Thursday, 6 August 2015

L'Oreal Infallible Mega Gloss in Protest Queen, Sayonara Sunset, For The Ladies, Smoke Me Up & Hold Me Close

L'Oreal have released an incredibly comprehensive range of new lipglosses under the banner of Infallible Mega Gloss.  They're separated into five families with different formulas and finishes - Cream, Neon, Dazzle, Matte, and Xtreme Resist.  I have one from each family to show you today.

But before we go there, let's first take a look at the applicator.  It's somewhat similar to YSL's lipgloss applicator, in that it has a curved shape designed to hold plenty of gloss for application and which hugs the lips as you apply it.  The applicator is flocked and super soft, making application pretty comfortable.

Protest Queen, Sayonara Sunset, For The Ladies, Smoke Me Up & Hold Me Close

Protest Queen
Protest Queen is a Cream family shade, meaning it has a creamy, almost milky finish, with no sparkle at all.  It's lovely - a soft, pale pink with that milkiness which makes it look juicy and soft and nom.  It's also one of the softest, most balm-like in texture from the range - it feels light and plush on the lips, with no stickiness at all.

Sayonara Sunset
Sayonara Sunset is from the Neon family, which gives a pop of sheer neon colour.  I bet it would look great with a tan.  Again, the texture is soft and balm-like, no stickiness at all.

For The Ladies
For The Ladies is from the Dazzle family, and it's a soft pink with a fuckton of silvery pink glitter (metric, not imperial).  As a result, it's a little bit gritty - not as bad as some other glitter glosses I've tried, but it's definitely less soft and lovely than the Cream and Neon glosses.  It's also a teeny bit sticky.

Smoke Me Up
Smoke Me Up is from the Matte family, which is weird, because it's not actually a gloss.  Still, it's hands down my absolute favourite - it's a richly pigmented liquid lipstick, which dries to a natural matte finish, lasts brilliantly, and feels surprisingly lightweight on the lip.  It's a definite competitor for Bourjois' Rouge Edition Velvet in the high street matte lip cream category.

Hold Me Close
Hold Me Close is from the Xtreme Resist family, which means it's extra long lasting.  And thus, it is sticky.  STICKYSTICKYSTICKY.  Also, the colour's a bit wishy-washy - slightly coral, slightly orange, not quite sure what it's trying to be.  Also also, it has a fine smattering of glitter - not enough to be properly sparkly, but there's a bit of twinkle in there.  This is my least favourite, mostly because of the sticky, but also because the colour is a bit weak.

So there you have it.  It's impossible to talk about Infallible Mega Gloss as a single product, because it's actually five products - each family is completely different, and if I were you, I'd look at the Cream, Neon and Matte ones, because they're undoubtedly the nicest to wear.  If you're interested, I'd recommend going into a shop and swatching them before buying - they're not expensive at £6.99 each, but each family performs so differently, if you buy a selection you might be disappointed.

Disclosure:  PR sample

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