A word of caution: If you already own any of the L'Oreal Infallible shades, I recommend checking your collection before purchasing any of Lancome's Color Design Infinité shadows. I brought home two shades that, once I compared them to my Infallible shadows, I realized were extremely close, if not downright identical, to existing L'Oreal shades. The two I purchased were Extreme Expresso (dupe of L'Oreal's Continuous Cocoa) and Eternal Gold (near-dupe of L'Oreal's Eternal Sunshine). I'm sorry I don't have comparison photos, but I already exchanged them for different shades. I did not purchase any others that I thought might have a L'Oreal counterpart, but there were at least two others that look suspiciously similar to existing L'Oreal shades. The amount of product provided is the same for both: 0.12 oz; however, the price for the Lancome product is $24.50 versus only $7.99 (and sometimes less) for the L'Oreal product. There is no noticeable difference in quality between the two, so unless you prefer the more appealing Lancome packaging, it would be a shame to waste your money unnecessarily.
That being said, there are a few beautiful colors at Lancome that I definitely have not seen from any other brands. (I purchased three additional shades, all purples, which I hope to show you later in the week.) There are currently fifteen shades offered, and although none are quite as complex as some of the gorgeous shades available at Armani, they are still definitely worth a look, especially if you are a fan of this type of loosely-pressed pigment, long-wearing shadow formula.
- Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner: Skinny Jeans
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream: #2 Steel
- Chanel Illusion D'Ombre: Épatant
- Lancome Color Design Infinité: Electrifying Sparkle
- MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow: Modern Pewter
- Lancome Ombre Absolue: Erika F.
- Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner: Rose Platine*
- Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Eyeliner: Khaki Platine
*I'm sorry, I don't know why I chose to include Rose Platine -- it is a great color, but not really comparable, being more of a brownish-taupe rather than silvery-olive!
Electrifying Sparkle next to Chanel's Épatant. The color is similar but Electrifying Sparkle has a smoky base.
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