I am not much of a foundation person and neither do I love wearing makeup every day but I sure do love lipsticks. I especially love matte lipsticks and do more of lipsticks than lip glosses. But lately, I was seeking for glossy lipsticks with long hour staying power so I headed out to the Boots store while on vacation. I decided to try L’Oréal Infallible 24 hours lip stick. What attracted me to this lipstick was the “24 hours” – I have 24 hours lipsticks from other brands and they do live up to their expectations so you can imagine how eager I was to try this – given the fact that they are glossy as well. So I bought three shades:
To start with, I like that this lipsticks comes as a 2-in-1 which is the liquid lipstick and a top coat that is meant to act as a color boost balm. The lipstick makes for easy application as the applicator is firm and easy to handle.
Here’s my observation:
At first application, it doesn’t spread quite well. It is not an instant full coverage lipstick like the other brands that I own, probably because it is not matte. This is how it looked after first application:
I got the desired coverage after the third application:
That I was pleased with although three applications is a bit much of an effort before achieving the desired coverage.
The shine lasted for four hours under the Nigerian sun.
By evening after I had drank and eaten, this is how the lipstick turned out:
This lipstick can take you from morning to evening but you will need one top-up but as regarding lasting for 24hours, it hasn’t lived up to that – at least not for me, especially in my Nigerian heat where makeup melts away with the heat! 😀
My score: 3.5 out of 5.
This lipstick is great for a casual day wear.