My Favorite Drugstore Eyeshadow

With the summer months coming up my makeup routine has been all about doing quick, easy looks with as few products as possible. While traveling I usually carry around a small makeup bag so I can easily apply my makeup in the car or on the go. This has lead to me rediscovering my all time favorite drugstore eyeshadow formula. I’m all about doing a quick wash of color over the lid throughout the summer and Colourpop is one of my favorite brands for this, but I’ve recently fallen back in love with the L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows.

How They Perform:

These L’Oreal eyeshadows are very similar to the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in their formula. They’re super creamy and feel almost wet to the touch. These shadows come with a small plastic piece that says “do not discard” that prevents the shadow from drying out. I think this is the biggest difference between the Colourpop shadows. My Colourpop ones have dried out noticeably after a couple of months compared to the L’Oreal ones which I haven’t noticed a change in the formula even after owning these for over a year.

These are advertised to last for 24 hours. I personally haven’t worn eyeshadow for that long ever but I can testify that these do last for a very long time. I would recommend using a primer, which I do with every eyeshadow, as it will increase the wear time of the shadow and prevent it from having fall out.

These apply best with a flat eyeshadow brush that I would use for any sort of pigment or glitter. My two favorites which can be seen above are the Urban Decay Shadow brush, which I think I may have received in the Naked palette, and the Sephora #25 brush which is very similar.

The Shades:

These L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows come in 18 colors so there’s one that’ll fit whatever you’re looking for. I own four of them: Perpetual Purple – a deep, shimmery plum, Gilded Envy – a moss color with shimmer, Amber Rush – a great sparkly copper, Iced Latte – the perfect cream highlight shade. The shades really range from deep blacks and grays for the perfect smoke eye to lighter shimmery shades such as Iced Latte. All these shades are shimmery or kind of metallic making them beyond beautiful to use all over the lid.

L-R: Amber Rush, Iced Latte, Gilded Envy, Perpetual Purple

Where to Find Them:

I’ve seen these shadows at pretty much every drugstore. Unfortunately, I can’t find them online right now at Ulta but they are listed on Walgreens website. The shadows run for $8.99 and you receive 3.5 grams compared to the Colourpop Super Shock shadows that run for $5.00 and you receive 2.1 grams.

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