I bought this lipgloss due to seeing swatches, and they looked beautiful on. So I bought the Nude and Undeniably Mauve. The application is beautiful, and the texture is great, not too sticky, not to thick, and the pigment is awesome. Very nicely pigmented and pretty
wait about 20mins, and if you have a tendency to smack you lips together, well...you are left with a thick, dry, cracked mess. It stays true to color, and will bond itself to your lips. BUT, the gloss is basically gone and the remnants are this thick, plaster-like, dry pigment. It will flake and make you lips look chapped and cracking.
If you apply it and never touch it (aka don't smear your lips together, don't lick them, don't kiss anything, don't eat anything) it looks fantastic. But im human, and although the color is beautiful...I won't be buying again.
I got this in shade "Raisin", which isn't as dark as the name would imply; on me, it's an everyday berry shade. But the color isn't really want my review is about. My comments are primarily about the gloss itself, since it bills itself as "Infallible" 6-hr wear. For that, I do have to say that while this may or may not last 6 hrs on the lips, it does do a phenomenal job of lasting with respect to both gloss and color. However, the staying power isn't exactly trouble-free, which is my I rate this a "3" and wouldn't repurchase again unless it was on BOGO. Firstly, I completely understand the complaints from previous reviewers on the flakiness of it. I've found that for best results, I have to apply this to clean, dry, exfoliated lips, or a flaky mess *will* certainly ensue. Even under those conditions, the stuff on the inside of the mouth (unless you are careful to make sure this is removed) will pile together, and possible get on the teeth. Finally, it just doesn't feel that good on the lips. I also feel that it is somewhat drying to the lips. Nevertheless, if you do want to just apply once and forget it for a few hours, this stuff actually comes close to the 6 hour claim, surviving even light drinking and eating. So, although I am rather impressed by this aspect, the feel and wear of this stuff, plus the fact that you need to be super careful when applying in order to avoid the pilling aspect of it, I probably won't buy it again, especially since it is pretty pricey for a drugstore gloss. (I paid about $9 at Target). I'd rather have the feeling of a more "normal" gloss and just re-apply when I need to. If staying power is the most important aspect, then I'd say by all means try this because if applied correctly, and you don't mind how it feels, it does really stay glossy and full of color for a long time. Otherwise, I'd probably recommend that most people pass because it's not exactly a no-brainer product to use.
Shame on me for falling for this. I was at Target and kept telling myself, you don't need another lipgloss, but since I am the queen of impulse buys, in the basket it went. Well, I really wish I had saved myself the $9 bucks. This feels nothing like a lipgloss should. It's thin and watery and makes my lips feel absolutely disgusting and dry. I got it in Rebel Red, and it's a bit weird... more pinkish red than a true red. I also hate the applicator - it picks up the gloss really unevenly. I would never buy this again. I am going to use mine as a stain rather than a gloss.
I bought this in truffle. Great sheer color. Love the tube and the fact that it doesnt leak out. But....the sticky feeling stays and feels tighter after it sets. The gloss I could feel on my teeth and that was the end of it for me. While its not color that is deposited on my teeth, the gloss definitely is. Hard to find the perfect sheer gloss with staying power.
I have it in Rebel Red. I apply a bit and smudge it to get a really nice sheer tint like I've been chewing on my lips all day or have eaten really spicy food and had all the blood rush to the surface.
And it stays pretty well like this.
It's also a decent gloss for when I'm feeling spicy or if it's naked laundry day.
I'm actually suprised this didn't get a higher rating, but I guess to each is own...Anyway, I purchased two of these- Petal, and Coral Sands. They are both perfect colors. I will review each color individually though, and talk mainly about the gloss itself in this review.
I really love the formula- it isn't in the least bit sticky or tacky or gluey or goopy feeling. I have tried probably a couple hundred glosses (no kidding) and I have never encountered a formula quite like the one in Infallible Gloss. It's hard to describe, but I love it. It's almost hard to believe that it actually is a gloss, because of how long it stays put. A lipgloss on me typically stays on for about an hour, tops. Maybe it's because I lick my lips alot, or maybe everything else I have tried just sucks, haha, but this one is truly different.
I always use a lip balm before applying any lip products, so I usually don't get the drying effects. I have been using Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm lately as a base.
I have noticed alot of complaints about the doe foot applicator as well, but I LOVE it. It's a bit larger than a typical doe foot applicator, which is perfect for my lips. It goes on quite nicely.
It doesn't stay on the 6 hours it promises too- but then again, I never expected it to. BUT, it does stay on for about 3 hours, which is shocking in itself, since I never have a gloss stay on that long.
All in all, I love this gloss, possibly more than MAC Lipglasses. I will probably be picking up a lot more in the future. The only thing is the price is a little high for a drugstore brand, but I know everything is more expensive these days...It really sucks, I know, but there isn't much we can do about the price...I paid about $8 for these.
Picked up two of these today at Walgreen's as they were BOGO. I chose the colors Suede and Petal. First of all, Petal is exactly the same color as my favorite, but now discontinued, Chanel Glossimer in Black Tie. So, Petal was an obvious choice for me, and Suede looked like a really pretty neutral. As soon as I got in the car, I opened Petal and put it on. I let the first coat dry for about a minute and added a second coat. I really liked the way this gloss looked. Really shiny and pretty. I did notice that is a little sticky, but that doesn't really bother me. I drove to take my boyfriend some coffee, and he immediately commented on the lipgloss ;) .
After I got home, I tried on Suede. I LOVE it. The color is so pretty and looked fantastic.
Staying power: I thought it was pretty darn great for a GLOSS. I had it on for about 3 hours before I touched it up. During this time I had eaten and had a coffee. The color was still there, just some of the glossiness had faded.
Formula: I don't find this to be as sticky as Mac Lipglass or Lancome Juicy Tubes. I actually prefer the texture of this gloss to either of those. I find it very similar in texture to Chanel Glossimer.
Taste/Smell: It does not have a taste and I found the smell to be very minimal and not cloying at all.
Colors: A great selection of colors! Very wearable.
Packaging: Love it. The tube is very pretty. The cap is mirrored. The doe foot applicator was comfortable and easy to use. Made for a very precise application.
Con: It does gather a bit on the insides of my lips, but I did find that if I put on lip balm prior to applying the gloss, it did not. The staying power was cut down a bit, but it's a gloss--you're going to have to reapply if you want to keep it shiny.
Repurchase? Definitely. In fact, I may go back to Walgreen's and pick up two more today, while it's still on sale.
Not a great product - doesn't have the staying power and it invariably ends up on my teeth (I don't have that problem w/ other glosses.) Also, too sticky for my tastes. I much prefer Revlon's Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze.
02/06/09 UPDATE: Ok - I am reversing my original opinion - I do actually like these - don't know if I got a bad one the 1st time or not, but now, I own like 5 of these colors and as long as I swipe my inner lower lip after application, I have no more problems w/ product on my teeth. Color ends up fading very gradually and evenly over a period of 3 hours so that's a pretty good staying power IMO for a gloss. It is still pricey for a ds brand, but I actually do like them!!
I have/have used the following colors which are all flattering to my light complexion w/ blonde hair, blue eyes: Truffle, Undeniable Mauve, Rebel Red, Raisin and Modern Mauve.
I had the same experience: little flakes of skin, super-stickiness and not long lasting at all! Definitely not worth it. I much prefer Revlon's colorstay Lipglaze.
I owned this for all of about 45 minutes the other day. I bought it (I can't even remember what colour but it was kind of a coral-rose), immediately put it on (onto clean lips) and walked the mall for a while. It was on the sticky side to begin with and I soon began to feel little sticky bits of something whenever I opened my mouth so I looked in a mirror and saw that the lip gloss had gathered and formed into little gooey globs on the inside edges of my lips. It looked like I had rose-coloured thrush! Horrible! I scurried back to the store and returned it. Quite disgusting! The colour wasn't very nice either. There wasn't any testers and the colour of the tube wasn't very true to the colour of the product on my lips. It made my lip colour overly peachy and kind of blah. It wasn't very cheap either... about $11, I think.