3.22.2013

Swatch, FOTD - L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow Continuous Cocoa

It has been a while since the last time I bought a new Infallible eyeshadow although I have done a series of swatch on them before and I do like them a lot.
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.)



33 comments

  1. wow it looks pretty sheer and not too intense as it looks on the pot!
    I can imagine wearing it as a nice color on the lids because it doesn't transform really dark .. interesting!
    But I believe this shade is not available here. :(

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    1. yeah..i was actually glad to find the color payoff is different from the other shades i have.
      there are so many colors that i want to get my paws on as well..for example, the coveted Black Star!!! *sighs*

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  2. i love how it looks on you. I have to look for it. We are not really that lucky with loreal shades here in DK

    Have a great weekend :D

    artofmi3.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, Mie!
      hope you're doing well. ;)
      i still don't know what L'Oreal is doing. they are supposed to be a global brand!! grrrr

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  3. I'm guessing this shade is most probably too dark for my brows, but I'd love it on the eyes! It's great for busy mornings :)

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    1. i've been wearing this for three consecutive days, which is a big thing in my makeup book. lolz
      i will update on the brow use soon. ;)

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  4. Oh, I love that it's matte. We don't have this shade here, I really dislike L'oreal for doing this again, grrr. I think it's a great match for my brown because it doesn't have that warmth reddish tone to it. Looking really good with this shade Lena!

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    1. agreed! i hate reddish tones in my brow products which is why i've been using an ebony drawing pencil for so long!
      now i am excited to see how this looks on my brows. ;)

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  5. That's a great shade on you! I do like that it's matte - it's been on my to-buy list, but I keep waiting for sales, haha. I like that it's more gray than red, because reddish browns and I do not get along :P

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    1. thank you, Larie!
      i order from drugstore.com all the time (not affiliated). surprisingly they go on sale as often as the brick and mortar stores.
      and i totally agree with you. no reddish browns on my brows, neva! ;D

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  6. It looks really good on you !

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  7. very pretty shade and as always you look great on it ^_~

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    1. i am glad this is such a wearable shade.
      thanks as always, Janet :)

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  8. Oh, I swatched this and thought it was drier than the other Infallibles. Now you make me regret for not getting it. You look gorgeous in it! Can't wait to read how it works on your brows :-)

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    1. oh, i agree with you.
      this has quite hard texture which is probably why it works for brows as well.
      i actually tried it yesterday and it worked rather nicely! :)

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  9. This is a beautiful shade! I thought it was going to turn out very dark and pigmented but I was wrong! Haha I'm such a hoarder too and am definitely stingy with any swatches I do :P

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    1. haha Karen, you understand!
      i feel some bloggers use more products for swatching than on face. lolz.
      this is a very versatile shade. i just used it on my brows and it is really nice. :)

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  10. i don't have the best skills to apply dark shadows like these, but it's really nice on!

    [oomph.]
    mobile morsels

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    1. thank you! :)
      i am pretty sloppy when it comes to eyeshadow blending as well.
      using loose color for blending helps me a lot. hope you give it a try as well. :)

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  11. That's a great shade on you... perfect for everyday use as you said. Whenever I apply dark shadows I end up looking like a raccoon! I guess practice makes perfect!

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    1. By the way, this is HappyJehee from instagram. Not sure why I show up as JMandoo. >.<

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    2. hey Jehee!
      thanks for stopping by :)
      i totally understand what you mean about dark shades.
      having a right kind of tool helps, too.
      and i always blend it with a bit of loose eyeshadow (mineral powder) and it works very well, too.
      hope this helps!

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  12. I love how you blend out the shadows. Damn, was going to stop getting these Infallibles but now you make me want to get all the matte ones.

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    1. i kinda suck at blending dark colors myself but it got a lot easier ever since i started using loose eye shadow to smooth the harsh edges. ;)
      i am coveting your black diamond shade!

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  13. Oh really lovely color sweetie.
    Btw now I´m following you in Bloglovin´
    I hope your follow me back.

    xoxo

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. thank you!
      following you back, of course. ;)

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  14. I am definitely checking this shade out! I have a few others from this collection and i like them very much. I´m in need of a color like this for everyday use :) Looks very good on you :)

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    1. thank you so much!
      this color looks more brown if i pair it with deep brown cream base and looks more grey with black base. so versatile!

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  15. I had this one in black, but gave it away to a friend.. She's very happy with it though :) Looking great as usual Lena!

    isabelle, nailsandcupcakes.com (is it possible that the commenting option with name/url has been deactivated?)

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    1. hi, Isabell!
      i just clicked your profile link and it seems you chose not to share your profile with public.
      i didn't disable anything, though. ;)

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