L'Oreal Paris Color Infaillible - review and swatches of Bronze Goddess, Golden Mahogany, and Magnetic Coral | KITSCH/SNITCH

L'Oreal Paris Color Infaillible - review and swatches of Bronze Goddess, Golden Mahogany, and Magnetic Coral

July 19, 2012

I did a little shopping with my friend Erin today (hi Erin!). Priceline were having a sale and I picked up two L'Oreal Paris Color Infaillible eye shadows for buy one get one free (saving $15). The new colours I got were 026 Golden Mahogany and 039 Magnetic Coral. The 024 Bronze Goddess is one that I bought a few months ago.

These new colours are very much out of my comfort zone. I love browns, bronzes, blues and greens, but pinks and reds are not me. I think I must be missing summer and fun colours, because I normally wouldn't even bother swatching the coral colour. When I swatched these I really liked them, they are not like normal pinks and reds, the coral looks quite peach, and the mahogany looks very coppery. I thought these might be the only pinky colours that I could make work with my colouring.

The photo above shows that the Golden Mahogany looks more like a deep blue based cranberry, but it swatches more of a warm rusty colour than shown in the pan. The Bronze Goddess looks very green gold (not a typical bronze), and the Magnetic Coral is a peach with specks of magenta. These are very soft, they are actually pressed pigment. They can break apart quite easily if dropped, which is why each container comes with a little stopper that you can use to re-press the pigment (see photo below).

Below is the swatch without flash
Left to right: Golden Mahogany, Bronze Goddess, Magnetic Coral
Above is the swatch with flash

These colours are beautifully pigmented and soft. They are a great introduction to pigments if you are too scared to try loose pigments. I am really looking forward to trying out the Magnetic Coral since pink eye shadows are my enemy, and this was a bit of a gamble. My only problem with these eye shadows is that I find that it's hard to pick up a lot of product on the brush. I think this is because they aren't powdery, instead they a little moist, and that makes it hard to transfer onto the brush and then onto the eyelid. It's hard to explain, but if you have these, you would understand. I find that you need to apply this with your finger and then blend it out with a brush to get the full impact of the colour. 

Has anyone tried these? What is your favourite colour L'Oreal Infaillible eye shadow?


  1. Hi Kat! I love this Haul style blog post. Reviews once you've worn them?? xxx

    1. Well I have had the bronze one since maybe March or April, so my only comment about them is that I have to put them on with my finger to get a really strong colour. I went into that a little at the end. Besides that, they are pretty good eye shadows. xoxoxox

  2. Tee hee! As if you needed any more pigments to add to your collection ;) These are lovely though. I particularly like the coral shade. It's a lot more pink than I expected. Well done on stepping outside your colour comfort zone too!

    1. Yeah it was a gamble, I have worn it and its nice, it will take a while to figure out the best way to use it and with what colours it works best. I thought it was quite a nice neutral pink - I don't know, hard to explain :)


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