January 30, 2017

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Blush Palette Review & Swatches

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L’Oreal Infallible Paints Pro Artist Blush Palette ($14.99) is a new four shade blush palette with brush which launched with the L’Oreal Spring 2017 Collection. I think most people are going to be drawn to the L’Oreal Infallible Paints Blush Palette due to the very vibrant colors of blush in the palette. I know that was a key selling point for me. I looked at and thought how pretty, bright, and bold the shades were and instantly decided to give it a try even though I’m not a major fan of matte blushes.

And that my friends, is exactly what you’re getting here. These are all matte shades of blush without any shimmer, sparkle, or glitter of any kind.

Let’s take a peek at my review and swatches.

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Blush Palette is proof positive that drugstore makeup has becoming increasing higher priced in recent years. This palette comes housed in a plastic black compact which holds a total of 0.29 oz of blush as well as a brush. The brush is a rather sad affair and likely will get tossed side as it sheds, it’s terribly scratchy, and it isn’t a great blush for application in the least. Overall, the palette is priced anywhere from $15 to $17 at a variety of different drugstores. The cheapest I’ve seen it would be $13 on amazon.com. I think the price is a little crazy for drugstore makeup especially at this mediocre quality. That isn’t to say I didn’t like this palette, I did, but the quality isn’t here for the price I paid for the palette.

It’s an appealing palette visually or at least it is to me. The shades fairly leap out at you with the bolder hues of orange and fuchsia combined with more subtle lighter peaches and pinks. Some people might shy away from it but as a fan of bolder blushes I found it very appealing.

I liked it a lot but I’m not shy to say the quality sucks. The blushes are dense, dry, and difficult to blend. You need to find a really good brush to work with these for the best possible finish as in most cases I felt the brushes applied very patchy on my drier skin and looked a little too bright and clown-like. Find yourself a very dense brush to work with and gently pat the color onto your cheeks and blend out with a fluffier blush for the smoothest finish. No doubt the shades pop beautifully when applied correctly but they can be a nightmare to apply at times due to the dryness and density of the powder combined with the fact that the louder shades are very pigmented. Speaking of pigmentation, this is a mix of sheer to pigmented shades. The two middle shades are without a double the most pigmented in the palette with the outer two being quite sheer. I found that combining a lighter shade with a bolder one works to create a more natural look as the more sheerer of the two shades will act to tone down the brighter, bolder ones. I did this in my phone below by wearing the bright orange shade and the lighter peach together.

If you can find it on the cheap, I’d recommend checking it out. I liked it but didn’t love it because it has quirks and I feel the original price is too high to pay for the quality they are serving you up on this little guy. But if you have coupons and can snag it on sale it might be worth checking out.

L’Oreal Infallible Paints Blush Palette is available now at target.com, amazon.com, and ulta.com.
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I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • ame

    Finally a review on this! THANK YOU! I keep lapping this thing, and was waiting for someone to review it. I can finally take it off my list.

    • Isabella Muse

      Sorry, delayed with my review but glad at least it helped you eliminate from your list.

  • Dominique

    L’Oreal is stealing people’s money. Their factory is in Montreal, Canada (where I live) and we have early access to most of their releases. The nudes eyeshadow palettes are sold here for 29,99$ in drugstores AND Wal-Mart. The skincare and the other lines are crazy expensive too, even though they have warehouse sales. The contour palette from Nyx (they bought them 2 years ago) is 27,99$ in stores. I can’t justify buying something that cost this much at a drugstore price point. I know a lot of people who are turning towards indie brands (including myself) because 14,99$ for a mascara (Superstar, L’Oreal) is just plain awful.

    Thank god for the Avon ladies and their catalogues full of sales !

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree, drugstore prices have been going up and up and up lately. I’m gobsmacked at the pricing lately, for a few bucks more you can get something from Too faced or Urban Decay.

      • Eraser

        I suspect that it has something to do with the fact that drug and discount stores are always running sales and the brands themselves issue coupons fairly often. When I worked in a department store years ago (not in cosmetics), they ran so many sales & coupons that no one felt compelled to pay full price for anything. The consumer gets the impression that she’s getting a deal with the sale/coupon while the base price is inflated to begin with and the manufacturer is still pocketing a tidy profit.

        • Isabella Muse

          mmm this is the case with luxury items nowadays too. Even people who have the $$ to splurge on higher end luxury goods won’t pay full price due to the amount of sales and percentages off. We’re so conditioned to get 30 or 40 or more off retail no one is actually compelled to purchase an item at the full price!

    • Randi MacDonald

      Everything is much more expensive in Canada, however that is verging on ridiculous. You guys don’t get the coupons that we do either. I used to live in Ontario, and I always tried to stick with the Canadian brands. Gosh and Marcelle(sp?)

  • Tammy

    Why, oh why did this have to turn out to be so bad?! I wanted it as soon as I saw that picture!

    • Isabella Muse

      I know 🙁 If you get the right brush, something dense, you can def do a good blending job but it takes a little TLC to get it down just right due to the dryness.

  • Dee

    My target had one left and I almost got it, but glad I waited because I knew a review was coming. Thanks!

  • Silvia

    The colors make me scream with excitement but yes, for drugstores also the price. I been eyeing the lipstick palettes for a while but having so many already don’t do the purchase especially the pinks and plums they do look pretty! I just saw a review from Emily Niel she liked the new Maybelline blushes over the Nyx and the colors are also beautiful! You get three shades and a highlighter. Like I need more blush but so tempted the burgundy on Maybelline is gorgeous!

  • BabyBeans

    When I first saw this palette, the bright colors made me instantly think of a few cheap-o blushes I have bought off a dollar site, mostly from this brand called “Amuse”. Now the description of the dry, patchy formula reminds me of those blushes even more. Dry, powdery, and very bright colors so it’s hard to blend out the patchy formula without going overboard. Wasn’t so bad when I just wasted a few bucks. Wow.