I had a moment in Walmart about a month ago. It was in the Beauty section, ofcourse. There under the incandescent lights was a brand new matte liquid lipstick collection from L’Oreal. The L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick ($9.99) offers us 6 deliciously and appropriately named nude shades. I hadn’t seen or heard anything about this launch, and to be honest the chocolate scent got my heart beating. That being said, if you’re someone who’s sensitive to scented cosmetics, I would stay away from this. The scent is intense and doesn’t fade until the formula is set.
The formula is great; lightweight and opaque without being streaky and sets to a matte finish on the lips. Also included in this release, L’oreal’s pro sculpt applicator; a doe foot wand makes hugging your lip shape fool proof. One glide across the lips is all you need for a full coverage application.
While L’Oreal had all the right ideas with this collection, after swatches and wear I think they missed the target. The 6 color shade range is limited… and if you’re about my skin tone or deeper there’s really only 1 shade that is flattering. Unfortunate, I know. I purchased 5 out of 6, only because the final shade wasn’t in stock.
Most of the shades pull a bit grey, with the exception of the deepest shade 70% Yum.
Even the lightest shade that I purchased, 844 Sweet Tooth, a milky peach tone is somehow grey once it sets on the lips. Not only is it grey, but even on the lightest complexions I think this shade will be difficult to pull off.
Shades, from bottom to top : 844 Sweet Tooth; a milky peach creme. 848 Dose of Cocoa; a light tone neutral pinky rose. 852 Box of Chocolate; darkened muted rose. 854 Bittersweet; a cool toned greige. 856 70% Yum; a neutral true brown.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick is now at Walmart, Ulta and anywhere else cosmetics are sold.
Thank you for stopping by, have you tried these? If so, let me know what you’re thoughts are.