Today, I have a review & swatches of the L’oreal 24-Hour Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in the gorgeous shade Dark Slate. Although the L’oreal gel liners are on the expensive side for a drugstore products – around $10 – they’re worth it to me. They have a thinner texture than most other gel liners I’ve tried, which makes them easier to work with overall and especially helps in creating a sharp, precise line. I also really like the included brush (I would buy it separately). See this post for more brush photos.
Dark Slate is an interesting and lovely color. When I think slate, I think blue-gray, but this is more of a dark taupe or brown-grey to my eye. Applied heavily, it’s quite dark and more grey – applied lightly, it’s much more brown. I’ve been loving using it more heavily on my upper lashline and more lightly on my lower lashline; it’s softer than black, but still defines very well. If I have just a touch of product on my brush, I can also use it in my brows.
L’oreal Gel Liners last all day on me without smearing or flaking. They do set relatively quickly, so once applied, you don’t have much time to play around and smudge the liners. The flipside of that, of course, is that you’re less likely to accidentally smear the line while it dries.
Great formula and great color – highly recommended!
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I don’t have a lot of time to blog today, so here’s a quick swatch of one of the new L’oreal Butterfly Collection Infallible shades, which are permanent ($7.99 at Ulta.com or drugstore.com), Purple Priority. I love the Infallible formula, but only two shades in the collection interested me – this one and Gilded Envy, swatched here.
Photographed with flash
Photographed with flash & blur to show texture / sparkle
This is a lovely shade and great quality – if you’re looking for a purple eyeshadow, I recommend it.
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L’oreal recently released a new lip color, the Colour Riche Extraordinare. I’ve seen them around at a couple drugstores, and I purchased three of them at Rite Aid earlier this week.
The bad news: I thought these were a liquid lipstick (and have seen them called that online) but they are not – they’re more of a moisturizing gloss, and very similar in feel to Maybelline’s Color Elixir lip colors (reviewed here). The good news: I have really been enjoying the Maybelline Color Elixirs, so although I’m a bit disappointed that these aren’t lipsticks at all, I’m still happy to have them. And, note that L’oreal classifies them online as a lip color, but does not call them a lipstick – they’re marketed as having color and care, much like the Maybellines. Continue reading →
I’ve done black eyeliner swatches before, and even did a post with a wear test way back when my blog was new, but I have different eyeliners now and I wanted to see how they compared.
Instead of trying to keep track of which swatch was which, I wrote an abbreviation for the brand on my arm. The follow table has the abbreviation, name of the eyeliner, and type of eyeliner. Continue reading →
The L’oreal leMatte and laLaque lip crayons are limited edition, and almost gone from stores around here, though I occasionally see one or two lying are. Because this post is so late, I’m just going to post some swatches for reference without much of a review.
L’oreal has released a summer collection, Miss Candy, that consists entirely of limited edition products. I’ve already swatched and reviewed six of the “gellie” (jelly) nail polishes, and today I found a display that had all four of the LE infallible eyeshadows – and I was so excited to find them that I bought them all! Picture heavy post ahead.