If you haven’t already heard L’Oreal have recently launched their new Infallible Lip Paints – a collection of 11 bold and loud colours – some matte and some lip lacquers. I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on the full collection so I wanted to give you the my thoughts as I’ve been wearing them a lot in the last few weeks.
Let’s start with the matte lip paints….. Before you start to read this get out of your head what you think a matte lipstick is, as these matte lipsticks are like no other I have tried before…..
The thing that surprised me with both lipstick formulas is the applicator. Based on the outer packaging which is squeezy I thought they were going to have a slanted applicator inside (think old school Lancome Juicy Tubes), but in fact they have a doe foot sponge tip applicator which I think makes application a lot more accurate.
The L’Oreal matte lip paints apply so easily. The formula is nowhere near as thick as you would expect a matte liquid lipstick to be.
With the consistency being a lot lighter it means it doesn’t last as long as most matte liquid lipsticks and there is a little transfer when drinking a cuppa, but the upside of it means its no where near as drying, with no caking or flaking- which is perfect for me as my lips are constantly dry and chapped.
The other big difference with these matte lipsticks is they stay wet for a lot longer – the photos of the swatches here were taken about 5 minutes after I applied them and as you can see they all still look pretty wet. They do eventually dry down and become a lot more matte than the lacquers in the collection. The benefit of this I found, was that I could blend them with other lipsticks very easily. If you watched my Instastories last night then you would have seen that I blended L’Oreal Wuthering purple with a MAC lilac lipstick (Courting seduction) to create a beautiful ombre effect.
The pigmentation of the matte lipsticks is varied but overall very good….. I’ve found that Wuthering Purple isn’t as pigmented as most of the others and needs a few extra strokes (is that a thing in lipstick talk…?).
Moving on to the L’Oreal lacquer lip paints…… Apart from Dark River which can apply a bit streaky and therefore needs a few extra strokes (I’m going with it…) the pigmentation is amazing! These lip lacquers not only provide high shine but they last – which you don’t expect from a glossy lip product, and they are non-drying. I would say they last around half a day with drinking before you need to top it up.
The formula is creamy and glides on like a dream – I’ve found no need for a separate lip brush, nor have a used a lip liner and there is absolutely no bleeding.
I’m loving L’Oreal’s new Lip Paint range so much so that I have worn one every day this week – the the lip lacquers are my fav. They are bold, pigmented and for £6.99 I think they are a bargain.
What’s your favourite shade from the L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paint range?
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