December 27, 2013

L’Oreal Gilded Envy Infallible Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow New Colors New Shades Fall 2012

L’Oreal Gilded Envy Infallible Eyeshadow is one of several new shades of L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow releasing for Spring 2014 at drugstores. I’m unsure if these shades are permanent or limited edition but I suspect they maybe here to stay so if you haven’t yet found them no worries I have a feeling they’ll be in the permanent display shortly!

Let’s take a look!

loreal gilded envy infallible eyeshadow

I think there have been a good deal of greens that launched in both the permanent and limited edition range such as Gleaming Bronze, Golden Emerald, and Golden Sage. I think Gilded Envy was something I felt like I didn’t need because I had so many variations of green already in the Infallible formula. It’s possibly most comparable to Golden Sage but a bit more of a dirtier green.

I’m inclined to call it a khaki green but it isn’t really..the shade has more of a mossy green element with some silver to it. I actually have a shade of Lancome Color Design Infinite Shadow called Electrifying Sparkle that’s almost a dead on duplication of the shade and this isn’t surprising considering Lancome and L’Oreal are sister brands. Of course, the Infallible is heaps cheaper.

This is a shade that’s incredible on brown eyes. I always feel like green works so very well on brown eyes and this adds a certain mystery and sultriness to eyes.

I feel like L’Oreal has improved on the formula with these new shades as the texture is more refined, less flaky and chunky, with a good less frost when applied. I’ve always felt the formula was very cakey once applied and heavier. However, the consistency feels a good deal lighter and isn’t as glittery and frosty when applied. I also experience less fall out than I typically do during application which was a plus. Sponges are key though! An eyeshadow sponge applicator always packs on color nicely and you can avoid fall out and also get a smoother finish with Infallibles by using one. Color held strong all day without migrating or creasing on my drier eyes.

L’Oreal Gilded Envy Infallible Eyeshadow Swatches

Swatches of L’Oreal Gilded Envy Infallible Eyeshadow

Overall, L’Oreal Gilded Envy Infallible Eyeshadow is a nice pick up. The formula is a vast improvement on past shades, and the color is unique enough to warrant a purchase (so long as you don’t own Lancome’s version of course!).

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L’Oreal Gilded Envy Infallible Eyeshadow fotd

Liked this one!

It’s available now at drugstores!

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  • kate

    I bought this as I love the Infallible line, and love green eyeshadow, haven’t used it yet, but am sure it will be a winner.

    BTW I don’t understand why greens get left out of many E/S collections.

    • Isabella Muse

      happy to hear it kate 🙂 hope you like it! Hmm I think there are quite a good deal of greens out there 🙂 Urban Decay has fab ones in every palette they do as does Too Faced..etc!

  • Marilyn

    I have been side eyeing the Loreal commercials when they show these shadows. To be honest they remind me of the Maybelline color tattoo shadow, with more glitter. But their cute. Just not something I’m into. I hate glitter lol.

  • Becca

    That colour looks really beautiful on you!!! I only own one Infallible shade, but I really want to pick up a few more, I am more of a neutral colour girl though 🙂

  • Ryou

    Oh, it’s also a dupe for Lancome eyeshadow in Electrifying Sparkle, which is available in the US. (which I think was also a dupe for Erika F)

  • narine

    I love the colors. I wonder if they can be used on the lower lashline? They’ll look beautiful, specially the blue and green. Gorgeous!

    Narine –

  • Lindsay

    I want these new colors so badly, but my local Rite-Aids, CVS’ and Walgreens don’t have them yet. I’ve been checking every week!

  • Diane


    WOW! Gilded envy is really stunning on you. It is just perfect with your coloring,hair, makeup & lipstick, I guess I will be checking this one out too. I have dark brown eyes but really never considered wearing green eyeshadow (even though I have many). Thanks again for your review.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Diane! OH dark brown eyes really rock with green girl! DO it ;-D my pleasure!

  • Veronica

    I bought this one, too. It actually reminds me a tad of Chanel’s Epatant, which has a similar taupe-y silver/green mix to it.

  • Courtney C.

    Um. excuse me! I have a bone to pick with you. Why do you look so stinking good in everything you try? It’s really not fair!!

    Lol. I just found your blog and I’m hooked already.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw courtney you are WAY TOO KIND! thank you 🙂 sorry for the delayed reply been swamped and so glad you enjoy Musings 😀

  • Laura Sofia Angarita

    Great description!!!! I got question for you I m not sure if this colour is similar to Black onyx Do you have it in your drugstore?