Have you seen the ads for L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss ? You know, the ones where Beyonce looks absolutely gorgeous, her lips are super shiny, and the ad claims that the gloss will last for 6 hours?
I’m not one who jumps on an ad and buys a product, but those made me seek out L’Oreal’s new infallible lip gloss in the store. I was also rather curious, because I read somewhere (sorry I don’t remember where now) that L’Oreal used technology taken from long wearing mascara to make the gloss last.
I haven’t always loved long wearing products. In fact I once did a pretty serious comparison of some and didn’t find anything in the lot that I felt was particularly worth wearing (Read Beauty and Fashion Tech Review). Long wearing products tend to dry out the lips, the shades usually are not great, and they often don’t really last as promised. But I found that L’Oreal’s Infallible Gloss is different. This is one good gloss!
I purchased an infallible gloss in Red and put it to the test. The gloss has a nice rich color and is very wearable. Like most long wearing products, it goes through a sticky stage and you have to wait for it set. But the gloss did not make my lips feel as horribly dry as other long wearing products do, and amazingly, it kept its nice glossy look for almost as long as promised.
I wore the infallible gloss through my morning cans of Enviga with no problems. It didn’t rub off and it stayed shiny. After about 4 hours, I thought that it dulled up a bit. When I ate lunch, it still stayed on, but at that point looked pretty darn beat up. But by then it had been on over 5 hours. Refreshingly, L’Oreal doesn’t make outrageous claims with this one like some other companies do (16 hours? come on!), and its claim of six hours is pretty reasonable if you don’t beat it up like I did.
I think L’Oreal has finally created a true winner in the long wearing lip product field. The shades are all lovely and it really does last. L’Oreal products can be found online and at most drugstores and big box retailers.