As you know I recently picked up a few of the new shades of L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow that were introduced. Dunno if you want to call these a Summer launch or a Fall one but no doubt that one of the shades, Bottomless Java, is a keeper for Fall.
Take a look!
As you know I have a love/hate relationship with L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow. These are terribly heavy on my lids at times and end up looking cakey and a bit too overly done.
Bottomless Java is one of the smoother ones I’ve run across. This shade has a smooth, even finish on lids with intense pigment. All the shades have crazy pigment but this one pretty much comes across on lids exactly as it is in pan.
The shade is a rich, warm chocolate brown. I want to say it has a touch of gold to it but that could be my eyes playing tricks on me. It’s considerably more densely packed than past shades I’ve had which were a bit on the looser, chunkier, and flakier but this doesn’t mean it doesn’t suffer from fall out as that is an issue when applied with a bushier brush. I personally like sponge applicators for application as it packs color on well, smooths it out, and minimizes fall out.
As you can see below I over did it with the shade. It’s a little too much. I’d suggest blending it out with another shade or placing a bit of gold on top to lighten it. It’ll make an excellent eyeliner shade with a touch of water. All over the lid it could be a tad too much particularly for aging eyes like my own but you can do a very sheer wash if you suffer from dark circles or finer lines and still come out of application looking stunning (I just over did it with my heavier hand in these photos).
Overall, Bottomless Java was a keeper. For me Infallible Eye Shadow are a mix of hit and miss formulas and in this case they did an excellent job as it isn’t as flaky as other shades plus it doesn’t have a ton of metallic or frost to it which makes it very wearable to me. As always these prove a very friendly price tag for the formula with prices ranging as low as $6 per shadow. That’s excellent for a formula such as this.
This one is worth picking up!