How are you doing today? I am cherishing my memories of my last weekend trip to Lake Tahoe which was a dream come true for we got to see fresh snowfall. I hadn’t expected snowfall to be this fun especially with daring adventures like gondola ride, snowmobiles and sledging in tubes. I felt like a 5 year old kid again. To be honest, I cried so much while driving back to home as if my heart was lost in those snowy peaks. Needless to say, my kid was so excited telling me, “Mumma mazaa aayi hai.” 😀
Anyway I also have one more thing to share, which will always remind me of this trip – a lovely neon pink gloss by L’Oreal. I had packed a handful of colorful products to look fresh, but since it was so cold, I hardly applied anything other than a gloss and kajal. So please read on to know more about L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss Aphrodite Kiss.
$7-$10 for 0.2 Fl Oz, I bought them for $7 each as price may vary from store to store
A Pro-Matte Revolution: Introducing Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss, our 1st whipped matte gloss. Intense high pigment shades create lasting matte color. Lush velvety texture feels soft for all day comfort. With the pro-sculpt applicator, shape and add dimension to lips.
Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Kaolin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyethylene, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Benzyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Geraniol, Magnesium Silicate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellaltin Oxide, Parfum / Fragrance
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss Aphrodite Kiss:
The gloss comes in a usual transparent, plastic curvy tube packaging with a leaf shaped applicator attached to the twist over cap. It does have a funky smell, which I dislike, but it subsides after a while. Over all, I find it pretty user friendly and travel friendly.
The shade, Aphrodite Kiss, looks bright fuchsia, neon pink in a tube and comes more or less similar to what we see in its packaging. It is definitely not for faint hearts, though I find it apt for fair/light skin tone beauties, but even beauties with darker skin can carry it. Considering I have been to a pale white snowy background, this shade definitely made me look glowing and youthful in person as well as in pictures.
However I am slightly surprised by its glossy gel type of texture which is fairly different than what I have experienced before. While other shades have semi-matte mousse texture, this particular shade has a gel type consistency and feel on the lips. In fact it comes up ,say, like jelly on lips which does spread evenly. But I miss that semi-matte finish which I get with other shades from this range.
Some of you might find it weird, but I have to try it couple of times to achieve that desired finish as it looks kind of uneven with high shine finish. It is quite a pigmented gloss and takes good care of pigmented lips in just 2-3 swipes. However I see that layering often results in that bubbly jelly finish, but it subsides after couple of hours as the jelly finish transform into a matte stain with the same hydrating texture.
Oh yes, I am pretty impressed with the hydrating property of this shade, irrespective of how it comes up on my lips. It never bleeds from my lips and doesn’t settle into the lip lines either. In fact I see that it also takes good care of dry patches, while concealing them in its bubbly, jelly-like finish. I think it is very thoughtful of L’Oreal to name them “gloss” and not liquid lipsticks or lip paints or potions because they aren’t matte like any paints nor they feel drying like stains. Hence, gloss is the perfect term to explain this range.
Like any translucent, intensely pigmented gloss, it adheres nicely to lips giving nearly complete color pay off in 2 swipes. It maintains that wet juicy finish all through the day, hence we have to deal with heavy transfer as well. It is always a wise decision to reapply this shade, as touch-ups can get messy with these matte glosses.
I wore this gloss on my trip; while the jelly-like shine stayed on for first 2 hours, I could see subtle neon matte pink stain on lips till the end of the day. Hence, for me, it definitely gets good scoring when it comes to the staying power. Also, it didn’t look patchy or blotchy. But it has the tendency to look patchy especially if you have rough dry lips and with meals. I would definitely recommend this shade to every beauty for its finish and decent staying power, and I would always like to get it again.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss Aphrodite Kiss:
• A lovely bright neon pink gloss
• Jelly-like texture
• Intensely pigmented
• Hides lip pigmentation
• Does not settle into the lip lines or dry patches
• Does not aggravate dryness
• Turns into a semi-matte stain with smoother finish in 2-3 hours
• Quite user friendly & travel friendly
Cons of L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss Aphrodite Kiss:
• Finish and consistency are tricky
• Might seem blotchy
• Does need re-application after meals
• Matte stain can easily highlight our lip flaws
• Not a completely matte gloss
Well I feel that somehow this gloss does justice to its name. We, anyway, have lip paints, lip potions, liquid lipsticks in the market if we desire completely matte products. Hence, I feel that these pro-matte glosses are apt for people seeking a semi-matte, balmy and intensely pigmented finish.
I am sharing some pics of my trip, so that you can see how wearable and pretty this product is!
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