Hope all of you are doing fine! Today, I am here to share a lovely shade from L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro Gloss range, which came along with the Pro Matte Gloss range. The two ranges differ in their finishes – the Pro Gloss range is completely juicy and glossy with a subtle translucent finish while the Pro-Matte glosses have a creamy, semi-matte texture with a subtle glossy sheen. I was lucky enough to lay my hands on these beauties and I have shared them earlier in my mini haul post as well. So, let’s get started with the review of Red Fatale right now.
$7-$10 for 0.21 Fl Oz, price varies across stores.
Infallible 8HR Pro Gloss by L’Oreal has a hydrating formula that keeps lips soft, smooth, colorful and glossy for six shining hours. The patented Petit Couer applicator contours lips precisely, giving you a smooth, even, flawless finish every time. Available in a range of sheer, luminous shades that stay true without changing, fading or dulling. Use it together with Infallible Never Fail Makeup for a perfectly polished, long-lasting look. No top coats. No feathering, no fading. It has to be Infallible. The Proof is in the Wear. Infallible Never Fail Lipgloss is formulated with a Shine-fix Complex, which combines color and shine for wear that lasts longer than other glosses.
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Pro Gloss – #320 Red Fatale:
This gloss comes in the usual curvy plastic tube packaging with a leaf-shaped doe-foot applicator attached to a glossy black cap. It does have a funny smell, but it no longer bothers me since I am using them regularly now. Overall, I like the sleek, lightweight, and travel-friendly packaging.
Talking about the shade “Red Fatale,” it looks a bright neon orange-red gloss in the tube and gives the exact same color payoff on the lips. Such orange-red colors complement my light skin complexion with yellow undertones very well, but my primary concern is with its sticky finish – it feels so sticky on the lips, just like Infallible Pro Last lip color.
Surprisingly, the consistency of this particular gloss is so different than the other thick glosses as I see no thick sticky texture, just a wet shine gloss. The texture of this gloss is neither thick nor watery, just perfect to give a juicy wet shine on the lips, but somehow, it never dries into a stain (just like other pro-matte glosses) and it starts getting so sticky with transferring as well!
Luckily, I have Infallible pro-last lip colors, hence I often swipe the balm to get rid of the sticky feeling, but this can be a turn off for many of us. Moreover, I see that using a lip liner beneath the gloss also helps tackle the sticky finish.
This lip gloss gives quite an even finish with buildable coverage with subtle translucency in just 1-2 swipes. This also means that it will smartly forgive minor lip flaws like dry patches and lip pigmentation up to a good extent. In fact, it does not set into the lip lines or dry patches and it won’t highlight or accentuate them further.
I also feel that this gloss keeps my lips hydrated as long as the color stays on my lips. The maximum staying power that I have noticed with this shade is 5 hours with light snacks and meals. It evenly fades off from the lips with no patchy or streaky stain. It does leave a subtle red tint on the lips, but it looks pretty good on its own. I see that wearing a lip liner beneath the shade can provide full 8 hours of coverage and staying power, hence no issues.
Overall, I feel that other than the sticky finish, this shade is pretty decent, but I am in two minds whether to look over this stickiness. I personally love this color and its juicy finish on the lips. I would recommend using it over a lip liner or topping it with a clear gloss balm, else you might like to skip it as well.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Pro Gloss – #320 Red Fatale:
- A bright neon orange-red gloss with a juicy translucent finish.
- It has a perfect juicy consistency and gives a wet glossy finish on the lips with intense hydrating properties.
- It gives buildable color pay off with 1-2 swipes concealing light to medium lip pigmentation as well.
- Stays put for good 5-6 hours with slight transferring and light meal/snacks.
- Fades evenly with heavy meals, leaving behind a subtle red tint which looks good by itself.
- Does not bleed or settle into the lip lines.
- Does not highlight lip flaws, does not accentuate them.
- Very different than those drying glosses from the Infallible Pro-Last lip color and Pro-Matte range.
- Quite an attractive packaging.
Cons of L’Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Pro Gloss – #320 Red Fatale:
- The shade feels sticky on the lips, just like Infallible Pro-Last Step 1 lip colors.
- I need a lip liner or top coat to sort out that uncomfortable sticky feel on the lips.
- Does not stay for 8 hours on the lips without a lip liner.
- Does smudge and transfer easily.
Well, I can still live with its decent staying power, but that sticky uncomfortable feeling on the lips for the initial few minutes after application is a deal breaker for me. I will rate it 3.8/5.
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