Thursday, May 31, 2012

Makeup Meme.

As organised by Yumeko of Bittenbefore. All photos taken on my trusty Motorola Droid because I still can't find my DSLR's cable. I am clearly still struggling to understand the Android camera functions.
Lip Products:
The L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm resides in my office drawers. The subtle hint colour and shine that it gives is tres work friendly. I love the scent of the Jack Black balm!! It smells like lemon meringue pie!!
Unsurprisingly, all I've been using lately are the L'Oreal Colour Infallibles as well as the Visee x Smacky Glam palette from Yume!
Into coral and orange blushes lately!!!
The Addiction Tinted Moisturiser is officially down in my HG book. I knew I had to hunt it down after trying a sample of it when I was on holiday in Florida last year. IT KEPT MY FACE MATTE!!!
I'll be posting a review on the Kate Art Dial mascara soon! The MaxFactor 2000 Calorie is my HG mascara that I shamelessly beg/blackmail/bribe my UK friends to stock up for me.
And a FOTD using the above!
Bwahahahah! Don't I look like I'm some kind of real estate agent on those bus bench adverts?!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

L'Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow comparison list

For some reason that eludes the beauty blogging community, L'Oreal decided to release their Color Infallible Eyeshadows under completely different names and numbers in the US. This has led to insomnia, profuse sweating, tears and hand wringing. There were even reports of mass paranoia on the West Coast of Canada.
Thus, for my own sanity, I have composed a list of all known Color Infallible eyeshadows released worldwide to date along with their corresponding US names.
Please do not steal this list. Link and credit if you must share it. Massive thanks to Justine, Vicky, Labbit and everyone else who contributed to this list.
I refuse to acknowledge that Pebble Grey and Sultry Smoke are two different colours. Same goes for Iced Latte and Hourglass Beige.
Latest news! To all my Canadian readers, I have spotted the new Infallibles at London Drugs!
N/A = Not applicable because this shade has not yet been released in this country.
US Version Canadian Version UK/Other Version
Liquid Diamond Flashback Silver Flashback Silver
Smoldering Plum Burning Black Burning Black
N/A N/A Naughty Strawberry
N/A Pepsi Coral Pepsi Coral
Glistening Garnet N/A N/A
N/A Innocent Turquoise Innocent Turquoise
N/A Golden Mahogany (LE) Golden Mahogany (LE)
Golden Emerald  Emerald Lame (LE) (Iridescent) Emerald Lame (LE)
Endless Sea N/A N/A
Bottomless Java  Endless Chocolat Endless Chocolat
Infinite Sky Unlimited Sky Unlimited Sky
Eternal Black Eternal Black Eternal Black
Gleaming Bronze Bronze Divine Bronze Goddess (Iridescent)
Midnight Blue All Night Blue All Night Blue
Perpetual Purple Purple Obsession Purple Obsession
Sultry Smoke (Matte) Sultry Smoke/Pebble Grey (Matte) Pebble Grey (Matte)
Golden Sage Permanent Kaki Permanent Khaki
Continuous Cocoa (Matte) Continuous Cocoa (Matte) N/A
Bronzed Taupe Bronzed Taupe N/A
Amber Rush Amber Rush N/A
Endless Pearl (Matte) Coconut Shake (Matte) Coconut Shake (Matte)
Gold Imperial Goldmine (Iridescent) Goldmine (Iridescent)
N/A Blue Curacao (Matte) Blue Curacao (Matte)
N/A Time Resist White Time Resist White
Pink Sapphire Forever Pink Forever Pink
N/A Sweet Strawberry (Matte) Sweet Strawberry (Matte)
N/A Sahara Treasure (Iridescent) Sahara Treasure (Iridescent)
Iced Latte Iced Latte/Hourglass Beige Hourglass Beige
N/A Sassy Chamallow (Iridescent) Sassy Marshmallow
N/A Metallic Lilac (Iridescent) Metallic Lilac (Iridescent)
N/A Magnetic Coral (Iridescent) Magnetic Coral (Iridescent)
N/A Black Onyx (Iridescent) Black Onyx/Black Star
Eternal Sunshine N/A N/A
N/A N/A Cosmic Black (Iridescent)
N/A Smoothie Kiwi (Matte) Smoothie Kiwi (Matte)
N/A Enigmatic Purple (Matte) Enigmatic Purple (Matte)
N/A Smokey Green (Matte) Smokey Green (Matte)
N/A Ultimate Black (Matte) Ultimate Black (Matte)
N/A Tender Caramel Tender Caramel
Primped & Precious N/A N/A
Blinged & Brilliant N/A N/A

Friday, May 18, 2012

L'Oreal L'Or Electric Collection Color Infallible Eyeshadow

I don't know how much longer I can keep up with collecting these eyeshadows, I really adore their texture and their pigmentation and long lastingness is most excellent, but I am fast running out of storage space for these lil buggers. In the event that I stop collecting, you can always head over to Asiyakei's blog for swatches as I'm sure her OCDness will not allow her to stop collecting xD.
Anyway! The L'Or Electric collection was created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The collection has not yet been released in North America and I don't know if it ever will but I can confirm its release in both the UK and Asia. I got mine courtesy of my Hong Kong CP buddy and fellow polish fiend Rach of Through The Looking Glass (Thanks Rach! Nice boobs! *gets slapped* xD)

Three new shades of the Color Infallible eyeshadow were released with this collection; Magnetic Coral, Cosmic Black and Metallic Lilac. In the UK, 3 additional shades, Innocent Turquoise, Sassy Marshmallow, and Naughty Strawberry were also released as a part of the same collection. Those are on their way to me and I will post swatches of them once I receive them.
From left: Magnetic Coral; Cosmic Black; and Metallic Lilac
Both Magnetic Coral and Metallic Lilac have bits of purple pigment mixed in with the base colour, something I've only seen in the Georgio Armani Eyes To Kill shadows, however, in swatches the purple bits are not apparent.
If you're think Metallic Lilac and Cosmic Black look familiar, you're quite right...
Swatches from left: L'Oreal Infallible Flashback Silver; L'Oreal Infallible Metallic Lilac; Armani Eyes to Kill 04 Nola; and Chanel Illusion d'ombre Illusoire
Swatches from left: L'Oreal Infallible Magnetic Coral; Bronze Goddess and Cosmic Black
Indeed, in the pan, Metallic Lilac and Cosmic Black appear to be similar to Flashback Silver and Bronze Goddess but once swatched these shades are quite different.
Metallic Lilac is darker and pulls more blue than Flashback Silver. Armani ETK Nola is darker than Metallic Lilac.
Cosmic Black is an antique green gold on a black base which swatches significantly darker to Bronze Goddess.
Magnetic Coral looks rather scary in the pan and in swatches, but it can definitely be sheered down to be wearable. I wore it in my FOTD with Infallible Color in Amber Rush and think it's a rather good alternative to Pantone's Tangerine Tango.
Yah, sorry about shitty phone camera photos. I appear to have misplaced my DSLR's transfer cable somewhere...
Of the 3 shades, I would say Metallic Lilac is not a must-have for me. I already have Flashback Silver and I rarely use silver shades in my daily makeup routine. Fans of shades like MAC Silver Ring, Knight Divine and Smoke & Mirrors would enjoy it though.