L’oreal Dark Slate Infallible Gel Liner Review & Swatches

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loreal gel liner dark slate

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.

loreal dark slate swatch

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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  • Hey, I don’t think we get these here! I bought a Maybelline one a while ago. Just waiting for the last bit of my Bobbi Brown Black Ink before I crack it open!

  • Doppelganger

    Do you think that it is possible to use it like a paint pot? I appears to be a much brownish take on the tailor grey paint pot by MAC which I love. Is it possible to smudge it or will it set too quickly? Great review as always!

    • I did try using it like a cream shadow, and it’s definitely smudgeable for long enough to work with. I found it too drying on my lids (which are already dry) – it felt okay, but the texture was not flattering. If you have more oily (or even normal) eyelids, it may work better for you – I actually find MAC’s paint pots too drying as well. And thank you!

      • Doppelganger

        My eyelids are quite oily so the paint pots tend to crease on me. But nothing that can’t be prevented with some eye-primer! This is great, so I’ll just hope to get this colour in my country.. Possibly never or in 2 years..hahaha

  • This looks like a lovely, unique colour! I haven’t seen this shade around here though.

  • Wow, that color is stunning. I don’t see too many drugstore eyeliners in taupe or light brown, which I personally like to use. Black is too much for me. I like the Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner in taupe, but it doesn’t last all day for me 🙁
    Maybe I’ll try this out…..

  • Runaroundsous

    I have this gel liner in Espresso and adore it! I have been thinking of picking up another… I may just have to grab the Taupe!

  • Mysty Nyckel

    Thanks for the great review!!!