L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss
L’Oreal has been coming out with many products recently, such as their La Palette Nude 1 and 2, their True Match Lumi Cushion foundation, and their Colour Riche single eyeshadows. Most, as a result, have taken their place as staples in a lot of makeup bags. But some, like the Infallible Pro Contour palette, I would personally pass on (read about my current contouring favorite here). So I was curious as to how the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Glosses ($11.96 CA) would take their place in the midst of the current fervor for the matte lip trend.
The colours that I purchased are Statement Nude and Bare Attraction. Statement nude is a darker brown nude. It would probably be labeled as the “Kylie Jenner” nude out of the bunch that has a 90s feel to it. On the other hand, Bare Attraction is a more classic nude that has a little bit of a peachy tinge to it.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Statement Nude.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Bare Attraction.
The pigmentation of these glosses are really great – no streaking, no patchiness – just bold, opaque colour with one swipe. If you do choose to layer the gloss though, it layers well. Unfortunately, the product isn’t very matte unless you blot off the first shiny layer, and the more layers you apply, the harder it is to blot off the shiny finish.
I can’t stand it when my hair gets stuck on my lips every time I step foot out the door and the L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Glosses are that they are not sticky at all.
The longevity of this matte gloss isn’t anything extraordinary. The full opaque colour lasts on my lips for 4 hours with no food and minimal drinking, but most of the product has worn off leaving behind a slight stain after I eat. Zabrena did a wear test comparing different drugstore liquid lipsticks. She tested the shade Forbidden Kiss in the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss line, and noticed feathering outside of the lip line with this darker shade. This doesn’t happen with the two shades I have, but it may be good to be more cautious when purchasing darker shades.
Here is my take on a lip colour comparison, comparing the L’Oreal matte glosses with similar shades in my collection. I’m embarrassed to find so many similar shades of nude…but I hope this helps you:
The product itself lives up to the ‘gloss’ part of it’s name. You can feel the product on your lips, and it stays feeling thick on the lips until it wears off like most glosses on the market. It is unlike some matte lip products out there that are unnoticeable once they set. When I have a thick layer on, and rub my lips together I find that there is a slight gritty feeling, but it’s not a big problem for me. Overall, these are very comfortable on the lips.
The packaging is similar to the original L’oreal Infallible 8 hr glosses. The tube is clear so the colour you see in the packaging is the colour of the matte gloss. The applicator has a water drop shape that has a hole in the middle that is filled up with product. I assume that this design gives the ideal amount of product to apply on the lips. In my opinion, this is the best applicator for lip products. It’s very easy to go along the outside of your lips because of the pointy tip.
All in all, I quite like the L’oreal Infallible Pro-matte gloss. It isn’t what I would go for if I was looking for a matte lip colour, but I love how this matte gloss gives me a natural lip finish (not too matte or shiny) with ok lasting power and tint. It feels extremely comfortable and the colours in the collection are gorgeous.