I’ve recently been trying out some brand new makeup products from L’Oreal Paris, which includes their Sculpt range of foundation, contour and blush, as well as mascara, brow sculpt and these rather fabulous looking Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks…
The Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks are described by L’Oreal as their ‘first designer applicator lip pen that creates infinite looks, from gradients and ombre to full bold matte colour’ The idea is the sponge applicator allows you to easily create ombre lips, as well as other lip looks, and the product formula also contains micro-oils, promising a velvet feel on the lips for up to 8 hours.
So on first glance, the Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks really are bringing something new to the table – the applicator is the black part of the product, with the actual lipstick being hidden inside the lid. When you screw the lid on, it screws the applicator into the product, leaving lipstick on the sponge tip – I hope that makes sense!
The shades I have above are –
- 001 Silenco – nude beige.
- 002 Like A Virgin – coral pink.
- 004 Oops I Pink It – pink-red.
- 006 Disturbia – orange-red.
- 007 Say My Name – true red.
- 008 I Gotta Feeling – mid purple.
Ok so I really wanted to love these, but I’m afraid I just didn’t, and for quite a few reasons. Firstly the applicator is pretty big, making it quite difficult in my eyes to apply with precision and create an ombre effect – I did try! Next, I couldn’t decide if it was the sponge not picking the product up very well, or if the actual lipstick just wasn’t that pigmented. I think it was actually a bit of both. The formula of the lipstick is quite dry too, making it hard to spread over the lips evenly, and it’s also not as pigmented as I’d like unfortunately.
I know this is pretty negative, but more positive note though, I love that these lipsticks are different and innovative, and I love that L’Oreal Paris are pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the box a little – but despite their good intentions unfortunately I feel this product has fallen short and just isn’t that effective.
I’d love to hear if you’ve tried these and what you think of them?
The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Max Lipsticks are £6.99 each and available now from Boots.
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