Eyeshadow Review + Dupe Alert: Stila 'Kitten' and L'Oréal Paris Inflallible 'Blinged and Brilliant'

Monday, October 14, 2013

Stila's eyeshadow Kitten is one of the brand's best-selling products. It is a gorgeous shimmering nude peachy-pink. I've had my eye on this shadow for quite awhile now, especially since it's my friend Katy's go-to shadow and it looks gorgeous on her. When my birthday came around last month, I snapped it up!

L'Oréal Paris Infallible eyeshadow Blinged and Brilliant was part of the 2012 Diamonds Limited Edition collection. I remember picking this metallic champagne pink shadow last year and thinking to myself how it seemed like it'd be a great dupe to Kitten, and now I have both to compare.

Color
As you see in the no-flash photos below,  you can see that Blinged and Brilliant is champagne pink than Kitten is more of a champagne peach, but in the photos with flash, they look almost exactly the same. Both are great for all over the lid (see photos below) and especially to brighten up the inner corner of they eye.

Texture + Application
Blinged and Brilliant is more finely milled, and applies much smoother with much less fallout than KittenOne bad thing to note about metallic and shimmery shadows: they can emphasize dry or wrinkled eyelids. On me, Kitten makes my eyelids slightly less "wrinkly" than Blinged and Brilliant does.

Lasting Power
Both shadows are incredibly long-lasting, lasting all day with little-to-no creasing.

Price
L'Oréal Infallible eyeshadows are in the $8 range, while Stila single eyeshadows are $18. Since Blinged and Brilliant was a 2012 limited edition shade,  you'll have to go the Amazon or Ebay route to get your hands on it, which of course will raise the price. 

Final Thoughts
If you happened to have picked the limited edition L'Oréal Infallible Blinged and Brilliant up last year, I would say don't worry about adding Kitten to your collection. But if you missed out and don't want to go the Ebay route, then pick up Kitten stat!

Left: Stila Kitten + Right: L'Oréal Blinged and Brilliant (no flash)

On the Eyes, applied dry
Left: Stila Kitten + Right: L'Oréal Blinged and Brilliant (Daylight)

A Close Up
 Left: Stila Kitten + Right: L'Oréal Blinged and Brilliant (Indoor Light)

Swatches
 Left: Stila Kitten + Right: L'Oréal Blinged and Brilliant (Flash)


Swatches
 Left: Stila Kitten + Right: L'Oréal Blinged and Brilliant (No Flash)

Ingredients 
Neither the L'Oreal Paris Infallible nor the Stila single eyeshadows contain parabens. They both contain talc, but Infallible has much less as talc is further down in the ingredient list than it is in Stila's list.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow Ingredients:

Cyclohexasiloxane, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Nylon-611/Dimethicone Copolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, alcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol,Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Polyurethane-11, [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77289 / Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI 77742 / Manganese Violet, CI 77947 / Zinc Oxide, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake,CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake]

Stila Single Eyeshadow Ingredients:
Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Nylon-12, Magnesium Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, May Contain (+/-) Mica,Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)

 Hope you enjoyed!
xo, Anaïs


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