November 10, 2016

L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints Review & Swatches

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I picked up a few of the new L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints or L’Oreal Infallible Paints (as per the name on the tube) recently at Ulta got first dibs on these these new pigmented long-wearing liquid lipsticks first and I ran to pick up a few.

Here’s my thoughts, review, and swatches!


L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints ($9.99) are a new, permanent hybrid creamy liquid lipstick with a cream finish that’s available in 14 shades that are 0.27 oz in size. These are available in pretty standard shades like red and orange as well as uniquer shades like lilac and teal. Infallible Lip Paints are bigger in size and offer a bit more variety compared to the recently released Maybelline Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint which are also $9.99 each but 0.21 oz in size and only available in eight shades. Both of these formulas are a take on the Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick formula. If I had to choose one formula I’d likely go to with Maybelline’s because I feel like their version applies a bit better with a more smoother appearance. L’Oreal’s formula comes a close second though.


This formula is a hybrid of sorts. There was a lot of discussion about it on blogs, beauty forums, etc..and information was floating around that the finish was matte and the the formula was that of a long-wearing liquid lipstick. None of this is correct. This is a cream lipstick or dare I say it’s a lip cream or even heavier, pigmented lipgloss of sorts. It reminds me of Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in the fact the formula wears a coat of many colors.ย  It has the pigment of a lipstick, the texture of a creamier liquid lip color or gloss, the shine of a lipgloss, and the wear of a long-wearing lipstick.

These come in squeeze tube that has a wand with a sponge-tipped applicator for application. This applicator is a lot less messier than squeezing and using a slanted applicator to apply to lips the way you would using either Maybelline or Too Faced’s version. I found the sponge applicator saturated well with color and applied the lip cream easily on my lips.

L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paints Swatches (Nude Star, Spicy Blush, DIY Red, Sultry Sangria)

L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints Swatches (Nude Star, Spicy Blush, DIY Red, Sultry Sangria)

L'Oreal Sultry Sangria Infallible Lip Paints

L’Oreal Sultry Sangria Infallible Lip Paints


L'Oreal DIY Red Infallible Lip Paints

L’Oreal DIY Red Infallible Lip Paints


L'Oreal Nude Star Infallible Lip Paints

L’Oreal Nude Star Infallible Lip Paints


L'Oreal Spicy Blush Infallible Lip Paints

L’Oreal Spicy Blush Infallible Lip Paints


The formula is thicker with a creamier consistency that applies fairly smoothly on my drier lips although some shades applied better than others. Nude Star was a stand out shade and representation of this formula. Not only is it a lovely shade but the formula applies smooth, even and opaque on my lips. The creamier texture hugged my lips nicely and had a slight tackiness but nothing uncomfortable. There was a light perfume-y scent and flavor but nothing as bad as L’Oreal’s original lipstick collection. I got a wear of about five hours. I struggled a little with the shade Spicy Blush as it applies well but seemed to fall into my natural lip lines and never looked completely smooth. Both DIY Red and Sultry Sangria had minor movement on my upper lip line during the initial application that required clean up but remained in place without further migration through the wear. I felt like Nude Star was the stand out shade here though and the color that best represented the excellent pigment, creamy formula, and comfortable, long wear of these new Lip Paints. I was quite relived they were not matte nor long-wearing. If I wanted to wipe them off and reapply I could so so easily. They do have some transfer as I was sipping tea and the shades I tested did leave behind a mouth imprint.

L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints show a lot of promise. I struggled with a few shades but I’m actually looking forward to trying more. These are fully pigmented, creamy, and incredibly long-wearing on lips. If you enjoy Maybelline’s Color Jolt or Too Faced’s Melted formula you’re bound to love these.

L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints are available now at


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  • Heidi

    Hmmm. I’m curious. I honestly thought they’d be more like Too Faced’s melted lip paints, just from the look of the tubes. I’m surprised to see they have doefoot applicators!

  • Maggie

    Awesome! Thanks for the review–I was hoping these would be cream rather than matte and it is! Going to pick up the nude for sure and it is so cool that there is now teal lipstick at the drugstore.

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are def not matte! They even have an initial shine to them before it wears down and goes completely creamy ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Heather Scheidt

        I love the taupe shade! It has a beautiful purple undertone to it and looks totally 90s grunge! I want to try out the nude star shade too, as long as it isn’t too warm of a tone.

  • Wildfire Charm

    Ooh! The packaging is actually nice. I prefer applicators over squeezy tubes. Love Nude star x

  • lizziefs

    Thank you for this review!!! I will probably pick these up. I too like the Maybeline version. As much as I wanted to purchase the Dior, Armani, and Chanel versions of these I couldn’t justify the price. I’m always drinking from a water bottle or having tea or coffee for lip anythings to last.

    • Isabella Muse

      My pleasure Lizzie! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are worth trying out and considerably cheaper compared to Dior/Chanel!

  • Jackie

    L’Oreal, years ago, had some awesome lip lacquer type paint-on lipstick that did not transfer or budge for hours. They just haven’t had anything like it since, and I don’t understand the paint-on liquid lipstick that stays gloppy.
    They even had a 12-hour slim lipstick, with some awesome dark LBB shades years ago.
    I actually need something I can paint on in the morning & have it last as long as possible while I’m working!
    Thanks for the review, because I might have bought one of these thinking it was like a long-wear lip color. I’d bought the Clinique one that called itself matte and long-lasting and it was neither, more like a gloppy gloss. Same with the Revlon HD, which I bought and found that out about it, too.

  • Chen

    You absolutely look beautiful in these photos! Love the lip paints and I am going to grab some. Do you mind sharing the eyeshadow you are wearing in these photos? It is absolutely beautiful and it is the kind I have always been looking for.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh wow thank you Chen you’re too kind! It’s actually a few shade from the Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette Rose Gold Edition ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mary Keltnet

    My concern is that they will be like a gloss (blowing hair sticks in it) and will it last?

    • Deetzah Millstone

      Not for me. It transfers to everything. I was constantly reapplying. I’m not a fan. The colors are nice and they feel great going on but constantly reapplying after every sip of coffee is annoying.

  • Diana L Wilson

    Hi! I’m looking for a dupe for Spicy Blush. I like the shade but would love to find a cream lipstick form. Do you know of any?
    Diane Wilson