilded Envy and Timeless Blue Spark. I agree that the pigmentation wasn’t as great as I hoped for with Gilded Envy, but it still makes for a nice, low-key look when I don’t want to put in much effort. I found Timeless Blue Spark to be very pigmented and a really nice blue color. I have both June Beetle and Blue Beetle, but I don’t feel that Timeless Blue Spark is that similar; I think the Beetles lean more duochrome and have more green in them. I find them all pretty though!

  6. I have Gilded Envy (I can’t resist olive/gold green shades…!) and it’s really pretty. However I had performance issues too. When I blend it out, it loses a lot of the green, and the sparkle gets all over my face. I even got some particles in my eye once; not fun. I keep wanting to love these shadows but they fall short of my expectations…

  7. Veronica

    Gilded Envy is worth buying even with the B+, in my opinion. :) On my cool-toned skin, it wears as a pewter with sage undertones. Very pretty shade. The only downside for me is that it is a tad crumbly, but that’s easily fixed by tapping the brush if you’re applying it dry.

    • Some of that is just wear, so in general, unless the pigmentation is off (like Silver Sky), I quite like them. They’re just not, you know, TWENTY FOUR HOURS of wear. I really hate that brands even make those claims at all.

      • Veronica

        I actually have gotten 20+ hours of wear out of some of the shades in the range before (not intentional testing…more like unintentional shift covering at my hospital), but it’s not something I think everyone really needs. Most of us don’t have it on for more than ten hours, y’know?

        • How do they end up looking after 20 hours? Totally curious ;) I’ve only tested two or three shades over 24 hours ever… do not like doing it at all.

          • Veronica

            The one I unintentionally wound up wearing for 24ish hours was Sultry Smoke, the matte grey of the line, and it actually wore very well. It may have faded just a tad (not enough that I could tell, anyway), but otherwise it wasn’t creased or patchy and my coworkers were very surprised when I told them how long I’d had it on. The satin and metallic shades tend to migrate a tad after 12-15 hours, and I got transfer to my crease with shades like Bronzed Taupe and Blinged and Brilliant – though the color was still intact for the most part, and I only had creasing around my crease area. (Keeping in mind, I have hooded eyes, so creasing and transfer are difficult to avoid!) Darker shades like Midnight Blue definitely fade after about 8-10 hours of wear and glittery ones have minor fallout, though nothing outrageous. Over all, I think the best from the line are the satiny metallics and mattes, the latter of which wear like iron.

            • Ooh, thanks, Veronica! Really good to know about the mattes vs. frosts. Interesting how significant the difference is between the different finishes, though.

  8. I like how Timeless Blue is dark without being totally an ‘actually, this is black eyeshadow with blue glitter/shimmer in it, not a blue eyeshadow’ product.
    I can appreciate the usefulness of that type of eyeshadow, but I think there need to be more true dark blues…

    Love the Deep End linter too – it’s one of my favourites! :-)
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  9. I’ve gotten away from using wet pigment (dry ones I’m always pulling out) but thea great desaturated shades. *_*
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  10. I absoluely ADORE the look of Gilded Envy. I’ll be picking this one up ASAP. I like the blue shadow too though I was expecting it to swatch a deeper blue, just based on how it looks in the pan. Since I have UD Haight and my need for blue eyeshadows is pretty limited, I’ll pass on it but you can bet I’ll be sporting Gilded Envy as soon as I can get my mitts on it.

  11. Yehudis

    Hi! How does gilded envy compare to Mac’s green smoke eyeshadow? I’ve always loved the color of green smoke but is near impossible to get any pigment out of it. Thanks!

  12. I am wearing the Giorgio Armani #24 today and before I even read the description was thinking Gilded Envy looks so similar then I see you listed it as dupe lol. I haven’t had much luck with the L’Oreal shadows in the past so I am a bit hesitant to try again.

    • Have you tried the L’Oreal Infallible shadows or do you mean L’Oreal shadows in general? If you haven’t tried the Infallible range but the GA ETKs work on you, the Infallibles probably would work, since L’Oreal owns both brands, so naturally the formulas have similarities!

      • Yes I was referring to the Infallible ones. I am not sure what I’m doing wrong. The color looks great until I put it on my lid and blend it. There is barely any color left and they go on patchy. I am not sure if I got a bad batch or something. Both shades I have were bought in same time. Same thing happened to me with the Maybelline Color Tattoos. Everyone seems to love them and say how creamy they are. Mine were kind of a dry formula from the beginning definitely not creamy and in a few weeks were unusable. Either I’m doing something really wrong or I am not sure what’s happening. Sigh.

  13. xamyx

    I passed on the blue, but it looks as if I should go back for it. It looked brighter on the pot, so I didn’t think I needed it, but now I do…

    With some of the more “crumbly” shades, I find if Iapply/blend with a finger, they tend to sort of melt into my skin, which is what ihave tondo withe Gilded Envy.

  14. I love glided envy very much. Gorgeous color!!

  15. Tamera

    I just bought Gilded Envy today! I cannot resist shades like that. I have enjoyed the other shadows in this range, so I am looking forward to testing this one out too.