There’s a surge of happiness that runs through me when I find pigmented products at the drugstore (here’s looking at you Milani Baked Blush). I think many people stay away from drugstore makeup not because they’re ‘makeup snobs’, but because they’re genuinely tired of feeling disappointed. Having said that, hello L’Oreal La Couleur Infallible! These are some of the creamiest, most pigmented shadows that I’ve tried in my time. Now let’s keep in mind that they only cost about $10 a pop (when not on sale). My only issue with these is that they work best when applied with the fingers — this can affect precision placement somewhat. They do however apply fairly well with the 776 by Bdellium Tools.
Bronzed Taupe is exactly as the name suggests, a taupe shade with a hint of bronze. Though on me, it shows more as a very pigmented taupe. Amber Rush is quite possibly my favourite shade. When not using Expensive Pink on my lids, this has been my go-to. Because though it shows as a slightly pink/almost peach shade with champagne shimmers, it works well as a neutral. Endless Chocolate I will admit has seen the least use, but it is gorgeous nonetheless. For a quick smokey eye or simply in the crease this looks lovely on everyone. Amber Rush was worn in my post on BECCA Complexion Crème and Maybelline Lash Sensational.
The good thing about these is that the colour is buildable so there’s no need to feel intimidated. These are perfect for beginners because they’re inexpensive, yet pigmented. When I’m undecided about an eye look, I place Amber Rush on the lid and diffuse a brown in the crease with my 785 by Bdellium Tools. They don’t crease, they don’t smudge, they do not budge! Honestly? I wouldn’t be surprised if these slowly turned into collectible items for me.