Earlier this year, L'Oreal has released a line of velvety lip glosses called the Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss ($13.99 CAD). Bold, pigmented, and hydrating, the new lip colors promise a six-hour wear. To see some swatches, click.......
|L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss|
The Pro-Matte Gloss comes in a simple and sleek plastic lip gloss tube. The cap has a matte finish and the applicator is teardrop-shaped with a hollowed center that helps hold onto more product. I appreciate the modified applicator but the tip of the wand is too flexible, it was difficult to get a precise application, especially given how pigmented these colors are. Therefore, I had to use a lip brush for the application.
|L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss|
Available in ten shades, the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss promises a long-wearing and pigmented matte finish that doesn't dry or feather. Unlike the recent slew of "matte" glosses hitting the market that aren't really matte at all, these L'Oreal Pro-Matte Glosses actually have a more matte/satin finish, although it's dependent on the shade. The formulation is very rich and creamy; pigmented, hydrating, the colors glide on effortlessly and wears quite well. It's worth noting, though, that these are not liquid lipsticks. The formulation will not set so the colors are still prone to smudging and smearing (just like regular glosses).
310 Forbidden Kiss: A beautiful and nuanced plum, Forbidden Kiss has a thin but pigmented formulation. Out of the three, this is definitely the most matte.
308 Shanghai Scarlet: This is a bright red with a subtle orange undertone. The formulation for this one definitely feels more liquid and the finish has noticeably more sheen.
304 Rebel Rose: A bright medium pink, Rebel Rose is the glossiest shade out of the three. This one is definitely not a matte, not even when I try to blot with a napkin.
|L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in "310 Forbidden Kiss"|
|L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in "308 Shanghai Scarlet"|
|L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in "304 Rebel Rose"|
L'Oreal is available in stores at drugstores nationwide starting December 2015.