Like most girls, I am forever in search of the perfect lip candy to compliment my luscious puckers. And with the warmer months ahead, I am on a all out hunt for a lipstick/gloss/paint that added a pop of color to my lip repertoire. While browsing the make up isle in Walmart, I came across the L’Oreal section, and loved the display of colorful lush liquid lipstick options.
Call me lame, but I rarely venture outside my hues of pink, when it comes to my lips, so this whole color journey, was new territory for me. I am a brown complexion, therefore I have found that color added to my lips will either add a little sex appeal, or it really hardens my features, making me look years beyond my age (not a good look). What I really liked about the L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints, were that the colors were rich in hue, and that read to me as quality. I hate getting a lip color that is packaged as a eye- catching color, and you purchase it on only to find out it is a completely different, water down version. That’s definitely not the case with the L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paint, which follows through on it’s promise for bold color statement.
The price was not too bad at $7.95. That’s the amount I’m used to paying for drugstore brand lippies. Those two factors; color quality, and price point; were enough for me to seal the deal and purchase the lip paint. The beautiful color that I picked up was a rich purple hue called: 302 Violet Twist.
Once I got it home and tried it, there were a few things to take notice of:
- For one, the applicator stick was quite unique in that it curved at the tip, for ease of a even and smooth application. Since L’Oreal Infallible Paints are deep in color, it’s important to not over apply. The designer applicator allows for full coverage in limited application. Less is more, since a little goes a long way with this Lip Paint.
- Texture is key in this lip paint. I expected a sticky annoying texture that creates debris around the corners of the mouth (not cute), but to my great surprise, no such thing. The lip paint went on smooth, and remained smooth the entire time worn. It did not dry the lips, a issue that many drugstore brand lippies have.
Tip: Be sure to line the lip with a like color pencil and fill in the lips with the paint for a cleaner, more precise look.
- The color pop I was hoping for was definitely delivered. Maybe even over delivered! Again, this is where it’s important to go light on the application. The color reads so rich that only a couple layers are necessary.
- Unfortunately, one of my few areas of disappointment was that the lip paint, did not withstand the drinking test! That’s right, after a few sips of my drink, the lip color had almost all been transformed from my lips to the cup I had been drinking out of. Sadly, this was not the only issue with sustainability; the paint did not stay on very long, no matter what. I found myself reapplying frequently; which was unfortunate, because who has time for that!! One thing, I would suggest for longer lasting wear, is to mix the lip paint with another more sustainable lippie, that blends well.
Overall, despite the lack of long lasting wear, I plan on buying a few other L’Oreal Lip Paints in some other fun colors, mainly because, the price is great for the richness in color, and as I said, it mixes really well. There are 14 liquid lipsticks in the line of Lip Paint, from nudes to bolds.
I’m a light weight fan:)
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