Yesterday, January 18, L’Oreal Makeup Designer/Paris finally, officially launched their INFALLIBLE makeup line in the Philippines!
It is on promo at Lazada, with 35% OFF! I don’t know how long this promo will last, so take advantage of it while you can! More info on the promo below.
L’OREAL INFALLIBLE LONG-WEAR MAKEUP
L’Oreal’s Infallible line has been a popular “hoard” of Filipinas this side of the Pacific since it came out in the US. I have heard of people buying these in the US, or asking for them for pasalubong, and ordering them online, just to get their hands on them. It is well-known in the beauty community as a long-wearing makeup range.
Why is it so popular? Because it works! One beauty blogger told me that she wore this while travelling in Hong Kong, with all the walking, and even in hot & humid Singapore, and she swears the L’Oreal Infallible did not melt off.
I received some samples last week, and I tested them this week. Now, my current HG (holy grail) foundation is the L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation, the one in the pump glass bottle, so trying the newer L’Oreal Infallible was not a big deal since I’m already a L’Oreal fan.
L’OREAL #INFALLIBLE #NEVERFAIL RANGE
The L’Oreal Infallible line of long-wearing makeup includes:
- INFALLIBLE 24HR Foundation
- INFALLIBLE 10HR Lipstick
- INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE 16HR Powder
- INFALLIBLE SPRAY & SET Makeup Extender & Setting Spray
- lasts up to 24 hours
- lightweight formula
I got the shade 120 (Vanilla). I was worried it was going to be too light for me, but once it’s blended on the skin, it looks very natural. It was easy to apply. It is full coverage if you build it up, but if applied with a damp beauty blender sponge, I would say it’s about medium coverage.
- Infallible 24HR Liquid Foundation #250 Radiant Sand
- Infallible 24HR Liquid Foundation #235 Honey
- Infallible 24HR Liquid Foundation #140 Golden Beige
- Infallible 24HR Liquid Foundation #150 Radiant Beige
- Infallible 24HR Liquid Foundation #220 Sand
- Infallible 24HR Liquid Foundation #120 Vanilla (Currently Sold Out)
It sets quickly so I felt like I had to work fast to blend, but once it’s blended on to the skin, it sticks to the skin – I mean, I like it because I don’t think I will rub it off by accident if I apply concealer, bronzer, blush or powder.
It does feel lightweight. It was very comfortable on my face. It didn’t feel heavy or cakey.
Does it last? I put on my makeup at around 10 AM, set with the L’Oreal INFALLIBLE Pro-Matte Powder and Setting Spray, Lipstick is Persistent Plum:
I walked around BGC at around 12 noon. It was full parking everywhere and I was meeting friends for lunch, so I had to park far away. I walked under the noon day sun to the restaurant and back. This is me at 4 PM, after lunch & coffee, walking back to the car. I was sweating, but the makeup is still intact! I only retouched my lipstick after lunch.
I blotted with some tissue, and there was no foundation transfer to the tissue! After blotting off the oils and sweat on my face, my makeup still looked fresh.
During the L’Oreal INFALLIBLE Launch later that day, I got a makeover from one of L’Oreal’s professional makeup artists. She just put another layer of foundation on top of what I already had, and it still looked nice, right? I guess it was easy to retouch, even on top of setting spray.
Then today, I had somewhere to go at 10 AM, again, I was wearing L’Oreal Infallible, but on the way home in the afternoon, I went through some pretty intense heat / no aircon. Would give hell a run for its money, that kind of hot. When I got home around 3 PM, I checked my makeup, and it was still mostly intact, although the foundation seemed to have oxidized (turned orange). Any other makeup would have melted if it had gone through what it did. BUT, I FORGOT TO APPLY THE SETTING SPRAY because I was in a hurry to leave. If I had applied the setting spray, I think it would have fared better. So, L’Oreal INFALLIBLE for me, still passed if we talk about staying power. It only oxidized due to the really intense heat that it was subjected to. For normal office wear, I think it would last all day, but I think using the SETTING SPRAY with it will make a big difference and prevent it from oxidizing.
There, I really look harrassed! My hair is wet from sweat, but after blotting with tissue, the foundation is still mostly intact. The blush, bronzer, etc have all gone… No retouching at all since I put the makeup on at around 9 AM. Picture was taken at almost 4 PM.
- lasts up to 10 hours
- hydrating with Vit. E
- glides easily on the lips
- demi-matte finish
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Resilient Raisin)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Perpetual Peach)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Always Apricot)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Tender Berry)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Beyond Blushing)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Charming Lilac)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Unending Kiss)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Forever Frappe)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Perennial Pink)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Enduring Berry)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Forever Fuschia)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Everlasting Plum)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Persistent Plum)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Ravishing Red)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Refined Ruby)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Rambling Rose)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Eternal Rose)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Bold Bordeaux)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Charismatic Coral)
- Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick (Red Fatale)
I have 5 shades to play around with, here are the swatches:
The lipsticks have a nice, sweet, berry candy / chocolate smell.
I like this lipstick! The sticks are not too creamy so they keep their shape, but glide on very smoothly. They are also not oily. Lately, I have been having trouble with some lipsticks being too soft that the whole stick breaks off or starts leaning to one side when I’m applying lipstick.
I have never found a lipstick that was truly food-proof, unless I was really careful with how I ate my food and how I chewed. Wearing this to lunch, I still ended up with color remaining on the edges of my lips, and no more color in the main, center part of my lips. However, it is fade-proof, still looking intense 3 hours later, as long as I don’t eat. All the other claims like how it glides easily on the lips, how it is non-drying, are all true.
This is what my lips look like after eating 2 rounds of Unli Wagyu:
I was wearing Resilient Raisin. I still needed to fix my lipstick after eating, but I am impressed that the outer lip area lipstick stayed.
The only problem I have with these lipsticks are the packaging, because removing those plastic stickers leave this sticky residue:
- never flat
- never cakey
- absorbs excess oil and reduces shine on the skin’s surface for up to 16 hours
- Infallible Pro-Matte Face Powder #100 Porcelain
- Infallible Pro-Matte Face Powder #200 Natural Beige
- Infallible Pro-Matte Face Powder #300 Nude Beige (Currently sold out)
- Infallible Pro-Matte Face Powder #400 True Beige
- Infallible Pro-Matte Face Powder #600 Golden Beige
- Infallible Pro-Matte Face Powder #500 Sun Beige
I use this to set my foundation, and it’s true, it doesn’t cake. At first, I tried applying it using the included sponge (there’s a mirror and a sponge under the powder), it applied a bit thick, but it did not cake. I changed to applying it with a brush. There is also almost no fall-out when using a brush.
- long-lasting finish
- sets makeup
- extends makeup wear
This is my first ever setting spray! I like it. Spraying it on my face felt like spraying spray net to lock my makeup in place, except without the sticky residues. And it works! (See what I wrote under the Infallible foundation.) It really makes your makeup stay put through everything and it keeps your makeup fresh. When it dries, you don’t feel anything different with your face. It’s not sticky nor does it feel like there is a film or plastic over your face. Nothing. IF YOU ONLY HAVE BUDGET FOR ONE ITEM, MAKE IT THIS ONE!
PRICING + 35% OFF PROMO!
L’Oreal has partnered with Lazada to launch their newest makeup range online! There is a 35% DISCOUNT when you buy from Lazada!
I don’t know how long this promo will last, so buy it now while the promo is still ongoing!
Edit: Promo has ended Jan. 20.
The INFALLIBLE 24HR Foundation retails for P700 but is only P455 if you purchase from Lazada! Please click the link to get to the promo.
The INFALLIBLE 10HR Lipstick retails for P500 but is only P325 if you purchase from Lazada! Please click the link to get to the promo.
The INFALLIBLE PRO-MATTE 16HR Powder retails for P600 but is only P390 if you purchase from Lazada! Please click the link to get to the promo.
The INFALLIBLE SPRAY & SET Makeup Extender & Setting Spray retails for P500 but is only P325 if you purchase from Lazada! Please click the link to get to the promo.
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