L’oreal Infallible 12-Hour Lip Color in Beyonce Review, How-To & Photos
(Haha, you can see me taking the picture, Yes, yes, I know the photos suck. You may bash me for it.)
L’oreal Infallible Lip Color is a very tempting product, indeed, with all it’s claims about being so long-wearing, transfer-proof AND moisturizing at the same time. It really is one of those love-it-or-hate-it type of things. So I’ll get right into it.
Using the doe-foot applicator, you kind of have to get the hang of it to get it just right. You have to be really careful , because the stuff dries real quick and has a tendency to stain, especially if a finger goes in to smear off excess product from outside the lip line. First make sure absolutely nothing is on your lips, then I suggest applying from the middle outwards, because a lot of product gets on that little thing and if you go for the edges right away, it will get smooshed outwards (a la Beyonce for Glam Shine @ 00:6, if you look real close) which is difficult to correct and ruins the crisp finish.
Wait for it to dry, and while it’s doing that don’t touch your lips together – the stuff is really sticky, and the top lip and bottom lip will pull at eachother and cause the color to tear off. (Yes, I said tear – but it’s not as weird as it sounds, lol. The lip color isn’t a sticker.) When it is dry, which you can tell when it turns completely matte and you can gently touch your lips without color transferring, apply the topcoat gently. Vigorously using the topcoat, after the second or third time, will cause the stuff to start flaking. And flaking is not pretty:
Try to resist reapplying the topcoat because even gently using it will speed up the flaking process. You may want to try using a lip balm that is more emollient that will stick longer so it feels more comfortable for longer – the topcoat tends to disappear into thin air, leaving that dry matte feeling. Also try to resist rubbing your lips together – this really makes it flake.
If you use it right, it works pretty well, but when you start to get hungry…it stands no chance. It will start flaking onto everything and showing patches of exposed lip. Sure, maybe it will last the 12hr mark if you follow all of these guidelines, but who in their right mind wouldn’t eat for that long? The commercial is misleading in a few ways: for one, it shows a dinner scene with napkins and such – this stuff wouldn’t last a chance. Second, it shows her kissing everybody – while this may hold up the first or second kiss, any rubbing or touching of any kind makes this stuff flake so it’s not a good idea. On top of that, the top coat would leave their skin shiny in that area.
Allow me to demonstrate:
And it’s not like a lipstick wherein you can just reapply it – it would look terrible and flake more if you just put another coat right on top. You would need to remove it completely, and that either takes a strong soap or an oil-based makeup remover to do so. Nothing you could do easily at a dinner party.
It’s long-wearing and transfer-proof as long as you are gentle about it. But there are just too many situations where this product would fail.
The verdict: only good for a certain crowd. Let’s say you’re in a play and you want something that just won’t put a huge smear by accident on your costume, and lasts really long under the right conditions – you’d like this. But those looking for the ultimate lip color, you may be disappointed.
(I was going for the pouty look…lol, messed it up a bit but this stuff is too hard to remove for me to bother redoing XD)
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