I was so happy finally to get Gilded Envy to add to my collection of taupe/pewter type shadows. This shade has never been released in Canada but I found it easily at the Walmart in Buffalo when we went over the border a few days ago. It’s a beautifuly neutral pewter shade that’s a bit more metallic than I’d ideally like but not so much that I’m not delighted with it. It wears very well without creasing and so it also works great as a base under other shadows (I like using it under MAC’s Caviar Dreams shadow, which is one of those problematic Lustre finishes; using Gilded Envy enhances how it looks once applied). Great inexpensive shadow.
There is another color in here that isn’t listed and that’s bronzed taupe, but these are a product that I can love or leave. They’re super lovely on the skin, highly pigmented, but they’re also not true to color (at least on me), and they’re more expensive than MUG. I don’t think I’ll be buying another, but I’m happy with the ones I have.
I got Tender Caramel ages ago and I’m pretty sure that, unfortunately, it was limited edition although this is another shade that L’Oreal would have been wise to add to the permanent collection (instead of the 2 or 3 almost identical shades of shiny beige they have!). This is a lovely metallic/shimmery champagne-y taupe shade. It is great on its own or paired with a more matte neutral. It applies so smoothly and beautifully, like most of the Infallible shadows and it wears well all day. You can dab/smooth this on with a finger or with a brush – either gives great results and these shadows are so easy to work with and such good value.
Beautiful colour payoff – unfortunately the shade range is not that great in Australia. The consistency lies somewhere between a pigment and a shadow but theres not too much fall out and blending is great. It also works well with a traditional eyeshadow in terms of mixing and blending.
I finally hit pan on “downtown” from my Kat Von D Ludwig palette and when that happened, i shed a tear. Why? because that color was my everyday color that made my eyes pop without very much effort and the ludwig palette has been “out of stock” on sephoras’ website for ages. Thankfully Kat Von D’s recent Saint palette has “downtown” in it but why spend $36 for just one eyeshadow if the rest seem “meh, ill never wear those?” yeah, you know the feeling. You’ve bought a palette before just because one eyeshadow was the bomb-diggity that you couldn’t resist not buying it. Admit it.
Back to the point, after hours of searching for a dupe, I finally found L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush. After purchasing it, i did a comparison with “downtown” from the ludwig palette on one eye and Amber Rush on the other; they were exactly alike! I did a little happy dance around my house because I saved $28 and I got more product than would come in a pan from the Kat Von D palette!
Just to prove my point that they are identical:
Right as my mom came home from running errands I asked her if my eyes looked different from each other. She said “ummmm is one eyebrow different than the other?” No. “Is your eyeliner different?” NO. Then I told her that the two copper eyeshadows were different brands and you should have seen the look on her face. She yelled “NO WAY?!! how did you find that? They look exactly alike!!”
There is nothing bad I can say about Gleaming Bronze (which, in Canada, was called “Bronze Divine”). The colour is outstanding – one of those shades that works so well entirely on its own. It’s a rich golden bronze that works with so many neutral or dark toned shadows in shades of brown, deep taupe or deep green. Wear is phenomenal and the price is so much less than similar (but no better) products from Armani and Chanel.
I wanted this shade very much after seeing it on Temptalia but this colour wasn’t available here in Canada (though now I’m pretty sure it is, but just with a different name) so when I went to the US, I got it. It’s my 3rd or 4th Infallible 24 hour shadow and while it applies and wears fine, I find it just too frosty bright for me to wear (and I am someone who absolutely loves shiny shadows!)
Beautiful color and idea. However, I hate the fallout in this eyeshadow. Gold or silver shimmer on my cheeks is one thing, but green flakes of foil are another. Also, none of the swatches seem to convey exactly how frosty the finish is on the eye.
Sahara Treasure is available in most countries, but not the US. It’s my favorite neutral eyeshadow – it’s sort of a cross between beige and pale gold, and on my NC20-ish skin, it’s a perfect neutral; it goes with everything. It is blendable, pigmented/opaque and lasts all day.
Gleaming Bronze (LE, Summer 2012) is my favorite Infallible shade and one of my favorite eyeshadow shades of all time. It’s a bronzey green, one of my favorite colors, easy to blend, long wearing, and gorgeous. If you missed out on it, Bronze Goddess and Bronze Divine are the same shade and permanent in the UK / Canada, respectively!