Thursday, October 8, 2009

Product Review: L'oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact

Discover the 1st longwear lip duo compact from L'Oréal Paris

L'oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact

Infallible lip colour lasts up to 16 hours and is captured in a unique mirrored compact case.
Comes in 3 shades

Click 1:
L'oreal Infallible Lip Duo Compact seals in colour even after eating and drinking.
No transfer.
No feathering.

Click 2:
The L'oreal Infallible Lip Duo Compact balm locks in moisture for added comfort and shine.
In just two clicks, Infallible colour and comfort that lasts up to 16 hours!

To apply:

Click 1:
Apply non-transfer colour to clean lips.
Allow to dry for 1 minute without rubbing, eating or drinking.

Click 2:
Apply conditioning balm for comfort and shine.
Reapply the balm as often as you like throughout the day.

Lipcolor - Lipbalm

L-R: Lipcolor, Lipbalm

lipbalm applied over lipcolor

I am not a lipstick person. Whenever i have lipstick on, i lick or bite my lips and just won't stop. It's my worst habit. I used to bite my nails and good thing i've outgrown it...but this one? i don't think it would go away soon.

But of course, i would love to have a nice color on my lips most especially during special occasions and there's plenty of picture taking involved. A friend once told me that i should get a lip tattoo, so there would be no need to color my lips. it would be nice, but the thought of getting hundreds of pricks makes me nauseous, so nah...scrap that suggestion. LOL!

and so when this infallible lipcolor from L'oreal came out of the market...i just knew i had to get one.
(thanks mom for being such an angel and getting me this)

what i love:
  • it's true to its is definitely long wearing! i am not sure exactly how many hours (this promises 16hrs) for i usually take off my makeup after 10-12hrs max but this one really last! i applied it 8am, had lunch, had a number of drinks and still have it on around 6pm! there is definitely no need to worry about having weird lipstick lines and dull're assured of a nice lip color all day long.
  • the shade i use (Rose Tattoo) is my kind of shade. not too light, not too dark. it's like my MLBB kind of lipstick
  • the packaging. the color tube and the balm tube in one cutey, sleek handy case
  • no need to dig in to your makeup case for a mirror for the outside of the case can be used as one! yep, it's clear and not like those blurry compact cases
  • no need for touch ups. the lipcolor really stays put and to give it a fresh look after a few hours, all you need to do is apply the gloss/balm and it would like you've just applied your lipstick
  • no flaking. i tried using something similar to this from another brand and i ended up with flaky lips after a few hours
  • doesn't feel heavy on the lips
  • non-sticky feel

what i hate:

  • can be drying...but that's what the balm is for. you can reapply as much and as many times as you want without the sticky feel
  • you can't re-apply the lipcolor once you have the gloss on, so make sure you've applied it properly
  • takes a bit of more time since after applying the lipcolor, you have to wait for a minute before applying the gloss. you have to make sure that the color is already dry.
  • hard to remove (but of course, it is designed to stay put--toink!) but with a makeup remover, it's a breeze
  • kinda expensive..priced at Php900 (hmmm, please correct me if i'm wrong) and costs as much, if not higher than MAC. but for a lipstick that would last you almost a day? this is a great deal, IMHO.
  • limited shades, at least here in the Philippines where there are only 3 shades available. (Red, light pink and Rose Tattoo -- not sure of the exact shade names of the first two)
  • i hate the fact that i would run out of the gloss first...i wish they would come up with a separate tube for the gloss though

lipcolor applied

lipcolor + lipgloss applied

  • i know that most of us women likes to apply our lipcolor using a lip brush, but trust me, this one is better off applied straight from the tube.
  • make sure you apply the color fast. as this one dries up fast and you'd end up with a flaky mess should you try to re-apply
  • must wait at least a minute after lipcolor before applying gloss
  • do not apply lip moisturizer before the lipcolor, so for those who are used to that...this one might not be for you

would i buy again?

you bet i will.
this is my HG lipcolor/gloss as of the moment. I just love not having to re-apply hour after hour.

this had been in the market for quite some time now. have you tried it? if yes, did you like it? or it's just a waste of money?

i hope to hear from you :)


Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the review!! I will definitely try this!

AskMeWhats said...

I definitely would love to try this, i can't seem to find lipstick that last on me or even only worry is the dryness it may even cause more dryness and flakiness on my lips even with lipbalm on :)

Unknown said...

thanks for the review.. i saw this yesterday in the mall, tried it on my hand, but found it too flakey (it might be the tester).. anyways, i remember seeing the lipstick mark last night even after i took a shower (i use loofah) and today, a shadow of the it is still on my hand.. grabe.. it's one stubborn lipstick(which i think we all want).. anyways, its on sale in Ayala Cebu, i might dropby later and get me one! thanks for the review jheng.. made me decide to get it.

Angela said...

thanks for the review.
i will definitely pick one up next time im going shopping.

Cristina said...

The color is pretty :) Is there a similar color to it...for comparison purposes

gingerbee said...

Oohh, very interesting. But L'Oreal lipsticks are very drying to me. :-/

Iambrigitte said...

jamilla, my pleasure sis. please let us know if you like it..

hiyee nikki, it is a bit drying but as compared to the other brands i've tried before, this is a sure winner. :)

hahaha sunitz, yeah this is indeed one stubborn lipstick everyone would want to have. LOL!

angela, thanks dear :)

crissy, hmmm i am not a fan of lipsticks so i cant really give you a shade similar to this...but ill check my lipsticks in my stash and will get back to you in case i find one :)

oh i do understand you gingerbee, i've had my share of dry lips experience with l'oreal...this one comes with a lipbalm that can help in giving moisture, but the problem is, once the balm runs out.

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