L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color ($12.99) is a new 24 shade range of permanent liquid lipsticks that launched with the L’Oreal Spring 2015 Collection.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color is a 2 step lip color system that comes housed in a dual sided barrel which has a highly concentrated liquid lip color on one end and a color lock balm located on the other end. Apparently they promise 24 hours of coverage without dryness but lord knows I’m not going to spend 24 hours in lipstick or gloss of any kind. Tops, I’d say 14 hours but 24? Naaa.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color is iffy for me for a few reasons. 1. I’ve tried plenty of 2 step liquid lip colors like this in the past and they have been very drying 2. They also tend to be difficult to remove! and 3. I’m the type of girl that likes the idea of a lip color that will last for several others but doesn’t technically like the idea when put into practice as I feel weird wearing a color on my lips for more than six hours…! I dunno why but yeah, there’s that weirdness going on in my life.
The pricing is actually obscene on this product. When they originally launched I paid full price at Walgreens for $14 each. Yeah, ok, someone have my head examined for that crazy purchase. For a few bucks more I could go to Sephora and grab myself an Urban Decay Lipstick or something! On the upside, since they are drugstore picks you’ll likely never have to spend that much due to sales and coupons.
As I mentioned above these are dual sided with the color located on one end and the clear balm on the other. Covergirl has done a product like this as has Revlon I think? I’ve tried a lot of them but many are really, really drying as time goes by and they tend to crack and look really fuzzed up by the end of the day. Long lasting yes but the color is all wacked out and dry by the end of the day and you don’t have the means to remove it (you’ll need an oil based eye and lip remover) so you’re left with grossness on your lips! Not cool!
That’s part of what made me extra wary of trying out L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color as I expected much of the same performance!
The liquid lipstick is a treat. It’s thick with a shiny finish and the texture and consistency of a gloss. It feels very pleasant on my lips and applies with easy. You’ll have to wait a minute for it to set. As it sets it does tighten every so slightly and it loses some of its initial glossiness. I let it settle for a minute before applying the balm. The balm adds moisture, a hint of a shine, and sets the lip color for all day wear. The balm is a simply clear shade nothing special about it. It applies easily onto my lips.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color Swatches (Continual Crimson and Perpetual Apricot)
I can get around four hours of wear from the color before I feel a LITTLE dry. Color does not migrate, does not fade, does not crack, or flake, and remains intense and true at that four hour mark. It progresses very well into hour five, six, seven, and eight. However, as I said hour four is a bit dry and hours after that will be too so I travel with this and I apply the balm to keep my lips moist. The dryness isn’t the dryness I’ve experience from wear long liquid products like this in the past though! It’s very subtle so it isn’t something that’s awful! It isn’t a cracking dryness either because the color remains very smooth on my lips and doesn’t settle into my natural lip lines as the color dries. I still like keeping the balm around though for a bit of a touch up.
L’Oreal Continual Crimson Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color Perpetual Apricot
These do have a very slight perfume flavor and fragrance but it isn’t overkill the way some L’Oreal lip products are. I should mention you WILL NEED an oil based eye and lip remover to get color off your lips as it doesn’t remove easily without!
This a surprising formula and a vast improvement on past long wear liquid lip products. The application, ease of use, pigmentation, and wear time are truly great. If you’re one of those girls and guys that wants their lipstick to wear and wear and wear I think you’ll really like L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color is available at drugstores now or grab them at Ulta.com.