L’Oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact – Always Toasted Review

L’Oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact – Always Toasted Review

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Product Description:

Long-wearing lip colour that will not disappoint. The Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour’s patented formula offers 16 hours of beautiful, comfortable color that won’t flake off or wear out mid-lip. An intensely moisturizing complex including Vitamin E protects and conditions lips, preventing moisture loss over time. A patented precision applicator and innovative mirrored packaging mean color goes on—and stays on—beautifully.


$10 – $15, prices vary across the globe, I got it for $13.5.  Weighs 2×2.6 g, each lip color and lip conditioner (made in USA).


Base Coat Ingredients:

Isododecane • trimethylsiloxysilicate • nylon-611/dimethicone copolymer • disteardimonium hectorite • lauroyl lysine • propylene carbonate • calcium sodium borosilicate • arginine pca • calcium aluminum borosilicate • hydroxypalmitoyl sphinganine • synthetic fluorphlogopite • silica • polyethylene terephthalate • polymethyl methacrylate
[+/- may contain : mica • ci 77891 / titanium dioxide • ci 77492, ci 77499, ci 77491 / iron oxides • ci 15850 / red 7 • ci 45380 / red 22 lake • ci 45410 / red 28 lake • ci 15985 / yellow 6 lake • ci 19140 / yellow 5 lake • ci 75470 / carmine • ci 42090 / blue 1 lake ]

Top Coat Ingredients:

Trimethyl pentaphenyl trisiloxane • bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2 • ozokerite • cera alba / beeswax / cire d’abeille • parfum / fragrance • tocopheryl acetate • pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate • silica dimethyl silylate • sodium chondroitin sulfate • atelocollagen.

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How To Use:

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

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

My Take on L’Oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact – Always Toasted:

First of all, the name of the product is a mouthful and difficult to remember 😀

Packaging: The lipstick and conditioning balm duo comes in a silver metallic reflective casing, with two casings of lip color and conditioner balm sliding upwards from sides and the bullets containing the products can be taken out by unscrewing slightly from the casings. The back of the casing states “mirror underneath” which I couldn’t understand except that the casing itself acts as a very nice mirror.

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Color and Pigmentation:  This particular shade is a nude brown pink, very appropriate for university students and office-going women. The shade is indeed pretty, doesn’t wash me out, gives a fresh look, without making it seem like you have worn lipstick.  One single swipe is adequate; so the pigmentation is ideal. It has a subtle smell of volatile liquids. I think this shade will suit all Indian and Asian complexions.

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Texture and Finish:  The texture of both lip color and conditioning balm is extremely creamy; I truly mean “extremely!” Such that even slight pressure or carelessness can break the bullets, I broke mine! The images were taken when the piece was fresh, but once broken, the balm still behaves, but lip color gives troubles during application.  When the lip color is applied, it feels very sticky and a bit heavy on the lips, dries quickly and then when I apply the conditioning balm, the scenario completely changes. Then, it feels very light-weight, non-greasy and shines decently, along with imparting a hydrating feel to the lips. The application is easy and doesn’t even require a lip liner; just dry and parched lips will have trouble applying it.

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Staying Power: This one is truly long lasting; it stayed for 10 hours easily on my lips with eating and drinking, then I removed it. Surely, it loses its charm a bit over the hours and meals, but the lip color stays on.  In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that it sticks and clings to the lips. Precisely after 2-3 hours or slight meals, the shine disappears making lips feel a little bit dry, but that problem can be easily solved by reapplying the conditioning balm or any transparent lip balm.

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It is totally non-transferrable. It doesn’t bleed, doesn’t settle into lines and doesn’t feather. The instructions on the back of the product mentions to remove it with a makeup remover and that’s it; it doesn’t comes off with water, cream, face wash, oil, anything except a makeup remover. Even brushing teeth doesn’t remove it 😀

Sorry for the horrible lip swatch!

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Pros of L’Oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact – Always Toasted:

  • Beautiful brown pink shade for everyday use.
  • Lasting power is incredible – 10 hours!!!
  • Lightweight on lips, non sticky.
  • Doesn’t transfer at all.
  • Survives meals and drinks.
  • The conditioner balm is of excellent quality.
  • Travel friendly.

Cons of L’Oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact – Always Toasted:

  • You need to reapply the conditioner balm after 2-3 hours.
  • Difficult to remove it off the lips.
  • Creamy and soft bullets, prone to breakage.
  • Long list of ingredients including the most famous – parabens.

IMBB Rating:


Would I Repurchase/Do I Recommend L’Oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact – Always Toasted?

I regret why I just took one shade!! I need at least two more from this range.  They come in both lipstick and lip gloss form. I mean lip color is either in a stick or liquid form. Though the shades available in my access aren’t that tempting (mostly dark ones), but this product is excellent for parties and festive season, so I am going to grab a few more shades from this range.  If you are looking for a long-wearing, non-smearing and non-transferable lipstick, this is it!

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23 thoughts on “L’Oreal Infallible Long Wear Lip Duo Compact – Always Toasted Review

  1. Sumera, u r so right…IMBB is life now…! and all the credit goes to the wonderful team…

    and at last i get to read a review of a long-lasting lipstick, which clings to the lips… rofl

      1. True Jomol…i just love this space….in my free time…i go to archives section and read older post…all ur mast mast gossips u gurls wud hv…leg pulling…masti….

        1. yes anu, this one literally clings like fevicol *woot* and imbb team is praise worthy, i can do an entire post for them 😀

  2. love u gal.. *puchhi* ur words truly toched our heart n I can feel hw u must b feeling while writing down ur sentiments for all of us.. *puchhi*
    IMBB is a home away from home truly.. *happydance* *happydance* agree word by word… *haan ji*
    Stay blessed n happy always sis.. *puchhi* *puchhi*
    N I love loreal.. *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *hifive*

    1. love ya too sis and in tons and loads :* 😀 yeah, infact i am away from my home too and this job will keep me away always till i retire in 2046 *cry*
      yeah i was too senti these days when i couldn’t write, missed the happiness of replying the comments on my post rofl and i have read down all your post *shy* i love l’oreal too, this one won my heart but what to do with prices here *spank* , if i lost down you will be shocked *smack*
      *thankyou* *thankyou*

  3. this looks great, but I don’t think it is available here, I have used a similar lip product from max factor and it was very drying…

    1. yes, max factor also has somewhat similar product, one sales girl tried me to sell that 😀 maybelline also has the ditto same formula products…they mention to reapply the balm to counter dryness… *thankyou*

    1. glad you liked it… *thankyou* *thankyou* but i rate it 1.5/5(lip swatch), i know i could have done better if i had time….and packaging is lovely no doubt, works as a mirror too. *happydance*

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