I’ve been on a mission this past week or two to find the perfect drugstore mauve/rose colored lipstick for fall. I feel like a need something a little darker in my life other than light pinks. I’ve haven’t quite come across the right one yet though but I’m getting warmer. Today I tried out the L’Oreal Infallible lipstick ($7.97) in the shade Rambling Rose.
Rambling Rose looked perfect in the tube but on my lips it’s still a bit too pink. It’s a bit darker than the L’Oreal Rose Taffeta Caresse lipstick but not quite as rosy as I’m looking for. This was the first time trying out an Infallible lipstick and I’m a little so-so on this one. It’s a nice and light texture that feels silky smooth on my lips after application. It gives my lips a nice amount of coverage without being too thick and heavy.
This line of L’Oreal lipstick is supposed to be long wearing and last on your lips for up to 10 hours. I think any lip product lasting 10 hours is nothing but an impossible dream. And that applies to this lipstick too. Maybe if you did nothing all day with your lips pursed together. Any who, that really doesn’t matter to me anyway. I just care how it looks. If I like a lip product, I don’t mind having to reapply it.
Since this is a longer wearing lip product, it does get a bit dry after about an hour or so. Not to the point that my lips ache but it’s not as silky smooth and shiny as when you first apply it. I also notice that my lips start to stick together a bit which is a little annoying. However, it does last longer on the lips even with eating and drinking. Nowhere near 10 hours but more than you get with a softer, balm like lipstick.
So, would I buy a L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge lipstick again? Probably not. I liked the color and the initial texture on my lips but I wasn’t crazy about the way it felt after a few hours. So I’m still on the hunt for the perfect rose colored lipstick. I have a Rimmel one I bought the other day that I have yet to try, so that’s next. Can you recommend any good ones I should look at?