After the launch of the much spoken L’Oreal Reds I wanted to try my luck at reds and so I brought the Pure Rouge by Freida Pinto and I was completely mesmerized. I was very impressed with L’Oreal and so bought another shade from their Infallible range – the L’Oreal Infallible Lip Color in Refined Ruby 337. This was an online purchase and pretty much decisive.
Infallible Lip Colour is a luxurious, comfortable and long lasting lip colour. The new range has with a broad spectrum of 15 gorgeous shades, from subdued neutrals to lively, vibrant shades. It offers 24 hours of vivid, high definition colour. Colour bond technology and combination of silicon micro spheres, captures colour on the lips for upto 10 hours for the ultimate beauty experience. Vitamin E: keeps your lips moist, relaxed and hydrated. The creamy, conditioning base: Allows even application without flaking or fading.
My Experience with L’Oreal Infallible Lip Color Refined Ruby 337:
There is no specific outer packaging other than a small plastic sticker stuck across its opening making it easy to identify whether it is tampered with or not. The lipstick comes in a black tube wherein the cap of the lipstick matches the color of the lipstick’s bullet. This makes identifying the lipstick easier. The lipstick opens and shuts with a click. There are a total of 15 shades offered in this category.
Refined Ruby is actually a dark red shade, say more towards being brownish. It looks bright red in the bullet, but when you swatch it then it looks very close to brownish red. But when applied on lips it does look like dark red. I had ordered this online where this one looked like a matte pink. Also the color in the picture on L’Oreal’s website shows this as a dark mauvish pink. This was very deceiving indeed.
Refined Ruby has a creamy texture. The bullet looks very dry, but the application is smooth. Again it is advisable to scrub and moisturize the lips before application. This one might tug on rough and unmoisturized lips. One tip that I generally follow is that I apply lip balm first and then complete my entire makeup and apply the lipstick at last. This way the lips are well prepped for application.
Refined Ruby does not give a matte effect and neither is it too glossy. It imparts a perfect shine. The pigmentation is crazy. The color can be built up to darker hues with multiple swipes. Also the staying power is great. It lasts for almost 6-7 hours. While fading it fades unevenly and leaves a patchy stain on the lips. And it can easily transfer on to cutlery.
Although the company claims it to be super hydrating I have experienced drying of my lips in about 4-5 hours. It is definitely not waterproof, but yes one has to use makeup remover to remove the stains.
Pros of L’Oreal Infallible Lip Color Refined Ruby 337:
- Dark brownish red.
- Creamy texture.
- Smooth application.
- Crazy pigmentation.
- Good staying power
- Travel friendly.
Cons of L’Oreal Infallible Lip Color Refined Ruby 337:
- Deceiving colors on different websites.
- Will tug on uneven lips.
- Fades unevenly.
- Transfers on to cutlery.
- Starts drying out the lips in 4-5 hours.
Would I recommend L’Oreal Infallible Lip Color Refined Ruby 337?
Yes, as even with its drawbacks I like the color and the drawbacks can be worked upon.
Would I repurchase L’Oreal Infallible Lip Color Refined Ruby 337?
No, this will go for some time now.
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