Well...let me first say that I was super skeptical about this product which is why I basically always ignored the commercials when they would air every 3 minutes. Beyonce looks gorgeous and the lippie look stunning; HOWEVER...my experience with this product hasn't been exactly commercial ready. Let me explain: So, I was in search of a very richly pigmented dark lip that would accentuate my neutral brown skintone and after hunting around at store after store and not finding anything that interested me I stumbled upon this in Walmart. The color is "MAHOGANY," which instantly reminded me of Ms. Diana Ross in the 1975 movie and how regal and beatiful she was so I thought "WHY NOT?" And this color against my skin absolutely embodies such classic brown beauty because the pigment is deep and rich which is exactly what I was looking for; so; if this review were based soley on color qualitly, then it definitely would get five out of five lippies from me BUT I have to be honest here...the formula is not so great. The color formula goes on very smoothly and without fuss BUT after a few minutes it dries, then the instructions have you apply the balm over the color to moisturize. This is where the problem lies for me. I CANNOT stand dry feeling lips and once this stuff dries it is like desert lips! The balm does an OK job at hydrating for a small amount of time but does not stand up to any long wear what-so-ever. After about and hour or so it began to curdle and flake...especially if you happen to blot your lips together or accidently lick your lips. Reapplication is a mainstay with this product which has been such an incredible disappointment. But, again, the color payoff is great and the packaging is super chic which are noteworthy redeeming qualities. For $12, tho, I am not so sure that I'll be rushing to repurchase unless L'Oreal launches an irresitable color collection with these such as nudes and browns or something or that sort. I'm thinking of getting maybe one more just out of unreigned curiosity, but that has yet to be determined.
My advice: try it for yourself because some of the things that were red flags for me may be tolerable for you.
Until next time...take it easy and buy more makeup:-)
Ugh I have this in Mulberry & Ugh!!! Its awful! I cant even get 5 mins of use out of it with out it flaking and peeling right off!! I love the lip balm it self tho. The great reviews may tempt me to give another one a try but the one i currently have is awful & I hate it.
I simply love these lip colors. They last a very, very long time on me. They are easy to apply and pretty much last for me through drinking and don't start to wear off until I start eating. I am shocked they don't dry my lips out either. I purchased the Covergirl comparable of this product and it sucked! The L'oreal are definitely better quality and longer lasting.
This stuff does not budge! Did not flake for me! the only reason i could see why it flaked is because it does stick to dry lips so make sure to exfoliate before putting this on!
My husband never kisses me while i have any lip product on, but whenever i wear this he knows that he wont be wearing my lip color after! lol
I ate and drank and danced all night and this stuff was amazing! i never had to re- apply!
More than happy with this! and the compact is super easy to just pop in your purse and go!
I have the color 740- pomegranate and it is the perfect color for me! i can not find any color or any formula that is this perfect!
Only bad this is that it is hard to get off at the end of the night! but its worth it in my opinion!
Doesnt transfer initially but does start to come off 4-5 hours later, shortly after lunch. As a reapply the balm tiny flakes comes off :P So doesnt last on me like it does on others. Got this in three different colors, Cerise, Kruger's Biege, & Diane's Tuberose. Its not true to color, so do your research and check out online swatches. I prefer these in 1-3 shades from my natural lip color that way when it shows signs of wear its blends in and its less noticeable. Eating oily food (pizza, fried foods) will affect the performance of this product as it does instruct you to use a oil based makeup remover to remove it.
This is my HG lip color! I'm normally a Chapstic/tinted balm girl but once in a while, I like to have some color on my lips. I've tried other lipsticks/lipcolors out there and I hate when the color flakes off. I decided to try L'Oreal's Infallible in Apricot. Apricot, a coral color was too orange-y on me but it had amazing staying power. It stayed on through drinking & eating.
Since I didn't like the color, I exchanged it for Terra Cotta, a brownish-rosy color, which suited my skin tone much better. Again, the staying power was phenomenal. It lasted though a greasy dim sum lunch date, napkin wipes, and a make-out session. No transfer onto my boyfriend's lips, hooray! Love the packaging. The packaging makes it impossible for the balm and the lipcolor to get separated. Also love the mirror, since I don't already carry a mirror around with me on a daily basis.
Like previous reviewers have said, you MUST let the lip color fully dry before applying the balm. Throughout the day, when my lips get dry again, I just put on some Chapstic.
Insane staying power! Lasts all day - through eating, kissing, etc. No transfer. I have this in Beyonce's red and it's amazing.
This product is nice I like the fact that the stain and gloss come separate. It adds a nice color and gloss to your lips and leaves them soft. It's fairly cheap and has a wide variety of colors. I like the packaging because it's convenient and small. I like this product overall but not my favorite lipstick.
I bought this in shade Unchanging beige for £3. I adore the nude shade but like so many others I have experienced the flaking and clumping.It highlighted every imperfection on my lips. I'll keep trying though as the shade is perfect but I have a feeling it will be getting donated to my friend and my bad experience with thisone makes me reluctant to try other shades.
I love this!!! I had this in the target red for two years or so and used it on and off. Then, I totally forgot about it. A few months ago, I started hunting for a long wear lip product and remembered the l'oreal infallible lip color. So, I went out and bought one, and a few days later, I bought 5 more. These are incredible!
-Lasts forever. I can get close to 8 hours with no fading. However, towards the inside of my lips small cracks start to form on the lines of my lips. But, it is only noticeable if you look closely.
-Easy to apply. With lighter colors, I can get away with one coat.
-Top coat gives the perfect amount of sheen and has a very light scent.
One thing that really bugs me about this product is that the packaging color rarely comes close to the actual color. I've gotten a couple color duds for me because the color is so different from the package.
Removal can be difficult. You have to use an oil based makeup remover and it may take a scrubbing. At first, I used vaseline to remove it but it took so long. Now, I have discovered the best remover for this: aquafina flavorsplash lip balm. I've tried a couple lip balms and other oils but this one works the best. This is how I do it:
1. Dab off top coat and apply aquafina lip balm liberally.
2. Leave on for as long as I have patience for.
3. Wet a cotton ball and wipe lips. The lip color comes right off!
The first ingredient in the lip balm is ethylhexyl palmitate, so you could try various other lip balms with that as the main ingredient.