Sunday, December 15, 2013

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Spring 2014: Gilded Envy


L'Oréal has introduced six new shades to the Infallible range for Spring 2014: #755 Gilded Envy, #756 Always Pearly Pink, #757 Silver Sky, #758 Purple Priority, #759 Burst Into Bloom, and #750 Timeless Blue Spark (visit Musings of a Muse for photos and swatches of all six shades). I was excited to see the collection at my local CVS store this weekend and wanted to do a quick comparison of Gilded Envy with a Lancome shade I purchased last year, Electrifying Sparkle. As far as I can tell, it's a dead-on dupe. I'm not sure whether I should be frustrated that L'Oréal allows identical shades to be sold in both their high and low-end brands, or if I should be thankful that what was previously a $24.50 Lancome product is now more affordable to all at the L'Oréal price point of around $8. Still, I can't help but wish they would have tweaked the color a bit and introduced a never-seen-before shade, rather than simply repackaging and renaming an existing shade. It is a great color though: a silvered mossy green with micro-sparkles that works beautifully for a quick and easy, dramatic smoky-eye look. 



Clockwise: L'Oreal Golden Sage, Lancome Electrifying Sparkle, Lancome Gilded Envy, MAC Smoke & Diamonds 

Left to right: L'Oreal Golden Sage, L'Oreal Gilded Envy, Lancome Electrifying Sparkle, and MAC Smoke & Diamonds



Below is a quick look I wore earlier today, using just Gilded Envy all over the lid and blended up into the crease, with black liquid liner and a dark charcoal-gray liner on the lower waterline. I found that when using this shade, application with fingertips gives better pigmentation and reduces sparkle fallout. I like to blend out the edges with a brush afterward. 




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16 comments:

  1. Eeek, so gorgeous! Thank you for pointing this one out, Shannon! I'm scooping one up when I see one!

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    1. Hi Larie, I hadn't heard that there were new Infallible shades, so was pretty excited when I spotted them at my local drugstore yesterday! :)

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  2. This is beautiful! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled...thanks for sharing!

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  3. Hi Amy, I really like this color - some olive greens are not flattering on me, but I find this one easier to wear because it has a lot of silver/charcoal in it. :)

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  4. This looks like a lovely light gunmetal green! I love it :)

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    1. Hi Kar Yi, I like this one because it has a bit of smoky undertone & a sparkly quality :)

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  5. Yay! I'll have to be on the lookout for these! :)

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    1. Hi Rach, these are a great deal, considering they are the exact same formula as the much more expensive Lancome product. I found out that the purple and magenta shades in this collection are also the same as Lancome shades I purchased in 2012!

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  6. Whoa this is pretty! It reminds me of some shades I own (maybe Benefit Skinny jeans and Dior Millenium, though I know if I put these side-by-side they won't look that much alike at all)! Unfortunately the formula really doesn't work for me. It fades even no top of a primer, so I'll probably have to pass.

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    1. Hi Sunny, Yes, the shade reminds me of Skinny Jeans as well. Aw, too bad the formula doesn't work well for you, but money saved for something else! :)

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  7. Good heavens, that's gorgeous! I wasn't too impressed by the swatches, but then I saw it on your EYES... *_* WANT!

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    1. Hi Kristina, Thanks so much! This one starts out a little sheer, but looks nice once you build it up a little. It does have some fallout from the micro-sparkles but nothing too bad :)

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  8. I really want to find this one! The comparison is so helpful, thank you :)

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  9. Hi Emi, Thanks for commenting! Glad to be of help :) I really like this shade a lot :)

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  10. Absolutely beautiful shade, it compliments your eyes very well. Glad I picked it up today.

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    1. Hi Tamara, Thank you! I really love this shade - it has become one of my favorite L'Oreal Infallibles. Enjoy :)

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