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!

Maybelline’s Vivid Mattes Liquid

Possessed Plum shade I returned from Maybelline’s Vivid Matte collection due to it being too dark. I also returned Berry Boost. This shade was my favorite; however, sadly, the lipstick did not last and when removing during the day to switch lipsticks, it created dry cracks. I desperately needed a lip scrub. I wanted to remove it because reapplying didn’t help at all and the lipstick was showing already dry patches.

This lipstick sells for $7.99. I do like the feel when first applying. Feels velvety or like a lip paint finish, smooth when pressing my lips together.

I prefer Maybelline’s Color Jolt line. I only purchased the Berry Naughty from that collection. This shade when applied during weekend, I noticed it lasted for about four hours before I reapplied. Compared to the vivid mattes, that’s way more than what vivid mattes offer. At least, for me.

Reviews for the Vivid Matte collection: There are a lot of negative reviews. There are positives, but I have mostly seen negative ones. With this, I tried still this liquid lipstick hoping for better results. Yet, results were still negative. Did anyone reading this have better results with Vivid Matte Liquid collection?

Vivid Matte Liquid in Berry Boost.

Too Faced vs Maybelline New York!

I finally found the Maybelline Color Jolt collection I heard a YouTuber review. They said it dupes Too Faced Melted lipsticks. Wearing #35 Berry Naughty from Color Jolt line, I have to say, they did a pretty good job!
Walgreens is selling Maybelline’s Color Jolt lip paints for $9.99. Currently, if you buy one you get another half off. Other stores sell these Color Jolt’s, too.

Too Faced Melted lipsticks are sold for $21. You can find them at Sephora and Ulta.

Too Faced tube, as, you can see in the picture, is bigger than Maybelline’s. Too Faced carries 0.12 mL/0.40 Fl Oz, while Maybelline’s contain half the amount (6.4 mL/0.21 Fl Oz).

These two look similar in shade- only one is more Berry and the other more red. Too Faced Melted is called Melted Velvet and it is my favorite among its collection. Maybelline’s is called Berry Naughty. This shade is my favorite among its collection as well.


They both look glossy. They feel soft and creamy on the lips. 

One difference other than the size of the tubes is where the product comes out. One has a big hole, the other does not. Too Faced is created so that some product comes out without bursting all over and making a huge mess. Maybelline’s doesn’t have this. I haven’t had Color Jolt burst on me yet and I applied it on twice already.

I actually like Maybelline’s. These two are both great. There’s not many color choices in Maybelline’s as there are in Too Faced. I hope maybelline comes out with more, though.