L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche Eye Shadow – Cosmic Black, 040, Review, Swatches EOTD

Posted on Jan 25 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche Eye Shadow – Cosmic Black, 040, Review, Swatches EOTD

Today, I am going to review another eye shadow from L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche collection which was released in L’Oreal Electric collection during Cannes Film Festival, 2013. It is a Limited Edition shade which I bought during a Blog Sale. So, lets checkout this newbie in my eye shadow collection, the L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche Eye Shadow in Cosmic Black.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Cosmic Black Look

Product Claims:

  • ENHANCED COLOUR INTENSITY: Infallible Eyeshadows contain an exceptionally high level of colour pigments, for an intense colour finish. Additional binders (oils), coat and magnify the colour pigments revealing beautiful shimmer and maximized colour.
  • 24 HOUR HOLD (CREASE-PROOF AND WATERPROOF): The colour adheres to the eyelid as durably and comfortably as a second skin. The Infallible formula stands up to the average woman’s 11,000 blinks per day. It also resists to rubbing, creasing and does not run into the fine lines around the eyes.
  • A VELVETY, SENSUAL TEXTURE: With a formulation that lies between the comfort of a cream and the ease of application of a powder, Infallible eyeshadow contains an exceptionally high proportion of binders (oils) for the softest, most velvety eyeshadow. The eyeshadow melts gently from the fingertips to the eyelid on application. The result is a rich and satiny look.

Price – Rs.475 for 3.5gms

Shelf Life – 30 months from the Mfg date.

Packaging:– The eye shadow comes in a see-through glass type plastic packaging with a gray screw cap and a color coded sticker carrying all the information regarding the eye shadow. It also has a black colored plastic separator under the outer screw cap to secure to eye shadow. The transparent bottom and the colored sticker on the lid makes it easy to identify the shade.

L'Oreal Infallible   Eye Shadow Cosmic Black Review

The packaging looks nice but is a bit difficult to use as I need to remove the lid and separator to use the eye shadow

My Experience with L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow – Cosmic Black:-

L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow Cosmic Black 040

Cosmic Black – Going by the name I imagined it as dark black eye shadow with some shimmers but on the contrary it turned out to be a deep Olive green shade with large chunks of Gold flecks in the pot. The golden part looks massive in the pot, like golden metal has been melted and dropped in the pot. The gold shimmers aren’t blended in the formula like the Endless Chocolat but are loosely packed like they are dusted over the olive green base which imparts a mix of metallic shimmery finish on lids.

The texture is super soft and has a velvety smooth feel to it but I find it more close to loose pigments than the powder eye shadows.

L'Oreal Infallible   Eye Shadow Cosmic Black Swatch

The formula looks pigmented and picks up well with fingers but I have to struggle a bit with brush. I applied it using E55 and it came out really sheer, have to build up the color for the desired intensity to get dark green color saturation on lids but damn… it falls out like anything! My whole under eye area was filled with olive and golden shimmer specks. I tried using it with a wet brush but as soon as the eye shadow starts drying I can see gold shimmers all over my under eye area.

The staying span however is excellent as it doesn’t crease even without a base but do fades to somewhat medium olive green shade once all the loose powder and shimmers has fallen out. 😛

Cosmic Black makes a good complete lid color and can be paired with golden eye shadow for a brighter version or paired with a black eye shadow in the Outer-V for smokey eyes. I like such shades to be used on outer lower lash line for a dark smudged effect.

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Pros of L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche Eye Shadow – Cosmic Black:

  1. Beautiful olive green shade
  2. Soft and smooth texture
  3. Decently pigmented
  4. Metallic shimmery finish
  5. Lasts long on my lids with slight fading
  6. Doesn’t crease
  7. Best used as loose powder pigment
  8. Easy to identify shade with transparent packaging
  9. Available in number of shades

Cons of L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche Eye Shadow – Cosmic Black:

  1. Color needs to be built up
  2. Lots of shimmery fallout which is hard to clean (Gold shimmers all over the face)
  3. Limited Edition shade

Recommendation: L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche Eye Shadow – Cosmic Black is a versatile blackish Green eye shadow with golden shimmers specks scattered over the olive green base giving it a metallic shimmery finish. It is better used as a loose pigment so mix it with some fixing medium so that it adheres better to the lids and hence less fall out because cleaning the under eye area after application turns out to be a big mess.

Otherwise, it is a fabulous shade with smooth shimmers, soft texture, pigmented formula which blends out easily and can be worn in a number of ways. The color sparkles with gold shimmers and would work out wonderfully with all sorts of looks Indian or western.

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Rating:- 3.5/5

Have you tried L’Oreal Infallible Color Riche Eye Shadow – Cosmic Black? Do you prefer presses powder eye shadows or loose pigments?

36 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. HeenaJanuary 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM - Reply

    The Shimmers Are Really Hard To Clean! I Loved The Blurred Pic With Bokeh 😛
    Your EOTD Is Beautiful As Always 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM - Reply

      Actually no bookeh effect.. just the camera didnt focussed well and accidently i clicked but later felt that it is better as it made the golden shimmers so visible.. 😉
      Thnk u so much Heena <3 <3

  2. AnamikaJanuary 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM - Reply

    Its such a pretty shade and ur EOTD is so good

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Ana.. <3 <3

  3. Garima@cosmochicsJanuary 25, 2014 at 1:35 PM - Reply

    Lovely shade…looks glamorous on your pretty eyes <3 <3 <3

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott dearie.. <3 .
      the shimmers in the shade and the golden olive touch makes it so beautful.. 🙂
      ^_^ ^_^.. thnk for such a lovely complimentt.. 😀

  4. ArzooJanuary 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM - Reply

    Awesome review sweety, loved your EOTD, you rock in this section, I wonder how many eye shadows do you own.

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM - Reply

      Tahnks Arzoo..:) hehehhe.. I stopped counting.. 😛 😛

  5. krithiJanuary 25, 2014 at 5:40 PM - Reply

    hey this shade is very pretty and i must try loreal eye shadows ….u always rave about these na 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM - Reply

      The Endless chocolate is better than beautiful.. u must try that.. there are other pretty shade sin that range.. that would just sweep your feet off the the floor.. 😀
      this has a fallout but the color is fab!! 🙂

  6. Shivi@COSMOCHICSJanuary 25, 2014 at 7:48 PM - Reply

    Lovely review and EOTD poonam!
    M somehow liking the color but as you said there’s fallout, i will give up soon!

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 10:58 PM - Reply

      Thankss a lott Shivi.. 🙂
      the color is really pretty but have to deal with fallout .. 😛

  7. Jhilmil D SahaJanuary 25, 2014 at 8:44 PM - Reply

    This is a very pretty shade Poo.

    • poonamJanuary 25, 2014 at 9:37 PM - Reply

      true jhilmil.. the shade is grgs.. <3

  8. Natasha (Nats)January 25, 2014 at 10:31 PM - Reply

    Pretty shade and lovely EOTD as always.. please teach me also some tricks 😉

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:01 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Nats.. will post the Tut soon.. hope that helps and if u need any other help.. I am always here..:) will try my best.. 🙂

  9. Charu SharmaJanuary 25, 2014 at 10:52 PM - Reply

    A great review babes and you looking gorgeous 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:05 PM - Reply

      Thnkkkss a tonn dear.. 🙂

  10. rachnaJanuary 26, 2014 at 12:49 AM - Reply

    love ur eotd more than the shade…vl skip this because of the fallouts!

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM - Reply

      Aww.. thanks a lott Sweets…<3 <3
      yeah the fallout is nasttyy.. 🙁

  11. SwatiJanuary 26, 2014 at 2:22 AM - Reply

    It looks so beautiful on you! I loved the shade and the EOTD too 🙂

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Swatii.. <3 <3

  12. SimeraJanuary 26, 2014 at 4:58 AM - Reply

    I have a bunch of these shadows and I think they are very pretty. This shade looks great on you.

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:04 PM - Reply

      This is my second from the Infallible range wanna add few more but from the permanent line!! 🙂
      thankss dear.. 🙂

  13. NieshaJanuary 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM - Reply

    I have burning black and I m drooling over this gorgeous shade here!! 🙂 beautiful eotds sweety.. loved them 🙂
    <3 <3 happy weekend!

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:09 PM - Reply

      burning blackk is such a lovely shade.. I want to add more.. 😛 😛
      thanks Niesha.. the shade is really prettyy.. just wihs for better formula.. 😀
      hope u had a great one!! 🙂

  14. Dipti CJanuary 27, 2014 at 1:17 AM - Reply

    wow Poo.. awesome color… and I loved your eyemakeup.. btw which lipstick is that.. it looks really pretty on ya…

    and just a small suggestion, although I think you may be knowing that already… Apply some loose powder under your eyes while working with loose pigments or glitters… it catches all the fallout and then brush it off with a fan shaped brush…

    • poonamJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM - Reply

      Thankkk u so mUch dipti.. that means a lott to me!!
      Its INGLOT in #68 I think.. the review is coming up pretty soon!! n u can have a closer look.. it sa lovely rosy pink.. with no blue tones!!

      yeah that would have been great but endless chocolate didn’t showed any fallout so was expecting similar results.. thats why skipped the loose powder.. but u know it falls off even a bit after that.. which will not be a good sight at all.. 🙁 🙁 ..

  15. Vipra SJanuary 28, 2014 at 12:50 AM - Reply

    WOW ! The hue really suits you to the core 🙂 .. It looks Killer !
    I love the L’Oreal Monos alot <3 .. Nice Review Dear and Superb Clicks <3

    • poonamJanuary 28, 2014 at 10:11 PM - Reply

      Thankkk u Sweettss.. 🙂

      I liked the Endless chocloat much more… but the shade is so pretttyy.. I wanna add more to my stash.. 😉
      Glad u liked.. 🙂

  16. Swati ChinkyJanuary 29, 2014 at 5:35 AM - Reply

    This should be cosmic olive I suppose 😛 😛
    I’m def getting this..oly becos of ur eyes :'(

    • poonamJanuary 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM - Reply

      Yeahh.. exactllyy.. 😉
      ohh myy.. come here and take it happily with u.. love the shade but fallout.. 😛
      ^_^ ^_^

  17. subha boseJanuary 29, 2014 at 11:17 PM - Reply

    Lovely EOTD, color looks good but fall out is a turn off.

  18. ManishaFebruary 2, 2014 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    wow this is a beautiful olive bronzish color. Loved the eye make up

  19. Makeup DiscourseFebruary 28, 2015 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    A Wonder for Brown eyes!
    Indeed looks pretty on you 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 28, 2015 at 7:41 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. It is really a pretty shade but wish it had lasted long without fallout 😛

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