L’Oréal Infallible Mattes… Are They the Same?

Hey everyone. How are you? Hope your New Year’s week is well and the first day back for lots of us went great.

Two days ago I tried YouTubing on L’Oréal’s Infallible Matte Paints and their Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks. But I only found one video… and it was mainly swatches of them. Now that I own a Pro Matte, I see differences in the way the two apply. I wondered if others had the same reactions. I am no professional reviewing these two and I only own one shade from each collection… still, I think it would be cool to review on these.

Let’s start with the Infallible Matte Paints. L’Oreal heard a lot of their customers wants for Mattes when their regular Lip Paints launched. And so, the Mattes came to be. I have the shade #350 Cinna-Bomb. They now have two finishes: Matte and Metallic. The Mattes have six shades while metallics only four. So, the shade selection is very limited with these Lip Paints.

The applicator is a nice doe foot one that easily applies the shade on your lips. I have no problems with this. I love the packaging how it is in a squeezable paint tube. I also like that it comes with a brush.

The pigment applies smoothly; however between this and the Pro Matte liquid lipsticks, these feel like less product is coming on the brush and dryness during application. It is very nice and pigmented. I do feel like with this one I need to redip to get more product. It takes awhile to dry down to a matte finish; however, not as long as the Pro Matte. I haven’t worn it all day to say how the wear time of this and the other differs or similar. The company claims on their site the applicator is designed for a one swipe high pigmentation. For me, I didn’t get one swipe for my whole lips- redipping was needed.

Now to this Pro Matte liquid lipstick. It has a different applicator, which seems to hold onto more product; therefore, no need to redip.

I do like the other applicator a bit better than this one seeing it was quicker to apply and less chances of me making a mess on my lips. But I prefer this one knowing the brush held more product, enough to complete one coat all over my lips.

This Pro Matte shade is #362 Plum Bum.

When I swatched this shade on my skin, the other already set to it’s dry transferproof. This Plum Bum seems to take forever to completely dry, but is very pigmented. I don’t know if I put too much, but it’s the middle of my lips I still feel will transfer some. The formula reminds me of the regular Pro Matte-Glosses. I have three shades of those. They seem to be more thicker than this one.

I think the Pro Matte is a bit more comfortable on drying process and wear than the Matte Lip Paint. That’s my opinion. Others may find it vice versa or neither or both comfortable. The Matte Lip Paint definitely dries down to a complete matte finish while the Pro Matte should and for the most part did with exception of my middle part of lips. It needed a little bit extra time. I had that product on for over twenty minutes. The Matte Lip Paints definitely dry quicker, but I think it’s cause less product is applied to the lips and is already a bit on the “dry” side due to the amount of product applied and redipping is needed.

Both products are $10 a piece. There’s no differences in the price. You may not find them both at the same stores. I find that most stores carry one or the other. There might be one that carries both in the store; I don’t know and I’m not sure if any online store sites carry both either.

As for the smells, they both have a smell I don’t like. But I can smell it stronger in the Pro Matte than with the Matte Lip Paint. In my previous blog I stated I only smelled the Pro Matte when I wanted to, but when doing this review, I noticed the scent strongly immediately after opening the product. Still, once applied on my lips, this Pro Matte, like the other’s scent, does not linger. At least for me, I don’t smell it after applied to my lips.

I do feel it best to state there’s a warning sign on the L’Oreal website for the Pro Matte. I don’t know what’s in the formula for it to be a flammable product; however, stay clear of flames (candles, fire of any…) while the wet product is having its moment to settle on your lips. Once dry, you should be fine. At least, that’s what the warning states do not use near fire, flame, or heat until dry- flammable until dry. The other one doesn’t have the same warning. Therefore, if you’re a little… (or a lot) scared, worried, anything like that matter, you’d best just stay clear of this one all together and stick with the Matte Lip Paints. If you do go with the Pro Matte, just heed the warning.

I hope you have a lovely day!

L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lip

Hi everyone. How are you? How was your New Years? Today is back to work for me and I’m sure for a lot of you. So, have an awesome day back even if it means the Monday Blues.

Yesterday, I purchased a few lipsticks even though I made a resolution not to purchase unless I needed. I already broke a resolution on the first day! But in my defense, I returned three products from before 2018 and used that money to buy it. I just may have spent a little more than the return value. Return purchases were from Walmart and bought purchases were from CVS. CVS is a little more pricier, but extrabucks rewards and sales, I can’t say no.

I noticed CVS had L’Oreal products 40% off and I took advantage of that coupon by buying one of their Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks. I have their Pro Matte Gloss ones in three shades and I like them, but it’s a thick consistency and a bit on the shinier side than I’m used to. They have amazing pigmentation and feel very comfortable. I can even get over the formula texture on my lips. It’s just one of those I feel not for an everyday wear.

But I have been wanting to try their Pro Mattes since the day I first saw them. Yet, I have been saying no from that very day. When I saw CVS had 40% off coupon on my visit New Year’s Day, I just had to get one.

The shades are a major turn off for me when it came to wanting them but not purchasing them. With a few shade selections and priced at $10… I just couldn’t say yes to them.

They have 12 shades, which is pretty good. However, most of the shades were not appealing to me or a big iffy. I chose #362 Plum Bum. I searched it on my lips the moment I went to my room and I have to say I love the feeling of it. I applied it at 5:57PM. It was 6:20 some and the dry down was in the ok status. Not completely dried, but I think it was how I applied it that made it take more longer.

When first applied, this shade does have a tackiness to it. I hated the feeling of my lips pressed together. Even if I closed my lips as I normally do, I felt it. But it quickly dissipated once the formula dries down.

The smell of this product is quite displeasing. I can’t tell what it is but I feel it’s a strong one and rather a chemical one. But I never had a problem with the scent when it came to most lipsticks once applied to my lips, I don’t smell them. In fact, the only time I noticed the smell was when I actually tried smelling it.

I cannot tell you how long this will last and how will it fade on lips. I haven’t worn it all day. L’Oreal does have pretty good reviews on these. On their website these lippies have 4.4 stars out of 5 with 555 reviewers. You can’t beat that. Because it didn’t fully completely dry down, I cannot tell you the feeling it leaves- is it drying (comfortable or not)? I seriously don’t know. I just know it felt so comfortable on my lips as the dry time ticked away. When completely dried, I’m sure it will have some dryness. Even if it’s a comfort matte, some may see it drying. To each their own.

Just know, there is a warning until completely dry, these lipsticks are flammable. So, don’t go sitting near a fire or candle expecting coziness and warmth while these are still wet on your lips. You’ll be getting a little too cozy and feel the winter burns I guess.

Have a good rest of your day. Below is information taken straight from L’Oreal website.

This is taken from L’Oréal’s site:

Liquid Matte Finish. Up to 16HR of Wear. High Impact Color. Comfortable Wear.

The Pro-Matte Sensation: Introducing Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, our 1st up to 16HR matte liquid lipstick. Intense high pigment shades create comfortable, lasting ultra-matte color. This full-coverage, long wear liquid lipstick feels light for all day comfort. With the pro-sculpt applicator, shape and add dimension to lips.

CAUTION: Flammable until dry. Do not use near fire, flame, or heat.

Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the bottom lip and fill in. To take off, use an oil-based makeup remover for best results.

“G902829 INFAILLIBLE MATTE US -One Step long wear INGREDIENTS

DIMETHICONE

TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE

ISODODECANE

NYLON-611/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER

DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER

C30-45 ALKYLDIMETHYLSILYL POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXAN

LAUROYL LYSINE

ALUMINA

Lancôme Lip Primer

Apparently, this little bullet is the best there is; moisturizing, smoothing, and keeping your lipsticks last longer, especially the dry down mattes.

Pardon the slight pinkish ombré-ness. I had used this before applying my Julep’s Whipped “Kiss Me” and Smashbox’s Always On “Miss Conduct”.

With or without this primer, I like how Julep liquid lipstick feels on my lips. It’s not overly drying at first. I haven’t worn it all day to see the longevity and feel of it, though.

However, this primer underneath Smashbox’s gave my lips a nondrying feel as this dried down to its matte finish.

When I first wore Miss Conduct couple months ago, I was able to have little to no transfer. It was mainly the red shades that had more transfer. This was obviously worn without the primer, since this is my first time trying a primer other than Too Faced one I purchased few years ago.

Today, with the primer, there is a lot of transfer. However, once it’s fully dried down, the transfer may be lessened or none.

I did not test Julep’s for transfer proof. I had forgotten! But I am sure if this primer was worn underneath there would be some transfer like Smashbox’s.

I mentioned I had tried a Too Faced Lip Primer before. That one was my least favorite. It was the first and the last primer I ever used on my lips. I didn’t like it one bit.

Too Faced Primer didn’t come in a bullet packaging; rather, it came in a lengthwise packaging similar to liquid lipsticks and lip gloss kinds.

Opening it up, there is a wand applicator for applying. I didn’t have any problems with the wand. There really wasn’t much wrong other than the texture itself.

Once applying something over that product, my lips didn’t feel good at all. It felt horrible like there was too much on my lips and I just had to remove it immediately.

I was a bit iffy on buying Lancôme’s because of the price $30.50. I did check out the drugstore area. The makeup artist at Ulta said he preferred Lancôme’s over Nyx’s. In the end, I decided on Lancôme and I am very happy with my decision.

Although the price is high, I love the feeling this bulleted lip primer in shade #00 Invisible gives. It goes on clear, yet there’s a bit of shimmer, which you can clearly see on the lipstick itself that there is a shine.

Personally, I love this lipstick. I’m wearing it before bedtime because I feel like it helps my lips feel moisturized and it’s not overwhelming me the amount I applied. I feel like you can’t go wrong with the amount of product applied. I applied over and over and still didn’t feel like too much went on.

Looking on Lancôme’s website, I didn’t realize all their individual lipsticks shades are in this same formula. I am interested in trying some more of their other shades. This one specifically can be used as a clear base before applying any matte lip stains.

I’m sure all the other ones will do the same. But because of their color pigmentation, the clear one will be more go-to as an underneath primer.

Also, something Ulta’s Makeup Artist/Sale’s Rep told me- during the day you can reapply this primer right ontop of the liquid lipstick you are wearing that day without removing it. You don’t need to reapply the liquid lipstick if you are reapplying the base. Reapplying the base will not mess up any part of your liquid lipstick.

Prompt: Slog

Slog

Lily Singh is one of many slogs. She’s a slog because she works hard. There’s nothing wrong with working hard. She gets what she wants because she’s not sitting down. She’s living her dream day after day and not giving up.

Meet Lily Singh (aka Superwoman), an Indo-Canadian vlogger, comedian, actress, rapper on YouTube. She partnered with Smashbox to bring you a new shade of confident red- Bawse.

YouTube: ||Superwoman||

Smashbox Smash Clinique Liquid Matte Lipsticks… Or Not?

Smashbox Disorderly above two images and Girl Gang below.

Smashbox is my one and only favorite matte liquid lipstick, with the exception of Nyx’s Soft Matte’s, though they are not purely mattes.

Smashbox’s liquid lipstick dry time is very quick. After applying I notice it’s already dried. Few seconds later, Girl Gang has no transfer and Disorderly has a teeny tiny bit- barely noticeable.

Clinique’s Candied Apple Pop below and above, Black Licorice Pop.

Clinique’s liquid lipstick dry time isn’t as quick as Smashbox’s. I still have yet to see Black Licorice Pop dry on my lips from last I applied. If you remove the excess, it may dry more quicker.

While waiting for the liquid lipstick to dry, I find this one quite moisturizing, easy and quick to remove. There’s not much stain left around the lips when removing this than with Smashbox’s.

Between Smashbox and Clinique’s, I actually like Clinique’s better for my lips. Why? Because my lips dry easily and show all the cracks and lines more. When you have lips like that, it’s hard to wear a very drying lip product.

With that in mind, Smashbox’s liquid lipsticks aren’t very drying. When removing them, my lips don’t look bad (cracks and all). Without exfoliating, today I tried Girl Gang for the first time, and I did notice by lunch break my lips felt and looked dry. Adding more on top of that didn’t help at all. I wanted to remove it but was afraid to make my lips look worse.

Tomorrow, I want to try Clinique’s all day for the first time. I feel they will be similar to Nyx’s Butter Lipsticks. Those for me started out buttery feeling, but the more I wore it, the more it became a matte shade. Those lasted all day for me with just one time applying more, which didn’t worsen the original application.

So what do you think? If you’re looking for a quick dry matte finish that isn’t overwhelmingly drying on the lips, go for the Smashbox. They have some pretty good transfer proof shades. Some, be warned may not be fully transfer proof. Watching YouTube videos, Bawse (Youtuber’s Lily Singh, aka Superwoman collated lipstick) didn’t seem transfer proof. Trying Disorderly, this was transfer proof, however little tiny specks of the product transferred onto my hand.

If you’re looking for a non quick drying, moisturizing, velvet-matte finish, go for the Clinique ones. Just know, they may eventually dry down matte, but until then, you can kiss transfer proof goodbye.

Have a good night/good day all!

Smashbox Or Milani Liquid Lipsticks?

Above: Smashbox’s Always On Liquid Matte Lipsticks in Girl Gang and Disorderly.

Below: Milani’s Amore Matte in Dearest.

Milani, I wish I could say you win my heart. But Smashbox smashes your not-so-many shades. I have Glamour and Dearest because the rest were of pinks and reds I normally don’t choose. Glamour, is like a brown espresso I quickly said no to. Dearest is a shade I wish I could like, but the look of this liquid lipstick on me made my heart turn and run. My lips were dry, cracked, and not very good looking. I just wanted to remove it immediately.

Smashbox’s, though dry, cracked look by lunch time, it lasted longer than Milani for me. Smashbox also has more shades to choose from and shade ranges.

Milani liquid lipstick price is about $7-8, while Smashbox’s is $24-25.

What would you pick?