L’oreal Miss Candy Summer 2013 Infallible Eyeshadow Swatches & Quick Review

Purchased L'oreal Summer 2013 Infallible Eyeshadows

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.

This is the display that has all the products – nail polishes, nail stickers, lip glosses, and eyeshadows:

L'oreal Miss Candy Display

L’oreal’s infallible eyeshadows are one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas, high or low end. I especially like the ones with a shimmery (but not sparkling) formula – they seem the smoothest and the most pigmented. I found that these four eyeshadows seemed a little more loosely packed than the others I own, but it didn’t affect performance.

L'oreal Strawberry Blonde Infallible Eyeshadow

L’oreal Strawberry Blonde

L'oreal Strawberry Blonde Swatches

L’oreal Strawberry Blonde: dry, damp, over black

Strawberry Blonde is an almost transparent base with flecks of pink iridescence. It looks similar swatched dry (with a finger; no primer) and swatched with a damp brush. It really shines over black.

L'oreal With A Twist Infallible Eyeshadow

L’oreal With A Twist

L'oreal With A Twist Swatches

L’oreal With A Twist: dry, damp

With A Twist is very purple in the pot, but swatches more pinky-purple. Dry, it has a lot of sparkle and low pigmentation. It still isn’t opaque when applied damp, but has more color.

L'oreal Dive Right In Infallible Eyeshadow

L’oreal Dive Right In

L'oreal Dive Right In Swatches

L’oreal Dive Right In: dry, damp

Dive Right In is also sheer when dry and more pigmented when damp, but it’s more shimmery (instead of sparkly).

L'oreal Cherie Merie Infallible Eyeshadow

L’oreal Cherie Merie

L'oreal Cherie Merie Swatches

L’oreal Cherie Merie: dry, damp

Cherie Merie is definitely my favorite of the bunch – it has the exceptional quality that makes me love the Infallible line! It’s smooth and very pigmented when dry; there’s really no reason to even use it damp. I would characterize it as a low-shimmer.

Here are all the shades together – all are swatched dry without primer (with a fingertip).

L'oreal Miss Candy LE Infallible Eyeshadow Swatches

Strawberry Blonde // With A Twist // Dive Right In // Cherie Merie

And blurred to show the different finishes:

L'oreal Miss Candy LE Infallible Eyeshadow Swatches-2

Strawberry Blonde // With A Twist // Dive Right In // Cherie Merie

Overall, I would recommend Cherie Merie for sure – the quality is fantastic.  As for the others, they may or may not be worth it to you depending on your personal tastes.  Just be aware that they are on the sheer side!

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  • Oooh, lovely! Thanks for the swatches! Keeping an eye out for Cherie Merie – it’s gorgeous!

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  • Rebecca

    wow, thanks for swatching these, Emi! I don’t own any of the Infallible eye shadows yet, and after seeing this I’d look out for Cherie Merie since I don’t really see the point in sheer sparkly shadows! 🙂

  • jane

    would you consider Cherie Merie a red or an orange??? i’d love a new red eyeshadow to try out!!

    • I am not very good at categorizing colors, but the swatch is relatively color accurate. Maybe it’s a reddened coral?

  • Beautiful shadows… I am so in love with the coral shade. Amazing pigmentation! Great swatches! 🙂

  • I’m so sorry about the delay in responding, it’s been a very busy week. You are welcome to link to me, I use your master list of Infallibles all the time for reference – it is SO helpful.

    (And for anyone else reading this, you do not need to ask permission to link to me, but you do need to ask permission to use my photos or my text).