This review will be on the recently launched lip color by L’Oreal from the Infallible pro-last line and the shade I’m reviewing is 217 Cherry Noir which is a true oxblood. Read on to know more about it.
This is the long-lasting, transfer-resistant color you’ve been searching for. The high-intensity color glides on with a moisturizing feel that lasts up to 24 hours.
The result: bold lips without the dry-out and no need to re-apply.
Step 1: Apply High Intensity Color for true color pay-off that resists transfer, fading & bleeding.
Step 2: Apply Pro-Seal Balm to lock in color and leave lips feeling moisturized.
$8-$12 for 0.17 Fl Oz (5.2 ml), price varies across stores (it was a gift)
My experience with L’Oreal Paris #217 Cherry Noir Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor:
It comes in a sleek and stylish packaging. in fact, the packaging of all products from Loreal’s Infallible range is quite impressive; it looks very polished. This lip color comes in an all black packaging with gold accents and it has the actual lip color in a see-through tube on one end and the lip balm/ base coat on the other. The applicator brush is kinda tricky, it deposits all the color at one place instead of an even application and since it is a quick-dry liquid lip color, it takes some getting used to apply it properly. As for the overall packaging, It is sturdy and light weight; hence travel friendly too.
The shade Cherry Noir is exactly the opposite of what I expected it to be. My initial thoughts before trying it out were that it would be a subtle brown/red shade since its name is Cherry Noir and it would contain shimmer, as are visible in the tube. I was completely surprised when I swatched it on my lips. it is neither red nor brown. It is a true oxblood shade; very much like what Lorde is often spotted wearing on her lips. it is not at all a subtle shade. It does not look shimmery on the lips despite the minute glitter particles that are visible in the tube. It is very dark and not wearable for me as it looks downright scary. It is “the” toughest shade to pull off that I have ever come across. If not coordinated with the rest of the make up, it can make one look very scary. This shade is best suited for Halloween/ Theme parties only and I’ll dare not wear it otherwise. Enough said!
The texture seems runny when you first take it on the brush but once you apply it on the lips, it dries up quickly and does not seem that runny. On its own, the lipcolor can be quite drying on the lips so I make sure I’m first generously coating my lips with the balm it comes with. It accentuates fine lines on the lips and can make lips look patchy and dry if not prepped before- hand. However, I do like the finish of this lip color. It is a liquid lipstick that dries up to a velvety matte finish on the lips and the finish is the only redeeming quality of this lipstick in my opinion. It stays on for quite a long time on the lips being such a dark color; I’d say around 8+ hours easily. It is smudge proof and needs to be removed with a makeup remover at the end of the day because it just won’t come off with anything else.
Pros of L’Oreal Paris #217 Cherry Noir Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor:
• I like the velvety matte finish of it.
• Sturdy packaging
• Super pigmented
• Comes with a lip balm/ base coat
Cons of L’Oreal Paris #217 Cherry Noir Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor:
• I don’t like the applicator brush that it comes with, at all. Makes the application patchy and tricky
• Feels drying on the lips if applied without the base coat
• Very dark shade. Hard to pull off. Can look scary if not co-ordinated with the rest of the face makeup
• Accentuates lines on the lips
• Lips need to be well prepped before-hand otherwise it can make the dry/ flaky areas on the lips looks really ugly
• It is a quick dry lip color and since the applicator brush that it comes with is no good, it needs to be applied in a jiff otherwise It can look very patchy on the lips
• takes a while to take it off
• Not an everyday wear kind of shade.
• Availability in India
Will I repurchase it/ do I recommend L’Oreal Paris #217 Cherry Noir Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor?
I won’t repurchase this same shade nor do I recommend it but I recommend this range of lip colors in some other shades though.
IMBB Rating: 2.5/5
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