Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow
Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow

An Eternal Gold from Lancome

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “shimmering gold.” It’s a medium yellowed gold, muted by a hint of brown, with a frosted, metallic finish. L’Oreal Gold Imperial is nearly identical. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine is very similar–perhaps a touch warmer.

I’ve had the best luck with Eternal Gold when it comes to Lancome’s Infinite Eyeshadows–the other two I tried were disappointing. The pigmentation is fully opaque both wet and dry, and when dry, it looks a bit more intense and less frosted (more metallic). It has a soft, finely-milled texture that applies smoothly and evenly. I tested wear for twelve hours, and I didn’t experience any fading, creasing, or fall out.

Lancome’s Infinite formula is definitely comparable, generally, to Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense and L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows–all three companies are owned by L’Oreal. What I’ve noticed primarily is that Giorgio Armani’s shades are much more nuanced and complex in comparison to Lancome and L’Oreal. Lancome offers several shades, but of the three I’ve tried, they are composed like L’Oreal’s as all solid colors.  The only difference I could find was that Eternal Gold is just a little smoother/finer compared to Gold Imperial but the color and wear are the same, though the latter is a limited edition shade for the holidays, so if you want to get the same color for a lot less, you’ll need to track it down sooner rather than later.

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Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow
Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow
Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow
Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow
Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow

Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow
Lancome Eternal Gold (101) Color Design Infinite Eyeshadow

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I am very happy with the L’oreal ones I purchased after reading about them here, so I see no need to spend 4 times as much for the same thing. I love a bargain!!! I am not a big drugstore purchaser at all but the L’oreal ones really just can’t be beat IMO.

Hm, I don’t understand why all three brands have to come out with products so similar. I’m gonna stick with the L’oreal version, since it looks pretty much the same and it’s so much cheaper.

I thought L’Oreal owns them all…

You are right! DUH to me…I thought it was another jar of shadow that was a black flecked with gold. SHOOT! Well, they SHOULD make that colour!

I own both Eternal Sunshine and Gold Imperial. This looks closer to my ES than my GI, in that it’s a sunnier gold. Passing on this for now, because a swipe of each L’oreal will probably give me this color.

I collect the L’Oreal infallibles so I have both Eternal Sunshine and Gold Imperial 🙂 No need for me to buy this! It does seem almost a shame tht it’s so close in color to the drugstore dupe; normally higher price comes with more nuance, but not here.

I think everyone should pick up one of these gold options at some point. It’s a beautiful color and applies super smooth. A warm shimmer to change up your usual highlighting color.

I’m lucky already have Infallible Gold Imperial. Infallible Eternal Sunshine is great but just a touch too dark for my skin tone (roughtly MAC NC25).

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