I guess I subconsciously blocked myself from looking for more colors from the limited editions or the foreign versions, cause it is simply frustrating. (Darn you, L'Oreal).
Continuous Cocoa is not a new color and honestly I wasn't really interested in this dark (almost) matte one being a shimmer lover.
I included this in my drugstore.com order since it was on sale plus I read somewhere this could be used to fill brows.
Curiosity, yes. :)
L'Oreal Infallible Continuous Cocoa
(Quite uninteresting looking, isn't it?)
The texture and the finish is similar to Sultry Smoke shade from the same line.
If you look at closely, they are not entirely matte, but they will translate matte once applied.
It is a very dark cool brown that looks almost black.
I did not go crazy on swatching it (I am a hoarder),
but it is quite sheer even compared to the other Infallible colors.
Left - finger swatch
Right - brush swatch
On a side note, I think it is funny I was making a fuss over the application method for this hybrid eye shadow line. I remember I concluded it is the best to use sponge tips back then, but now I just use a small conventional eyeshadow brush and it works pretty well.
To my surprise, I ended up liking this color so much for everyday use, I kinda forgot to try it for my brows.
It creates neutral definition around my eyes that goes with any lip color choice of the day.
I can wear this as a sheer wash and go for deeper smokey look very easily as well.
Here is an overall look wearing this.
It shows up almost dark grey on me for some reason, which I like very much.
(It is difficult to find a grey shade that does not look harsh on!)
(My chubby cheeks have returned!
I really didn't like how scrawny they looked for the past few weeks. ;-/)
I have yet to try this on my brows.
Maybe I have been so busy and have not had time to experiment lately.
(You cannot play with such important things like your brows in busy mornings. Period.)