Liquid lipsticks were all the rage in 2015 but it appears that lip gloss is making a comeback this year. After much anticipation, L’Oreal finally launched the Infallible Pro Matte Gloss here in the states and they’re already making a big splash. Naturally, curiosity got the best of me when I spotted a fresh display of them at my local Target so I picked up 2 nude shades to see if they were worth the hype.
Turns out, the Infallible Pro Matte Glosses aren’t too shabby! Despite the “gloss” title, I still had it in my head that the Infallible Pro Matte Gloss was going to be a liquid lipstick. However, that’s not quite the case. They are in fact lip glosses that apply, feel and wear just like a gloss–but with a matte finish.
For some reason, I’ve been digging nudes lately so I opted for 316 Statement Nude and 318 Bare Attraction. Statement Nude is a mauve-y pink with a slight brown undertone that’s an incredibly easy to wear nude lip for WOC. Bare Attraction is a warm peachy beige that’s also quite flattering on my complexion–even without a liner. I was hoping L’Oreal would ditch their signature powdery, floral scent but, alas, it’s back. It does seem a little sweeter and not as potent this time around so it doesn’t linger like the lipsticks. Thank goodness!
The formula seemed a little odd at first since I was expecting a liquid lipstick but once I realized Statement Nude and Bare Attraction were in fact lip glosses I fell in love with them. Both shades applied smoothly and evenly with intense pigmentation that provides full coverage in a single sweep with ease. The pointed doe foot applicator makes it super easy to apply the Infallible Pro Matte Gloss as its sharp enough to line and completely fill in the lips with perfect precision.
Statement Nude and Bare Attraction has a pillowy soft texture that feels plush like a lip gloss but without the shine or sticky, tacky feel. Just a beautiful matte finish with a slight sheen that’ll make your matte lipsticks a little jealous. They never fully set though which is what sets them apart from your traditional liquid-to-matte lipsticks. Statement Nude and Bare Attraction easily transferred when I ate and drank and they last between 2-4 hours. Not quite as long as a liquid lipstick. However, I still like the Infallible Pro Matte Glosses because they’re much easier on the lips and not nearly as drying. In fact, Statement Nude and Bare Attraction were a dream to wear–despite the matte finish. They never felt drying and didn’t require nearly as much prep as a liquid lipstick. I still recommend exfoliating because it’s still a matte but it’s not an absolute must. And you can even skip the lip balm too as the formula is lightly moisturizing.
I do wish the Infallible Pro Matte Glosses lasted a little longer but I can’t deny that the formula is pretty solid. Liquid lipsticks will always hold a special place in my heart but they can be high maintenance at times and wreak havoc on my dry lips after a while. However, Statement Nude and Bare Attraction were like breath of fresh air. I totally recommend checking out the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss if you’ve always liked the look of liquid lipsticks but could live without the extra maintenance and dryness.
316 Statement Nude and 318 Bare Nude Infallible Pro Matte Gloss
316 Statement Nude Infallible Pro Matte Gloss
318 Bare Attraction Infallible Pro Matte Gloss