Haul, Swatch - L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow & Colour Riche Balm SPF 15

I secretly hoped that I would find these highly anticipated Infallible eye shadows before the new year, so imagine how happy I am today to finally find them! :D (another "squeee" moment)
I also saw a display of L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm but I grabbed only one color being a good girl. :)

I wanted to quickly show these to you and share my initial thoughts and swatches. ^-^

clockwise from top left
Bronzed Taupe, Perpetual Purple, Midnight Blue, Golden Sage, Sultry Smoke

Once you unscrew the tightly sealed cap, it looks like this.
There is a plastic presser(?) with handle inside.

Bronzed Taupe
my favorite. 
It is absolutely gorgeous.

Sultry Smoke
To me, it looks more of a dirty pigeon kind of color but still nice. ;)
only non-shimmery color out of the bunch.
very very creamy

Perpetual Purple
beautiful medium purple with shimmer
This one feels a tad crumblier compared to other colors.

Golden Sage
surprisingly, my second favorite color.
a green being favorite, that says a lot to me. ;)

Midnight Blue
amazing dark blue with multi-dimensional shimmer.
love it!

(swatched with Q-tips)

indoor lighting
(the colors in the same order as above)

indirect natural lighting

L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm SPF 15
Tender Mauve

Tender Mauve is a soft pinkish mauve with tiny silver shimmer.
very natural and flattering color

*My initial thoughts*

The infallible eyeshadows are absolutely amazing!
They are super-pigmented and the wear is unbelievable.
(I haven't worn these on my list yet, but I have a difficult time removing them from my arm after swatching. I usually use baby wipes and this would get the job done, but this time it didn't work at all. I actually had to use cleansing oil and soap.)
Shimmer in these eyeshadows is very interesting and multi-dimensional and darker colors easily can be used as eyeliners.

I am very impressed with Colour Riche Balm as well. I even think this might be better than Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter. ;o
At least the color Tender Mauve feels more moisturizing and the tube looks a bit more high-end to me.
It also provides SPF 15 protection.

It is been a long time since the last time I got excited about L'Oreal color cosmetics, so this is a big development.
I shelled out more than $50 for this haul and you can count on me spending more on these in the future.

Hope everybody has happy & safe holidays.
Merry Christmas!

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  1. All of the shadows look amazing but midnight blue looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nice!!!
    Hope you have a Merry Christmas too!! ^___^

  2. wow!! the eyeshadows are crazy pigmented! D:

    Merry Christmas to you Lena! :) Have a happy holiday ^_^

  3. do show us a fotd post with you wearing some of these shadows! I'm drooling over the dark blue shade! sooo pigmented!


  4. I've heard about these and SOO wanted to try them. Thanks for swatching! The colors look gorgeous. I will DEFINITELY be picking up some soon. How much were they?? And where did you find them?

  5. The dark blue its my fav, :)
    Merry Christmas!

  6. The colors Perpetual Purple and Midnight Blue I think are absolutely beautiful~~
    Nice post sweetie~~
    Merry Christmas!

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  7. thank you. ;)
    i can't wait to try them on .^-^

  8. merry chrstmas to you, too! :)

  9. i found a display at duane reade. ;)
    i heard these can be found at bath and body works stores, too?
    i paid $8.49 for each, but it should range in $7 at target or walmart.

  10. i will definitly share them with you. ;)
    today i tried sultry smoke and i am impressed how well it lasted. it is pretty easy to work with, too.

  11. thank you. happy holidays to you, too! :D

    they are very pigmented and pure in pigmentation. love them. :)

  12. i am going to wear the blue shadow tomorrow.
    i will do detailed EOTD or something very soon. :)

  13. I want to get these shadows now! The packaging is so sleek and I love how almost all of the colors are shimmery. Perfect for the holiday season! The bronze and purple shadows are probably my favorites. The lip color is very pretty too :)

  14. i think this is a perfect hybrid of powder and cream eyeshadow. color goes on creamy but it doesn't crease. how nice is that, right? ^-^

    mearry Christmas to you, too! :D

  15. The shadows are so pretty! I really love the bronzed taupe - totally agree with you on the favourite! I'll have to check these out the next time I go shopping.. man, it's because of reviews like these that I haul items like there's no tomorrow!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Lena! :)

  16. The eye shadows are superrrrrrrr pigmented!!!I think my choice of best shade would also be the bronzed taupe...the color looked so pretty especially on indoor lighting.....very lovely...=) As for the sultry smoke, the shade does remind me of a dirty pigeon...lolz..Hope you can share a FOTD wearing these eyeshadows...cuz' they are a bunch of lovely shades...^_^ Lastly, the packaging of Riche Balm is so elegant and classy...I would think its an YSL or any other high-end brand lipstick if you didn't mentioned that its actually a Loreal brand.....overall great hauls!! love them!! Happy holidays to you too!! =)

  17. lol i toot a couple of EOTD pics wearing "dirty pigieon" color and i think it is pretty nice indeed. i may take it back from calling that..;p
    i'll do in-depth review on riche balm as well, but so far i love it more than revlon lip butter. it is so glossy and moisturizing.

    hope you have happy holidays as well, Janet! :)

  18. haha i know, we are all victims of enabling swatches and reviews here. ;P
    i haven't experienced armani eyes to kill shadow, which is similar to infallible, but i wouldn't want it as much since i am pretty satisfied with l'oreal. ;)

    hope you had a nice Christmas. happy holidays to you, Andrea. ;)

  19. I haven't bought any L'Oreal products in such a long time, glad they're picking up their game! I'm waiting for all the Colour Riche Balm & Relvon Lip Butter comparisons to start popping up, I'm still so undecided!

  20. i know, right? L'Oreal has been so boring for the past couple years.
    i will do a comparison post soon, but to give you an idea, i think they are totally different products. Revlon lip butter is like sheer moisturizing lipstick when L'Oreal Colour Riche balm is more of a gloss stick.
    (*whispers* i just bought two more Riche balms....)

  21. the colors are absolutely beautiful--too bad they don't apply true-to-color though. i am normally a neutral-color gal, but i am really loving the purple and the green!

  22. i will do swatches on the purple & the green soon.
    hopefully they show up better with sponge tip applicators. ;)

  23. i love loreal colors all are very shiney and pigmented nice blog
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  24. Hi, Lena! I was secretly hoping to find the L'oreal Colour Riche Balms today at my local CVS and was so excited when I did! I bought them in two colors, Caring Coral and Plush Plum. They are definitely not as pigmented as the Revlon Lip Butters, but they are super glossy, which I absolutely love!! I also saw the Infallible Eyeshadows but decided to hold off on them for now. Looking forward to your swatches and reviews!


  25. hi Elsie! :)
    thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway!

    i got Caring Coral and Rose Elixir after this posting and i love them, too!
    some say they are disappointed because of the sheer pigmentation, but it is a plus for me actually.
    i will do separate reviews on them as well as swatches for infallible.
    would love to hear about your opinions, too.

  26. Lena, thanks for showing your support and following our blog! My friend and I started it not too long ago and we're still trying to get used to the it haha. I am looking forward to your review on the L'Oreal balms. I just posted mine up and while I do love them, I love the Lip Butters more!

  27. you're more than welcome!
    i love your post. you even include the maybelline one as well. very helpful! :)

  28. I bought 2 of the colors from drugstore.com and I am waiting for them, I can't wait!!!

  29. yay!
    hope you like them as i do. :)


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