3.01.2014

Review, Swatch - L'Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow Burst Into Bloom

L'Oreal Infallible is the range that I reach for most frequently in daily eye makeup routines.
The creamy yet slightly drier (than most squishy soft hybrid eyeshadows) texture is very easy to use and it stays on for a long time if not for 24 hours.
When L'Oreal brought out the new Butterfly Collection for Spring 2014, I was obviously intrigued but maybe not enough to make an immediate purchase.
(Once you know something is not an LE, you tend to relax a little...)

A couple months later, Burst Into Bloom still managed to sneak into my shopping cart, whispering to me "Pick me, I'm "the spring color" for you!".


L'Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow Burst Into Bloom





Burst Into Bloom is a bright orchid shade.


And quite glittery!





Turns out she lied to me.

Burst Into Bloom is an example of "Radiant Orchid", the color of the year 2014 (by Pantone), but not-so-wearable version of it, unfortunately. 
It is too shimmery even for me (and I usually don't have any problem with shimmery eyeshadows) and there is inevitable fallouts because of the glitters.
The texture and the wear is quite consistent with other Infallibles I own, though.


Burst Into Bloom is virtually a pink shade on me, and I am not so happy about it.
(You can tell from the picture, I think?)



I am still experimenting with this color trying to make it work for me. 
I will have to tone it down by layering it over a black base or pack a motherload of it on my lids and keep other parts to bare minimum (or something cause this is still a very pretty color to look at!).



Thanks for looking.
Have you tried the new colors from Infallible Butterfly Collection?
Any tips to wear a "Radiant Orchid" shade nicely?








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58 comments

  1. It's indeed quite bold. So for everyday wear it might be a little over the top yeah. Definitely on trend though :-)

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    1. I agree. But this color would look beautiful against green, blue even grey eyes.
      It is a fun color for me to wear once in a while, though. ;)

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  2. So pretty! But these are too sparkly for even me. I've been testing out the Sephora Radiant Orchid stuff, and I find that if you want to wear it on your lids, matte is best.

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    1. I agree matte orchid shade is the best for eyeshadow!
      I actually thought about you, Tracy. This color would look so pretty on you. ;)

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  3. Hey Lena, hmm maybe adding a matte shade in the crease or outer half would tone the shimmer factor down? Otherwise, how about using a satin/matte all-over shade and patting this in the center of the lid? I like how brightening this trick is.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Sunny!
      They are all great ideas. Using it in the center of the lid sounds most interesting since it is not a technique I use everyday. :)

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  4. that is such a beautiful color :D I love it so much :D

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  5. That looks so nice on you. You are right, it would be really nice combined with darker color for smokey eye. I tend to avoid bright colors except blue, because I just don't know how to wear them. On the infallible eyeshadows, I literally came home from grocery store with amber rush from the infallible eyeshadows.

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    1. Thank you!
      I didn't like it too much when I used it alone, but maybe I will have better luck playing with it.
      Amber Rush is such a beautiful shade. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  6. Burst into Bloom is a beautiful color very shimmering but is a lovely color.
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Raimar.
      It is a nice color for you, actually. :)

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  7. oh yes it leans more to pink on the lids.. but it looks nice on you to be honest! it is very spring ^^
    maybe you can try to have a black base to tone it down a little bit?

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    1. Thank you, Pam.
      It is funny cause I used to sport shimmery pink shades on my lids all the time when I was young.
      Adding a black base is the first idea I had. It will probably work well. Black makes everything better! LOL

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  8. The swatch is so pretty though! I think you can work it as an accent shade or layer it with something more intense underneath it to tease out the purple perhaps.

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    1. I couldn't agree more with you that the color itself is so pretty! Sometimes perfect colors like this is the hardest to wear, though.
      I will definitely have to tone it down to make it work for me.. ;)

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  9. I think it's absolutely beautiful. More than 25 shades of those eyeshadows have been released but here in singapore we've only got 10!!! I'm so sad! Try wearing a brown base and then this on top, it won't be as pink and will probably look more purple!

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    1. Adding a brown base is a great idea! Thanks, Sharlynn. :)

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  10. Radiant Orchid seems to be everywhere! I actually like it on you, I think it's something unique and colourful and very springtime-appropriate :) Maybe the colour will grow on you. I seem to have similar issues with all the Infallible eyeshadows I own though - can't find a shade that I'm really in love with and excited about colour-wise, even of the neutral ones I have.

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    1. Aw, thank you!
      I actually like all the colors I own from the range, so I really didn't see it coming. Haha.
      Good thing is that this obstacle(?) induced lots of new makeup ideas at least. :)

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  11. I just layer them on my lid lightly or do a winged black liner to have that chic look. I would say pink is the hardest to work with(for me). But it's a lovely color! if it's a lipstick shade, I wouldn't mind wearing it all day everyday! It looks great on you btw :)

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    1. You're right! If it was a lipstick shade, I would be sporting it without hesitating too much!
      Black eyeliner sounds like a neat idea. I will try that. Thank you! <3

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  12. That's too bad about the fall out because it really is a pretty color. Have you tried something like Pixie Epoxy under the shadow to keep it a bit more fixed?

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    1. Glitters are in sparsely so the fallouts are not as bad, still...bothers me. ;)
      I use an eye makeup base and its actually staying powder is great..just the glitters. ;/

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  13. This shade is beautiful, Lena :-) I haven't seen these e/s around for a while now. I was wondering if they're discontinued or something.
    Maybe trying wearing this shade on the inner half of the lids, and a darker matte shade on the outer half? Or do a really dark smokey eye, and pat this at the centre of the lids. That would be nice :-)

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    1. Thank you, Lily! I still I should have bought the matte orchid shade from Clinique!
      Using it on the center sounds very attractive. I will definitely try that! :)

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  14. It's a really pretty colour and would look great with my green eyes, I think .. Too bad about the fallouts etc. I tend to use moist applicator/brush if the texture of the eye shadow allows it. Then there's no flakes and pigmentation seems to be a lot better too. I don't know what has come into me lately but I just love the feeling of liquid on my eyelids; metals or shimmering tones, even when the actual shadow is as powdery as it gets. :)

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. I totally agree with you. This is a wonderful color for green eyed beauties like you!
      And now I see what you mean by the preference on liquids. Different textures fascinate me as well, and we are lucky to have many options in makeup nowadays! :)

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  15. pretty!!! i love the infallibles and have quite a few myself. i was actually looking at 'glistening garnet' but im' convincing myself i have similar colors...
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Haha, I try that "convincing" a lot myself. Not always successful, though. ;D

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  16. These items look so beautiful and bright!
    I'm new follower via GFC, hope you can follow back)
    kisses)

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    1. Thanks.
      Following you as well. :)

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  17. oooh it's so bright and pretty! I always have trouble making those kinds of hues work for me-- and i'd love to see the looks you create with it!

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    1. As much as I feel disappointed about the color, I feel challenged too! LoL.
      I will try various looks using it this week. :)

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  18. I actually quite like this on you, though it is surprisingly pink on your lids as oppose to how it looks in the pan. I still haven't got into Radiant Orchard just yet, but I'm sure I'll buy into it eventually - it's everywhere!

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    1. Thank you, Stacey!
      Definitely go with a matte eyeshadow or in lippies. I love purple like Radiant Orchid but it is so tricky to pull off. A challenge. ;)

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  19. I don't think i could pull this off unless i have black liner and smudge it out with some greys? I personally prefer the loreal colour appeal mono shadows, great shimmer and colour pay off.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I will try that.
      I haven't tried any L'Oreal eyeshadow except for this range, but now I'm curious. :D

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  20. It actually looks beautiful against your skintone, Lena. i haven't tried any Radiant Orchid shades yet, though.

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    1. Aw, thanks Sharina! :)
      It is tricky, but fun color to wear for sure.

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  21. This colour totally agrees with your complexion! I have yet to spot this shade at my local drugstore, but whew - so excited to see bright colours starting to pop up!

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    1. Really? Thank you. :)
      I was mainly sporting dark neutrals all seasons..but I did enjoy colors like this before. Maybe it's time to revisit them!

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  22. Lena, love this color. Nice blending. It looks beautiful with your skin coloring! X, Mary

    LaylonBeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Mary. :)
      This range is a very high quality in my opinion. Creamy and easy to blend.

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  23. This shade is very "radiant orchid" indeed. It's a shame it's a touch too shimmery but it complements your eyes very well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thanks, Rowena. :)
      I like the color a lot but totally could do without the glitters. ;p

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  24. This colour is very pretty, makes it look like your eyes are blushing *0*

    恵美より ♥
    emi-doll.blogspot.jp

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  25. I actually love the more fuchsia colour it pulls on your lids! ...Maybe I just think you're pretteh. Because I totally agree with you on the textural problems of these Infallibles (I have similar issues with their Armani ETKI sisters too) and the trickiness of these radiant orchid shades. And yet. YOU SO PRETTY. I love the addition of the bluer purple to offset it. Maybe layering something similar under/over the Infallible would be nice?

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    1. Hi Kate. :)
      Thanks for much, this color doesn't look so bad after your compliments. LOL.
      This is my first Infallible with glitters. Maybe I was naive to think there wouldn't be any fallout.
      Thanks to yours and other great ideas, Burst Into Bloom seems to have a second chance after all. ;)

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  26. This looks pretty on you! I don't think I'd be able to pull of this color, but I like how it looks!

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    1. Thank you!
      It is very encouraging to hear. I will come up with more subtle ways to wear this pretty color. :)

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  27. Such a pretty color, love how pigmented it is! Great review! ;) xo

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks!
      Not an easy color to pull off but very pretty nonetheless! :)

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  28. Lena, I love your selection of makeup on your blog... It's the perfect, well balanced mix of high end and drugstore; and neutrals and brights. Definitely something that stands out among the beauty bloggers :)

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    1. Hi Quinn :)
      I really appreciate your comment since that is the balance I try to achieve in this blog as well as in my real life.
      Thanks for finding me and adding this blog to your reading list! :)

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  29. Oooh, I don't think that is going to work for me, lol! I wanted the new sort of grayish green shade (even though hellooo, I must have tons of those). I think it looks good on you! Maybe with a nude lipstick. Or just go all out and wear all the bright shades at once! :D

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    1. I kinda wish I had bought the dark bluish purple instead of this.
      I am glad to getting lots of ideas for wearing this color from you guys, though!
      I will come up with some sort of editorial looks soon. You guys have to support that! Haha ;D

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