L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner Review & Swatches
L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner is a new 24 hour (using 24 hour very tentatively) pot gel eyeliner that’s recently launched in drugstores.
At a glance I wasn’t going to purchase this. I don’t like Maybelline’s Studio Secrets Gel Eyeliner and I’m not a fan of Physicians Formula either, both have disappointing formulas in my opinion.
I do like gel eyeliner though, Bobbi Brown is a favorite of mine as well as MAC’s. I decided that I’d give this a try and if anything I’d just return it.
Let’s take a look!
L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner is available in five standard shades. I say standard because you’re not looking at any vibrant shades of color here, merely the basics like black, brown, espresso, etc…
Each pot is 0.08 oz in size and comes with a brush for application. I paid $7.49 I believe but the standard price looks about $8.99-$9.99 depending where you purchase it. Both Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner and MAC Fluidline are 0.1 oz in size and L’Oreal’s version is nearly the same size so technically you are saving some money here.
Now I was skeptical of both the brush and the formula. Typically brushes included with drugstore makeup are made of shoddy material but this brush is actually quite well done. It has soft yet stiff bristles and is small enough to create a thinner or thicker line.
Count me surprised on the formula, I liked it, a lot. It’s a hydrating formula that has a soft, smooth, creamy gel texture. It has an easy, smooth glide across the lash line sans any tugging or dryness. I was impressed with how easily it glided across my lashes and how pigmented the shade I choose was that I didn’t feel a need to go back over my original line (I purchased Blackest Black). It does seem to take a minute or so to dry down, just a note on that, but this gives you plenty of time to work with it should you wish to intensify the look by re-lining or smudging it out. It sets to a very black finish and wore pretty much all day and into my night without a hiccup. I have drier eyes so I’m unsure if oily lids will appreciate how creamy it is but for me it was a win.
I started off application at 7 AM and ended it at 11:40 PM and the liner wore without a hiccup. No smudging, no flaking, no issues with fading. The color remained very fresh as well and just as vibrant as original application. It deserves mentioning part of my day was spent in my office, AC turned on and my day ended outside in some very humid weather and higher temperatures of around 90.
Overall, I must say this was impressive. It rivals anything you can buy from MAC, Bobbi Brown, etc…! The formula quite excelled my expectations as I did go into the purchase believing I’d hate it and I ended up loving it.
I think the one deserves a Muse Approval.
I’d buy it. If you like Bobbi’s gel eyeliner you’ll absolutely love this.
Today Ulta has it available for $8.99 and has a Buy 1, Get 1 50% off offer.
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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